Global warming is the main threat to humanity in the coming decades. If the world continues to ignore the problem, the planet will pass the point of 'no return' after 2040. The price for human wastefulness will be very high:
- Entire countries will disappear from the face of the earth
- Millions of people will die from floods
- Unbearable heat and other natural disasters
- Millions will starve
In addition to warming, there is also an imbalance in all-natural systems, which leads to a change in rainfall patterns, temperature anomalies and an increase in the frequency of extreme events such as hurricanes, floods and droughts.
Scientists agree that it is human activities - the burning of oil, gas and coal - that lead to the greenhouse effect, which causes the average temperature to rise. Experts point out that in the period between 2000 and 2010 we saw the strongest growth in greenhouse gas emissions in the last 30 years. According to the World Meteorological Organization, in 2014, their concentration in the atmosphere reached a record high level.
What should humanity do first?
The main goal is to reduce the use of fossil fuels such as oil, carbon and gas, and replace them with renewable and clean energy sources while increasing energy efficiency.
How can I help?
You can opt out of your private car in favor of walking, cycling, or public transportation.
Unplug electrical appliances that you are not using. Consider installing energy efficient systems such as a solar water heater.
Reduce meat consumption.
Meat production entails significantly larger greenhouse gas emissions than chicken production, vegetables, fruits and cereals. Try to get local and seasonal foods and cut down on the amount of food you waste.
Dispose of waste, use recyclable materials, even water.
Recycling of waste leads to a reduction in energy consumption, but it would be even better to reuse products or reduce consumption. The same goes for water consumption.
Please remember that YOU CAN make a change, don’t rely on others to do it. Start with yourself. Our planet needs your help.