Environmental pollution is not a new problem, yet it vestiges the world’s major problem facing humanity, and the driving ecological lead to mortality and fatality rate. Man’s activities through urban development, industrial development, extraction, and research are the first place of worldwide environmental pollution.
Both developed and developing nations share this burden together, although realization and stricter laws in developed countries have contributed to a larger extent in protecting their environment. Even though the global attention towards pollution, the effect is still being felt due to its tough long-term implication.
Environmental pollution is “the pollution of the physical and biological components of the earth/climate system to such a dimension that normal ecological processes are severely impacted.
According to environmental scientists, atmospheric pollution is set to become the world’s top ecological cause of impulsive fatality, overtaking dirty water, and lack of hygiene. Air pollution concentrations in some cities, specifically in Asia, already far exceed World Health Organization (WHO) safe levels, and they are projected to disintegrate further in 2050.
The number of premature deaths from exposure to particulate matter (PM) (which leads to respiratory failures) is projected to more than double worldwide, from just over 1 million today to nearly 3.6 million per year in 2050, with most deaths occurring in China and India.
The number of premature deaths from exposing particulate matter (PM) (which leads to respiratory failures) is projected to more than double worldwide, from just over 1 million today to nearly 3.6 million per year in 2050, with most deaths occurring in China and India.
Global warming, climate change, and industrial pollution could affect an accumulation in the recurrence, challenge, and power of etiological stress variety’s effects on plants, soils, and microbial communities.
With the increase in the number of factors at the same time impacting plants, the sustained existence and growth of plants decline even if the levels of each of these unique stresses are very low.
Climate change (aka Global warming) is a term used for the observed century-scale rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system and its related effects. Scientists are more than 95% certain that nearly all Global warming is caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other human-caused emissions.
In the earth’s atmosphere, ever accumulating greenhouse gases like water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone are the gases that absorb and emit heat radiation in our atmosphere. Increasing or decreasing amounts of greenhouse gases act to either hold in or release more of the heat from the sun within the atmosphere.
We all have experienced that our atmosphere is getting hotter, more turbulent, and more unpredictable because of the “boiling and churning” effect caused by the heat-trapping greenhouse gases within the upper layers. With each ascent of carbon, methane, or other greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere, our local weather and global climate are further agitated, heated, and eventually “boiled.”
Scientists gauge Global warming from the increase in the average global temperature of the Earth, comparing the past data to also predict the path. Also, as the average global temperature increases, some parts of the Earth may actually get colder while other parts get warmer. They also increase the unpredictability of the weather and climate and dramatically increase the severity, scale, and frequency of storms, droughts, wildfires, and extreme temperatures.
Runaway global heating is partially defined as a continuum of increasing temperature that causes the global climate to rapidly change until those higher temperatures become irreversible on practical human time scales. The eventual temperature range associated with triggering and marking the beginning of the runaway global warming processes is an increase in average global temperature of 2.2°-4° Celsius (4°-7.2° Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels. For the full definition of runaway global warming and how this has happened to us, click here.
Extinction level global warming is defined as temperatures exceeding preindustrial levels by 5-6° Celsius (9-10.8° Fahrenheit) or the extinction of all planetary life, or the eventual loss of our atmosphere. If our atmosphere is also lost, this is referred to as runaway global warming. The result would be similar to what is thought to have happened to Venus 4 billion years ago, resulting in a carbon-rich atmosphere and minimum surface temperatures of 462 °C.
The temperature levels described above for irreversible and extinction-level global warming are not hard and rigid boundaries, but boundary ranges that describe the related consequences and their intensities within a certain level of global warming. These temperature boundary levels may be modified by future research. More about how irreversible global warming and extinction-level global warming can come about because of complex interactions will be explained in the tipping point information will set the foundation necessary to understand how we are already creating the conditions that have not only created irreversible global warming, but also extinction-level global warming if we keep going as we are now.
The concentration of human-caused carbon pollution in our atmosphere has nearly doubled in 60 years—and it is continuing to escalate at faster and faster rates.
Carbon in the atmosphere from fossil fuel burning isn’t our only problem.
While the situation is critical, it is still possible to slow and lessen global warming enough for the climate to establish a new, stable equilibrium. However, that equilibrium may be unlike anything previously seen in Earth’s history and it may not be suitable for humanity to thrive.
According to scientists, it is important that we understand that the stability of our climate is the essential foundation for running our personal and business lives smoothly and successfully. If the global climate continues to destabilize because of escalating global warming, most people will not connect the dots to see that their normal lives will also destabilize until it is too late.
Most people do not think about:
- What will happen when food production drops due to drought, floods, and extreme heat, which will cause food prices to soar and many foods to be scarce?
- How storms will continue to grow more violent, costly, and cataclysmic. Damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure will increase, as well as occur in more and larger areas.
- How our normal lives will gradually grind to a near halt.
It is not an overstatement to say most people do not understand how much of the stability, predictability, and success of their daily lives (and futures) are totally dependent upon a stable temperature range and a stable climate. By and large, they take the ubiquitous general stability of the climate for granted, almost as though it could never change.
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