It’s a fact that today the world is not the same like it used to be a way back. In this era of selfishness, humans are just busy in competing only and thus ignoring our earth. Doing so will leave our sustainability in Danger.
SAVE OZONE AND SAVE YOURSELF
Depletion of the ozone layer is one of the dangerous problems that the world is facing right now. The main cause of ozone depletion is the increasing amount of emissions of chlorine and bromine containing gases. More the emission, more will be the depletion and eventually it will end with the Ozone hole everywhere and ultimately will disturb the system of the food chain and affect the human race severely. Ozone hole causes the harmful UV rays to penetrate into the atmosphere and can result in skin cancer and cataract in humans. These harmful gases are emitted by the industries, sprays and some electric appliances. Saving our atmosphere is our duty so we must know what we can do about it as individuals??
THE SOONER, THE BETTER
According to the recent research by Scientists, the world is tremendously heating up (Global warming) as compared to what was predicted only a few years ago. Undoubtedly, the results will be severe if we will not take any step to control it. We have to think of all the factors that will reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse Gases that are trapping heat in our atmosphere.
USE THE TOOLS THAT WILL FIGHT THE CLIMATE CHANGE
We cannot fix everything at once, but that does not mean we will not try at our places. We need to keep track of all those activities and need to control all the habits that actually are the cause of increasing temperature of the earth. We need to know why, where and what for we are wasting our energy.
The various energy management steps that we as individuals must take in our daily routine are:
Use the programmable thermostats in your buildings that will heat or cool the building only when it is used not when it is empty
Use CFL’S instead of Incandescent bulbs, Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL’s) produce the same amount of light with ¼ of the energy, and last 7-10 times longer.
Turn off all the unused equipment and computers before leaving the room as they will produce heat unnecessarily.
Before leaving and locking your home turn off all the unnecessary refrigerators and freezers.
Install BTU meters in commercial, industrial and office buildings. BTU meters which measure the energy content of liquid flow plays a great role in energy conservation and are reliable as they will bill the users for energy usage.
So, we must consider all the above priority measures for saving energy.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT IT?
I checked Tim Flannery, the famous author of The Weather Maker’s Book: How Man is changing the Climate and what it means for life on Earth. In his book, he has challenged the readers to take the steps for controlling all the things that add fuel to the fire so that the world will not reach the critical tipping points.
“To stay below the threshold, we need to reduce CO2 emissions by 80 percent,” he said.