Global Climate Change

Global Climate Change, How Important Is It?

You may not be fully aware of the effect of global climate change or how it can affect your future and the future of generations to come. These problems won’t be resolved nor will it get solves just because you do not know or care about it. The fact is that our world is currently experiencing issues caused by global warming and it continues to threaten mankind. World leaders have been in constant negotiations i.e. the recent Copenhagen conference, as they discuss how to resolve these issues or at best reduce the effect on the earth. These negotiations may have a significant impact on our environment if all goes well.

One of the many reasons why world leaders are now more concerned about the effect of global climate change is the fact that the predictions made years ago are occurring – the rising sea level will continue to rise if the effect of global warming is not stopped or at least slowed down. In fact, according to the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) the probability of the sea rising by as much as 1 meter can happen before the century ends.

Global Climate Change
Global Climate Change

Significant changes in temperature are also part of the effect of global climate change and it is therefore expected that the weather will become warmer and warmer, likely causing the west Antarctic ice to float directly into the ocean, and in turn increase the sea levels further. This threat will continue to rise, as the temperature increases every day.

Aside from what is highlighted above, the melting of the polar cap is probably the main reason why there will be a big increase in the rise of sea levels, as the Andes, Himalayas, and Greenland cap continue to experience warmer temperature. Moreover, the biggest ice kingdom is also melting really fast over the last 50 years and even the Arctic condition is worse than you can imagine. No wonder, low lying areas are the first to suffer nowadays whenever there are typhoons in some countries.

You must understand that the global climate change is already at a critical level, and if the world leaders as well as you and I as individuals do not try to do something about it as early as now, then global catastrophe is inevitable. As you can already see, frequent typhoons and freak weather conditions are already being felt in different parts of the world, and will continue to devastate our homes and livelihood.

We as individuals have the obligation to prevent it from happening; we owe it to the children of this generation and generations to come. We may not be able to significantly change what has happened to Mother Nature but we can do something however small, to make sure that the conditions of the earth improves and it starts with you and the kind of products you use and how green you have chosen to become. Don’t you think going green will benefit the world?

So how important is global climate change, for you and your family?

Environmental Awareness Poster - Your Turn!

Environmental Awareness: Why You Need to Be Aware?

Why is environmental awareness so important nowadays?

When was the last time you experienced a serious storm or how about seen firsthand the effect of typhoon or watched it on the television. As you may have noticed there have been many changes in the earth’s climate, this is evidenced by the fact of what is happening around us and all over the world.

Environmental Awareness Poster - Your Turn!
Environmental Awareness Poster – Your Turn!

Environmental awareness is crucial at this point in history, since nature is trying to bring back the earth’s balance by taking back what man has claimed. Therefore, becoming aware of the reality is important and vital to our very survival. In case you do not know the more the environment becomes threatened by what we are all doing, the more we will experience many untoward abnormal weather conditions.

In the past 100 years or so there has been a steady increase in the amount of carbon dioxide released to the earth’s surface and this has caused our atmosphere to change dramatically. Climate change is caused by many reasons such as excess carbon dioxide that is linked to numerous man made activities.

The greenhouse effect can cause many changes in our climate such as the Earth’s polar caps melting and thus increase the ocean level, and subsequently flooding the nearby coastal cities or low lying regions. In fact, it has already happened in some countries i.e. places where an hour of rain caused major flooding and destroyed houses, crops and businesses.

Although, a large quantity of carbon dioxide will greatly benefit some plants, the effects on the lives of many people does not compensate to the positive effects. There are a lot of changes that could happen this is why it is important to have at least a knowledge or environmental awareness so as to know more about the impact of greenhouse effect to your future.

Caring for the environment will not require you to become an environmental activist, but just to know more about your environment. Think about the following first, if you know what is going to happen and the danger that your future grandchild will be faced with, would you not do anything now to prevent it from happening?

Even as an individual there is something that you can do no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. Planting trees, proper waste disposal or buying naturally formulated or green products is a good start. These small steps can be the start of a great importance of awareness in environment, so make sure that you be the first or among the many individuals that are taking care of the environment in anyway possible.

Environment Awareness – Why You Need to Be Aware?

Going Green at Home Tips

Have you considered going green? Going green is essentially to save our planet from the obvious doom ahead (if nothing is done). Going green is a term that has picked up a lot of steam, and is sure to continue growing in the years to come, because awareness will keep growing.

Even big businesses have gone green or are going green, name it from Microsoft, to Apple, to small and big cosmetic businesses, you may start observing the trend also – read more about your environment and the earth in general. Unfortunately, some people just do not know how important it is to go green, that being said, learning how to go green in the comfort of your own home or your workplace is not as hard as you may think.

Here are several of the best ways to go green at home:

1. Save electricity: There are many ways you can do this including switching to compact fluorescent, buying energy saving appliances, and turning off lights and electronics when not in use (power strips make this simple).

2. Only run the tap, dishwasher, washer, and dryer when you have a full load. By doing this, you save both water and electricity. Of course, energy efficient appliances also help.

3. Use a low flow shower head. Contrary to popular belief, a low flow head can still offer strong water pressure. Why waste water if you do not have to?

4.  If and when possible use a comfortable public transport i.e. BRT system in Lagos

5. Go for environmental and nature friendly products.

6. Properly dispose of all hazardous wastes, regardless of the process that it takes. This includes oil, paint, cleaners, batteries, pesticides, and cleaners. Do not simple dump these items around your home or nearby sewer. Instead, read the label to determine how to properly dispose of them.

Some people never think about simple going green tips because they do not believe they can do enough to help the earth.

Even the smallest actions can go a long way in improving the environment for you and those around you. When you decide to go green at home you are playing a special role aimed at saving the world, soon enough you will love this way of living and may decide to expand in anyway possible.

Individuals, Businesses and the world in general must understand the importance of going green and gradually reduce the negative impact of ozone depletion, climate change, rising sea levels, melting icebergs and so on the earth. It seems overwhelming but we can get this done, staring from our homes!

I urge you to make all the money you can but also impact the environment around you positively.