Global warming has a significant implication on the environment,wildlife and the basic human life. In definition, global warmingbasically means an increase in temperatures around the earth.Currently, the temperatures have increased to approximately 0.85above the average temperatures that should be experienced (Pappis123). The rise in temperatures causes a significant adverse effect onall living organisms as well as animals and human beings. Accordingto Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014, there is95% certainty that the global warming is caused by the concentrationof the Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere (Herman 20). The increase intemperatures above the norm or the average leads to someimplications. Apart from the global warming, there is a rise in sealevels as a result of melting the ice there can be a change inprecipitation and also increment in the deserts along the subtropics.
Increased concentration of the Carbon dioxide is majorly associatedwith human activities as shown in figure 1 below. The humanactivities have greatly added to the increased greenhouse effects. Inthe meantime, the economic development and evolution lead to manyevents that lead to the emission of gasses that can cause thegreenhouse effect to the environment (Herman 30). Considering thatpeople have the economic minds, it is hard to curtail it to save theenvironment. The major activities that have led to the global warmingare the fossil fuel combustion and the changes in the land use.
The fossil fuel combustion includes coal, oil, natural gas as well asparticulates removed from the flue gas (Van and Jaap 292). Somefossil fuels are combusted for the purpose of producing power. Theuse of power is extensive for the running of the machines used tomake work easier in the current economy. The large power plants burnthe fossil fuels generating the flue gas. Eventually, out of publicconcern the fuel gas has been put on desulfurization machines suchthat it is separated from the Sulfur before emission. The change inthe land use leads to the deforestation. There is increaseddeforestation with the interest of using the trees for the productionof the papers as well as the fuel purposes (Green 8). The reductionof the trees does not only lead to the enlargement of the deserts butalso leads to the increased carbon dioxide in the environment.Scientifically, trees absorb the carbon dioxide for the process ofphotosynthesis. In return, they emit the oxygen gas. Therefore,deforestation reduces the number of trees absorbing the carbondioxide from the atmosphere.
Increased misinformation has also led to increased challenges of theglobal warming (Herman 32). The firms that run power plants andmachines that use fossil combustion, as well as the tree products,have created negative campaigns towards the knowledge of the globalwarming effects. They have therefore increased doubts about the dataproduced by the scientists as they are not ready to close up theirfirms or incur more cost as they replace the sources of their power.The negative impact of the doubts created by these people hasincreased to a mushrooming of more same firms and industries leadingto greater effects of greenhouse gasses emitted into the environment(Rosen 2).
The Status Quo
Currently, there is increased knowledge of the global warming and itseffects as shown in figure 2. The vast knowledge has been greatlyinfluenced by environmental campaigns carried out through the media,incorporation of the topics in the syllabus as well as generalobservation of the masses (Pappis 123). Having the knowledge aboutthe global warming has increased a challenge on the humans on how tocounter the problem for the sake of the future.
The high power plants have already adopted the desulphurizationprocess to purify the flue gasses emitted to the environment. Theaction has reduced the amount of greenhouse gasses that cause thegreenhouse effects on the environment. Major companies that usemachines have also looked for substitute sources of fuel other thanthe fossil fuel (Budzianowski 289). Therefore, there is a greatreduction of the fossil fuel combustion waste emitted to theenvironment.
On the land use, the human race has been sensitized to theappropriate ways of preserving the environment. Instead of thedeforestation, various organizations and individuals have come up tofight for the forestation followed by major campaigns to make peopleparticipate in the tree-planting activities (Dinçer 108). Theleaders and influential icons have demonstrated the act by beinginvolved in tree planting as well as the preservation of the forests.Laws have been put in place to act against the individuals whodeplete the forest by felling trees across the world (Herman 35). Theincreased knowledge about the global warming has also made theindividuals have a personal association with themselves and theimplications of their activities and behavior towards theenvironment. As a result, there have been efforts towards theconservation of the environment and many people have joined the teamthat is working towards curbing the challenge.
People`s opinions have also increased in the media as many peoplehave stood to challenge the activities that lead to global warming.Since the issue is global, public opinions have played a great roleto the sensitization of the matter (Dinçer 108). The support bymany has made others take sides towards redeeming the globaltemperatures, and since the case has caused considerable trauma, manyhave taken part in curbing the behaviors associated with the issue.
The challenge of global warming is widely increased in the regions ofhigher industrialization. The industrialized countries and thecontinents have more power plants as well as machines that emit thegasses that lead to the greenhouse effects (Budzianowski 289). Thesecountries, despite the verse sensitization, have also cleared mosttrees to have a wider region to set up their industries.
However, changes over time have seen the industrialized countriesadopt a better source of the fuel for their machines. There is alsothe adoption of more sophisticated devices that use better sources ofpower such as solar. Besides, the developing countries have manyindustries. Unfortunately most developing countries have not managedto adopt better sources of fuels rather than the fossil sources(Rosen 2). Therefore, despite fewer industries, they are using thefossil fuels as primary sources of the power. However, efforts andmeasures are being adopted to see the third world countries are usingmore conservative sources of power.
To solve the problem of global warming, human beings should play agreat role in doing away with the activities that lead to thedisaster. The emission of the gasses that lead to greenhouse effectsshould also be reduced (Altuntas 367). The public should demand thatthe leaders should be involved in activities that lead to the reducedemission of the gasses. The leaders should actively participate inenhancing and implementation of the laws that work towards punishingthe law breakers. Various countries across the globe should alsoadopt the power sources that do not emit the greenhouse gasses to theatmosphere. These gasses accumulate and absorb the heat hence raisingthe temperatures on earth. The government should also provide thealternative sources of power that will enhance the conservation ofthe environment against the global warming (Rosen 2).
The individuals should also fight actively against deforestation.Instead, they should participate in tree planting around their homesas they preserve the forests (Green 8). The leaders should also helpin setting good examples that will motivate the masses to take partin the tree planting activities as well as budgeting for thebusiness. The non-governmental groups should also be incorporated tohelp finance the teams that carry out the tree-planting activitiesand the campaigns.
The media should also play a great role in making the massesparticipate in activities that increase the trees on earth. The firmsand individuals, as well as the groups that cause doubts about thescientific data on global warming, should not be allowed to hostmedia forums that may corrupt the minds of the people. Allindividuals should work towards spreading the truth about the causesand the effects of the global warming (Altuntas 367). The academicsyllabus should incorporate the topic at all levels so that thelearners will know the facts about the global warming. That way, thenext generation will be sensitized to the issue and will identifywith the activities that reduce the challenge across the globe.
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