How Carbon Footprint and Green House Effect are Related?
It is understood that the more the amount of green house gases in the atmosphere, the effect of trapping radiation will be more and thus the earth will become warmer and warmer. Scientists have found out that the global temperature has risen to almost 0.6 o C in the last century.
Due to many human activities like rise in the use of fossil fuels for transportation, deforestation, industrialisation, landfills, interference with the natural water or carbon cycles, the amount of green house gases and thus the carbon foot print of individuals and organisations are increasing. Therefore every individual is contributing to the phenomenon of global warming caused by the green house effect.
The effect is already being felt in many parts of the world. The polar bears are finding it hard to survive in the pole because of the fast melting ice. The summers are becoming harsher with new highs in temperature recorded almost all across the world.
Using energy saving appliances at home, less use of vehicles that utilise fossil fuels, using less electricity or using CFLs, are some of the simple things that can be practiced by every individual to reduce your annual carbon foot print. This will mean you are releasing less of the harmful green house gases into the atmosphere and thus saving Earth from becoming warmer. Every enlightened individual can thus help save the planet by reducing your carbon footprint.