The answer is no.The atmospheric half-life for CO2 is about 100
years. If everyone on earth, starting tomorrow, stopped burning fossil fuels, it
would take decades for that to have a measureable affect on earth's climate
- much too long for those threatened by rising sea levels to tread water. Global warming is not Haiti's only problem - they suffer from
catastrophic earthquakes, and are poor and non-industrialized because they have
no fossil fuels of their own.
The simple answer is no.
I guess climatologists don't take into consideration graft and corruption
in the governments in most poor countries, or cultures that disdain education,
or any of the other myriad of factors contributing to poverty?I
wonder how much these "climatologists" are positioned to make trading
What an outstandingly dumb article. There have always been storms like this.
The damage wrought by this storm was because two storms collided. One warm and
one cold. That enhanced the storm. To say that reducing carbon emissions will
bring people out of poverty, I doubt it. Haiti just happens to be in the way of
about every hurricane spawned in the Atlantic Ocean that heads to the west. That
is unfortunate, but a fact of life. No Carbon Emission or global warming will
changed that fact of geology and weather patterns. Haiti is going to be
occasionally smacked by storms. Some type of economic development for them
would help to bring them out of poverty, but they'd still get hit by storms
and damage would occur. And due to the economic development and potential lift
to their economy, they would be able to do some activities that would put carbon
into the air.