The Sun is the source of heat for planet Earth that has chunks of ice at its poles. However, apart from the Sun, there are other factors responsible to add to the existing temperature of the surroundings. One of these is the heat generated by devices like motor vehicles, generators and furnaces that run on fossil fuels. They generate carbon dioxide and create the greenhouse gas effect. It has been going on for ages and people have gradually realized that global warming has disturbed the rhythm of life. We must act fast to reduce global warming.
Global warming is the hottest topic
Rivers dry up due to rise in temperatures. Similar is the case with other sources of water like ponds and wells. Since water is necessary for survival, its shortage disturbs normal lives. Many areas face drought situations forcing people to arrange for the precious commodity or go thirsty. What are the results of global warming?
Fear of forest fires
First is the fear of forest fires. In case of a climatic disturbance like a hurricane, there could be forest fires because of the high-speed winds. When these couple with dry trees and undergrowth, it becomes a recipe for disaster. It devastates the greenery, and ousts man and animals from their habitats. It also destroys infrastructure that takes a long time to recover.
Fear of floods and mudslides
Then is the fear of floods and mudslides from climatic disorders like hurricanes. These are usually accompanied by strong winds, floods and mudslides. This is because of lack of trees that bind the soil. Once again, people lose their lives and homes.
Fear of sea level rise
The third is sea level rise, which is more serious. It happens due to melting of glaciers and ice caps from the poles. Those living in coastal areas are affected and many regions have already perished. Since most of the major cities are along the seacoast, they must draw up contingency plans.
Alternative to fossil fuel
Once we decide to ban fossil fuels, we must go in for an alternative. The best option to do this is to embrace renewable energy like electric cars. They will make for a clean environment. The demand for such cars is on the rise and this could prove to be a viable alternative.