Winter is Coming – The Final Part (Part 4) :: Possible Solutions We Have…

#Environmental #GlobalWarming

If you haven’t read previous 3 parts of this blog series, please go through these links and read them. They are important as well as interesting.

Winter is Coming – Part One

Winter is Coming – Part Two

Winter is Coming – Part Three

Now, the whole crux of all these blogs in brief is as follows :

(—The Melting of Ice Shelf in Arctic—)

1) Global Warming is an unavoidable truth. It’s causing melting of polar ice shelf and rise in the ocean levels. Extreme climatic conditions and increase in natural disasters as well. The stoppage of Gulf Stream is certain and thus the upcoming ice age.

2) The long term disasters are too far to be survived as increasing droughts, floods and hurricanes will cause a big harm to humanity.

3) This is certain and unavoidable. It already has caused much more loss than ever before.


Now, do we have a solution…? Are we doing anything to try to minimise it..? Have world ever witnessed a solution to disasters caused by global warming…? This is where the last part of my blog series begins.

The International Achievements

1)The representatives from all over the world has identified and authorised Global Warming and ozone layer discrepancy as a common global threat back in 1980’s. The average global temperature was agreed not to be increased beyond 1.5 degrees. The ozone layer was found torn in the skies of Antarctica. The carbon particles in air were agreed to be minimised by introducing low carbon emitting equipments. Thus, we really did well. The ozone layer over Antarctica was resettled by our efforts. Alas, ozone layer has started to tear down over Arctic again….the reason for gulf stream stoppage remember…? No..? Read the first part again…!

2) Carbon emitting vehicles are tremendously being lowered and replaced with CNG and electrified vehicles. Though, we have much more to be achieved in this regard. Countries like India, US still have carbon emitting vehicles in abundance. Electrified public transport is the solution they’re working on. Almost 10 metro cities in India have metro trains. 20 more cities have metros under construction. These will reduce bike and car commuters to a great extent… eventually declining the air and noise pollution throughout the cities with population in millions. This will make a huge difference. Still, there’s much more needed.

(—The Construction of Metro Rail in Pune, India—)

Fuel engine cars and bikes should be gradually replaced with electric ones. There are standards set for lower carbon emitting engines in vehicles such as Euro Standard, Bharat Standard etc. These update every few years. In all these environment safety compilations, Europe is very alert and progressive.

(—The Solar Panels at the rooftop of Parking lot in Cochin Airport, Kerala, India—)

3)India and China are nonetheless backward in environment protection program. India has remarkable achievement in generation of Solar Energy in recent 4 years. China also has many innovative programs for environmental safety.

(—Former president of US Mr. Barack Obama in Copenhagen Summit, 2009—)

4) The environmental summits of Kyoto and Copenhagen were quite successful as International co-ordination was achieved to a great level. If it weren’t for the US President Barack Obama and the Prime Ministers/Presidents of BRICS nations, Copenhagen summit would fail.


But all these are international stuffs. Macro level data always differs with micro level reality. Let winter come whenever it has to, we will do what we can, collectively it will make a different.

So, possible solutions we have are :-

1) Do not use water more than 12 litres for bathing. No shower at all.

2) Plant a tree wherever you feel there’s a need.

3) Harvest the rainwater, whether you have or not the borewell.

4) Spread environmental awareness as much as possible.

5) Use public transport more often. If you must show your expensive car, make sure you plant 2 trees for every kilometre beyond 100.

6) Make a group of people and dig some canals over the slopes of hills and mountains in Summers. Believe me, they store more than enough water in the shortest rainfall. Search for the work of Paani Foundation in Maharashtra State of India, they did it successfully.

7) Use organic fertilizers in the fields. Don’t ever bother the soil by taking wrong crops that it can’t hold.

8) Pressurise your leaders, representatives, bureaucrats, and government regarding environmental safety programs.

Let me show you a video to dictate the value of water.

The environment is imbalanced. Disasters will come to destroy us every year, worse than before. Let’s face everything with humanity’s eternal power of love. Let’s have some work towards humanity’s one and single goal, the survival….!!


This series ends here. It took me a lot of efforts to research and compile. All this, I’ve done, wasn’t for money or fame. Environmental disasters are real and unavoidable. I just felt that it was my duty to spread some awareness.

Following are the references of all the blog posts of this series.

Wikipedia

Forbes.com

Spoonuniversity.com

Thisisinsider.com

Ex IAS Avinash Dharmadhikari’s 3 lectures on environment.

Warm Regards,

Dnyanesh Make “The DPM”

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Winter is Coming – Part 3 :: Droughts, Floods, Tsunamis and Disasters.

