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GLOBALIFE FOUNDATION is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950.
Chlorophyll makes plants green
To make our Mother Land Green
Do you know that each one of us requires 625 square feet surface area of greenery to produce our daily oxygen needs? That's reason enough to know more about these wonderful creations of God and the fate Man has pushed them into by his greed and carelessness.
Trees are the largest and longest living things on earth and they live much longer than animals.
And do you know how long it will take to cut this down? Just 3 hours. But it cannot be created again and we'll have to wait many years to get back a tree of the same size and usefulness. So even planting of 3000 saplings cannot justify cutting down one single tree today.
We have destroyed almost 89% of the forest cover that the earth had in the 19th Century. The remaining 11% too is under serious threat of ruin.
There are many ways by which our environment is getting polluted and unfit to live. Our environment should be very clean and free from pollution, all fit for us and our loved ones. Nowadays, the environmental issues have become so threatening that it has become alarming to the environmentalists.
There are several reasons behind this alarming situation and condition that has cropped up in the present world. Thus it has become our responsibility as a citizen to save the environment from the present risks and coming ones too. The awareness in people is essential and this will make a great difference.
There are many reasons that have contributed to the environmental threats. These includes Deforestation, Accumulated Wastes, Industrial Effluents etc,
As a result Global Warming
These are very common problems in the world today. So we need to fight against these. There are certain simple ways by which you can stop the effect of the global warming that can destroy the people living in this world.
One of the simple way is ‘Plant Trees and Save them’
WHY TO SAVE TREES?
Trees clean the air. Tree foliage works as a natural air filter of particulate matter such as dust, micro sized metals and pollutants such as ozone, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and sulfur dioxides. Trees take in carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Combined with the cooling effect of trees, these processes can have a significant impact on reducing smog and overall air pollution.
Trees improve water quality. A healthy urban forest can have a strong influence on our region’s water quality. Tree canopies and root systems slow and reduce storm water runoff, flooding and erosion. Trees also help filter water runoff reducing potential sources of water pollution into our rivers and storm drains.
Trees save energy. Trees cool the air naturally in two ways: through water evaporating from the leaves and direct shade. Homes shaded by trees need less energy for cooling which means lower monthly utility bills in summer and a reduced need for utilities to increase power generation to meet peak load demand.
Trees raise real estate value. Shaded neighborhoods and well-landscaped yards have a positive economic influence on real estate values, timeliness of house sales and neighborhood desirability. Studies report that landscaping speeds the sale of a home by four to six weeks.
Trees are good for business. A series of studies has investigated associations between the urban forest and people’s response to shopping settings. Scientific results suggest that having trees in the business district streetscape is an important investment for a business community. The presence of a quality urban forest positively influences shoppers' perceptions, and probably, their behavior.
Trees help stop inner city violence. A scientific study by the Human-Environment Research Lab has demonstrated that contact with nature may actually help reduce the incidence of aggression and violence in inner-city neighborhoods. According to this study, levels of aggression were significantly lower among people who had some kind of nature outside of their apartments versus those who didn't.
The impact of the physical environment on human aggression has been well-established - crowding, high temperatures, and noise have all been linked to violent behavior. Some scientists believe that it's because people living under these conditions suffer from something called chronic mental fatigue, which can make them inattentive, irritable, and impulsive - all of which can be linked to aggressive behavior. Exposure to green spaces, it has been shown, can mitigate the harmful effects of chronic mental fatigue, reducing aggressive behavior in the process.
In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.
The Kyoto Accord is an international treaty whereby countries agree to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they emit if their neighbours do likewise. It is a very complex agreement that allows trading pollution credits. If it is cheaper to reduce emissions in country A, then country B can buy the pollution credits, and have them count toward its own quota of reductions. Happily, the global atmosphere does not care where the greenhouse gas reductions come from.
The current Kyoto round calls for a greenhouse gas emission reduction of 6% in Canada and 5% in the USA.
Why Ratify The Kyoto Accord?
After millions of years of remaining constant, greenhouse gas levels, particularly CO2, started to climb sharply at the beginning of the industrial revolution. They are now almost certainly higher than they have been in 20 million years. This is not a natural fluctuation. It is a side effect of us humans diligently burning the oil, coal and forests. These greenhouse gasses trap heat in the atmosphere, much like a giant greenhouse. The heating is called global warming.
Fair targets and flexible ways of meeting them
The Kyoto Protocol requires developed countries to reduce their GHG emissions below levels specified for each of them in the Treaty. These targets must be met within a five-year time frame between 2008 and 2012, and add up to a total cut in GHG emissions of at least 5% against the baseline of 1990. Review and enforcement of these commitments are carried out by United Nations-based bodies. The Protocol places a heavier burden on developed nations under the principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities.” This has two main reasons. Firstly, those countries can more easily pay the cost of cutting emissions. Secondly, developed countries have historically contributed more to the problem by emitting larger amounts of GHGs per person than in developing countries.
In order to give Parties a certain degree of flexibility in meeting their emission reduction targets, the Protocol developed three innovative mechanisms - known as Emissions Trading, Joint Implementation and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). These so-called ”market-based mechanisms” allow developed Parties to earn and trade emissions credits through projects implemented either in other developed countries or in developing countries, which they can use towards meeting their commitments. These mechanisms help identify lowest-cost opportunities for reducing emissions and attract private sector participation in emission reduction efforts. Developing nations benefit in terms of technology transfer and investment brought about through collaboration with industrialized nations under the CDM.