The environment is the most precious asset we possess, greater than any economy or business. Without it, the world as we know it could not possibly exist, and as we speak our environment is changing beyond recognition before our very eyes.
We all heard in our routeings life about carbon level and carbon foot prints but a normal simple Lehman have no much more idea what is carbon level and carbon foot prints, we can say in easy language that carbon is an essential constituent of our life and very important for making glucose in our blood as much we eat or drink it accumulate in the body in the form of carbon as by doing different types of exercises, yoga and dieting we maintain our body weight to ovoid it to store excessive amount of carbon which further seems easily in the form of overweight and obesity. Which is a root cause of different types of diseases, similarly in our environment carbon is present in specific amount mainly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon mono oxide (CO). But if its concentration is increased from its specific level then it also responsible for causing different harm to environment in the form of increase in temperature, which further causes melting of ice and glaciers, flooding, barren of fertile land, drought, famine and mortality of life all in the form of plants and animals.
A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activities have on the environment, and in particular climate change. It relates to the amount of greenhouse gases produced in our day-to-day lives through burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc.
The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse gases we individually produce and has units of Parts per million (or ppm) is simply a way of measuring the concentration of different gases, and means the ratio of the number of carbon dioxide molecules to all of the molecules in the atmosphere.
Notorious carbon dioxide is not toxic if present in normal amount but in fact its minimum concentration 275 ppm in atmosphere is essential for survival of life o earth. Yes! Its excessive concentration in our atmosphere form it a real harming and toxic for us. For all of human history until about 200 years ago, our atmosphere contained 275 parts per million of carbon dioxide. 275 ppm CO 2 is a useful amount-without some CO 2 and other greenhouse gases that trap heat in our atmosphere, our planet would be too cold for humans to inhabit.
Beginning in the 18th century, humans began to burn coal and gas and oil to produce energy and goods. The amount of carbon in the atmosphere began to rise, at first slowly and now more quickly. Many of the activities we do every day like turning the lights on, cooking food, or heating or cooling our homes rely on energy sources like coal and oil that emit carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere. We're taking millions of years worth of carbon, stored beneath the earth as fossil fuels, and releasing it into the atmosphere. By now-and this is the second number-the planet has about 392 parts per million CO 2 - and this number is rising by about 2 parts per million every year.
Modern climate change is dominated by human influences, which are now large enough to exceed the bounds of natural variability. The main source of global climate change is human-induced changes in atmospheric composition. These perturbations primarily result from emissions associated with energy use, but on local and regional scales, urbanization and land use changes are also important.
Although there has been progress in monitoring and understanding climate change, there remain many scientific, technical, and institutional impediments to precisely planning for, adapting to, and mitigating the effects of climate change.
There is still considerable uncertainty about the rates of change that can be expected, but it is clear that these changes will be increasingly manifested in important and tangible ways, such as changes in extremes of temperature and precipitation, decreases in seasonal and perennial snow and ice extent, and sea level rise. Anthropogenic climate change is now likely to continue for many centuries. We are venturing into the unknown with climate, and its associated impacts could be quite disruptive.
In easy way because of deforestation, industrialization, fossil fuel consumption, nuclear technology, rapid population, large utilization of vehicles, depletion of natural resources man blamed for disturbance and cause of pollution. Due to which in our surrounding carbon level is increasingly up to the planet has about 392 parts per million CO 2 - and this number is rising by about 2 parts per million every year.
Major resources depletion that normally is occurring is due to lack of awareness, most of the people have no idea what green house gases which emits by all these man are made resources. But with passage of time awareness is increasing among the Lehman and they urges mostly to their fellows on the conservations instead of utilizations. some of the world's leading climate scientists have now revised the highest safe level of CO 2 to 350 parts per million.
Now many scientists, meteorologists and environmentalists are giving idea that if we control our habits of excessive utilization of natural resources and depend only on least energy concerned resources like solar energy, hydral energy and wind energy instead of fossil fuel energy and nuclear energy then things seems to be going in fine direction and we would maintain our target to decrease down the carbon dioxide level to 350ppm from 392 ppm. If this is going on then that time is not faraway to get our target to be have green pollution free environment also it is time consuming and hard but not impossible. Because earth is our mother land if anthropogenic sources have been polluting it then must be cured by anthropogenic ally, need of the hour is just to control on carbon consumption.