Negative Effects of Global Warming

With the increase in temperature, warmer seasons like summer are arriving earlier and are becoming longer. These warm conditions are needed for crops to thrive. During longer growing seasons more crops are produced benefiting the country greatly as it improves their revenue in the agricultural sector and produces more food for the country. Solutions to Global Warming and Its Negative Effects Global Warming is being faced worldwide and in 2005 the Kyoto agreement first proposed international action on global warming and its effects on the climate.

Here in the Caribbean, we have the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre which offers advice and strategies to help the Caribbean region in its response to climate change while helping to work on solutions to he problem of Global Warming and Climate Change in the Caribbean. We can help to slow global warming by Reforestation. Trees absorb and store Carbon Dioxide. Global Warming has also been caused by the removal of forests which would have balanced the carbon cycle. Forests will be able to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and thus we must protect our forests and stop deforestation.

We can become more energy efficient by reducing the amount of energy used in our homes, businesses and schools. Unplug gadgets that aren’t in use. Turn off the lights and unplug your phone charger when leaving your home. We can also purchase more energy efficient gadgets. Through traffic. Families can be encouraged to use bicycles for short distances, reducing the amount of cars on the road and therefore the amount of car exhaust being released. Also, families with more than one car should use the more fuel efficient car. Also, we can carpool which would also reduce the amount of cars on the road et cetera.

Renewable energy sources. Energy sources whose production does not produce greenhouse gases should be used such as geothermal energy. However, there is now considering as a last resort, which is the deliberate hanging “engineering” of the earth’s environment in order to combat the effects of global warming. Opinions on this differ widely as some of these may have unintended negative effects on the earth. One of these ideas in considering is to “fertilize” the ocean with iron sulfate, which seems to create a boom in plankton.

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