Carbon gases have had a lot to contribute towards the upkeep of the climatic health of our planet. However, excess of everything has negative implicat..
Carbon gases have had a lot to contribute towards the upkeep of the climatic health of our planet. However, excess of everything has negative implications, and carbon gases are no different. Over the years, human activities have undergone a colossal change of scale and style. The result has been the release of an unnaturally huge amount of carbon gases in the atmosphere.
In fact, the balance has shifted so much towards carbon gases that the world is already facing the negative externalities of the same in the form of the unbearably high temperatures of summers and unpredictable monsoons in several parts of the globe. This article takes a look at all those activities undertaken by human beings that have a bearing on the amount of carbon gases that get accumulated in the atmosphere and hence add to the already overgrown greenhouse effect.
Combustion of natural gas and coal for several purposes, primarily the running of automobiles, is the major contributors towards the release of carbon gases in the atmosphere. The farming practices and land use patterns adopted by people have changed over the years, and the result has been a greater amount of methane and nitrous oxide being released in the atmosphere.
Industrialization and the mushrooming of manufacturing hubs in several countries of the world has meant that the pollution levels are reaching greater heights with every passing day as more and more carbon dioxide is released. The setting up these factories necessitates widespread cutting of trees and clearing of forest lands, the result being a greater imbalance between the consumed carbon dioxide and released oxygen. To add to it all, the population numbers of the world are acquiring herculean proportions. More people need more resources and more products, which means that factories keep on coming up and forests keep on going down.