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Causes and solutions for global warming and climate change

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By Luis Seguessa
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We have little time and need to make important decisions on environmental matters

At present, mainly depends transport fossil fuels. According to the UN, in 2009 alone transport was responsible for a quarter of global emissions of greenhouse gases.

This is higher than the traditional mobilization and represent nearly three-quarters of the total emissions of these gases. However, the biggest problem is transportation generates excessive consumption of oxygen required to generate the combustion process. "A combustion engine consumes seven hundred times more oxygen than a person. Today, with two billion vehicles on the road, consuming ten billion liters of pure oxygen per second, the planet can not restore the damage. "

Excessive consumption of oxygen is a serious problem. First, because it is vital for all living beings on the planet element and, secondly, because the Earth looking back into balance using oxygen from their natural reservoirs: ozone and water. Ozone and oxygen are two different states of the same element, to a lack of oxygen in the atmosphere detected, the planet seeks to restore the normal level ozone transforming oxygen, damaging the ozone layer. Something similar happened with the water, "to the extent that atmospheric oxygen is consumed at high speed due to the billions of combustion vehicles that circulate on the planet, it is clear that this failure also will feel the seas rivers and lakes. "

The issue of lack of oxygen has not been addressed in international summits on environmental issues, although there are studies. In 2012, research by scientists at the University of Michigan concluded that due to a decrease in tropical phytoplankton in the surface of the sea, one of the main sources of atmospheric oxygen, in eighty years the Earth could be without this element. The increase in water temperature, the product of global warming, alter the metabolism of phytoplankton, leading to the disappearance.

the solution

To settle the problem mainly in the way how we move, a change in transportation technology would be the most immediate solution to these problems.

"Today the human being can move in fully green vehicles that do not emit gases and not consume oxygen. Not enough fuel change, change technology, we must go to electric cars urgently. "

The Codes Foundation has continued to call on world leaders to prioritize this issue on the global agenda, which is sure to put the focus of the problem in the emissions of gases and the oxygen consumption problem is studied. A transformation of technology in transportation propulsion definitely do, because this issue is not resolved with a change of fuel or a reduction. The advantages of the electric vehicle are clear: C02 cleaner the environment, and zero oxygen consumption by not requiring a combustion process to run. Despite this, its use is not yet massification.

"This deterioration is very fast and is not doing nothing to stop this. The planet is not enough to clean up all that are polluting. "

Today, the automobile factories could manufacture all models of electric form, do not pollute, do not consume oxygen and are also cheaper to produce. However, as a matter of interest, are still made cars with internal combustion engines invented 120 years ago. "

This is because there has been no real incentives for electric car industry and, although in most countries the issue of emission of greenhouse gases and improving the efficiency of transport is an issue considered urgent in the environmental agenda , have not been taken radical decisions or short term to generate a real transformation in the way we mobilize. "Electric cars today are the same as combustion vehicles and, for example, the launch of the formula E last September, with cars that accelerate from 0-100 km per hour in less than 3 seconds, it is a proof that electric cars high performance are possible "

traslation: Belén Zapata