Have you seen the news on environmental issues? Are you not afraid that the earth is becoming unsafe for humans and other creatures? We live on earth, the only living planet. But, some of us are not being careful of using it. We are being abusive. For more than 100 years ago, people already burn coal and oil for factories. As the world gets modern, not only factories need oil and coal but also individual homes, establishments and transportation. Burning results to greenhouse effect because carbon dioxide is released and trapped into the ozone. This is why we experience severe weather conditions. Earth is getting warmer each day. This is climate change. If we still ignore the problem, what will happen to us? Due to observations, here are 4 horrible effects of climate change that are experience now.
Rise of the sea levels
Arctic sea is melting as well as permafrost and glaciers. If melting continues, sea levels will continue to rise. During the 20th century, at about 15 cm increase in the sea level was recorded. If this becomes worse, wetlands, coastal areas and coral reefs will suffer. Melting is dangerous. It may result to abnormal ocean circulation. The rise of the sea levels contributed to the death of many coral reefs. If we can’t preserve corals, the sea won’t be lively.
Severe flooding in various regions
Recently, we have seen a lot of news regarding severe flooding. This is due to heavier rainfall. What causes heavier rainfall? It is due to the warmer temperature. Flooding affect various regions on earth. It is not just a minor problem, it’s major already. It affects the livelihood of many individuals’ especially larger plantations, animal farms and more.
If heavier rainfall and severe melting lead to flooding, higher temperatures cause extreme drought. Plants die or withered and this means food shortages. Animal raisers lose their livelihood. People are having a hard time finding safe and clean water to drink. Not enough water supplies are really a threat in sustaining life.
With the abnormalities in the climate, ecosystem’s changes and changes are never good. Many species die. The process of food chain is being interrupted. The growing season is even affected.
Results of climate change are experienced now. If we won’t do something to address the problem, there might be more severe issues than presented. It is not too late. If we put our hands together and work, the earth will be safe again.
Posted by Kip on March 1, 2013
Posted in How To Slow Global warming | Tagged With: energy savings, light bulbs, wastage |
Many people who are environment-conscious are always in search of tips on how to slow global warming. This is because irrefutable evidence of the earth warming up is now in the public domain. Fortunately, there are many simple ways that can help to stop or slow down global warming if implemented properly.
Every single person can do something to slow down this process. For instance, homeowners can replace light bulbs with energy-saving lighting systems. Switching off lights when a room is not in use can also help to slow down the process. Homeowners, renters and business owners should also purchase energy efficient appliances to reduce wastage of energy. You should invest in your own health and look at weight loss supplements from creative bioscience like green coffee bean extract.
One of the biggest sources of greenhouse gasses is motor vehicles. Automobiles burn fossil fuels in one form or another. In order to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses produced by these vehicles, people should consider buying hybrid vehicles or automobiles that have high fuel economy. Hybrid vehicles are simply automobiles that have two power systems: the first is an efficient internal combustion engine while the other is an electric power system. Taking public transportation or car-pooling can also help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Recycling can also help to prevent the planet from warming up. According to experts, recycling aluminum requires only 10 percent of the energy needed to extract aluminum from its ore. The energy savings can help to slow the rate at which the planet is warming up. Other materials that can be recycled include paper and plastics.
Utilizing alternative sources of energy is an important step to stopping or slowing down the warming up of planet Earth. Solar, biomass, wind and tidal power should be utilized fully, so that coal powered steam plants can be shut down. These alternative energy sources can also help to reduce reliance on diesel power plants.
Posted by Kip on March 1, 2013
Posted in American Climate | Tagged With: agricultural practices, dry areas, rainfall |
There are many climatic regions in America. Each of them has unique conditions which make it different from the others. So, when one is looking at the American climate, he or she has to consider all these regions. Here are some of them.
This is the zone that covers the entire West Coast of the United States. It is characterized by very dry summers and rainy winters. Cool season vegetation thrives well in this region. There is very little rainfall during the dry season, and the temperatures are usually too high. So, if one has vegetation around their home, such as grass, he or she should device ways of irrigating it during the dry season.
