Climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. It deserves to be a huge priority– Bill Gates.
The temperature of Bengaluru is rising. Maharashtra is facing drought. Glaciers of Arctic and Antarctica are undergoing reduction. European countries are going to face flood like situation by 2020. Sea levels will rise. World will become frost free. Why it is happening? One place is very cool and the other place is too hot. Why?
Is Earth moving towards the end?
The climate of Earth is changing. Global Warming has threatened the whole sphere and the effects are likely to be significant. We can feel the change but we are quiet. According to NASA, climate change is messing up with the movement of Earth. Before 2000, Earth's spin axis was drifting toward Canada (left globe). Climate change-driven ice loss in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere is pulling the direction of drift eastward.
Many such changes are being observed by the scientists happening around the globe.
Who is responsible?
"Social Animal"- the most intelligent creature on Earth is blamable. Human race is very fond of development. Doesn't matter, how it comes? Scientists claim that there's 90 per cent probability that human activities over the past 50 years have warmed our planet. An industrial effluent like Carbon dioxide is the major ingredient of greenhouse gas which is damaging the nature continuously. Further, the Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) used in air conditioners and refrigerator is primarily responsible for the depletion of 'ozone layer'. Ozone layer is the protection layer around the Earth which reflects back the ultra violet rays from the sun.
What would be the consequences?
What more climate change can do? Low yield in crops are forcing millions of people to starve.
What we can do?
We cannot stop the climate change suddenly. Rather, we can slow down the change happening in nature.
Some of the conscious efforts which we can contribute are:-
According to a report published by Worldwatch Institute, 51 percent or more of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture. So we can consume less meat, egg and dairy products to prevent global warming.
It's very important to educate the coming generation about the current situation of environment. So, pass on your habits to them so that they don't repeat the same mistake.
Our Earth needs our attention. We still have time.
SAVE THE PLANET
Aakash is pursuing B.E , Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sir M. Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Bangalore. Twitter:@aakashsinha1994