“Climate Change” is a no longer mysterious word. It has been discussed on several platforms throughout the last decade. Since then many Govt., Non- Govt. organizations, individual personalities have been trying to spread awareness as well as putting their exertion towards making difference. The question is, are these efforts sufficient to cease or alter the climate changing effect.
The Ticking Clock of Danger:
We are experiencing the many disturbing changes in climate. They will continue in a worse manner if the precautions are not taken or to be worse, it will lead the plant to the verge of inhabitation.
The average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8° Celsius since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per decade. A one-degree temperature change at a global level works significantly due to vast amount of heat that warms all the oceans, atmosphere, and land.
Which are causing extreme weather conditions like bush fires, cyclones, droughts and floods are becoming more frequent and more intense likely to arise more very hot days and fewer very cold days. The frequency, length and intensity of heat waves likely increase over most land areas.
The oceans have absorbed extra heat and carbon dioxide (CO2) making the seas warmer and more acidic. Warming waters are bleaching coral reefs and causing stronger storms. Rising ocean acidity is a threat to marine ecosystems.
Human-induced climate change may lead to irreversible impacts on physical, biological, and social systems. There are a number of examples of climate change impacts that may be irreversible, at least over the timescale of many human generations
How much time actually left, before it’s too late!
Past few weeks where temperatures soared, a BBC article suggested that the actual time we have to act is even shorter than we think, it’s just 18 months.
Which, bring us to the point where we must take extreme measures not just on the administrative level but on ground level too like,
- Talking to your friends and family, and make sure your representatives are making good decisions which can make the single biggest way you can make an impact.
- Powering your home with renewable energy like wind and solar renewable energy
- Reducing water waste reduces carbon pollution, too. It takes a lot of energy to pump, heat, and treat your water. About 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year would be saved—avoiding 80,000 tons of global warming pollution.
- Eat the food you buy and make less of it meat. For any country approx 10 per cent of energy use goes into growing, processing, packaging, and shipping food. Less wastage of food cuts down energy consumption. And since livestock products are among the most resource-intensive to produce, eating meat-free meals can make a big difference, too.
- In cities and towns shrink your carbon profile by using quality public transportation leads to less driving, less money spent on fuel, and less pollution in the air.
It’s time that everyone, from the humble citizen to the highest levels of business personals and government from this very moment. Relying on renewable alone won’t be enough. Where only there are just 18 months to reach the technology we need to make a great start from today. Programs of government coupled with large scale adaptability can make a huge positive difference.