“Protect the environment, save lives” is a very important phrase on everyone’s mind these days. Many people go green with a fundamental goal of preventing nature and saving the environment from the harmful effects of various human activities. With too much pollution and ecological imbalance, the current situation has become threatening. The problems are worrisome even to the best environmentalists, who are constantly and meticulously looking for ways and methodologies to save the environment that is increasingly detrimental to human life. For this reason, it has become very important to take important steps and save lives.
There are many factors that contribute to the threatening effects of the environment. The most worrying among these are global warming, ozone depletion, air pollution and water pollution.
Global warming is a life-threatening problem facing the world today. It is a situation in which the earth’s temperature rises due to the effect of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. The release of these gases into the atmosphere traps heat and light from the sun, which raises the earth’s temperature. Although the problem can become life-threatening, there are important ways to reduce its harmful effects. The most measurable step is to switch to fuel-efficient cars that produce relatively small amounts of carbon dioxide emissions. Since carbon dioxide is the leading cause of global warming, drastically reducing its emissions into the atmosphere will contribute greatly to both the environment and human life. There are other ways, such as insulating the house, pooling cars, planting trees, and using more public transport.
The depletion of the ozone layer is another concern for environmentalists. Ozone is an important component in the atmosphere that protects people from harmful ultraviolet rays. Unfortunately, human activities have caused depletion of the ozone layer, which can be catastrophic if not controlled now. The main factor causing this depletion is the increase in chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) level. In the stratosphere, this compound breaks down to release a free chlorine atom, which reacts with an ozone molecule to form chlorine monoxide and an oxygen molecule. The resulting chlorine monoxide also reacts with the ozone molecule to form a chlorine atom and two oxygen molecules. The reaction continues to repeat as and when a free chlorine atom is released. In the process, the amount of ozone in the stratosphere is greatly reduced, and this has become a serious concern. There are several ways to combat the problem, such as avoiding the use of aerosols, insulating the house, and avoiding purchasing polystyrene products. Also, it is very important to regularly check the air conditioner installed in cars, as any leak in the coolant will release large amounts of CFCs.
Air pollution caused by various human actions such as smoking, deforestation, excessive use of air conditioning and increased reliability of private vehicles has posed a serious threat to the environment. It is very important to keep the increasing pollution under control in order to save nature and life from destruction and disasters. The best ways to combat the problem are to use the car pool or public transport whenever possible, avoid both active and passive smoking, minimize the use of air conditioning, stop the use of wood burning stoves, avoid buying formaldehyde products, eliminate asbestos. located anywhere in the house and make maximum use of energy-efficient appliances.
Water pollution is also increasing due to uncontrolled human activities. Both air and water are essential for life and when polluted it will have a direct depressing effect on human life. Take steps to reduce water pollution by thoroughly controlling the water supply. Do not pour or throw any chemicals or toxic substances into drains or any body of water. There is also an urgency to periodically test or verify drinking water as it may contain bacteria, metals and various other toxic chemicals.
Just one step ahead and you can save the environment, finally you can save life on earth.
It’s time for all of us to wake up and take important steps to Save the Environment.