A British person emits more CO2 in two weeks than some people in Africa do in a year, and this has led to the UK having a massive contribution to global warming. As a result, many Brits are adjusting their lifestyles to fight climate change by reducing their carbon footprint. This is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions we generate from the food we eat, the products we buy, and our methods of travel. These gases increase the planet’s temperature, creating air pollution, and cause extreme weather changes, among other hugely negative impacts. Carbon dioxide, for instance, stays in the atmosphere for hundreds of years, so it doesn’t matter how we release it — the effects are still the same.
Global warming and climate change are two subjects everyone is speaking about, and many of them assume they’ll bring the end of the world if people don’t change their habits. While some countries still maintain a close relationship with fossil fuel, many are easing out their dependence on limited resources and promote healthier and more sustainable alternatives.
It is our duty to live a life, which, if it cannot do better for the environment, should at least not harm it. Most of us tend to shift the blame to the industry for the pollution problem. However, it is just an easy way out. First, industries are manufacturing things for people like us. Second, it isn’t just industries, people like us too contribute greatly to the destruction of the environment. We are not aware that some of our common daily habits are quite bad for the environment. Therefore, it is necessary that we give up the habits that harm the environment and adopt eco-friendly habits to replace them.
Using recycled wood can give us almost the same utility of wood at a much lesser price. This might seem like a new concept, nevertheless, it isn’t so. No, we are not talking about using wood to generate electricity. Thanks to the trend of sustainability, such products are taking the market by the storm. No matter whether it is furniture, some decor item or something else, you would find a recycled wood version of everything. Well, if you don’t believe that check out the list of the products that are taking wooden recycling to a brand new level. However, first of all, let us take a look at some reasons why you should opt for recycled wood products.
It’s no secret that the planet is under severe strain due to several kinds of pollution, to the extent that the climate is undergoing changes. There is quite a lot of awareness, and many individuals are doing their bit to reduce emissions. However, much we try on an individual level, it is not enough till businesses start putting into place green practices. Industrial pollution of the atmosphere and waterways is rampant, but companies still haven’t incorporated eco-friendly practices due to cost. Some businesses, however have tried to make changes, but we need more businesses that have positive impact on the environment.
With temperatures rising from all around the world, scientists are coming up with whatever they can to control global warming. In fact, some of them believe that it is impossible to control the ignorance of people, which at present seems to be the major cause behind climate change. Therefore, with ideas like that of space mirrors, scientists are trying to control to the atmosphere. Despite the cost, if they succeed with it, the results would surely have great implications for all of humanity. Here’s all you might want to know about them.
Study by weather experts reveal that time spans experiencing global warming and cooling is only a regional phenomenon. It did not strike all parts of the world together. Writers contributing to novel studies in Nature and Nature Geosciences took help of the proof left on nature by climatic modifications. Tree rings and coral reefs, for example, were affected by extreme weather changes over the past 2000 years. They bore visible marks on them as a confirmation of abrupt climate change.
A true artist is someone who understands the pain of other beings and then exposes it to the world through his or her art. From Picasso to Van Gaugh, the greatest artists of their times put on display human suffering. Poverty and despair were their recurring themes. However, although these themes are as relevant today as they once were, right now we have many other pressing themes as well. Our environment is suffering under the burden of human exploitation. In its own silent way, it is venting out its suffering. Trapped in the world of material prosperity, we are ignorant of it. Nevertheless, artists like Takeshi Kawano aren’t ignorant like us. With their artworks like melting animal sculptures, these artists are showing us what nature has been trying to convey us for so long.
While California has always been at the forefront in the war against global warming, one city is now making the news in a slightly odd way. The City of Fresno is drafting an ordinance on e-scooters that are touted as being an eco-friendly form of transportation in a world set on reducing CO2 emissions. While it does make good sense, there are some factors which need to be considered when drafting the ordinance and most of those are probably centered on weighing the benefits against the dangers inherent in such a mode of ‘transportation.’ Let’s take a brief look at what those challenges might be.
The knockout punch of global warming is clearly reflected in the massive bleaching of the coral reefs, causing a wipeout of the colonies. This has been observed in a recent study published in Journal Science after bringing together the observations of more than 100 global reefs since the 1980s when such bleaching events were hardly noticed.