In previous two parts of this blog series, we have discussed how environmental disturbance is leading towards disastrous situations such as an ice age and extinction of many living beings. If you haven’t read it till yet, please go through the following links and read them. The link will open in a new tab.

Winter is Coming – Part 1

Winter is Coming – Part 2

In this part, I am informing about the natural disasters, that global warming has brought to us and it will be bringing them many more times….!

1) Droughts

Such a familiar term isn’t it…? Oh…how much litres of water did you waste today for your bathing…? Can you just reduce your use of dishwashers and washing machines to 50%..? Can you just stop using showers even when your region has enough water supply…? I’m sure you won’t….but you must. Because the world is running out of water, faster than ever before…!!!

Earth’s surface has almost 72% of the water. 97 percentile of the water is in oceans. The rest 3 percentile of water is comprised of ice and water. 2 percentile is ice and only 1 percentile is what we use. The water in rivers, ponds, lakes, dams all over the world is just 1% of the total water on entire planet. This isn’t wonder. This is highschool taught geographic information.

As explained in previous blogs, extreme climatic conditions and irregular climatic changes have lead disturbance in rainfalls. Almost every nation in the world is facing droughts every year. India, Pakistan, China, The US, Africa…the drought is everywhere.

We have dams on rivers. Whenever rain falls in the seasons, the rivers get flooded with water and the dams are filled. The dams keep providing us water round the clock. Small towns, Cities and Metros have access to the dams. Villages have local irrigation systems such as small dams, lakes, canals, rivers, wells, borewells etc. When any monsoon disappoints, the first victims are villages. They run out of water earlier than anywhere. The dam still holds water. But now that rain had shortfall, their pace of emptying becomes faster. So, small towns are cut off from the water supply gradually. Then small cities are also provided with less water. This continues till water in the dams vanishes. This happened in Maharashtra recently. 2011 was the year when the monsoon was full of rainfalls and dams filled 100%. But for four subsequent years, monsoon disappointed Maharashtra, especially the region of Marathwada. 2016 was the year when 40% of the dams in Maharashtra were completely empty. Almost every other dam was below 40% of the reserves. Latur city and the District in Maharashtra literally ran out of all sources of water. The dams, backwater dams, canals, rivers, wells, borewells all were dry. This was a very gruesome period when Latur was provided water by railway tankers for almost 3 months.

(—The Water Carrying Rail Tanker in Latur—)

This was one scenario of drought. Let’s see some more. Droughts obviously affects agriculture. Crops are burnt in absense of water. Farmers suffer huge losses, stuck in the loans and suicide.

(—Maharashtra Major Drought 2018—)

This was the ground reality. Now let’s talk some more about the reasons of drought. Lack of monsoon is a problem, yes, but the massive rate of drilling millions of cusecs of underground water is a trouble. The underground water table is the only source when rivers run dry. But massive drilling of it is leading to desertification of land and invitation of droughts.

The world has 3 major ice shelfs. South Pole, North Pole and the Himalayas. Himalaya is the source of water for more than 4 to 5 major rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Jhelum, Ravi etc. Ganga originates at Gangotri in Himachal Pradesh. The natives say that the origin point of Ganga has gone far back upto 7 Kilometres in the last 40 years. Did you get it…? No..? If no, then please stop reading this.

(—Ice melting in Himalayas—)

Global Warming is a killer. Himalayan rivers will gradually run dry. Then the entire region North India, Pakistan, Tibet and Kashmir will suffer from major and long term droughts, if Himalayan ice reserve melts. Oh, forgot to mention, the melting of Himalayan ice reserves will firstly cause severe floods. Floods especially in Summers. Ice will melt till end and floods will come. Massive floods that will kill thousands and destroy cities.

Drought will not only make us thirsty, but it will starve. Vegetables, grains and edible non veg….all will be scarce.

2)Floods and Tsunamis

(—Kerala Floods 2018—)

Extreme Climatic Conditions lead to extreme rainfall, exactly where it’s not needed. This causes massive floods and all the flood water flows through cites. Destroys properties and kills people. Floods leave so much destruction and ofcourse, diseases. Recently, Kerala faced such a vast and vicious flood. Almost 20000 crores rupees of loss was suffered in the state. These floods are killing people in Northeast India, East China and many other South Asian Countries. The most regretful thing is, the so much water which passes away in the floods, can be used in drought places, alas, we don’t have such infrastructure.

(—Tsunami Live Picture—)

Irregularity in the core of oceans leads to Tsunamis. Earthquakes under the ocean is the prior most factor for Tsunamis. Tsunami is a giant killer. It washes away the coastal cities in a matter of seconds.

