To attain a good understanding of the important aspects of atmospheric carbon pollution, it helps to separate the science from the politics, rhetoric and spin surrounding the climate change debate. Fossil emissions account for 8.5 gigatonnes of carbon per annum and the total amount of carbon in the atmosphere is in the order of 800-850 gt. The present latest reading for carbon concentration is 385-400 ppm as compared to the pre-industrial [ approx. 1800 ] level of 280 ppm, however 60% of the increase has occurred since 1960. The rise in temperature attributed to the greenhouse effect since preindustrial times is 0.8-1.2 C [ degrees centigrade ] with another 0.5 C factored to rise within the next two decades.
So deforestation has many results which all ends with global warming like release of carbon dioxide from trees and soil back into the atmosphere and the fewer trees, the least amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by the trees and replaced with oxygen. For all this reasons forests has a very important role in facing the global warming and climate change. Plants are affected by the global warming. The product volume and quality are both affected by the climate change and the carbon dioxide increasing in the atmosphere, and this effect causes a difference in the types of plants due to the location. Because one of the most important conditions is the temperature of the location of growth.
Mangrove forests are important to human well being and to the health of the planet, and to broaden the discussion mentioned above this section contains the numerous benefits it offers. Mangrove forests are important to many coastal species both the terrestrial and aquatic and are the basis of an incredibly productive food web. According to Conroy (2002) it serves as a starting place for organism food web. Its detritus (fallen leaves and organic material) serves as a nutrient source for plank tonic and epiphytic algal food webs. These microorganisms and macro invertebrates then supply the remaining members of the food web with tremendous amounts of nutrients and energy.
A carbon footprint is the total carbon emission from an individual or municipality by their different activities. A carbon footprint can broadly be defined as a measure of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are directly and indirectly caused by an activity or are accumulated over the life stages of a product or service, expressed in carbon dioxide equivalents ( Wiedmann et al., 2007). A carbon footprint can also be considered as a measure of an individual's contribution to global warming in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced by an individual and is measured in units of carbon dioxide equivalent (Lynas et al., 2007). To challenge the problem of global warming and climate change with the interest of reducing green house gas
- Some mangroves will reproduce through extending its root to for daughter plant from the parent plant. Why are mangroves important? Importance of Mangroves in Coastal System - Always appear with seagrass beds and coral reefs. - Trap sediments that would otherwise flow into the sea. - Seagrass beds provide a further barrier to silts and muds that could smother the coral reefs.
The role of forests in carbon sequestration is probably best understood and appears to offer the greatest near-term potential for human management as a sink. Unlike many plants and most crops, which have short lives and release much of their carbon at the end of each season, forest biomass accumulates carbon over decades and centuries. There are four components of carbon storage in a forest ecosystem. These are
TITLE: A descriptive study on the need of the reduction in carbon footprints NEED OF THE HOUR. INTRODUCTION : An increase in carbon footprint due to an increase in the greenhouse gas emissions is the primary event associated with climate change that has led to global warming. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, “a carbon footprint includes direct emissions such as from driving a car as well as whatever emissions are required to consume any goods and services.”A carbon footprint often includes the measure of other greenhouse gas emissions as well. Carbon footprint is useful for individuals and organizations to conceptualize their personal or organizational impact in contributing to global warming as it is a measure of the impact
They considered all CO2 emissions that arise from energy used in production of goods and services to fulfill the demand of UK household, emissions may occur in the UK or in abroad. Shui Bin and Hadi Dowlatabadi proposed a new approach named Consumer Lifestyle Approach to explore the relationship between consumer activities and environmental impacts in the US. According to them more than 80% of the energy consumed and the CO2 emitted in the US are a repercussion of consumer demands and the economic activities to back up these demands. The relationship between income levels and environmental quality is examined by Theodore Panayotou to solve the question of how economic growth affects the environment. This finding gives the more difficult framing of structural equations and the more demanding data requirements.