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An Inconvenient Truth

Global Warming Initiatives

Made by:
Vishnu mantri
What is global warming

Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, cloud forests are drying, and wildlife
is scrambling to keep pace. It's becoming clear that humans have caused most
of the past century's warming by releasing heat-trapping gases as we power
our modern lives. Called greenhouse gases, their levels are higher now than in
the last 650,000 years.
We call the result global warming

During the Industrial Revolution, people began to use coal and, later,
petroleum, to heat cities and run machines. Carbon dioxide in the
atmosphere, a by-product of burning both coal and oil, began to increase.
Since then, levels of carbon dioxide have risen by almost 35 percent,
methane concentration have more than doubled, and nitrous oxide
concentrations have gone up by about 15 percent. Some chemicals
invented by humans, like chlorofluorocarbons, are also greenhouse gases.
Cause of global warming

The primary cause of global warming is Carbon Dioxide emissions. CO2 is being
pumped into our atmosphere at an instant pace; 8 billion tons of CO2 entered
the air last year. Of course some of this is due to natural activity such as
volcanic eruptions and people breathing. But the Earth is equipped to easily
absorb those into the normal regenerative process.
The beginning of global warming was caused by fossil fuels being burned and
emitting plenty of CO2.
The point to remember is that 98% of all CO2 emissions are related to energy
production and 80% of these emissions become greenhouse gases.
Currently in the world 40% of all CO2 emissions are caused by power
plants. These are burning coal, natural gas and diesel fuel. Some power
plants burn garbage. Some burn methane made from garbage. And
discounting those super green electrical generating plants designed to
issue negligible pollutants, all of our power plants let loose into the
atmosphere CO2.
33% of all the CO2 sent forth is the product of cars and trucks. Internal
combustion engines burning fossil fuels…gasoline and diesel spew forth a
retching amount of CO2.
3.5% of all CO2 emissions are released from aircraft traveling our friendly
skies. Unfortunately, jets and other aircraft deliver their payload of
pollutants directly into the troposphere.
After co2 and methane the next problem is simple H2O or water.
Our atmosphere contains a set parameter of water as vapor. This vapor
absorbs and radiates heat as does every molecule in the air. But when
the lower atmosphere (troposphere) has excess water vapor that
gaseous H2O is a potent greenhouse gas.
Some facts
Since the 1950s, Arctic sea ice has declined by 15%

As Arctic ice rapidly disappears, scientists believe the Arctic will


experience its first ice-free summer as early as the year 2040

Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting—for example,


Montana's Glacier National Park now has only 27 glaciers, versus 150 in 1910

The United States represents less than 5% of the world’s population,


yet Americans account for 25% of the world’s commercial energy
consumption and 22% of the world’s industrial emissions of CO2.
Scientist says that Himalaya will be disappear in 2035

2-Degree Celsius temperature increase is enough to flood out 11% area of


Bangladesh
If so, then the lives of 3 to 4 crores people are on the verge of extinction.

The latest IPCC report says that as early as 2020, between 75 million to 250
million people in Africa will suffer from water shortages, main Asian urban
centers will be at risk for flooding, and many species will disappear from
Europe.
• Deaths from global warming will double in just 25 years—to 300,000
people a year.
• Global sea levels could rise by more than 20 feet with the loss of
shelf ice in Greenland and Antarctica, devastating coastal areas
worldwide.
• Droughts and Tsunamis will occur more often.
• More than a million species worldwide could be driven to extinction
by 2050.
How to help stop Global
Warming?

Buy locally grown and produced foods


The average meal in the United States travels 1,200 miles from the
farm to your plate. Buying locally will save fuel and keep money in
your community.

Reduce the number of miles you drive by walking, biking, carpooling


or taking mass transit wherever possible

USE ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS and personally PLANT SOME TREES .


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