The different effects of global warming

The looming effects of global warming have put the Earth on a devastating path; in twelve years we will face a catastrophic environmental breakdown. So what is to blame for this approaching breakdown? Humans. Our daily activities have changed the Earth’s natural greenhouse, and according to SmartNews, our modern society’s dependency on industries have raised the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from 280 parts per million to 400 parts per million in just 150 years. On top of that, little things we don’t usually think twice about doing contribute to our destructive path; consuming or using an extensive amount of animal products and throwing garbage in the wrong bins can all impact our environment.
With the extensive amount of human impacts on this Earth, the environmental factors also play a big role in the increasing problems within the upcoming years and even past years. Carbon dioxide levels are one of the aspects that have a human impact and environmental impact. As more carbon dioxide is released into the air, air temperatures increases and water vapor evaporates into the atmosphere causing greenhouse heating to be amplified. Greenhouse gases trap heat, so if the heat is to be amplified, then weather can change due to certain gases blocking the heat to escape. Another cause to global warming is air pollution through toxic hazes of ash, acids, aerosols, and dust causing dirtier air which will eventually lead to people getting more and more sick.
Although humans can’t do much about the environmental effects and causes of global warming as it is too late, people can help slow down this potential breakdown by investing in energy-efficient appliances, consuming less meat and actually eating all the food in their homes and even just remembering to unplug electronics when they aren’t being used. It isn’t hard to be conscious of what we’re doing and how it impacts our environment. People can invest in reusable stainless steel water bottles instead of buying plastic ones as this would limit the amount of waste being produced. People can also turn off light switches at home when they aren’t needed, shorten their showers by a few minutes, garden and eat their own fruits and vegetables or even just ride a bike every once in a while instead of taking their car. Big or small, these changes will all help Earth become a better place.