“Global Warming isn’t a prediction. Its happening”! YES! Its happening.

We all have heard the term GLOBAL WARMING. GLOBAL WARMING has been an active threat in all our lives. It has been causing disasters and destroying habitats around the world. We have to CONSERVE our ENVIRONMENT and PLANET. We must take care of the place we live in. We need to realise that how valuable our environment and climate is and that we cannot risk it at any cost. But, before knowing the steps that we need to take to protect our environment from this danger we must know:

WHAT IS THIS GLOBAL WARMING? WHAT CAUSES IT? Well, Global Warming as the term itself suggests is the “consistent rise in the overall average temperature of the planet”. GLOBAL WARMING is the phenomenon of a gradual increase in the temperature near the EARTH’S SURFACE. This phenomenon has been observed over the past one or two centuries. This change has disturbed the climatic pattern of the Earth. Over the past 50 years, the GLOBAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. And experts see this trend is accelerating: All but one of 16 hottest years in NASA’s 134 year record have occurred since 2000. Climate change deniers have argued that there has been a “pause” or a “slowdown” in rising global temperatures, but several recent studies, have disproved this claim. And Scientists say that unless we curb GLOBAL WARMING EMISSIONS average temperatures increase up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, over the next century. There are several causes of GLOBAL WARMING, which have a negative effect on humans, plants and animals. These causes may be natural or might be the outcome of human activity.

“GLOBAL WARMING is a gradual increase in the EARTH’S TEMPERATURE generally due to the GREENHOUSE EFFECT caused by increased levels of CARBON DIOXIDE, CHLORO FLOURO CARBONS (CFCs) ,and other pollutants”. It occurs when CARBON DIOXIDE and other Air pollutants and GREENHOUSE GASES collect in the atmosphere and absorb sunlight and solar radiation that have bounced off the EARTH’S SURFACE. These pollutants trap the heat in the atmosphere and cause the planet to get hotter. That’s what’s known as the GREENHOUSE EFFECT.

Here are other causes: *Deforestation: Cutting down the trees has been a major factor in causing Global warming. Plants are the main source of oxygen. They take in CARBONDIOXIDE and releases Oxygen thereby maintaining ENVIRONMENTAL BALANCE. Forests are being depleted for many domestic and commercial purposes. This has led to an ENVIRONMENTAL IMBALANCE, thereby giving rise to GLOBAL WARMING.

*USE OF VEHICLES: The use of VEHICLES, even for s very short distance results in various gaseous emissions vehicles burn FOSSIL FUELS which emit a large amount of CARBONDIOXIDE and other toxins into the atmosphere resulting in a temperature increase.

Just like all these factors there are many other factors Ranging from man made factors like INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT, OVERPOPULATION, USES OF FOSSIL FUELS, to NATURAL FACTORS like, VOLCANOES, WATER VAPOUR, FOREST FIRES, etc. causing a rise in earth’s atmosphere.

But Can we say that the World is IGNORING this fact? The world is not aware of this situation? No! It would be wrong to say that!

“Change only happens when individuals take Actions”. – “Aliya haq”, Deputy director of NRDC. SPEAK UP! There are many changes that we can bring about in our life, ranging from STOP CUTTING TREES, PLANT MORE TREES! The GOAL is simple! CARBON DIOXIDE IS THE CLIMATE’S WORST ENEMY.

There can be many ways to stop GLOBAL WARMING by governmental means, but INITIALLY, it starts with with us! Talk to your friends, family, and make sure Representatives are making good decisions.