Slowing Down Global Warming


Studies show that global temperatures are rising at an unstable rate of between 0.3- 1.7°C during minimum emission of greenhouse gases 2.6-4.8°C during maximum emission (Gupta, 2018).  It can be attributed to the increasing emission of the major greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) due to industrialization, deforestation, transportation, and agriculture (Saklani & Khurana, 2019). Global warming should be slowed down because it is a critical disaster that can cause severe disruption of the ecosystem. Thus, I should focus on minimizing emissions increase in terrestrial temperatures would negatively affect my daily life.

 Continuous emission of greenhouse gases can disrupt the quality of my life as well as my fellow human because increasing global temperatures can cause natural disasters and diseases. Firstly, excess heat can cause El Nino effect due to increased evaporation which results into heavy rains and flooding that could destroy buildings, crops and wildlife. Secondly, increase in terrestrial temperatures could cause famine and drought which as associated with acute shortage of water and food. Thirdly, it would cause dehydration and stress thereby exposing people like me to diseases such as blood pressure, kidney stones and cardiovascular diseases (Shahzad, 2015). Therefore, global warming would expose me to hardships such as flooding, famine, drought and diseases which can severely affect my life.

            Consequently, I would plant more trees to reduce CO2 from the atmosphere and shift from fossil fuels to environmentally friendly sources of energy to minimize emissions and then. I would plant more trees and crops because plants can remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Also, I would prefer to use a bike or walk for short distances to avoid using my gasoline powered car. Alternatively, I will replace my car with an electric one in future to avoid emissions. Research discourages the usage of fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas and encourages adoption of environmentally sustainable sources of energy (Saklai & Khurana, 2019). Finally, I would use solar power, bio mass energy, and hydro-electricity for lighting and cooking instead of coal, kerosine, or natural gas (Shahzad, 2015). As such, these environmentally friendly practices would help reduce the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and minimize the emission rate to slow global warming.

            In conclusion, global warming is a serious disaster that could negatively impact human beings, animals, and plants. It increases the prevalence of disasters such as flooding, famine, drought, and diseases which would disrupt my life and that of my friends and loved ones. As such, I would take initiatives to reduce emission of greenhouse by planting trees to absorb CO2, avoiding fossil fuels and embracing clean source of energy. Such practices can facilitate reduction in emission rate to slow global warming and avoid the resultant threats. 


Gupta, A. (2018). Climate change and global warming: a critical analysis. National Journal of

Environmental Law1(2), 37-41.

Saklani, N., & Khurana, A. (2019). Global warming: Effect on living organisms, causes and its

solutions. International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, 9(5), 24-26.

Shahzad, U. (2015). Global warming: Causes, effects and solutions. Durreesamin Journal1(4),