climate change Tag

wake up now to fight climate-change.

The first step towards any healing process is acceptance. Once you accept your problem, only then will you be able to find a solution for it. Same goes for climate-change.   The thing with climate-change is that it is gradual and yet consistent. Slowly rising global temperature, melting of polar ice-caps, rising ocean levels, etc. are evidence enough that the world needs saving. We need to act...

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Every year, more than 8 million tons (about 12m metric tons) of plastic is dumped into the oceans

Plastic is one of the most toxic elements adding majorly to the pollution around the world. Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans, damaging and disturbing the balance of the aquamarine ecosystem. Studies predict that the amount of plastic that is dumped into the oceans will outnumber the number of fish by 2050.   On a positive note, a new...

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Earthquakes - A Big One

The first week of July 2019 panicked southern California with two major earthquakes. Jerome F. Hajjar, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University says, “it’s not a matter of if California will experience a huge, devastating earthquake, but when.” He also added the fact that only a few buildings at southern California is designed to withstand such quakes. The earthquake was recorded as...

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5 Million years ago, the two Americas collided- leading to changes in the flow of Gulf Stream. Gulf Stream was warm current. After the collision, it travelled from the Gulf of Mexico, up towards the Arctic and plunged into the ocean- taking the heat with it. The temperature of earth gradually fell marking the beginning of Ice Age. Polar Icecap was formed during this period....

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oceans by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash

Humans are affecting the environment in many ways for their own interests. Not only are we polluting the land, but we are not leaving the oceans and other water sources untouched either.  Humans are responsible for over-fishing and rising sea levels due to global warming. Ocean plastic is one of the major issues which have pushed the condition of oceans to a dangerous level.   Every country...

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Our ecosystem is comprised of interdependent animals and plants which constitute a complex web of life. Unfortunately, the improper interventions of human beings in nature are pushing several of the species in the ecosystem to the brink of extinction. Many marine species including marine mammals, sea turtles and salmonids are also on the edge of extinction as climate change and over-fishing become a major threat...

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An arboretum is a botanical collection composed exclusively of trees. More commonly, a modern arboretum is a botanical garden containing living collections of woody plants and is intended, at least in part, for scientific study. It encourages the planting and conservation of trees and other plants for a greener, healthier, and more beautiful world. They are also great places to educate the public in how...

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enforcing-regulations-for-climate-change

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States defines climate change as "any significant change in the measures of climate lasting for an extended period of time." The primary contributor to global climate change is carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere when coal, oil or natural gas is burned to produce energy. When they escape to the atmosphere, Chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs also contribute to...

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There is no denying that global warming and the fast-paced climate change are very serious issues and need our urgent attention. The global increase in temperature has been influencing the physical, biological, and human systems. Variations in physical systems can be observed in the melting of the poles, which are correspondingly causing glacial regression, snow melting, warming and thawing of permafrost, flooding as well as...

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If we are successful in planting more trees, to the tune of 1.2 trillion more trees, we could save Earth, with trees capable of storing so much carbon dioxide that they could cancel out a decade’s worth human-created carbon dioxide emission. Thanks to work of ecologist Thomas Crowther and colleagues at Swiss University ETH Zurich we now know that there is room for additional 1.2 trillion trees on the planet. Crowther stated that planting...

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