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This blog post provides the only solution to climate change with no negative consequences.
But before I continue I would like to tell you all that I am no scientist(I maybe wrong at times), I am just a concerned global citizen who has a quirky but a good idea to Stop climate change – it may be wrong, it may be right. But an idea is an idea, if with some modifications it can change the world, then what’s wrong in that?
So first of all I would like to address some basic questions,
Q1) What is climate change?
Here’s an excerpt from BBC’s article published on November 14, 2016 about climate change that can provide the best possible answer.
“The planet’s climate has constantly been changing over geological time. The global average temperature today is about 15C, though geological evidence suggests it has been much higher and lower in the past.
However, the current period of warming is occurring more rapidly than many past events. Scientists are concerned that the natural fluctuation, or variability, is being overtaken by a rapid human-induced warming that has serious implications for the stability of the planet’s climate.”
Q2) But do we have any proof? Any sort of evidence, that can make us believe that it is true, and not a hoax?
I found the answer for the same question in the article about climate change published by BBC. Here’s what it is.
“What is the evidence for warming?
Temperature records going back to the late 19th Century show that the average temperature of the Earth’s surface has increased by about 0.8C (1.4F) in the last 100 years. About 0.6C (1.0F) of this warming occurred in the last three decades.
Satellite data shows an average increase in global sea levels of some 3mm per year in recent decades. A large proportion of the change in sea level is accounted for by the thermal expansion of seawater. As seawater warms up, the molecules become less densely packed, causing an increase in the volume of the ocean.
But the melting of mountain glaciers and the retreat of polar ice sheets are also important contributors. Most glaciers in temperate regions of the world and along the Antarctic Peninsula are in retreat. Since 1979, satellite records show a dramatic decline in Arctic sea-ice extent, at an annual rate of 4% per decade. In 2012, the ice extent reached a record minimum that was 50% lower than the 1979-2000 average.
The Greenland Ice Sheet has experienced record melting in recent years; if the entire 2.8 million cu km sheet were to melt, it would raise sea levels by 6m.
Satellite data shows the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is also losing mass, and a recent study indicated that East Antarctica, which had displayed no clear warming or cooling trend, may also have started to lose mass in the last few years.
“How will climate change affect us?”
“The scale of potential impacts is uncertain. The changes could drive freshwater shortages, bring sweeping changes in food production conditions, and increase the number of deaths from floods, storms, heat waves and droughts. This is because climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events – though linking any single event to global warming is complicated.
Scientists forecast more rainfall overall, but say the risk of drought in inland areas during hot summers will increase. More flooding is expected from storms and rising sea levels. There are, however, likely to be very strong regional variations in these patterns.
Poorer countries, which are least equipped to deal with rapid change, could suffer the most.
Plant and animal extinctions are predicted as habitats change faster than species can adapt, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the health of millions could be threatened by increases in malaria, water-borne disease and malnutrition.”
I hope everything is clear now about climate change. Now, the only thing that is left is the solution to this world problem.
And you know friends the solution is very simple, so simple that even elementary grade students knows about it.
The solution is preservation of the environment by a massive AFFORESTATION MOVEMENT. You might believe that such a solution is not possible after seeing the complexities of the modern world. Believe me or not, but yes it is possible. Possible with the sincere efforts of all human beings on this Earth.
Let’s go back in history. In the 17th century, when Industrialization Movement took place. Nobody belived in it, until the time when it started changing lives of people. It started providing them employment, money to earn bread, cheaper commodities, which all lead to a substantial increase in the quality of life. But alas, this happened at a huge cost: massive deforestation and degradation of the environment. Huge forests were cleared, rivers polluted, increased emmision of CO2, excessive hunting and many other things happened that shouldn’t have taken place it the process of industrialization.
But we can’t change the past, what we can change is our actions that will shape our future. And hence I propose the AFFORESTATION MOVEMENT before you all.
Like an experiment is always conducted on a small scale, so can this movement be conducted on a small scale before making it a world movement.
For this I chose the capital of our country, New Delhi. We all are aware that Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Many citizens of our country have faced dire consequences like severe illness, asthma and even death, because of the high level pollution in the capital.
Here’s how the plan could work out in just 5 years.
- It is assumed that there is no shortage of money.
- It is assumed that there is full cooperation of authorities and people of the country.
STEP 1: Conduct a survey or analyze any already conducted survey to find out the critical areas, where the pollution is of the highest order. Stipulated time period : 2 months.
STEP 2: Creating a pool of volunteers- students, children, local residents, NGO workers, any body can who wants to contribute can join in. Stipulated time frame : 1 month.
There is also one more idea, local people or people living in nearby areas can adopt trees. By adoption I mean taking full care of the trees and taking away it’s fruits and byproducts as a gift for their service.
STEP 3: The most important step. Planting trees. But which tree should we plant?
Well I researched a lot on that topic and ended up with “NEEM TREE”.
If you have the curiosity of why and what are its benefits?
Please visit the website, and read it fully, especially the FAQ section.
In short because of its key features of being:
- Drought resistance
- thrives in areas with sub-arid to sub-humid conditions, with an annual rainfall of 400–1,200 millimetres.
- Ability to grow in different types of soil.
- Ability to tolerate high temperature.
- It’s byproducts are very useful.
Stipulated time period :4-5 months
STEP 4 : Nurturing and protecting the trees. For it’s good development pool of volunteers developed at step 2 can be utilized.
As well as for it’s protection tree guards can also be used at intial stages.
Stipulated time period: approximately 1year.
STEP 5: Patience. After all the efforts are put to work, what we need is patience as well as continuous monitoring to ensure the implementation of our plan according to our objectives.
Stipulated time period- 3-5years.
Wait for the tree to develop and bear fruit.
Time passes away.
If the plan works, the benefits would be:
- People of Delhi could breathe clean air.
- By successful completion of this plan, India’s reputation at the world forum could multiply manifold times.
- India could be taken as an example for intitiaing this plan around the globe.
- Last but not the least the problem of climate change can be solved without any negative consequences in less than 50 years.
But if the plan fails then also no problem, at least we tried. Subsequently I will think of some other plan to deal with climate change.
Until then keep sharing this post. Any suggestions?Put it in the comments below.
Or email me : firstname.lastname@example.org
A sincere thanks to my grandma, my mom for their valuable suggestions.
Also thanks to the YouTube channel Alltime10 whose video about the places that could disappear with the passage of time, inspired me to write this blog.
Especially the time when they showed that the Alps could disappear in the coming 50 years. I felt so bad. Anyways good ideas always come in difficult situations.
Happy reading. Happy blogging.
P.S. If you don’t find anyone to initiate this action, I am always there.