3) Other Disasters

(—Satelite image of Hurricane Katrina—)

Hurricanes are caused by irregular fluctuations in the ocean temperature. They are being more frequent and more disastrous every next year. The East Coast of the US is fed up with the every year hurricane drama. Many a times they are hit with snow hurricanes, even more disastrous. Even countries like India are facing hurricanes, where hurricanes used to be rarest of the things. Hundred and one percent global warming is responsible for it.

There are and will be many more natural disasters. The list is vast and my blog must not. Thus, instead of discussing the problem anymore, look forward for the list of solutions. The next and final part of the blog series is coming soon. Stay tuned.

Warm Regards,

Dnyanesh Make “the DPM”

Email ID ::- dpm8055@gmail.com

Winter is Coming – Part Two :: The Sixth Extinction Event

In the previous blog, we have discussed how disastrous future we have, through the destruction of environment and how actually a long, freezing and terrible winter will come because of the same. If you haven’t read it, please go through this link below and read it.

Winter is Coming – Part 1

Now, coming for the subject matter of this part of the blog series, we need to understand what actually is an extinction event..?

Did you ever notice you’re seeing less sparows than you used to see in childhood…? I’m sure you are aware of extinction of sparows because of massive radio and micro waves of mobile communication technology. An extinction event is a long term event of destruction of many living beings. Earth has witnessed 5 extinction events in the 4.5 billion years of history. But the sixth one, which is ongoing, is the only one, caused by human activities…!!

Scientifically known as Anthropocene Extinction, this extinction event may turn out to be a horrible disaster. Let me give you some facts to make a sense : In the last 40 years, we have lost 50% of the ocean living species. Yes, they’re extinct forever.

So horrible isn’t it…? Okay, be ready for even worse : We are about to run out of some important food grain species in a matter of 100 years.

How the hell is this even possible…?? Come on, this is a long story. We’ll discuss here in brief.

All the living beings are jointly known as an ecology. They depend on each other. Thus they form an ecological cycle. Sheep eat the grass and the wolves eat the sheep. Whenever there’s an irregularity in the cycle, this cycle breaks. Such continuous breaks eventually lead to extinction of one or more living beings. For example : Because of massive soil pollution, there isn’t enough food for the sheep. So if the sheep are being unfed, they’ll eventually vanish. So what about the wolves then…? If the sheep aren’t there, they’ll starve to death….and thus, their numbers will decrease untill it becomes zero.

This was a small example just to explain exactly how, because of human’s loot of resources, many species are being extinct. No need to explain how pollution kills them.

This is a steady process, though it has a pace of 100 to 1000 times faster than that of previous extinction events.

Due to massive deforestation, many species of trees are already on the edge of extinction…many became extinct till we got to know…! Many wild animals are nearly gone, many are starving to death.

Soil and water pollution leads to bad nutrition of crops and increasing infertility of soil. Massive use of chemical fertilizers are yet another reason for the same.

Underground water level is the key to hold the dust. We are drilling billions of cusecs of water everyday through borewells. That has consequences of increasing desertification and dust conquering over the air. This dust polluted air then corrupts the crops in the fields. Lower level of underground water makes the farms infertile for the crops. No need to explain that underground water level is the most important source of water for today and future, which we are losing.

List of some living beings that may extinct within century.

1)Food Grains such as Wheat, Maize and Oats.

2) Coffee, Chocolate, Bananas Peanuts, Wine Grapes, Strawberries and Soybeans.

3) Wild animals such as Elephants, Leopards, Tigers, Lions and Gorillaz.

4) Ocean creatures such as Sea Turtles, Blue Whales, Many Edible Fish etc.

5) Birds such as Bengal Florican, Cuckoo, Eagle, Owl, Sand Piper, Siberian Crane, Vultures, Ducks, Turtle Doves, Grey Parrots and Sparrows.

All these living beings are going to extinct because of following basic reasons.

1) Massive deforestation has led a great disaster to their ecology.

2) Increasing human population makes their resources scarce. Humanity loots their resources, right from lands to skies.

3) All kinds of pollution leads to poisonous nourishment of these species.

It’s not just for them my friends. When extinction happens, it happens for all. Humanity’s large part will suffer if we don’t act to stop the extinction of living beings. Just imagine if 70% of the world’s source of food grain is wheat and if it goes extinct…what is left to eat will also be finished in no time. We may starve to death.

One thing we as a human need to be cleared that, the world isn’t just ours. Every living being has equal right over its resources. Though humanity has a dominance over global resources, we atleast have some gratitude and sympathy for those who are starving because of us.

In the next part, we’ll be discussing other severe issues of climatic change such as floods, droughts etc.

Warm Regards,

Dnyanesh Make “The DPM”

Email ID :- dpm8055@gmail.com

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Winter is Coming – Part 1

For GoT fans, winter is coming in April 2019.

For busy people in India…winter is here for the season.

