Facts related to climate change.
Life and the environment complement each other. Pure water, earth, air are the priority of our healthy life. Climate change or global warming has become a major cause of concern worldwide. Scientists around the world have described the rapidly changing climate of the earth as a bell of danger.
The occurrence of climate change poses a major threat to humanity. It affects not only developed countries but all countries of the world. Ice is continuously melting in many parts of the world and sea level is rising.
If we want to save life on Earth, concrete steps are necessary to prevent climate change. It is important that we need to maintain the balance of our environment and nature for present and future generations. The following are some important facts about climate change:
58 Shocking Facts About Climate Change
Facts1: One of the reasons behind the severity of climate change is the continued increase in the world population that is expected to reach around 9 billion by 2040, that is, 900 million rupees. Now the population is around 8 billion and the total “contribution” from China and India is over 2.50 billion, more than a third!
Facts2: The richest people in the world account for around 500 million people responsible for the dispersion of almost 50% of carbon dioxide emissions, while 300 million poor people are responsible for 6% of global pollution.
Facts3: The world population has doubled in the last 50 years, but the consumption of natural resources has increased four times.
Facts4: It was estimated that due to more than 40,000 participants at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, the amount of ‘greenhouse gases’ emitted in just two weeks exceeded the total emissions generated by 600,000 Ethiopian citizens throughout the year.
Facts5: According to the 2005 UN report, the exploitation of natural resources is so widespread that it is difficult to say whether future generations will survive or not.
Facts6: According to Christopher Flavin, President of the Worldwatch Institute, an environmental research organization with a global focus, the consumption of modern culture has seriously affected the environment.
Facts7: The exploitation of the world’s resources has increased more because now people consume and collect resources for the mere spectacle.
Facts8: According to the statement by the main author of the Worldwatch Institute Eric Asdaurian, we have to change the culture of materialism developed in the last two centuries, but the unfortunate fact is that it is not limited only to developed countries but also to developing countries. It is building rapidly.
Facts9: The United States used to emit the most pollution, but now China is not far behind. China has become the world’s largest market for automobile consumption.
Facts10: On the other hand, we have an example of a country like Ecuador where the inhabitants have sworn to worship Mother Earth and are praying that they do not promote the consumption of resources for their enjoyment that the Earth does not provide over and over again. Can do.
Facts11: Greenhouse gases absorb a large part of the sun’s energy and circulate it throughout the world, which causes it to spread to all four sides of the earth for life to exist, this is called the greenhouse effect.
Facts12: These gases form a natural layer or layer in the earth and protect it from excess heat. The Sun’s heat revolves around many parts of Earth and then returns to space.
Facts13: However, the amount of these gases is increasing to dangerous levels due to human activities that can cause climate change.
Facts14: According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) of the United Nations Climate Agency, in 2016 the average global temperature was 1.1 degrees Celsius higher.
Facts15: Human activities in the form of coal, gasoline, and the use of natural gas are responsible for the massive emission of greenhouse gases.
Facts16: In view of the increasing urbanization and industrialization, fossil fuels are burned in large quantities by humans, which makes the presence of greenhouse gases in the environment excessive.
Facts17: The layer of greenhouse gases that absorbs part of the sun’s energy, its thickness increases day by day. It is absorbing the additional rays of the sun that cannot return to space.
Facts18: As this layer absorbs more heat, the temperature of the earth increases.
Facts19: The world temperature has increased at least 0.85 ° C (53 ° F) in the last 100 years. Not only this, but the sea level has also risen by 20 centimeters (8 inches) during this period.
Facts20: In the last century, the average temperature in Antarctica increased twice as fast as the average temperature on Earth. The snow-covered area in Antarctica decreased by 7 percent.
Facts21: Parts of North America, northern Europe, and parts of northern Asia are receiving heavy rains, while the Mediterranean and South Africa are drying up rapidly.
Facts22: According to one estimate, if the emission of greenhouse gases continues in this way, then, in the 21st century, the global temperature can increase from 3 to 8 degrees.
Facts23: Carbon-based power generation, technological revolution, vehicle emissions, coal extraction, change in human lifestyle (refrigerator, air conditioning, automobile, etc.) The indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers in modern agriculture is the main cause of climate change. Is.
Facts24: All these activities are increasing the emission of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide in the environment, which is largely responsible for climate change since it increases the rate of global warming.
Facts25: Among other reasons, the indiscriminate cutting of forests in the name of industrialization by humans poses a great threat to the environment.
