Climate stability is indeed up to us, and we must take action to address climate change.
The increasing global population and various contributing factors have accelerated the need to understand the impact of our actions and take responsibility for our waste.
One way to make a positive impact is by being mindful of the waste we generate.
Properly disposing of our rubbish and recycling everything we can significantly reduce the environmental burden.
Additionally, we can actively participate in initiatives that promote sustainability, such as supporting renewable energy sources, reducing our carbon footprint, and advocating for responsible environmental policies.
Becoming a “Climate Warrior” and taking steps to save the Earth is not only urgent but also essential for the well-being of future generations.
By making conscious choices in our daily lives, we can collectively make a difference and contribute to a more sustainable and stable climate.
Climate change, the long-term alteration of temperature and typical weather patterns in a place is indeed a significant and complex historical phenomenon.
Here’s a brief overview of observed patterns throughout history.
**Precambrian Eon (4.5 billion to 541 million years ago)**: Earth experienced several ice ages during this period.
Perhaps the most severe were the snowball Earth events around 700 million years ago. **Paleozoic and Mesozoic Era (541 to 66 million years ago)**:
This era, including the dinosaurs’ age, was generally warmer than today. However, it ended with a significant mass extinction event, perhaps linked to volcanic activity, an asteroid impact, and potential climate shifts.
**Cenozoic Era (66 million years ago)**: The
Climatecooled, with several severe ice ages occurring.
Around 34 million years ago, the first glaciers appeared in Antarctica.
– **Pleistocene Epoch (2.6 million to 11,700 years ago)**: Known as the Ice Age, this epoch witnessed several glacial and interglacial periods where ice sheets advanced and retreated over the Earth.
– **Holocene Epoch (11,700 years ago to present)**: A period of climate stability that allowed human civilisation to thrive.
**Industrial Revolution (Late 18th Century)**: A period of human-driven climate change. The widespread burning of fossil fuels ramped up the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, causing global temperatures to rise – a phenomenon known as global warming. 5. **20th-21st Century**: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states with high confidence that human activities have warmed the planet at an unprecedented rate since the mid-20th century.
They report an average global temperature increase of approximately 1°C since pre-industrial times.
It is crucial to understand that climate change does not imply merely hotter summers; it also includes increased frequency and severity of extreme weather occurrences such as storms, droughts, floods, and more.
These shifts affect ecosystems, economies, and public health worldwide.
Continued efforts are being made on global and local stages to mitigate and adapt to these changes.
“If I had a magic wand, I would get people to understand… let’s take the environment, which is the most crucial issue we face. You can’t overestimate, we have maybe a decade or two, that’s it, in which we can decide to get the heating of the environment under control. If we don’t do it, we’re finished. It’s not that everybody’s going to die the next year, but we’ll be on an irreversible course.” Noam Chomsky
Ford’s 1941 bioplastic Model T was made of hemp, flax, wheat, and spruce pulp, which made the car lighter than fiberglass and ten times tougher than steel, wrote the New York Times on February 2, 1941.
The car ran on ethanol made from hemp or other agricultural waste.
Ford’s experimental model was deemed a step toward the realization of his dream to “grow automobiles from the soil,” wrote Popular Mechanics in their December 1941 issue and reduce greenhouse gases—already known to occur by then.
I first posted this on the 3rd of January 2021. Our attitude in 1st world countries to consuming goods that are produced unsustainably by exploited 3rd world labour causing great damage to the environment continues. 3rd January 2021 Western, first world countries rely on cheap and often exploited labour to fill the shops and increasingly […] […] […]