How to Help Stop Global Warming
Climate change is happening and it should be stopped if we want to save human race from extinction. Yes, that’s the worst thing that could happen if we all keep acting like global warming is not a serious problem and threat to our lives. Since the 19th century, there has been a continuous and significant rise in the Earth’s temperature. If this is not stopped, more people will die from heat stroke and other reasons related to higher temperature.
With these, we should do all the things we can to curb global warming and its effects as a minimum goal. At the maximum, we should act together and push for collective efforts to stop global warming and reverse climate change. We should all help to decrease the temperature of the planet. Over the last centuries, the planet had more or less 5 degrees Celsius rise in temperature. Below are the tips that we can all practice to do our share of saving the Earth and the human race:
Reduce, Re-use and Recycle Plastics
Since the rise of industrialization, there have been a lot of products that are made of plastic materials. Millions of tons of these have become wastes, which many of us burn get rid of them. However, burning of plastics can significantly increase the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. As a way of helping the planet, we should all reduce the use of plastics. Instead, use re-usable materials such as containers made of glass like jars and bottles. We should also recycle plastics and turn them into useful products.
On a larger scale, companies should also commit to avoid production of plastics because they are the ones who produce and manufacture products. If there were no commitment from them, then our individual efforts would be put to waste.
Plant More Trees
We surely would all agree that a huge part of the Earth’s forest has been used and only a small portion of land areas remain covered with trees. When there are fewer trees, the amount of oxygen released into the atmosphere decreases significantly. When this happens, the warming of the planet becomes much faster because there is less oxygen that fights greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.
We can all join tree planting drives to concretely help in making the atmosphere cooler. Aside from the mountains, we should also plant trees in the cities where thousands of cars and factories are located. Even in our own homes, we can keep the air cool if we plant more plants indoors and outdoors. In this way, we are also reducing the use of air conditioners and other appliances that emit some type of greenhouse gases.
Use Renewable Energy
In recent years, there have been continuous drives to promote and actually use renewable energy such as solar energy. Many companies are now using solar panels to generate electricity. Thus, decreasing the reliance on fossil fuels significantly.
With these tips, what we should bear in mind is that to successfully stop global warming, we all should do our share.