Most of the solutions to global warming work around reducing the amount of energy we use, and the amount of emissions that are produced. This is something we can do, if more people take global warming seriously.
The general consensus among scientists is that global warming is happening, and we need to do something about it soon, otherwise we will face serious problems in the future. Most of the solutions to global warming work around reducing the amount of energy we use, and the amount of emissions that are produced. This is something we can do, if more people take global warming seriously.
We need to put the solution to the problem of global warming in place now. The temperature of the planet is gradually rising and we have contributed greatly to that increase. We generate large amounts of CO2 emissions through our use of coal, oil and natural gas, and those emissions destroy the ozone layer. Without quick action, we will cause serious damage at a level that could threaten our future on this planet, because the ozone layer will be too thin to protect us from the sun’s rays.
Time For Common Sense
This is one of those problems that won’t just go away all of a sudden. Some people joke ‘it would be nice if it were a few degrees warmer, what’s the big deal?’ but the problem needs to be dealt with now. Heat waves are no joke, and can kill the very young, the sick, or the elderly. Heat waves mean forest fires, which can destroy entire forests. Then there are droughts, and strange storms and winds that occur as an overall increase in temperature alters the weather system.
Reducing use and waste is a big step towards protecting the planet – even reducing water use can help. It may not seem like an obvious target, but water doesn’t magically arrive home – collecting and treating water takes resources, so reducing how much water you use can have a tapping effect and save a lot of resources.
For example, dams are built to collect water, and, while they are often used for hydro-electric power at the same time, dam construction can damage areas downstream. Dams changed the landscape, and in some cases the damage was irreparable. Sometimes, homes are built on new ground, and, while this may seem like a good thing, additional houses require more energy.
Policymakers need to work on solutions to global warming – even if it only offers tax incentives to be greener – money is a big motivator, and encouraging businesses to act in an environmentally efficient way will reduce our waste dramatically. Embrace change now, and save the future.