Gases responsible for the Greenhouse Effect

1.- Carbon dioxide ( CO2)

a) Combustion of fossil fuels ( solid, gaseous liquids ) for energy purposes.

2.- Methane ( CH4)

a) Anachronistic fermentation on landfills.

b ) Aerobic treatment of wastewater.

c ) Animal poop.

3.- Nitrous oxide ( N2O )

a) Raw material in production of chemical industry.

b ) Digestion of animal poop.

4.- Hydrofluorocarbon (HFCs)

a) Production of HCFC -22.

b ) Leakage of insulating material.

5.-Perfluocarbono (PFCs )

a) Using fluid materials in cleaning process.

b)Using etching agent in production.

6.- Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6 )

a) Used as cover gas for magnesium casting process.

b) Used as an insulating gas for electricity.

c) Using etchant in production of semi conductors .

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A Sustainable future

The future of our planet is currently on a sustainable development. But what is a sustainable development? A sustainable development, satisfies our needs in the present without meaning a commitment to future generations and their capacity to satisfy theirs.

DSCN4216Anything that’s sustainable has its own conscious, it takes into consideration developed countries and countries in development. It understands that anything that happen in any place around the world affects the rest and that there are real consequences.

The sustainable development is the proposal of a progressive transformation of economy and society as it takes into consideration the effects this could have in politics and different businesses because of the restriction of resources. Its main target is to satisfy human needs and ideas leading to a physic sustainability that is worried about social equality among generations.

For obvious reasons, countries that are still in development have a bigger change of fronting an ecological crisis. The sustainable growing happens at the same time of the economic growing, a larger number of people, more resources are needed and we have to take into consideration that the technology we have today also has a repercussion besides helping. The economic growth and development also have an impact in ecosystems.

For the effects of sustainability to be noticeable and not only the overuse of resources, it’s necessary to plan strategies, work in team, crear laws and make a fair distribution of the resources that are not being overused, because when any system approaches ecologic limits, differences have bigger impacts in people with a lack of resources.

 

 

What is Global Warming?

 

 

The definition of Global Warming is the increase of the average temperature of the surface of the earth. The increase of the temperature is what attributes to the “Greenhouse Effect” in simple words; this means that the heat of the sun gets caught in our atmosphere.

Scientific evidence relates a variety of human activities of the Industrial Era to the rapid acceleration of the Greenhouse Effect in our atmosphere. Since 1980 there has been a constant decrease of 4% per decade of the Ozone layer, this layer is very important to any type of life on earth because it protects us from the UV radiation of the sun, which is incredibly bad for any of us. The deterioration of the Ozone layer is directly linked to the augmentation of skin cancer, cataracts, failure in the immune system, crop damage and the probable extinction of plankton. In 1973 scientists found that the problem with the destruction of the Ozone layer came from the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) which where utilized on aerosol sprays and as a cooling system in air conditioners and refrigerators.

The previous paragraphs may seem as overwhelming information that you may consider as non-important or maybe even boring but it is tremendously essential to understand where this problem is coming from in order to start helping. Global Warming is not a chronic disease that our planet is going through, this disease has a cure and it starts with you.

“I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.” ~Darryl Cherney.