Global warming can in simple terms be termed as the intensification in earth’s normal surface temperature as a result of uprising intensities of greenhouse gases
Global warming can in simple terms be termed as the intensification in earth’s normal surface temperature as a result of uprising intensities of greenhouse gases. Fifty years down the line, there has been an increase in the average global temperature at an alarming rate. The result can be seen through a set of climatic changes and persistent whether patterns that differ from place to place. For instance, due to the revolution of the earth each and every day, moisture is picked over the oceans, swirls around and in the process settles anywhere resulting to changes in the climatic rhythms relied upon by all living things. However, natural causes have in the past been seen as the main cause of global warming but recently human activities have emerged to be the leading causes in global warming which needs to be curbed to save the earth from extinction.
Other Causes of Global Warming
Due to the accumulation of carbon dioxide and air pollutants from greenhouses in the atmosphere, solar radiations and sunlight are absorbed by these gases hence making the planet to start getting hotter (greenhouse effect). On the other hand, the act of burning fossil fuel in the process of generating electricity has been classified as the largest air pollution industry where by it is estimated to be accompanied by unbelievable tons of CO2 being produced (NT, 2017). Chlorofluorocarbons are also known to destroy the Ozone Layer due to their heat-trapping capabilities despite having lower concentrations compared to CO2.
When mankind forgot the role of plants as far as regulating the climate is concerned, this is where deforestation started having a lot of effects on earth. Plants are known to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and as a result release oxygen into the air. Therefore, by maintaining bushlands and forests, there is a surety of keeping the temperatures at 1.5oC. This is to mean that plants when taken care of, they act as carbon sinks on earth. Infrastructure development, urbanization, and farming are currently causing humans to engage in clearing vast vegetation areas all over the world apart from the business of vending tree products. As a result of deforestation, that carbon that is absorbed and stored by trees is at the end unconstrained back into the air in the form of CO2 hence adding up to global warming (Zhong, 2016).
How to Curb Global Warming
Just by watching human activities will play a great role as much as regulating the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere in one way or the other. Nations can stand together and adopt a form of generating power from solar and wind. This will subsequently bring down the rates of carbon dioxide production which in turn can lead to a cool atmosphere. The energy system can be transformed so that it can evolve into a cleaner system that does not depend on fossil fuels and coal by adopting renewable energy (Ábrego, 2018). Governments can again put high prices on pollution by making it expensive for companies intending to invest in carbon to think twice and try another option on business. Above all, it is estimated that a single tree is capable of absorbing at least a ton of CO2 from the atmosphere during its lifespan. Henceforth, planting a tree means a lot to the environment (Anisur et al., 2013).
All in all, it is the responsibility of each and every one to make sure that the issue of global warming does not exist anymore for the good of the generations to come. Speaking out will be one of the biggest ways mankind can think of if indeed there is any intention to make a recognizable change in trying to stop global warming. This can be through social media and even facing off with elected leaders so that they can enact laws to control the large emissions of carbon and at the same time press more price on air polluting individuals and companies. Individuals are advised to do more of recycling, drive less, use fluorescent bulbs in their homes, and even go for appliances that are energy-efficient (De Wrachien, 2017). This is estimated to be the lowest and cheapest way to moderate emissions.