Each year, on 05 June, World Environment Day is celebrated all over the world. The purpose of celebrating this day is to spread awareness about the dangers of Global Warming. By celebrating this day, effort is made to collect individuals voices to make a big chain of people who can work together to cope with Global Warming threat.
This year, World Environment Day is celebrated under the slogan ” Rise the voices… Not the sea level.”
Honestly, this is not a mere slogan but also a very clear message which should be understood and acted upon well.
Now it is not an unknown fact that world is experimenting continuous rise in temperature and sea levels. In past it was considered that only those cities are in danger which are close to seas. But now it has been seen that such continuous rise in sea levels and temperature also contributes to the unnatural rains that result in floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters.
An organization, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), had published its fourth report in 2007, wherein the continuous changes in climate were discussed.
The IPCC has recently issued its fifth report in which it asks all the shareholders to think about working towards controlling global warming issue.
This reports has especially emphasized on the effects Global Warming has on Asia. The report has described in detail that Asia in particular is at the target of Global Warming.
Due to Global Warming the water quality in Asia has deteriorated. Global warning will eat up all the fundamental resources like food, health, industries if we couldn’t harness its rampant effects.
Water Shortage has been the main concern of IPPC current published. According to the report, this water shortage is because of increasing population which results in more demand of water. Since life itself depends on water and its mismanagement is leading to a situation where potable water will become scarce day by day.
IPCC is comprised of thousand of scientists who are working on the Climate Change. The aforementioned body has said that ” Decrease in rain water and inland water that flows in rivers and lives down in the soil, will definitely affect millions of people’s life. Those areas where water supply is already scarce will be affected more.”
The report further indicates that, ” The mismanagement of water resources will surely double the water crisis in the future.”
Global warming can affect the agricultural industry thus resulting in shortage of food supply. One example is of rice production: Rice crop needs more water and in case if water shortage persisted then rice will be an extinct crop.
Global warming will also affect the health of Asia’s people. Report has highlighted that immense flooding causes a disease named Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. This disease has been witnessed in India too.
In the end report stressed that world should now move towards zero carbon dioxide emission. And all the energies must be surfed in achieving this goal.