These subsidiaries were about to become future businesses who would govern energy supplies. The greed for colonization, indirectly, was starting to replace by the greed for energy. By the time Second World War started, liquid fossil fuels were becoming more prominent. As the global demand of oil increased, probably it was about to become first commodity with the need to strategize the ‘Global supply Mechanism’.
Demystifying factual evidences of anthropogenic interference in carbon cycle: Why it should stop right now?
CO2 is a constituent of our atmosphere and is an obvious by-product of our natural carbon cycle. However, increased human activities and our growing dependence on fossil fuels has interfered a way too much into natural carbon cycle. Since industrial revolution began in 1750, we have been emitting CO2 at threatening level. Over the past 150 years, we have increased the concentration of CO2 in air drastically by 40%, which is obviously an upset to self steering balance of natural carbon cycle. There is a great deal of debate going around and still governments and businesses keep denying catalytic role anthropogenic emissions.
Carbon corruption of our so called intellectual society can be marked with the beginning of the First World War. This was the time when industries, that produced munitions, armaments and warheads, were powered by coal instead of liquid fossil fuel.One of the largest human combat caused unprecedented expansion in the requirement of energy- Coal and oil, steel and rapid industrialization. The longer the war continued, it became more and more dependent on local subsidiaries whose labour in coal factories, industries and plantation fields made it possible.
Nobody would have imagined that we will accelerate carbon emissions to this extent-even after a basic scientific understanding established by 1970. The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is now higher than at any time in at least 800,000 years. Half of the carbon emissions are absorbed by oceans and land. But the question is where is it going and how long this can continue?
Every year nearly 40 billion tons of CO2 is released in the atmosphere. The alarming measurements from OCO-2 (orbiting carbon observatory), NASA and similar resources clearly indicate how CO2 emissions are constantly increasing
Today, 37 of the world’s 100 largest economies are corporations. Of those 37, most of them are oil companies which include Royal Dutch Shell, Total, Saudi Aramco, BP plc, Chevron Corporation and ExxonMobil Corporation etc. It’s unimaginable how their monthly revenue is larger than annual GDP of many states. For example, Saudi Aramco’s daily revenue of 1 billion USD is much larger than entire national revenue of Pakistan. State owned oil companies are high grossing economies for their nations. This definitely puts speculations on over the credibility of mitigation and national carbon policies. Capitalism is blocking free thinking and absolute commitment for a carbon safe planet.
Decoding evidentiary carbon statistics
Having established how oil became the first commodity with strategically structured global supply mechanism, there was an immense outburst in carbon emissions after 1970s. In 1938, G.S. Callendar argued that the level of carbon dioxide was causing rise in global temperature, most scientists found his contentions implausible. In the early 1960s, C.D. Keeling measured the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere: it was rising fast.
Dating back to 1896, Arrhenius completed a laborious numerical computation which suggested that cutting the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere by half could lower the temperature in Europe by some 4-5 C. Later, Arvid Högbom calculated the amounts of CO2 emitted due to human activities which he found roughly comparable to the emissions due to natural cycle. Arrhenius figured that if industry continued to burn fossils at the current (1896) rate, it would take perhaps 3000 years for the CO2 level to rise so high.