Steps to reduce Global Warming

As far as Global Warming is concerned all governments of the world are also taking steps to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Countries around the world have recognized this problem and signed a pact in Paris called The Paris Agreement in 2015. They all pledged to reduce their carbon footprints. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has set a target of not increasing the temperature more than around 2 degrees Celcius and in the later years around 1.5 degrees.

Although everything is not going very well with this agreement. Recently, Donald Trump – president of the United Nations of America pulled out of this agreement citing that developing nations are not doing enough to control their Carbon emission and all the money is going in vain. On the other hand, developing nations like China have argued that developed nations like the United States of America have already developed their nations while polluting the planet. But, it’s now their turn to develop their country and they are doing their bit to curb the carbon emissions.

India is also doing their bit to control the carbon footprint. Under the leadership of the prime minister, Modi India is taking very active steps in the field of renewable energy. Many Solar panel power plants have been opened. Ujjwala scheme was launched to provide LPG connection to the poor which led to an increase in clean fuel consumption in the rural area. We have also been trying to increase our Forrest are by extensively planting trees.

One of the major steps we could take forward is to use renewable sources of energy. To run our home equipment we need to use Solar panels. The government also needs to find ways to use the green energy of electricity production through windmills, Solar panels, etc. We need to use public transport as much as possible. It will reduce the consumption of fuels and thus reduce greenhouse gases. Cycles can also be used for traveling a small distance. We know that while operating, refrigerators and air conditioners release ChloroFluoroCarbons(CFC). When released into the atmosphere they go and react with the ozone and creating a hole in the ozone layer. Through this hole, humans are now exposed to the ultraviolet rays which come with the sunlight.

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