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Fight the climate crisis
Fight the climate crisis is up to us. we have to cooperate, each one of us has to try to solve this critical issue of our times.And try to understand the problem, cause and effects, and the possible solutions.
Carbon dioxide and other air pollution that is collecting in the atmosphere like a thickening blanket, trapping the sun's heat and causing the planet to warm up is what cause the global warming. Coal-burning power plants are the largest source in the world of carbon dioxide pollution, automobiles are the second largest source.
Today we start to see new technologies that can help to build cars and other motor vehicles that run cleaner and burn less gas, modernize power plants and generate electricity from non-polluting sources, and cut our electricity use through energy efficiency. Now is time to put in use all of this.
Temperatures are getting warmer and warmer all over the earth, this is sure, although local temperatures fluctuate naturally, over the past 50 years the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history. And experts think the trend is accelerating: the 10 hottest years on record have all occurred since 1990. Scientists say temperatures could be 3 to 9 degrees higher by the end of the century.
And of course this lead to many damages and changes in the environment and in many aspects of human and other animals lifes.Global warming has already caused damage in many parts of the United States and of the world. Since the early 1950s, in US snow accumulation has declined 60 percent and winter seasons have shortened in some areas of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. And in what scientists regard as an alarming sign of events to come, the area of the Arctic's perennial polar ice cap is declining at the rate of 9 percent per decade.
Global warming also contribute to make hurricans stronger and more dangerous.Because the ocean is getting warmer, tropical storms can pick up more energy and become more powerful. So global warming could turn a category 3 storm into a much more dangerous category 4 storm. In fact, scientists have found that the destructive potential of hurricanes has greatly increased along with ocean temperature over the past 35 years. Each year scientists learn more about how global warming is affecting the planet, and many agree that certain consequences are likely to occur if current trends continue. Among these:
Melting glaciers, early snowmelt and severe droughts will cause more dramatic water shortages .
Rising sea levels will lead to coastal flooding on the seaboards all around the globe.
Warmer sea surface temperatures will fuel more intense hurricanes .
Forests, farms and cities will face troublesome new pests and more mosquito-borne diseases.
Disruption of habitats such as coral reefs and alpine meadows could drive many plant and animal species to extinction.
The United States are the biggest producer of emissions that cause the global warming, recently equaled by China.Though Americans make up just 4 percent of the world's population, they produce 25 percent of the carbon dioxide pollution from fossil-fuel burning -- by far the largest share of any country.
Cut the global warming is possible by reducing pollution from vehicles and power plants. We should definitively put existing technologies for building cleaner cars and more modern electricity generators into widespread use. We can increase our reliance on renewable energy sources such as wind, sun and geothermal. And we can manufacture more efficient appliances and conserve energy.
To cut power plant emissions we must use more efficient appliances and equipment in our homes and offices to reduce our electricity needs. We can also phase out the decades-old, coal-burning power plants that generate most of our electricity and replace them with cleaner plants. And we can increase our use of renewable energy sources such as wind and sun.
In the motor vehicles industry cost-effective technologies to reduce global warming pollution from cars and light trucks of all sizes are available now. There is no reason to wait and hope that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles will solve the problem in the future. Hybrid gas-electric engines can cut global warming pollution by one-third or more today; hybrid sedans, SUVs and trucks from several automakers are already on the market.
Anybody is a part of the problem and must be a part of the solution, even you reading this right now. There are many simple steps you can take to cut global warming pollution. Make conserving energy a part of your daily routine. Each time you choose a compact fluorescent light bulb over an incandescent bulb, for example, you'll lower your energy bill and keep nearly 700 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air over the bulb's lifetime. By opting for a refrigerator with low energy consumption over a less energy-efficient model, you can reduce carbon dioxide pollution by nearly a ton in total . By using with intelligence your car or any motor vehicle you can cut a lot your co2 emissions.it is all a quaestion of individual responsibility, always think, anything you are doing, if this cause co2 emissions and how you can reduce them.