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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dire need of awareness??

I happened to read a very interesting article
In continuation with the above article, Famous columnist, Iain Murray in National Review commented that "The prize should have been shared with well known peace campaigner Osama bin Laden". And the same journal decided to title its anti- environmental blog as 'Planet Gore'. Above lines are few intro's so as not to leave the readers in a maze. I am entitled to thank Mr Gore for being involved in a controversial subject and there by indirectly inspiring me to read about him and his works (Greenpeace, Global Warming, Climate change etc).

This post is gonna be totally different from the rest of mine :) I am going to place the facts and then I may or may not conclude what am trying 2 convey! In short understanding whichever way is your choice...

Layman Facts:
  • Recent poll by BBC says "Only 47% in India believed that climate change was a human induced problem, whereas in U.S, China the awareness rating is higher".
  • USA despite of being the world's biggest per capita emitter refuses to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.
  • China being the second biggest emitter in the world has started taking measures to increase their renewable energy upto 15% by 2020.
  • Even if the all the countries take steps towards the right path the warming would be 1.7 to 1.9 degrees Celsius average. Experts has set 2 degree Celsius as absolute max after which we have every possibility to go from a serious impact on climate change to catastrophic impact on climate change.
Technical Facts:
  • Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the gas most significantly enhancing the greenhouse effect. Plant respiration and decomposition of organic material release more than 10 times the CO2 than released by human activities, but these releases have generally been in balance during the centuries leading up to the industrial revolution. Since the industrial revolution amounts have increased by 30%.
  • Greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane are increasing, so too is aerosol in the atmosphere, from human made sulphur emission. These small particles reflect back some of the sunlight and hence act to slow down the cooling.However where carbon dioxide can remain in the atmosphere for 100 years, sulphate aerosols only last a few days and can be easily removed by rain (acid rain). Therefore they only temporarily mask the full effect of CO2.
What can we do to slow down this warming?
As copied from the link above...

By sharing technologies, experience and resources we can hopefully lower the greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the threat of global climate change. Choose clean energy options where available, such as wind, solar and wave power, these do not emit greenhouse gases and are renewable. Individually, we can recycle material, insulate our homes, take public transport and think about energy efficiency in the home.

A balance is needed between the needs of the living and our obligations to future generations.

Enna solla varanu thaney kekreenga! :D
We hold a very huge & answerable responsibility in not spoiling the present environment and providing better environment for the future along with the fact -Economic growth of our country is also essential.

P.S: Any post related to green peace, global warming, climate change or anyway related to this topic kindly let me know through gmail. I would be very glad to link up here in my blog as suggested by couple of my friends. This is just a step towards 'not being naive', so as to falsify BBC report which said majority of India is unaware of global warming & its consequences!

Sources: 1) Worth watching Video U dont have 2 read ;) Just watch the video!

2) BBC trying to educate

Whats Wikipedia saying!

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