July 22, 2024


Nurturing Whole Body Health

Global Warming and Climate Change

Every day or other, we are knocked over by the shocking reports of melting ice, vanishing glaciers and the increase of water levels in the oceans. Our planet earth is increasingly getting hotter. The news of hurricanes unleashing casualties is alarming. Ask yourself a question – Is it not the duty of each one of us to save our mother earth from being destroyed?

Global warming is the shadow of future turmoil and devastation. And it is no doubt a man made disaster. The charm of the earth is slowly getting lost. The dark shadow of death is creeping widely. In simple terms, global warming is the average rise in earth’s temperature. And it is this rise only that has caused the great change in the climate. Average global temperature has increased by almost one degree Fahrenheit over the past century, an additional 2 to 6 degree Fahrenheit increase over the one hundred years is also expected. This may not surprise you much but it could change the earth’s temperature as never before.

Global warming is the number one terrible fate. The major behind global warming is the emissions of carbon-dioxide and other green house from human activities that include industrial processes, fossil fuel combustion, and the changes in the land use, such as deforestation. With the development of the industrial economies, larger amount of carbon-dioxide is released into the atmosphere. Several gases like carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide act as the additional blanket around the earth. They allow sun’s heat to reach the surface of the earth and warm up the temperature. Along with emission of harmful gases. Deforestation is the another devastating force behind the global warming.

Since 1970, the temperature have gone up at nearly three times the average for the 20th century. By 2100, sea levels are likely to rise between 7 to 23 inches. Resulting in the gradual inundation of coastal areas and increasing beach erosion and flooding from coastal storms, changes in precipitation patterns, increased risk of floods and droughts, threats to the bio diversity and the number of potential challenges for the public health.

However we can all make efforts to save the environment from the serious hazards. And the simplest methods are – using recyclable products, purchase of energy efficient products, tree plantation and reduction in pollution.