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Lets together fight against Global Warming!

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 Global Warming Five Steps to Fights & 12 Ways to become GREEN!

The effects of global warming are of concern both for the environment and human life. Scenarios studied by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predict that global warming will continue and get worse much faster than was expected even in their last report. Research by NOAA indicates that the effects of global warming are already irreversible. The IPCC reports attribute many specific natural phenomena to human causes. The expected long range effects of recent climate change may already be observed. Rising sea levels, glacier retreat, Arctic shrinkage, and altered patterns of agriculture are cited as direct consequences of human activities. Predictions for secondary and regional effects include extreme weather events, an expansion of tropical diseases, changes in the timing of seasonal patterns in ecosystems, and drastic economic impact. Concerns have led to political activism advocating proposals to mitigate, or adapt to it. Geo-engineering is a further potential response, which could potentially reverse some effects that may otherwise be irreversible.

It is notable that many of the effects of global warming are non-linear in nature, with potential for dramatic positive feedback effects. This means that the climate may enter a critical state where small changes can trigger runaway or abrupt climate change. Geo-engineering has been suggested as a means of interrupting or reversing these effects. Climate changes characterized as global warming are leading to large-scale irreversible effects at continental and global scales. The likelihood and magnitude of the effects are observed and predicted to be increasing and accelerating.

The probability of warming having unforeseen consequences increases with the rate, magnitude, and duration of climate change. Additionally, the United States National Academy of Sciences has stated, "greenhouse warming and other human alterations of the earth system may increase the possibility of large, abrupt, and unwelcome regional or global climatic events…. Future abrupt changes cannot be predicted with confidence, and climate surprises are to be expected."

The IPCC reports that the effects of global warming will be mixed across regions. For smaller values of warming (of up to 3°C, or about 5°F), changes are expected to produce net benefits in some regions and for some activities, and net costs for others. Greater warming may produce net costs (or to reduce the benefits from smaller warming) in all regions. Developing countries are vulnerable to reduced economic growth as a result of warming.

Most of the consequences of global warming would result from physical changes: sea level rise, higher local temperatures, and changes in rainfall patterns. Sea level is expected to rise 18 to 59 cm (7.1 to 23.2 inches) by the end of the 21st century, not including the unknown contribution from non-linear changes to large ice sheets.

Ways to Become Green

People can help stop global warming by doing simple things that are really common sense. Most things that can help save the environment are also money-savers! Web sites such as The Big Cool Down are helping people become green by giving tips. To quote The Big Cool Down, “You can help stop pollution by doing simple things like these:

  1. When you wash your car, use biodegradable car wash that dissolves in the water.
  2. Recycle all recyclables.
  3. Don't burn your garbage, it releases bad fumes.
  4. Use a reusable water bottle. It saves plastic!
  5. Print on both sides of paper.
  6. Use one less paper napkin a day then you usually would.
  7. Reuse wrapping paper and greeting cards.
  8. Before you throw something away, consider if someone else you know would use it.
  9. Use paper bags instead of plastic. Even better, bring your own cloth bags!
  10. Use rechargeable batteries.
  11. Maintain your car / two-wheeler so its exhaust contains fewer pollutants.
  12. Use energy efficient electronic appliances. They require less electricity, which is commonly generated by coal burning power plants!”

These are only a few things you can do to be green. There are many more ways to help the earth. Visit www.creskindia.com to know more!