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Causes and Prevention of Global Warming in India
This article gives complete information on the definition of global warming, what causes global warming in India, and ways to reduce global warming in India.
Have you seen a sparrow lately?
Have you visited a National Park and been disappointed at not seeing a Tiger?
Have you experienced unseasonable showers?
All these – and more unusual phenomena – are the creation of Global Warming in India. Indian citizens can no longer dismiss global warming as something happening elsewhere in the world and not in our own aangan. Global warming in India reduces the natural habitat of our national animal, creates species to vanish, and plays havoc with the weather.
Definition of Global Warming
Global Warming is a phenomenon that occurs when the world (hence the word global) experiences temperatures that are above the normal levels. Such a spiralling of temperatures occurs in every region of the planet, whether it is in the northern or southern hemisphere – Alaska or Australia, America or New Zealand, Italy or India.
Who is responsible for Global Warming in India?
No, the absurd ‘foreign hand’ factor cannot be blamed! It is WE who are responsible for global warming in India.
You are likely to say "What rubbish! As though I am responsible if India becomes hotter or if it rains excessively!" Sure, natural gases in the atmosphere can cause increased warmth in the air and create upheavals in the climate. However, it is no use going into self-denial mode because we are increasingly dependent on certain goods and services that are the very causes of global warming in India.
Effective Ways to Prevent Global Warming in India
There are some very simple but potentially effective ways to reduce and prevent global warming in India.
1. Use public transport in India: When commuting to work, make use of the local bus or train. You can even walk if your place can be reached within less than half an hour. Walking is good for your health!
2. Start car-pooling in your area: That is, find out how many people are travelling to a particular area of the city regularly. Get together and organise a day & time schedule to share cars together not just to and from work, but even for shopping, going for a film, etc.
3. Save car fuel in India: If at all you are using your vehicle, keep within the speed limits to prevent excessive use of fuel. When purchasing a vehicle, buy one that consumes less fuel.
4. Check appliances in India for the BEE label: BEE is the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. This is a Government of India organisation which initiated the 'Standards & Labelling Program', a program devised to give the consumers information on the energy saving capacity of equipment. So before you buy, check out its energy saving features here: Bureau of Energy Efficiency
5. Conserve electricity in IndiaIf you have a large house, get family members to use one room as far as possible. For example, don’t switch on televisions in various rooms. In fact, don’t have multiple TVs at all. Keep just one TV and enjoy quality time with the family. If the various activities of different family members don’t really require different rooms, you can all assemble in the main living room – your son can study, you can work at your laptop, your spouse can take his/her nap. That way, the fans, lights and air-conditioners are all off in the other rooms.
6. Save trees in India: Do not take printouts needlessly. Also, instead of bunching up paper and trying out your aim in the direction of the dustbin, use that paper more fruitfully: (i) Check it the other side can be used as a notepad; (ii) Fold it, glue it at the sides and use as a paper bag. Newspapers, too, can be put to good use in this way.
7. Stop using plastic bags: The use of plastic bags is one of the biggest nuisances to Mother Nature in India. When shopping, take along a cloth or jute bag or paper bags made from recycled paper.
8. Conserve water in India: Keep the wash basin tap closed when brushing and shaving. Avoid shower baths. Use half a bucket of water only for your bath. Do not use the washing machine daily. When you use it, don’t drain out the soapy water. Keep it for mopping the floor and use it too for the flush tank in the toilet (which consumes nearly 10 litres!). The water used to wash dal, rice and vegetables can be used to quench the thirst of plants in your home or building.
There may be many more such small steps to reduce global warming in India. Small steps, yes, but when you sight a tiger at the Bannerghatta National Park or a chirpy sparrow brings a smile to your face, it is because YOU have taken a giant step towards reducing global warming in India.
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|Author: Sakthi Vel Shankar 31 Mar 2010||Member Level: Gold Points : 1|
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