"The world is in a state of emergency - the UN." I came across such a title on the Internet (it was an article for the summer of 2019).
👁️🗨️ Greta Thunberg's speech was already a cry to the world community. That you can't close your eyes and ignore environmental issues again.
🌡️It is not news for you that 2015-2019 was the hottest year in history. During July 2019, 179 billion tons of ice melted in Greenland.
If we do not radically change our way of life by 2030, we will reach a point of no return. And then hell will begin, literally, because the temperature of the atmosphere will constantly rise.
I came across another interesting article - "What will be the climate in Kiev in 2050 - a study”. And it will be the same as in CANBERRY - the capital of Australia❗
And here are some disappointing forecasts, but it will be only in 10 thousand years. If nothing is changed, then on the territory of Ukraine will be… desert 🏜️
I'll tell you frankly. It's hard for me to write this kind of post 😔 Because they really impress and upset me. But I think we need to know that. And to understand why each of our even small steps towards a greener lifestyle is important.
🏭 Since 1880, the beginning of industrialization has taken off: more and more people have started to drive cars, burn coal and fly. As a result, more and more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
🙄 So what is this? Here's how it works. You've probably heard of the greenhouse effect. Now there will be shock content: this effect in itself is not a bad thing! 😲
The sun heats our planet, and it dissipates most of its heat back into space. However, it still retains some of it, thanks to greenhouse gases (CO2, methane). And if it weren't for them, it would be very cold on Earth 🥶
In more detail, the greenhouse gases transmit visible sunlight to the Earth, but the infrared surface heated only partially passes by this defense and "flies" beyond the planet.
🛌 Greenhouse gases, like a warm blanket, make our planet a little warmer than it could be. The average temperature on the planet is +14, and without the "blanket" it would be as low as -18.
➡️ So what's the problem? We thicken this blanket too much. The more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the stronger this "barrier" that does not emit heat and leaves it on planet Earth. Slowly we turn our house into a big frying pan 🥵
➡️ Where does CO2 come from?
Cars, planes, factories. People burn substances such as coal, oil, and this process releases just the same CO2 that has accumulated there over millions of years.
➡️ Another problem
Deforestation. Fewer trees - more CO2. Do you remember what photosynthesis is? Roughly speaking, this is when plants "inhale" CO2 and "exhale" O2 (and of course, they form glucose for their loved ones). We literally cut the branches on which we sit.
🌲And here's not a very funny fact. Every 3 seconds, 100 trees are cut down in the world. And this is an ongoing process.
➡️ A vicious circle
Glaciers are melting - this is no longer news to you. Half of the Arctic snow has melted in the last 30 years. And snow, as you know, reflects sunlight. Less snow, so… I think you caught the idea.
➡️ Cities that will go under water
If glaciers melt, all this water creates a higher water level. Therefore, most likely, some coastal cities and islands will not be until 2100. One such city is Venice (you can read more in 2 links).
And the Maldives also risk going under water. So it is likely that future generations will imagine Venice and the Maldives as a vanished Atlantis…
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