Global Warming

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Global Warming

The Problem

Global warming starts with the greenhouse effect, which is created by the relationship between the radiation from the sun and the Earth's atmosphere. Human activity also introduces specific types of gases into the Earth's atmosphere. As of 2005, as a result of these circumstances, over the last 50 years, the average global temperature of the Earth has experienced the fastest growth rate in history. As of 2005, coal-burning power plants create the largest source of CO2 pollution in the United States, producing more than 2 billion tons of pollution annually. As of 2005, automobiles create the second largest source, which produces about 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide pollution annually. Global warming is a multi-faceted phenomenon that will have severe consequences if current trends continue. Melting glaciers, rising sea levels, warmer sea surface temperatures and habitat disruption are all consequences associated with global warming.

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Our solutions

1. Plantation

One of the practical ways to combat Climate change is to plant more trees in order to take more carbon out of the atmosphere as long as the trees are planted in the right place. We at GWPPF has several innovative programs to implement the plantation drive.

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2. Reduce/Reuse/Recycle

What is not so widely known is that recycling can be an important weapon in the fight against global warming — and how easy it is for all of us to play a role in that fight. Recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions from landfill, can reduce deforestation, saves energy and produces more energy-efficient products. These benefits cannot only be largely achieved with existing technology and infrastructure, but the community already knows how it can participate. GWPPF is working on solid waste management segregation and safe disposal and safe reuse policy.

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3. Water, Air and Soil pollution

The presence of unusually high concentrations of harmful substances in the environment is known as pollution. This means that when there are substances that can be harmful to the health of living organisms in the environment more than the amount they can tolerate, we say that the environment is polluted. The most common pollution causing health hazard today are the air, water and soil pollution. Any unwanted or harmful substance which pollutes the environment is called a pollutant. Normally harmful substances can be present in the environment. Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide are usually present in the air in small quantities and they are not harmful to us. However when present in quantities more than which we can tolerate, they become pollutants.

3.1 Water pollution

The contamination of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, underground water and seas by harmful substances is known as water pollution. Polluted water becomes unfit for drinking, bathing, washing and irrigation. The major cause of pollution of water is sewage, industrial wastes, pesticides and fertilizers from farming. Garbage dumping can also leak out pollutants into underground water.The major pollutants are usually lead, mercury, fertilizer and pesticide compounds. For example the major source of pollution of the Ganga River is sewage and industrial wastes from tanning factories.

3.2 Air pollution

It is the pollution of air by harmful gases (sulphur diffarmingoxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide etc.), smoke and dust. The major pollutants are Carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxide, sulphur dioxide, suspended particulate matter and carbon monoxide. Air pollution is usually caused by burning of fossil fuels like petroleum and coal, burning of wood and cow dung cakes in homes, factories, vehicles and power plants. For example New Delhi is one of the most air polluted cities in the world because of excessive use of fossil fuels by cars and factories.

3.3 Soil Pollution

Soil pollution is the contamination of soil due by harmful substances. Polluted soil becomes unfit for growing crops and plants and is usually accompanied by water pollution. The major causes of soil pollution are over irrigation, pesticides, sewage and garbage dumping, deforestation and mining. The most common pollutants are heavy metals like lead and mercury, pesticide compounds, salt and mineral ores. Water and soil pollution usually occur together as polluted water seeps into soil and contaminates it. Pollutants can also leach out from soil into water bodies when it rains. Thus, this topic has immense significance for the students of Biology. To enhance their knowledge about this topic, students should attempt some practice questions with sample solutions like some illustrations given here-

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4. Agricultural Development

The modern agricultural practices which are heavily dependent on the use of chemical pesticides, inorganic fertilizers and growth regulators has raised the agricultural production manifold but at the cost of resource depletion, environmental deterioration and loss of crop diversity. Therefore it was realized that the modern agriculture is not sustainable in long run, hence the concept of sustainable agriculture emerged which not only emphasizes on the conservation of the natural resources but also maintains the quality of environment. Often there is misconception that sustainable agriculture and organic agriculture is the same thing. GWPPF is trying to solve the problem of low profitability and sustainability of agriculture.

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5. Disaster Management

India’s geo-climatic conditions as well as its high degree of socio-economic vulnerability, makes it one of the most disaster prone country in the world. A disaster is an extreme disruption of the functioning of a society that causes widespread human, material, or environmental losses that exceed the ability of the affected society to cope with its own resources. Disasters are sometimes classified according to whether they are “natural” disasters, or “human-made” disasters. For example, disasters caused by floods, droughts, tidal waves and earth tremors are generally considered “natural disasters.” Disasters caused by chemical or industrial accidents, environmental pollution, transport accidents and political unrest are classified as “human-made” or “humaninduced” disasters since they are the direct result of human action. We at GWPPF are modeling ways to understand disasters better, mitigate, and help in relief measures.

 

Our Vision

Serve the Nation by providing healthy and respectful life to all its citizens through better livelihood, empowerment of Youth, Disabled, Orphans, Widows, Senior citizens, Poor & needy people through innovative programs on Global Warming, Health, Education, Employment and non-violence etc.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the country with the highest service quality and Humanity. Motivate likeminded and socially responsible people for carrying forward our cause & concern to achieve this goal of self-reliance of needy people. With the help of combination of manpower consisting of experienced elderly and well trained youth focused on executing projects within confined time and budget without compromising the quality.

Values

Our values, basic and fundamental, shall remain the guiding force “Help the Helpless.” These will be the uncompromising foundations upon which we build our Mission on Integrity, Reliability and Accountability.