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My Footprint – How I affect Climate Change.

So, you realize the days are getting so much hotter? Drought is the talk of the town? Less rainfalls overtime? well my friends welcome to Climate Change.  And its changing for the worst.

As habitants of this great place [earth], we have a responsibility to protect it, keep it clean and perform continuous maintenance. Think about your cars, your homes…you will spend hours cleaning and checking and ensuring all is well so why not extend such attitude towards protecting and keeping the one home that we have clean and life sustainable.

What are we Doing wrong?

  • Cutting down the trees – Trees are our friends ladies and gentlemen. Not only do they beautify the place (which might I add is not their main purpose), they actually filter the air and offer to us the air that we need to breath and live. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and offers up oxygen in exchange. They also filter the air from pollutants and prevent soil erosion, and landslides.  RECOMMENDATION: Plant a tree.  Its principle, we removed it, so lets replace it.

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  • Excessive gas (carbon), chemical emissions –  Did you know all that smoke and smug emitted from most factories and even your motor vehicle is damaging to the ozone layer? Also, Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), chemicals found mainly in spray aerosols, are the primary culprits in ozone layer breakdown. When CFCs reach the upper atmosphere, they are exposed to ultraviolet rays, which causes them to break down into substances that include chlorine. The chlorine reacts with the oxygen atoms in ozone and rips apart the ozone molecule. And its one of the reason why the place is getting so much hotter.  According to the National Geography; “The ozone layer is a belt of the naturally occurring gas “ozone.” It sits 9.3 to 18.6 miles (15 to 30 kilometers) above Earth, and serves as a shield from the harmful ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation emitted by the sun. Over exposure to this can lead to skin cancer,  so is cataract, corneal damage and macular degeneration – end result could be Blindness.

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Now we are not saying that as humans we are the only contributors as there are non-human factors, such as; Currents of the ocean or sea, distance from the ocean/sea, winds and proximity to the equator.  All we are saying is lets do our part to reduce our footprint.

Earth is a beautiful place, and whilst many of us dream to see the other planets [until that happens], lets take care of the one we have for now.

 

 

 

References:

http://www.theozonehole.com/

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/ozone-depletion/

enhs.umn.edu/current/5103/uv/harmful.html

http://changinginclimate.blogspot.com/2010/04/factors-affecting-to-it.html

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