Material development is making us blind.
The dangerous effects of global warming are now clearly visible. The effect of this is that summers have started spewing fire and winters have started feeling hot. Because of this, glaciers are melting rapidly and increasing the sea level at a rapid rate. In such a situation, the fear of drowning in many parts of the world and metropolitan cities has increased rapidly. This has been disclosed by the American National Academy of Science. In his study, he has explained in detail the impact of global warming on seven cities in the world. The academy has released its findings based on two and four-degree increases in temperature. It has been claimed that the temperature has increased by two degrees. If its temperature rises by four degrees, then Mumbai will be absorbed in the Arabian Sea.
The ever-changing nature of the environment has undoubtedly forced one to think about the increasing consequences. Ozone gas is being depleted due to the ever-increasing emissions of industrial gases and the rapid reduction in forest cover. The effect of this unusual change is visible in the form of climate changes taking place on a global scale. The effects of diseases on human health have increased due to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Due to this continuous increase in the global temperature, the glaciers of the world are melting rapidly. For example, the melting of the Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica has already become a cause of concern for scientists. If the water level in the ocean continues to rise due to the rapid melting of glaciers, then the increasing area and water level of the oceans will one day submerge the coastal sites, parts and islands. These conditions are causing a major crisis in India due to the melting of Himalayan glaciers. For this reason, the outbreak of severe floods increased rapidly during the famous Ambernath Yatra of India.
Human beings are responsible for the imbalance of nature.
The melting of glaciers has been going on for centuries, but due to various attacks on the environment, their scope is increasing every year. Glaciers were constantly covered with snow due to heavy rain and snowfall. Due to the cold weather, instead of rain, snowfall occurred in the upper areas, it can be estimated that the onset of glacier melting occurred in 1930, with this the weather changed its course and the snowfall started decreasing. It also affected glaciers. Instead of increasing, they first stabilized, and then the range of melting glaciers started increasing. This glacier has been melting every year at the rate of five to twenty meters in the last two decades.
All human society has to be aware of global crises like global warming. We have to understand nature. Today’s situation has to be seen carefully that the irregular mode of rain is a matter of great concern. The evidence of a cloud burst-like situation has increased a lot. It is not raining everywhere but it is becoming like filling water in a balloon. At one place, this balloon explodes and creates havoc. Many cities get submerged by rain. Plastic is a major contributor to this situation to a large extent. We need to reduce the unintended way of plastic. We have to find a worthy alternative to plastic. This option can be solved with bamboo. A lot of research is needed on bamboo.
There are a total of 9975 glaciers in the Indian Himalayas. Of these, 900 glaciers are in the Himalayas only. More than 150 rivers originate from these glaciers, which are giving life to 40 per cent of the country’s population. Now there is a crisis in front of this large population. In recent days, the pictures that have come out in the forests of the world are a new threat to the glaciers. There has been a fire in the forests before. But such a terrible fire is quite dangerous. Due to the smoke of the fire, the raw snow on the glacier starts melting rapidly. This will have wide-ranging consequences. Black smoke will accumulate on glaciers in the form of carbon, which will not allow new ice to settle on them in the future. Along with this, how harmful air is being continuously released into the atmosphere in thermal power plants? The effect of which proved to be the cause of human cancer. Do we think of it as development? In the name of development, nature has been exploited.
Extensive research and research are being done on the melting of glaciers all over the world, but there is no visible way to control it. Some environmental conservators working on these dire situations have started indicating the dangers of global warming for many countries of the world. This is not only a sign, in the coming few days, but the crisis of global warming will also prove to be like Corona.
It is our primary duty to save nature.
At the same time, the question arises as to how the world will counter it. The latest study from satellite imagery of the Indian Space Research Institute has collected data on 466 glaciers, which show that their size has decreased by 30 per cent since 1962. Many large glaciers have broken up into smaller pieces and are all melting rapidly. One of the largest glaciers in the region is melting at a rate of 170 feet every year. The world is worried about the melting of Himalayan glaciers, especially because of its impact on India and neighbouring countries, Himalayan glaciers are considered the main source of the water supply in South Asia. They provide water to dozens of rivers, which sustain the lives of crores of people, and are the basis of their living.
Their rapid melting means a shortage of drinking water and a crisis in agricultural production. At the same time, they also give rise to problems like floods and diseases. With very large numbers the production of gas like greenhouse will increase along with the world population. Whatever the case, the impact of this climate change due to human intervention will be very dire for the whole world.
Lack of scientific knowledge can also increase this danger. The data on the impact of rivers is so low that we cannot understand to what extent the melting of glaciers will affect the rivers. Glaciers around the world are considered a barometer of global warming. The whole world is facing water and air change due to the effect of greenhouse gases. A study conducted in India found that the average temperature of the Northwest Himalayas has increased by 2.2 degrees Celsius over the past two decades. This figure is much more than the increase in the hundred years before that. The study also predicts that as these glaciers melt, the risk of floods will increase, natural disasters will occur and rivers will dry up after that.
The blame for this can only be attributed to the world’s industrialization and the convenience of lifestyles, which include increasing vehicles and the expansion of air-conditioning equipment – which are emitting gases that are dangerous for ozone as well as glaciers. We are failing to ban them. Stopping global warming is not directly in our hands, but we can reduce the impact of increasing pollution on glaciers by stopping the rapidly increasing human activities in the glacier area. Apart from completely banning human activities in this area, there are many such techniques, which can save glaciers and ice for a long time.
Snow harvesting should also be done. Large ingots of ice can be buried in the rubble, which can keep the ice alive for a long time. Now there is a need to adopt these old measures again, as well as develop new techniques. There is a need to go so that this big crisis can be avoided. The dangers looming over human life can be controlled. Now we should be careful and alert – otherwise, where will this crisis not become more serious.
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