Worldwide “Climate change” is happening. Its effects are affecting day to day and its main cause is human activity. It’s clear to everyone that emissions from cars, power plants and industrial are polluters to the environment and are the leading cause of greenhouse gases responsible for the earth warming. 

 

As an effect of all this pollution and accumulation of greenhouse gases, the atmosphere is retaining more heat from the sun's rays that normally would, making the surface of the earth and the ocean warmer and thus climate characteristics on the ground change.

 

It’s time to act now, and every step we take towards reducing our impact on the environment can make a big difference. We all should start calculating our carbon footprint now? Calculate yours here!

 

 

 

What are greenhouse gases?


Greenhouse gases are natural gases present in the atmosphere but in this time are rising in quantity and trapping heat in our atmosphere. Most human activities generate greenhouse gases; even nature itself produces them by natural processes such as decomposition of foods or plants. But the most impacting ones are those from human activities such as burning fossil fuels, coal, oil and petroleum, for transportation, manufacturing goods and petrochemicals for agriculture, raw material and fuels, and even livestock and mil production.

 

The most common greenhouse gases are:


  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is generated mainly from burning oil, coal and natural gas to provide most of the energy used to produce electricity, run automobiles, heat homes and to power factories. Carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere when planting new forests (meet our plantation here) because they absorb Carbon Dioxide, removing it from the atmosphere through the photosynthesis process.


  • Methane (CH4) is generated mainly by cattle ranching activities, dairy cows, buffaloes, goats, sheep, camels, pigs and horses, by the intestinal fermentation of food caused by bacteria and other microbes in the digestive tracts of animals and is also generated in the decomposition of organic waste of food, humans and animals.


  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O): Nitrous oxide is produced because fuel combustion causes nitrogen present in fuel to combine with oxygen from the atmosphere. Also due to the use of fertilizers and manure containing nitrogen, in order to accelerate the natural processes of nitrification and denitrification by bacteria and other microbes in the soil. These processes convert some nitrogen into nitrous oxide.

 

 

 

We have seen how changes in climate have affected the earth, making the weather less predictable and therefore, it influences many factors that depend on it, such as the environment, infrastructure, buildings and economy, which were not designed for sudden changes in climate and will be extremely concerned unless we all take real action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the increase in global temperatures.

 

To take action in the matter, the first thing to be clear is to dramatically reduce emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases each of us can do your part in this task.

 

We invite you to take the first step to protect the environment and make your contribution by calculating your carbon footprint and compensating or adopt your tree now here!