Mankind is in danger because of global warming

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Don't you get worried at the idea of extinction of humanity because of global warming wuch we caused by polluting our planet?

Global warming, global warming or the greenhouse effect are defined as a rise in the average air temperature in the lower layer of the earth’s surface, during the past one or two centuries. This phenomenon occurs when the sun’s heat is trapped or retained in the Earth’s atmosphere after Entering it, which raises the temperature of the earth and makes it warmer
This is done by absorbing atmospheric gases such as carbon dioxide to the sun’s energy and trapping it near the Earth, which contributes to global warming.

Greenhouse gases or greenhouse gases are defined as gases that exist in the atmosphere naturally, such as carbon dioxide, which absorbs long waves “infrared” and emits them to the atmosphere, which heats the earth in a way that suits the ability of living things to live on its surface. The importance of its role in preserving the Earth's temperature is that the increase in its percentage greatly due to human factors causes an imbalance in climate change and an increase in the global temperature, which causes global warming.

If we will not stop polluting our planet we are in trouble - humans animals and plants

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  • Hammond School logo brilliant_ibex | Hammond Junior School D
    01 May 2020

    I agree with you awesome_nature. If we stop polluting our planet we will be fine, but if we don't, who knows what will happen?

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    1. global-conversation.png awesome_nature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      brilliant_ibex's comment 03 May 2020

      I think if we will not stop polluting our planet the next generation will not have where to live because of human selfish mind

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    2. global-conversation.png quickwitted_piano | Good Shepherd Minor Secondary School | Kenya
      brilliant_ibex's comment 12 May 2020

      I think we can stop polluting our planet so we can prevent global warming.

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  • rachelwilliams.JPG EXPERT: Rachel Williams, Lawyer @ Clifford Chance
    01 May 2020

    Interesting article! You have written a detailed explanation of what global warming and greenhouse gases are. Can you tell us where you got your information from? Can you give a bit more information on why "humans, animals and plants" are in trouble?

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    1. global-conversation.png awesome_nature | School College Pilote Sousse | Tunisia
      Rachel Williams, Lawyer @ Clifford Chance's comment 05 May 2020

      We are polluting our planet our home which causes global warming if we will not stop polluting it the next generation will not have where to live and mother nature will punish them by weather phenomena like hurricane or drought or fires that we caused in conclusion if we will not stop polluting humans animals and plants will no long be here also for getting my informations I use Science books or science articles then after reading some of them I do a conclusion by myself

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  • global-conversation.png congenial_journalist | Donholm Primary School | Kenya
    03 May 2020

    I agree with this idea ,to stop polluting our planet and all will be ok

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  • global-conversation.png creative_spring | Riis Presbyterian Model School | Ghana
    03 May 2020

    Global warming has brought about possibly irreversible alterations to Earth's geological, biological and ecological.

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    1. eliotcohen.jpg EXPERT: Eliot Cohen, Trainee, banking and finance @ Clifford Chance
      creative_spring's comment 04 May 2020

      Global warming has certainly caused many things to change, which be irreversible unless we act fast. Can you think of ways that we can try and lower the earth's temperature, or prevent a worse climate crisis than we already have?

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  • global-conversation.png ethical_conversation | Irene Secondary School | Kenya
    04 May 2020

    If we stop polluting our environment it will be all good but if we pollute it it will depend on US

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    1. global-conversation.png flourished_dinosaur | Rev Father Lemmens Basic School | Ghana
      ethical_conversation's comment 08 May 2020

      What if the US were not there and what if they refuse to help?

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  • global-conversation.png sincere_walrus | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    05 May 2020

    Does global warming have effects on humans and does it have any disease on humans?

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    1. global-conversation.png enterprising_grasshopper | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
      sincere_walrus's comment 07 May 2020

      Yes,it has effects on humans.It causes loss of lives and properties.
      It makes life difficult for handicaps but am not sure it has any disease on humans.

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg involved_watermelon | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    10 May 2020

    The claim that humanity only has just over a decade left due to climate change is based on a misunderstanding. In 2018, a fairly difficult-to-read report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that humanity needs to cut its carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions in half by 2030, to avoid global warming of 1.5°C above the levels seen before the industrial revolution.

    What this actually means is roughly, “We have about 12 years before fixing climate change becomes really expensive and tough.”

    Humanity can still live in a world with climate change – it’s just going to be more work, and many lives and livelihoods are likely to be threatened. But it’s complicated, because this century we are facing many problems at the same time, and we are more dependent on each other than ever.

    Under pressure
    To get our food, most of us humans depend on global transport, payment and logistics systems. These, in turn, require fuel, electricity, communications and a lot of other things to work properly.

    All these systems are connected to each other, so if one starts crashing, the chaos may cause other systems to crash, and before we know it we’ll have massive shortages and conflicts.

    It’s hard to calculate the exact risk of this happening, since it has never happened before. Until recently, the world was split into separate regions that were largely independent of each other.

    But we do know that climate change puts the whole world under pressure – everywhere, at the same time – making the risk of these systems collapsing more serious.

    For example, it’s easier for businesses to handle cybersecurity and energy supply when they don’t also have to cope with natural hazards. Likewise, it’s difficult for governments to maintain infrastructure when politicians are busy dealing with the public’s reactions to food prices, refugees and ecological crises.

    Building resilience
    Geoengineering to reduce the impact of climate change – for example, by reducing CO₂ levels or pumping reflective particles into the Earth’s atmosphere to deflect the sun’s rays – might work. But if disaster strikes and those operations stop, the effects of climate change can return quickly.

