Today being celebrated as the World Water Day, it would be only prudent to discuss some simple and straight forward facts of how we are racing towards our DOOM by destroying Earth with global warming, extinction of rich flora and fauna of the world and over population.
Random Water Facts
- All life forms will cease to exist if we run out of water.
- Cape Town (South Africa) is the first major city to run out of water, many other cities are soon to follow if we do not hold our horses.
- Our country has access to only 4% of world’s fresh water; however we contribute to 16% of the world’s population.
- Approximately 76 million people of our country has zero access to fresh drinking water
Why are we moving head on towards this soon-to-be-real dystopian world?
Climate change and over population of the world is the correct answer people.
Climate Change (global warming) is very real and has started having horrifying effect on the world. 2015 was recorded as the hottest year ever. As the planet’s temperature rises, evaporation increases creating draughts. In addition to this horror, increasing temperature is melting the glacial ice at an unparalleled rate. More than 50% of the world’s fresh water comes from these snow melts, however, once we lose the glacial ice, we cannot restore it.
Studies also show that by 2050 it is expected that the annual temperature globally will have risen to such an extent that many coffee, tea and cocoa production areas will be too hot to grow the crops, which means your pick-me-up-morning-cuppa might go extinct.
Rapid population growth is definitely a cause for aggravation of the negative consequences of climate change. Copious amounts of researches suggest that the countries with a huge rise of population are most vulnerable to climate-related hazards. Also modern demographic trends, such as urbanization of coastal and ecologically marginal areas, such as hillsides or degraded land, intensify climate risks.
How do we do our bit to save water, reduce the negative effects of climate and save the only planet we have?
Conserving energy is a great place to start. This can be done by turning off lights, better insulating our homes to conserve heat and air conditioning.
Using car-pool and public transportation instead of each person driving their own vehicle. This would definitely reduce the emissions which are adding on to everything else.
Plastic bags should be banned everywhere. They contain polypropylene and are not bio-degradable. They end up in the ocean and are consumed by the wild life causing harm to the flora and fauna there.
Planning your family helps control the unprecedented growth of the population.
Last but definitely not the least — SAVE WATER!!!
- March 22, 2018
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