2 degrees Celcius! It might not sound much to you, because on a regular day, this slight change in temperature wouldn’t affect much in your daily activities. However, considering the world where we live in, such a minor change in the average temperature can leave consequences that are sure to disturb the entire ecosystem. According to some of the studies done by the climatologists, due to increasing global emissions, the average temperature of our planet Earth is going to increase by eight degrees Celcius by the end of 21st century.
The reports presented by National Climate Association claim that human influences are the prime reasons of global warming, especially the carbon pollution that human beings cause by burning fossil fuels and deforestation. Human beings are held responsible for emitting carbon dioxide, methane, soot, and other pollutants into the atmosphere and act like a blanket, trapping the sun’s heat and making it warm. Statistical reports show that the years 2000 to 2009 were hotter than any other decade in at least the past 1,300 years.
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Human activities have already been held responsible for raising the global temperature by one-degree centigrade compared to the pre-industrial age. Also, global warming is now likely to reach 1.5 degrees between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to rise at the current rate.
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Of all the problems and its ill-effects that have been mentioned above, there’s only one solution ready at your hand – planting trees. We don’t understand the significance of the shade that the trees provide. Considering the urban life we lead, it is the shades of the trees which make the cities bearable. According the to EPA, the shade from trees, along with the water vapor they release, reduce the average temperatures by 11–25 degrees Centigrades when compared to unshaded areas.
The structures across the city are made of concrete whose temperature increases when exposed to sunlight. It is the shades from the plants that result in decreasing the internal temperature by 5 – 8 degrees Centigrades. The sooner we realize the benefits of planting trees and gain access to cleaner sources of energy, our environment will most certainly feel the benefits.
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One way of making the world a greener place to live in is having a small garden of your own. Gardening offers benefits which might be less visible, but equally sustaining. Some of the studies have already provided established facts that those who indulge in gardening report better moods and also lower levels of Cortisol hormones. Also, to add a professional legitimacy, there are rising cases where people suffering from depression and mental illness undergo ‘horticultural therapy’. The benefits appear to spring from a combination of physical activity, awareness of natural surroundings, cognitive stimulation and the satisfaction of the work.
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A vegetable garden at your home will ensure the freshness and quality of whatever you are eating. With the increasing use of pesticides and fertilizers in growing vegetables, you cannot guarantee the quality of anything that you buy from the market! However, if you make it a practice to grow vegetables on your own, you can ensure the food value that you’re consuming and keep a track of your own health. Apart from this, having a vegetable garden of your own is a great way to gain responsibility and personal satisfaction.
If you love to talk about hobbies, there can be nothing be better than gardening. Not only it allows you to appreciate nature, but also stimulate multiple new interests too, namely, photography, landscape architecture, and many more.
The benefits are limitless, and here’s a wonderful video that shows you how gardening can nestle beautiful lives and gift us with a smile that we always want to see on the faces of our loved ones.
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