For me, it’s coming, and whatever comes with it, it’s gonna consume the whole mankind. I repeat, the whole mankind.

Hello everyone. In this series, the term winter is both the objectification and the real situation of the disastrous future we have, because of our own mistake. “We” includes all the human race, right from the beginning.

Coming to the point, this series is regarding the consequences of global warming, climatic changes and polar ice melting. We will discuss the problem and the possible solutions in detail. For that, we have to be connected throughout the series.

SO HERE’S THE SERIES MAP.

Part 1 – Beginning of the End

Part 2 – The Sixth Extinction Event.

Part 3 – Disasters : Droughts, Floods and Winters.

Part 4 – Possible Solutions and International Achievements.

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Here begins the Part 1

—–BEGINNING OF THE END—–

Are you thinking this is stereotype…? Heard a several times since childhood, that our environment is in danger and so are we. But have you ever considered how hard will it be for us ..? Can you imagine the ice in Himalayas being melt during a century, and afterwards the Northern India runs out of water…? Can you imagine the situation of Pakistani people when, by 2025, the water level is going to be almost negligible there…? Can you imagine the ultraviolet rays from sun directly hitting you and causing severe cancers and there’s no way out…? This is not an exaggeration. Sooner or later this will be the situation.

Very precisely, because of massive use and misuse of natural resources for development, factory smokes and greenhouse gases, massive deforestation in past 300 years, earth has a lack of ozone. You all know what the ozone does, so let’s not discuss here. Human has been polluting air for more than 300 years at an increasing rate. Thus, ChloroFluoroCarbons or simply, CFC have taken a big share in our environment. It stays in the air. CFC and other carbon compounds jointly do this for years. Lack of trees make them stay in the air. They consume heat and emit more, it results in increasing earth’s ocean temperature at odd times, and thus causing climatic changes and extreme climatic conditions.

So if the heat is increasing, the title should be Summer is Coming right…? Actually yes for a certain period. But winter is coming for sure. How…? Go further and read.

We are aware of some consequences of the global warming that we can notice i.e. droughts, hurricanes, floods,acid rains etc. But there’s something which a large section of society don’t even know, only a few geologists and scientists. I believe we should know it – THE GULF STREAM

Oceans have water flows inside themselves. Gulf stream is probably the biggest of those water flows. Secondly, ocean temperature decide the flow, temperature and speed of the air on earth. The Gulf Stream is a cyclic flow of hot ocean water. Starting from the Gulf of Mexico near Antarctica’s side, it heads to Western coast of Africa and Europe, all the way traveling to the northern Atlantic and Arctic Ocean. Now here is the climax. Arctic ice naturally melts and the cold water is mixed in the flow. It slows down and thus changes it’s direction to the west. It then travels to South, basically takes a “U” turn and reaches to Antarctica again, traveling through the coastal line of North and South America. You can see how the gulf stream flows in the image at the top.

Now you’ll think what’s so great in this..? Yes it is. It holds the temperature of ocean and controls clouds, air and air temperature of almost all over the world. The Gulf Stream transports nearly four billion cubic feet of water per second, an amount greater than that carried by all of the world’s rivers combine

It is because of the Gulf Stream, ice clouds are melted before they freeze. Further, gulf stream is responsible for normal weather conditions all over the world.

The Gulf Stream has a vast share in nourishment of Amazon rainforest. Amazon rainforest is responsible for monsoon of almost half of the world, including India. Basically, gulf stream is the backbone of world’s balanced climate.

But……

Gulf Stream is being disturbed now…

Yes. Gulf Stream is being disturbed because ice shelf on Arctic Ocean is melting abnormally. Ozone layer discrepancy has lead Arctic Ice Shelf an ultimatum. Thus, far more than enough water is being mixed with the Gulf Stream in Atlantic Ocean itself. This is in the initial stage and still causing disastrous snow hurricanes in the US every year. Scientists believe that one day, this gulf stream will completely stop cycling. And whenever it stops, ocean temperature will decrease by several degrees of celcius. This will result in snowstorms all over the world. Everything will freeze. The vapour in the air will also become an ice. For almost a century at least, the Northern hemisphere of the world will suffer from an ice age. This is the winter I was talking about. Surviving this, is a very very tough course.

This will be literally a winter. But by winter, I mean other disasters as well. The ice age I stated above, is one of the strongest possibilities of the environmental disasters. Other disasters are severe droughts, lack of food grains, sinking of islands, severe hurricanes, floods and desertification. All these, we are going to have details about, in next parts. Stay tuned.

One special request, please do share this valuable information as more as you can. This is really a serious issue and we need to be known of.

Next part will be released soon

Warm Regards,

Dnyanesh Make the DPM

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