«Man made a grave mistake by believing he can separate himself from the nature
and disregard her laws.»
Vladimir I. Vernadsky
«Major disasters that have already ravaged and continue to ravage the modern world come from the unwillingness of man to reckon with the laws of nature, from the unwillingness to understand that hunger cannot be satisfied by laying the earth to waste.»
Global warming, associated with carbon dioxide accumulated in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels, began to be actively discussed in the late 80s of the last century. This problem has become so relevant today that the need for solving it has gone far beyond the bounds of scientific research and the activities of nature protection organizations. Politicians, businessmen and even artists are enthusiastically involved in the fight against climate change.
At the same time, scientists still cannot say with absolute certainty what exactly led to such negative consequences. Global warming refers to the processes caused by human activity on the planet, which lead to an increase in the overall temperature. However, it is often overlooked that throughout its history the Earth has repeatedly experienced such changes without human interference. Thus it cannot be indisputably stated that only the industrial revolution is to blame for everything.
And yet, scientists have found that it is the intensive anthropogenic impact (human activity) that has a significant effect on the chemical composition of the Earth’s atmosphere. This increasing volume of greenhouse gases is responsible for the quick approach of global climate change. A raise in the average air temperature of the lower layers of the atmosphere by 0.8 ° C over the past hundred years is too fast for natural processes on our planet.
Global warming can lead to irreversible catastrophic consequences. Climate zones will shift, the weather will change very dramatically and the frequency and intensity of anomalous phenomena will increase. As shown by a study by American scientists, as a result of an increase in humidity and average temperature, certain countries may become unsuitable for life by 2100. Warming will also have a negative impact on harvesting, especially in underdeveloped countries.
✔️ It is possible to suspend the beginning of global climate change with the help of joint efforts of all governments. First of all, it is necessary to rationalize the use of energy resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. The main task of the world community is to make maximum efforts in order to switch as soon as possible from traditional energy generating technologies that are related to the utilization of carbon raw materials to alternative energy: wind, solar, biomass, wave, ocean thermal energy conversion, tidal and geothermal.
What can every single person do to somehow slow down climate change? First of all, we should do our best to save energy at the household level: insulate windows and doors, make sure that radiators work well and are not clogged, take a shower instead of a bath to save hot water, use energy-saving light bulbs, use public transport instead of a car, and even better – a bicycle!