    Read more: Time is running out on climate change, but geoengineering has dangers of its own

    The reasonable thing to do is to work on making our systems more resilient – and there are plenty of opportunities to do this. In practice, this means more local energy production, better backup systems, work on reducing climate change, and being more willing to pay extra for safety.

    Disasters and diseases
    So what about the other threats humanity is facing? Though natural hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and hurricanes can be disastrous, they pose a comparatively small threat to the survival of the human race.

    Asteroids? Ideally not. Shutterstock.
    Hazards big enough to cause entire species to go extinct are relatively rare. The typical mammalian species survives for about a million years, so the risk is roughly one in a million per year.
    Asteroid impacts and supervolcanos do happen, but they are rare enough that we do not have to worry about them. Even so, planning for the day when we need to deflect an asteroid or make do without agriculture for a decade is a smart move.

    Pandemics are worse. We know the 1918 flu killed tens of millions of people worldwide. New influenza viruses are popping up all the time, and we should expect to see a big pandemic at least once every 100 years.

    Over the past century, we have become better at medicine (which lowers the risk from disease) but we also travel more (which increases the spread of diseases). Natural pandemics are unlikely to wipe out the human race, since there is almost always somebody who is immune. But a bad pandemic might still wreck our global society.

    Technology attacks
    Bioweapons, which use bacteria, viruses or fungi to harm humans or agriculture, are another issue. Fortunately, they have rarely been used in war, but they might become more dangerous in the near future because advances in biotechnology are making it easier and cheaper to modify organisms and automate lab work.

    As this technology becomes more accessible, there’s a growing risk it could be used as a “doomsday device” by nasty regimes, to deter other states from seeking to topple them. Right now, the risk is smallish, but it will surely become larger if we do not figure out better ways to detect pathogens early on, keep an eye on risky biotechnology and do diligent diplomacy to keep governments sane.

    Perhaps the biggest risk to humanity right now is nuclear weapons. I would personally guess the risk of a nuclear war (not necessarily world-ending but still horrifying) to be somewhere between one in 100 and one in 1,000 per year. This risk goes up or down, depending on tensions between countries and the competence of the people handling early warning systems.

    At the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, we do a lot of work on Artificial Intelligence (AI). As with biotechnology, the risk right now is pretty minimal, but it might grow in time as AI become better and smarter, and we think it’s better to be safe than sorry.

    Developing tools to ensure AI stays safe and operates in a way that benefits humanity could save money in the long run, and it’s unlikely to make things worse. Again, the probability of an AI disaster is fairly undefined, since it changes depending on how well we prepare for it.

    I can’t give a probability of a world-ending disaster that isn’t more or less guesswork. But I do think there’s a big enough risk of such a disaster in our lifetimes that we should work hard to fix the world – whether by making sure governments and AI stay safe and sane, replacing fossil fuels, building backup systems and plans, decentralising key systems and so on. These things are worthwhile, even if the risk is one in a million: the world is precious, and the future we are risking is vast.

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    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ the BNC
      involved_watermelon's comment 11 May 2020

      Don't forget to share your sources!

      You mentioned a report that was hard to read, do you think communication around climate change is a problem?

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  • global-conversation.png entrepreneurial_robin | Achimota Basic School | Ghana
    12 May 2020

    Humans are in trouble because, the heat from the sun can not be prevented which will cause heat wave and we all know about the effects of heat wave. Plants will be also affected as well. This is because there is no water to support their growth and they will be withered. And also animals. Since most animals feed on plants for their survival, they will die cause there is no plants now. And those in the waters as homes will also die.

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  • global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
    12 May 2020

    Here are some preventions to global warming
    Good news - there are ways to reduce global warming. But how to react to climate change? What solutions to consider?

    1. Renewable energies

    The first way to prevent climate change is to move away from fossil fuels. What are the alternatives? Renewable energies like solar, wind, biomass and geothermal.

    2. Energy & water efficiency

    Producing clean energy is essential, but reducing our consumption of energy and water by using more efficient devices (e.g. LED light bulbs, innovative shower systems) is less costly and equally important.

    3. Sustainable transportation

    Promoting public transportation, carpooling, but also electric and hydrogen mobility, can definitely help reduce CO2 emissions and thus fight global warming.

    4. Sustainable infrastructure

    In order to reduce the CO2 emissions from buildings - caused by heating, air conditioning, hot water or lighting - it is necessary both to build new low energy buildings, and to renovate the existing constructions.

    5. Sustainable agriculture & forest management

    Encouraging better use of natural resources, stopping massive deforestation as well as making agriculture greener and more efficient should also be a priority.

    6. Responsible consumption & recycling

    Adopting responsible consumption habits is crucial, be it regarding food (particularly meat), clothing, cosmetics or cleaning products. Last but not least, recycling is an absolute necessity for dealing with waste.

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    1. Harriet-Website_1000x1000.jpg Harriet @ the BNC
      invigorated_chicken's comment 12 May 2020

      Thanks invigorated_chicken. Which preventive measures do you think is best?

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      1. global-conversation.png invigorated_chicken | Archdeacon Crowther Memorial Girl's School, Elelenwo | Nigeria
        Harriet @ the BNC's comment 12 May 2020

        I think energy and water efficiency is the best becauseBy using less water, we don't need to treat and pump so much water, so less money needs to be spent on energy, chemicals and on additional reservoirs or boreholes. Reducing the amount of energy used in the pumping of water reduces our carbon emissions, which contributes to greenhouse gases, and leads to climate change.

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