Recycling is an energy consuling activity in its own right, So there are consequences there to consider also. It is not soley a consideration of if we should recycle or not. The whole energy balance needs to be considered, It may consume more energy than using fresh resource, Some things such as silicon are abundant in nature.
In the long run and with a lot of time and participation, recycling will help reverse the effects of global warming and climate change. Given 15 to 20 years and there should be some change. It won't be immediate and not everything will be able to be fixed. But a lot of problems would be solved if we continue to ruin the earth.
I do not believe recycling will have a major impact on global warming and extreme climate change in the future. Recycling has been difficult to implement and it takes a lot of effort with little financial incentive. Since things with no financial incentive don't go far in America, it is unlikely that it will be adopted on a huge scale and for that reason, it won't have a major impact.
In my opinion, recycling can definitely delay the inevitable. However, it appears too late for recycling to really have a reversal effect on the environment. I already believe that the world has done too much damage to itself. Global warming is already in effect and will probably get worse in the near future.
No, recycling cannot have a major impact on global warming and extreme climate changes in the near future, because recycling is only a small part of it. A lot of the things that we recycle, like paper, are renewable resources. We don't need to be recycling these, because we can just make more.