Facts26: The indiscriminate cutting of forests in the name of industrialization by humans is becoming a great threat to the Earth, its environment, and its climate.
Facts27: Trees have helped us reduce the effects of greenhouse gases on the environment by absorbing carbon dioxide and thus helping Earth to maintain its climate cycle.
Facts28: The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is increasing due to the reduced number of trees due to deforestation.
Facts29: Humans are indiscriminately cutting or burning forests to cultivate the land and dispose of their rapidly growing population.
Facts30: Slash-and-burn agriculture, whereby farmers cut or burn trees on a large scale, is also responsible for reducing vegetation on the land.
Facts31: The timber trade mob is cutting trees in rainforests around the world to illegally supply timber to the paper industry.
Facts32: The need for land for urban settlements is increasing, this is another reason for deforestation.
Facts33: This has caused disturbances or irregularities in the rain cycle, which is the greatest sign of climate change.
Facts34: Due to the adverse effect on the rain cycle, some places in the world have experienced a great increase or decrease in temperature.
Facts35: If there is snowfall in the northern hemisphere, melted snow, and glaciers in the Arctic Ocean, there will be seasonal rains and eruptions on all continents.
Facts36: In fact, the entire weather cycle is becoming irregular, resulting in drought problems, excessive rainfall, floods, cyclones, etc.
Facts37: Apart from this, summers are getting cold or hot in different parts of the world, and in some countries, the weather is completely dry.
Facts38: In addition to deforestation, animal husbandry activities such as raising cows, pigs, and chickens emit large amounts of greenhouse gases.
Facts39: These activities have contributed to irregularities in the climate cycle as a result of today’s facing the worst climate change situation.
Facts40: Natural causes are no less responsible for climate change, including ocean currents, changing continents, volcanic eruptions, Earth’s tilt, natural deforestation, meteorites, and comet collisions, etc.
Facts41: The oceans are warming due to melting glaciers. It is estimated that in half a century the ocean water level will increase by approximately half a meter.
Facts42: The oceans are considered as an important component of the climate system. The oceans will greatly increase the Earth’s temperature as its exposure increases due to the sun’s heat due to climate change.
Facts43: Global warming is responsible for altering the natural cycle of the global pillow circulation system (THC) that cools and heats the waters of the oceans. This system is determined through the airflow driven by ocean currents.
Facts44: There are many adverse consequences of rising sea levels, such as destruction in coastal areas, loss of groundwater, flooding, soil erosion, saltwater, etc.
Facts45: The continents we live in today were born millions of years ago due to the landslide. Changes in the atmosphere point to climate change as it changes the state of water bodies around the world.
Facts46: Volcanic eruptions emit dangerous sulfur dioxide (SO2), dust, ash, and steam into the atmosphere. All of these components are responsible for dramatically changing the Earth’s climate cycle.
Facts47: Large-scale natural deforestation is one of the main causes of climate change. Forest fires, droughts, tropical storms, and volcanic activities have destroyed natural forests. Storms cause so much damage to the rain forest each year that their recovery is only possible in centuries.
Facts48: When meteorites and asteroids hit the ground they cause destruction, resulting in thousands of miles of high amounts of gas and fire. Apart from this, acid rain also occurs.
Facts49: The growing demand for food due to the increase in population has put enormous pressure on agriculture, which has led to the overproduction of grains, even if it requires the indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, which has a negative effect. about the weather.
Facts50: Climate change threatens biodiversity because animals, birds, and plants live in the natural environment and are very sensitive to any adverse change.
Facts51: Poor and developing countries suffer the most from climate change because they do not have the capacity and sufficient resources to face the threats of climate change.
Facts52: On April 22, 2016, more than 130 countries, including India, signed the historic ‘Paris Agreement on climate change’ to face the growing threat of climate change.Facts53: Under this agreement, developed countries will provide financial support to developing countries to achieve the annual carbon emissions target from 2020.
Facts53: This shows that all countries are more aware of reducing the increase in global temperature.
Facts54: The Paris Agreement will increase pressure on countries to reduce rising temperatures on Earth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Facts55: There are 55 countries that emit more than 55 percent of greenhouse gases.
Facts56: Developed countries should reduce their carbon emission levels by 40 percent by 2020.
Facts57: Similarly, developing countries should reduce their emissions by 15 to 30 percent by 2020.
Facts58: Now, the pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global temperatures in all countries have increased pressure to implement this agreement.