This region includes the southern part of California. The summers are usually dry and warm and the winters cold and rainy. Just like the Coastal west climate, one has to water his or her lawn and vegetation towards the end of spring, throughout the summer and at the beginning of fall.
This American climate region experiences long hot summers. In fact, it is dry almost all year round. Some of the areas covered by it include Arizona, New Mexico and California. Winter is very short and is characterized by heavy rains.
Mid and Midwest
It encompasses cold and dry areas. The climate experiences great fluctuations in terms of temperature and rainfall. Moreover, it has very high winds. This region covers Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
This region has many snowy winters. The summers are warm and humid. It experiences heavy rainfall for the better part of the year. So, unlike the earlier mentioned dry regions, no irrigation is required.
Those are some of the American climate regions. They have different unique characteristics, which dictate the type agricultural practices that are viable and the lifestyle of the residents. That is why it is important for people to understand which region they fall in.
The term green house effect refers to a process whereby radioactive energy that leaves the surface of the planet is absorbed by gases found in the atmosphere called green house gases. Excessive emission of these gases has been discovered to be one of the causes of global warming as well as posing a serious threat to your health. This article looks at the potential green house effect on your health.
The major green house gases are water vapor, nitrous oxide, perfluorocarbons, sulphur hexafluoride, hydrofluorocarbons, carbon dioxide, methane and ozone. High levels of these gases in the environment affects the quality of the air you breathe in thus may lead to serious respiratory issues and other diseases.
If the air you breathe in is contaminated with harmful gases, you may get a problem with respiration. Some conditions linked to green house gas emissions include emphysema and asthma. These conditions can be fatal if medication is not administered immediately.
When a pregnant woman inhales green house gas emissions, there is a high chance that they will give birth to children suffering from autism.
Green house gas emissions cause irritation of the skin and other skin infections. This is common in populations that are exposed to the gases for long periods or that live in areas with high concentrations of the emissions.
Increase in green house gas emissions contribute to global warming. With global warming, warmer climates occur in regions that previously did not experience them. Mosquitoes thrive in areas with such climate. This phenomenon will expose populations that were previously not exposed to the health effects caused by mosquitoes. Diseases caused by mosquitoes include malaria, dengue fever and elephantiasis
Arising from the potential effects of green house gas emissions on your health, you need to know what to do so as an individual so that you can reduce the level of green gas emissions in the environment.
Posted by Kip on January 22, 2013
Posted in Climate Across The World | Tagged With: jungles, lions in africa, season climate |
Earth’s environment is constantly in motion, with wind and weather patterns that shift by years, centuries, or millions of years. Several patterns have emerged, however, that define the climate across the world.
The driest regions of the planet, deserts have little or no rainfall for most of the year. The Sahara Desert of northern Africa is a land of dunes the size of the continental United States, while the Mongolian desert is mostly shrub and sparse grass. Antarctica is considered a desert since it receives very little rainfall, despite the cold climate.
By contrast to deserts, any region that receives over one foot of rainfall each year is considered a rainforest. These jungles have the highest concentration of life on the planet, with huge trees that rise hundreds of feet into the air and several different zones of habitation. Regions like the Amazon rainforest are still little-known, and almost every scientific expedition uncovers new species. Areas like Singapore can grow more exotics fruits like garcinia cambogia, which is tied to increased health.
Grass covers more land on Earth than any other feature. This is because the plant is extremely hardy, surviving droughts and frost and intense sunlight, as well as near-constant grazing by animals. Grasslands have the largest animals on Earth due to the abundance of vegetation, with elephants and lions in Africa and bison and wolves in North America. Some grasslands experience a winter climate, while others only have wet and dry seasons.
Called a four-season climate, temperate forests have enough rainfall for tree cover to be dominant but not enough sunlight and heat year round for consistent growth. These forests are green in summer and brown in winter, with fewer large animals due to the relatively poor food supply.
In regions where it is too cold for too many months of the year for large plants to grow, the tundra and permafrost dictate the spread of life. While plants and some animals thrive in the tundra, it is covered in ice and snow for over half the year.