The greenhouse effect or global warming is one of the most horrible results of people being neglectful with nature’s defenses and the environment. To explain briefly, the greenhouse effect is the term used by authorities and researches to the thinning of the ozone layer found in space. The ozone layer acts as the barrier between the sun’s tremendous rays and the planets in the galaxy including our very own Earth. Because of this thinning issue, the sun’s rays are able to penetrate the planet directly, thus, creating the global warming. If the main effect of global warming is still vague, let me cite some examples and its appalling effects both to humans and animals.
Heat Stroke – For the past two years, cases of deaths of elderly people related to heat stroke have increased in countries with warmer climates like the Philippines. It has been advised that everyone, especially the elderly should avoid sun exposure from 10am until 3pm as it is during this time that the rays are stronger and more direct to the planet, which can make countries with tropical climate become warmer.
Spread of Disease – Disease-causing insects, specifically mosquitoes have started to migrate from their natural environment to other parts of the world because of global warming. This scenario is most likely the main cause of the spread of different diseases all over the world, which can also lead to economic crisis as citizens tend to get sick all the time.
Melting of Polar Ice Caps – Ice glaciers both from South and North poles are starting to melt. Studies show that if these glaciers will collapse altogether, it can increase see level for more than 200 feet, drowning smaller islands and countries nearby since Earth is made up 3/4 water and ¼ land. Thankfully, it will not collapse collectively, but it has slowly melted on a faster pace, which adds about a few centimeters of the water level each year. Furthermore, if this scenario will worsen, it can cause irregularity to the salt percentage of ocean water. Consequently, it can alter the natural habitat of underwater creatures and can cause their untimely death.
Increase of Natural Calamities – Studies show that warmer waters can increase the occurrence of stronger hurricanes and flashfloods in certain countries. Also, countries that have been experiencing drought regularly will experience longer periods of drought and those that are in colder locations will experience lower temperatures as well. If you have noticed, several reports about hurricanes, flash floods, and landslides have been filed and these are some of the horrible effects of global warming.
Studies show that if we continue to ruin our planet through the release of harmful chemicals and gases into the air, land, and water, the thinning of the ozone layer will continue and it will take thousands of years for it to fully recover. Will you allow your next generation to experience more brutal effects of global warming?