Global warming and climate change is no news to this generation. While the baby boomers may have only read about the negative effects of climate change in science books, this generation is already facing them.
From melting ice caps to rising sea levels, forest fires and lack of breathable air – mother nature is out in full fury. Even though a lot of people are working to fix the damage, scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson think it might be too late to save the planet. But what triggered this destruction?
Let’s take a look at some of the causes of global warming :
- Large carbon footprint of humans
- Emission of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide and Methane
- Rampant use of nonrenewable energy
- Abundant waste production and its mismanagement
- Uncontrolled production and usage of plastic
- Air, water and soil pollution
- Excessive consumption of fossil fuels that lead to more carbon emission
These are some of the man made hazards that have lead to global warming and the consequent climate change in today’s earth. As a result, within the past decade, the world has seen an unusually tolling Tsunami, four major hurricanes of exceptional intensity in the US alone and some concerning amount of earthquakes. And all of this is just the beginning.