Global Warming is the warming of our planet or the increase in the temperature of the earth surface. There are several causes of global warming. Most common is human activities such as deforestation and air pollution caused by burning or aerosols and mineral fuels. Other causes might be of natural activities such as volcanic activities or radiations from the sun.
Global Warming or the increase of Earth’s temperature can bring about increase in sea levels due to the melting of ice caps. Melting of the ice caps can brought about adverse effects in the ecosystem. The ocean would not be so salty and it may cause diseases that can affect both human and animals.
Global warming issue is considered a big issue in our contemporary time as it gets worse every day. If we do not act to stop it, it can cause deeper environmental issue that may lead to a horrible ending. Extinction of some living things may happen.
It is not too late; we can still help slow down the advancement of global warming, here as simple tips and ways to reduce global warming:
• Stop or Quit smoking
Smoking cigarettes not only hurts our body especially our lungs but also hurts the environment. Cigarette smoke emits lots of chemicals when exhaled and released in to the air and atmosphere. Imagine how many people smoke in a day, that’s how much chemicals are released into the air. Trees are considered the lungs of our environment, they try to filter our air however there is a wide range of deforestation now which lessens the number of trees.
• Daily maintenance of your air conditioner
Cleaning and replacing filter can help to reduce carbon dioxide emission. Carbon dioxide is one of the most abundant gases found in the atmosphere and still continues to increase due to the green house effect exceeding the normal amount of needed carbon dioxide.
• Daily maintenance of your car
Unmaintained machine can emit gases which can hurt and poison the environment and the ozone layer which shields our planet from the UV rays of the sun.
• Reduce waste
Try to recycle and reuse plastic and containers. Opt for a reusable container rather than disposable ones.
• Patronize fresh foods rather than frozen or packed foods
During the manufacturing of frozen or preserved foods, lots of emissions are released in the factories. Help reduce this by not or by reducing the consumption of these foods.
• Join tree planting activities
One way to effectively combat Global Warming is the abundance of trees. Join tree planting activities and encourage your friends and family members to join these activities as well.
• Choose energy efficient appliances
Look for appliances which have environment safe labels. Also do not leave your appliances on standby to reduce the consumption of energy. Better switch them off when not being utilized.
• Proper waste management
Do not litter, make sure you dispose your garbage properly and avoid burning them. Better bury them to avoid emission.