Saving our environment is not lesser than Saving our soul, therefore, SOS is synonymous to SOE — “Save Our Environment“
This is to bring in notice to all of those Who Care about the environment, and those who don’t. The level of Carbon emission is ever rising, which as a result- Ice melt is occurring, wild lifestyle is depleting, global warming is increasing, and so on.
We all prefer an Ice-cream that is solid & cold, don’t we all? The similar theory applies to Polar & Ice Caps on Earth as well, they must remain solid & cold.
The world leaders meet every year in Copenhagen to solve the global problem, however, with their every succession, a new problem is added to our ever rising global problems.
Looking at the list of Greatest Carbon Emitters; China tops the list, Hurrah!! A new achievement. US is no more the Big Daddy of Carbon Emission. There is, by in fact other country, who could and did outrun US. US has been leading the group till late 2008, but with the dawn of 2009 China took the baton from US, and lead the way. Easy game isn’t it. Just pollute more than the rest & you win.
But have you ever realized, who is going to clean all this mess? Will they be Gods, or just Humans?
While doing some ground work on global carbon emission and pollution, I was able to get my hands on the carbon emission Chart published by Guardians. I’m glad to show you this.
Click Here: Carbon Emission Graph; Posted by guardian.co.uk
The chart shows the global carbon emission, from 1980- 2009, The World has emitted 30, 398.42 m.tonnes of carbon in 2009 only. Independently, China has been the highest polluter, emitting 7,710.5m.tonnes of Carbon & US dragging 2nd position with 6,140.54m.tonnes. (Click the image to see it in bigger format)
Others are always in the race but look at the size of China & US, Wow- Red & Huge, they are ballooning like late hyperinflation of Zimbabwe, looks scary even from the distance.
This is the fact, countries get industrialized and the race to pollution begin. Its not just about stable and positive food growth, social development, human development index, literacy, birth control or per capita income etc that make us smarter and civilized citizens, moreover, it’s about civic sense. The sense which aware us to control the pollution and make the future life better.
Everything we do has pros/cons, so we must be calculative and alert in our race to economic development. Making big leaps in industrial and social development won’t make us smartest person in the world, but a right, sensible & conscious choice will. We see protest happening worldwide, thinkers & followers outcry, not-for-profit organizations working against the clock to make human life better. The sad thing is, so far just few remedies have been initiated, but they are lesser in number that we can count them in our fingers.
Some of the Major Remedies for Cutting Carbon Emission:
1. CARBON EMISSION TRADING
Emissions trading (also known as cap and trade) is an administrative approach used to control pollution by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants.
A central authority (usually a governmental body) sets a limit or cap on the amount of a pollutant that can be emitted. Companies or other groups are issued emission permits and are required to hold an equivalent number of allowances (or credits) which represent the right to emit a specific amount. The total amount of allowances and credits cannot exceed the cap, limiting total emissions to that level. Companies that need to increase their emission allowance must buy credits from those who pollute less. The transfer of allowances is referred to as a trade. In effect, the buyer is paying a charge for polluting, while the seller is being rewarded for having reduced emissions by more than was needed. Thus, in theory, those who can reduce emissions most cheaply will do so, achieving the pollution reduction at the lowest cost to society. ( source:wikipedia.org)
2.VEHICLE EMISSION CONTROL
Vehicle emission control is the study and practice of reducing the motor vehicle emissions — emissions produced by motor vehicles, especially internal combustion engines.
Vehicle engine Regulators from the state check and verify the limit of emission of every vehicle. It may differ from country to country, however this measure is appropriate for controlling vehicles emitting higher amount of smoke and carbon. ( source:wikipedia.org)
3. OTHER MAJOR or MINOR HOME REMEDIES
There are other major or minor home remedies that individuals can initiate, that can in reducing carbon emission. Though it is lesser to other ways of cutting carbon, it is effective in the long run.