As we all know climate change has been a common topic of discussion among the people all over the world, but people mainly focus on changes such as melting of ice in Polar region, depletion in the ozone layer, increase in the sea levels etc.
But today I want to discuss with you all, about the impacts of climate change on our country, that is our own India. I know it is something you may not have heard much and that is the reason I have decided to write a blog on this topic.
But before I start let me tell you what exactly climate change is. In simple words climate change is the change in the average conditions such as temperature and rainfall over a long period of time.
Now you may think how we are monitoring these changes; well these changes are being monitored by scientists, volunteer observers, and automated instruments from around the world. They measure climate variables at Earth’s surface and above. Some of the data collected include air chemistry, temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, and wind speed.
Let me tell you some of the major causes of climate change:
- Changes in the sun’s intensity.
- Emissions from volcanoes.
- Stay original.
- Variations in Earth’s orbit.
- Increased levels of carbon dioxide.
And now I’ll tell you how this climate change is happening in India. From last few years, there has been uneven rainfall in India that probably a reason for unevenness in climate change. This inconsistent precipitation results in frequent occurrence of floods that cause a huge loss of energy, resource and population.
It’s also been noticed that the average temperature of our surrounding has increased since the last years. According to the Government Report, the heat waves would increase 3-4 times by the end of the century and 4.4°C rise in average temperature by 2100.
Isn’t this news disturbing? Just think about our future generations and the problems they are going to face just to survive. It is really heart wrecking!!!
If we continue doing this to our environment it won’t be long when the movie “2012” will become the reality. Only we can save this world; even our small contribution has the power to change the environmental condition.
Some of the ways in which you can help change the environment –
- Say no to plastic.
- Use renewable sources of energy.
- Always try using public transport.
- Use the fossil fuels efficiently; if not so we may run out of them soon.
- Avoid deforestation and plant more trees.
- Stop wasting food and water.
I’m sure these simple steps can bring a lot of change to our environment.
LET’S PLEDGE TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN, SO THAT OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS WOULD NOT HAVE TO STRUGGLE FOR THEIR EXISTENCE.
Ms.Malvika Unnithan (K16758) , B.Sc. III Year Bio, School of Basic and Applied Science, Career Point University, Kota