If they are not able to take care of the smaller community around them, how could they lead the world successfully? It might seem okay at first, but soon developments will slow down, stopping. A plan of making a better world backfires and eventually leaves the world crumbling apart slowly. In relation to this is how poverty causes environmental issues. Another huge problem of the world are environment issues like global warming and pollution.
This data correlates with the decrease in temperature of the Antarctic continent which began approximately about 12 million years ago (Subramanian et al. 2013). This conveys the relationship between the evolutions of the penguin with the change in climate in the southern hemisphere. Although most penguins are being affected directly by the decrease in temperature in the southern hemisphere, not all penguins are dramatically decreasing in population sizes. For example, the Gentoo penguins which may be found in the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica seem better adapted to free ice condition than its closest relative which is the Adelie and Chinstrap penguins.
In May 2013, a study was conducted and it was concluded that, the average daily level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passed 400 parts per million, an increase of more than 40 percent since the beginning of the industrial revolution. This was the highest recorded level on Earth in several million years (Delucchi and Jacobson, 2011, 30). Around that time, scientists also noticed that the ice caps melted faster than usual and predicted that the arctic would be ice free by 2020 (Overland and Wang, 2013). As the ice caps melt, the sea level rises. The Bahamas is already below sea level.
Fig.1 Personal Carbon footprint breakdown for 1 year (India)(unit- metric tonne of CO2e) The above figure shows that emission due to flights contributed the most to the total carbon footprint. It is followed closely by Secondary activities which consists variety of lifestyle activities. Interpretation The following fig2 is the calculated personal carbon footprint representation which is being compared to country average and world target. Fig.2 Footprint Comparison The average footprint for the people in India is 1.59 metric tonnes of CO2e and the worldwide target to combat climate change is 2 metric tonnes of
Why Wave Energy is a Solution to Global Warming & Types of Wave Technologies Used Global warming is a huge issue nowadays as the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere increases higher and higher each year. (Graph 1) Consequences we face include dramatic climate changes, rising sea level, dirtier air, and a lot more negative effects that are slowly destroying the planet and the atmosphere. It is predicted by Stephen Hawking that there are only 100 years left before the Earth hits doomsday (Galeon, 2017). In graph 2, you can see that most greenhouse gases came from human’s daily usage of electricity, which is 29% of all sources. We can decrease the amount of greenhouse gases by using other types of energy and different energy sources.
Global warming is a big problem that we have to face nowadays. If you search Google for the word “global warming’, you will get over 70 million pages of results. The subject has certainly drawn a lot of attention. And now I will talk more about “what is global warming” , the cause and the effects it has on the earth and also some possible solutions for this problem. The first question “What is Global Warming?” Global warming is the gradual increase of the temperature of earth 's atmosphere and oceans.
When population increase, the consumption of resources increase. Therefore, a lot of factories have been built and a lot of lands have been used to get rid of different kinds of waste. For example, in lots of major cities in China, there are hundreds of factories that make it difficult for Chinese people to breathe naturally because the air is polluted. In addition, polluted air has become the biggest problem to the human on the earth because it causes some dangerous diseases such as respiratory diseases and heart diseases and sometimes leads to death. According to World Health Organization, around 4.5 million people die each year from air pollution.
The American people are more attached to their ice cream than some their own children. Asking them to sacrifice their ice cream to save the planet is too great a cost and would result in no American participants. Finally, “the haters”, as our president would say, insist that the refrigerators would run out of cold. But as long as everyone participates, a neighbor’s fridge will be close enough to re-cold a near by fridge, and vise versa. The combined fridges will be cold enough to keep each other running for
The global average temperature increased by about 0.8°C from 2005, but the current warming trend is 0.13 – 0.16 °C per decade, and it is projected to continue to rise at a rapid rate (Hansen et al.2010). The effect of the activities of man especially in technologically advanced nations, has brought about emission of CO2 and other greenhouse gases which has resulted in the depletion of the ozone layer and global warming (Hegerl et al., 1997; Tett et al., 1999, 2002; Stott et al., 2000).These can be seen from the changes in meteorological parameters such as temperature and precipitation.
Climate change has adverse consequences for health: as carbon goes up health goes down 2. Estimates around 150,000 deaths now occur in low-income countries each year due to climate change from four climate-sensitive health outcomes – crop failure and malnutrition, malaria and flooding. 3. Many of the major killers such as diarrheal diseases, malnutrition, malaria and dengue are highly climate-sensitive and are expected to worsen as the climate changes. 4.