The phenomenon of a gradual increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere and its water bodies is termed as Global warming. The main cause for this environmental issue is the increased volumes of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane released by the burning of fossil fuels, emissions from the vehicles, industries and other human activities.

Listed below are a few interesting facts about the Global warming

  1. Global warming results in the extinction of several living species, including animals, birds, and plants. Apart from humans, cows are also the causes of global warming as they emit more methane than other oil industries.
  1. 2015 is currently named as the hottest year in the records as the average temperature over the whole of 2015 was warmer than any other year. The rise in temperatures severely affects the wildlife and whole ecosystem in particular regions.
  1. Global warming would persist into the future. The greenhouse gases stay in the atmosphere for several years and it cannot be reduced even if we all reduce or stop producing them by today.
  1. According to the IPCC 2007 report, there will be a rise in the sea levels by 8 to 24 inches by the end of this century and is mainly due to the global warming.
  1. The Glacier National Park in Montana is melting as the rise in global warming. This park had a hundred and fifty glaciers over a century ago, which has been reduced to twenty-seven.
  1. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is unable to be denied. As per the statistics record, there is more carbon dioxide deposited in the atmosphere today and it is due to the emission of more carbon dioxide gas into the atmosphere, which is faster than the absorbing rates of plants and the oceans. The more deposition of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere also results in the respiratory system disorders which are mainly caused by the air quality.
  1. Global warming is a source for the causes of Acid Rain. As the earth warms up, the water bodies, including oceans, sea, rivers also get warmed up and when these gases get mixed with water, it produces acid rain.

 How to prevent or protect the earth from global warming? 

  1. Trees play an important role in reducing carbon dioxide gas in the atmosphere by the process of photosynthesis, so stop deforestation and plant a number of trees.
  1. Introduce the system of recycling and reduce the use of plastics.
  1. Control or balance the rise in greenhouse gases, as they keep the earth’s temperature warm by absorbing infrared radiation and prevents it from escaping into space.
  1. Regular emission tests for vehicles and chimneys of industries, to reduce the amount of carbon and other gases released.
  1. The use of renewable resources or renewable materials like solar cookers and biogas for cooking, use of biofuel, bio plastics, biomass products and other renewable sources, which are produced from natural resources can be used to prevent air pollution.

There are several small steps and precautions to protect the earth from global warming and save the nature. Many animals and birds have become extinct, so come forward, let’s join our hands in protecting our planet earth and other creatures from getting extinct.

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