In this time and age, we are faced with changes in nature that threatens all life forms on earth. Have you ever wondered why the sun’s rays are hotter than they were a decade ago? Have you experienced a changing climate or unpredictable weather in your place? There must be a culprit to all of these environmental changes.
This is a phenomenon wherein the earth’s temperature increases due to the greenhouses that trap the heat within the atmosphere. This poses a threat to the life of all animals even humanity. This is a highly preventable change in the environment if all of us get involved in the cause to save mother earth.
Global Warming and Climate Change
The increase of temperature of the earth’s atmosphere may change climates. This is even more dangerous in colder countries where glaciers and icebergs may melt and increase the water level. This may cause some islands to sink and disappear in the map. This may wash out life on land. Also, the winter season may be longer than they were due to climate change. This can cause a great impact on the people’s way of life.
The change in climate may alter rainfall patterns and with this the forests may dry up and plants will begin to wither. On the other hand, global warming may also affect marine life. The warmer water temperature may kill fishes and other species found in rivers and seas.
How to Solve the Problem
There are various ways on how to save mother earth from the destructive effects of global warming. These can be carried out or implemented by no other than the culprit to this problem- humanity.
The greenhouse gases form a layer above the atmosphere that traps the heat on earth. This does not allow the heat to escape from the atmosphere and causes an increase in temperature. One of these gases is carbon dioxide which is a product of combustion. Trees use up and absorb this gas which explains why planting trees is very vital in solving the problems on global warming.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Industrial wastes and the garbage from our homes begin to fill the earth. Materials such as plastic do not decompose easily that incineration is needed to get rid of these wastes. However, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere may rise and can aggravate the phenomenon known as greenhouse effect.
It is vital that you know how to segregate your waste from those that are biodegradable, non-biodegradable and the recyclable ones. You know that plastics should not go directly to the trash. Plastic bags and containers may be saved for future uses. This simple act may cause a reduction of the wastes we pile up on earth.
You might have noticed that some factories emit thick dark smoke to the atmosphere. The gases that they release may worsen the environmental condition we are facing. Also, the great increase in the number of vehicles especially in urban areas may also contribute in aggravating the problem of global warming.
The government continues to implement environmental laws that aim to promote environmental sanitation and the elimination of pollutants such as combustion gases to the air. Our responsibility is to support this cause in ways such as simply abiding with the rules.