Global warming has become a serious environmental problem which threatens to put the future of humankind in peril. According to experts, the major factor behind this rising phenomena of excessive emissions of carbon dioxide, as well as other greenhouse gases could lead to the flooding of lower lying coastal areas and also cities. It is even feared that some countries might even disappear completely in near future. Another worrisome fallout of global warming manifests in the changes in the weather patterns leading to severe weather conditions, drought, floods, and other uncommon extreme weather conditions.
The biggest culprit is Carbon dioxide (CO2), a major constituent of the environment. It is causing a warming effect on the Earth’s surface area by increasing the evaporation of water into the atmosphere. Now water vapours itself being a greenhouse gas, this aggravates warming further due to the heating of more water vapour to be evaporated. The CO2 levels are unlikely to come down in the wake of the continuing burning of fossil fuels. Apart from CO2, Sulphur, CFCs, and Methane are also contributing to global warming.
Over-exploitation of natural resources, coupled with population growth, technological advancement, industrialization, urbanization, and deforestation are also leading to increase in the production of these gases. Even when we cook food, we produce a huge amount of CO2. We are over-utilizing technologies, burning fossil fuels, coal, lubricate, and gas. When gasoline is burned in internal-combustion motor of automobiles, it produces huge emission. Besides, Sulphur has formed a cluster resulting in adverse impact on environmental pollution.
Several measures are required to curb the problem of global warming. We can contribute towards less production of CO2 by adopting renewable energy instead of consuming oil, coal and gas. Tree plantation is another way-out as we know that trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. We will also do well to use less energy and to recycle more products. Especially, we should reduce our over-dependence on electricity as it is one of the main sources of carbon dioxide.
We can save Planet Earth, only by tackling the problem of global warming. Let’s resolve to reduce the production of CO2. The way to do it is to less use of oil, coal and gas. Rather we should embrace renewable energy. Let us reduce our dependence on electricity, as its production releases a huge amount of CO2 simultaneously. So, less use of energy and electricity can help us in dealing with the problem of global warming. We have to avoid producing a great amount of CO2, Sulphur, CFCs, and Methane gases as they are harmful to the environment. A massive tree plantation drive should be undertaken as trees soak up CO2 and at the same time trees generate more oxygen.