To say it in simple words, the more you exploit nature for your sustenance, the more you are contributing to its instability. The more you consume energy, be it electricity or fossil fuel, the more you are making nature unbalanced or what the scientists call it – the greenhouse effect.
As the temperature increases, the volume of matter increases. This applies to the water in the oceans also. Water in the oceans expands due to elevation in atmospheric temperature which is further aggravated by melting of ice in the poles. The consequence of both of these actions – inundation of the coastal land which includes heavily populated coastal cities around the world that just a feet of rise of water in the oceans will make life a hell for many.
The other consequence of global warming is altered precipitation pattern. As the earth’s surface temperature increases, the evaporation rate from water resources also increases. Note that all the vapor is not getting escaped out of the atmosphere to some other planet but floats in our own atmosphere and it has to come back to earth condensed as rain at some point in time. As the quantity of vapor is heavy due to increase in temperature, the downpour too will be heavy causing floods and famine in one portion of the earth and drought and famine in another portion thereby affecting our basic existence. The food grain production will drastically reduce over the next few years due to climate changes.
The nature has to maintain its balance, else it will shiver itself to regain the balance, the result – mass destruction. Unless we act now to preserve the balance of the nature, the nature will act itself, but then we may be the losers.
What can you do on your part as an individual to avert climate change?
It is worth to note now that even if we abruptly stop all the emissions from today, it will take another 30 years for the earth to return to its normalcy. We’re already locked up in a trap. So unless we start acting now at least, things are not going to be the way it were. Change has to come from individual level.
Save the nature, save the planet.
I could hear you asking “It’s easy to preach than act! What have you done for your part to avert global warming and climate change?”
Fine, I didn’t wait for someone to inspire me. For my part, I’ve planted around 100 trees three years back and converted a small piece of barren land into a grove as on date and am still awaiting more such opportunities. Hope you too will act from now on.
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