Global warming threatens Mumbaikars, as the impact can now be clearly seen during the current winters. The subtle rise in temperature and the disturbance in the natural phenomenon which was occurring every year now seems to have compromised.
Glaciers melt, sea levels rise, cloud forests die and the wildlife struggles to keep pace. It has become apparent that people in the last century have induced warming through the release of heat-trapping gases, thus driving our modern lives. These rates are now more than ever in the past 800,000 years, known as greenhouse gasses.
The resulting unstable warming is often called global warming, but it causes a number of climatic and long-term climate change, varying from place to place.
Although many believe that climate change and global warming are synonymous, scientists use “climate change” to describe the dynamic changes that affect the atmosphere and the climate systems of our planet— including because some sectors are actually cooler in the short run.
Climate change not only includes rising average temperatures but also extreme weather events, biodiversity and habitat changes, rising seas and a variety of other consequences.
All of these changes become apparent as people keep introducing greenhouse gasses to the environment that absorb heat, altering the climate patterns that are dependent on all living things.
What can we do to slow this warming that affects humans? What can we do? How are we to handle the changes that we have already started? The destiny of the earth, as we know it— coasts, forests, farms, and snowy mountains— hills in the balance. While we struggle to understand everything.
What is global warming?
During the last 50 years, the global average temperature has increased as quickly as ever. And experts see that the trend is increasing: Since 2000, all but one of NASA’s 16 highest record 134 years has taken place. Don’t you think it’s very relatable to what our actions are resulting?
Heat up the world. Land and oceans are both warmer than records began in 1880 and the temperatures are still rising. For short, this increase in temperature is global warming.
The NOAA records bare figures: the average surface temperatures between 1880 and 2016 increased by 1,71 degrees Fahrenheit (0,95 degrees centigrade) in general. The rate of change has been another 0.13 ° F (0.07 ° C) every decade, and the earth’s surface warmed faster than the sea–0.18 ° F (0.10 ° C) compared to 0.11 ° F (0.06 ° C) per decade.
What is encouraging global warming?
Global warm-up takes place when the sun and the solar radiation, which has filtered out of the earth’ s surface, absorbs carbon dioxide and other air pollutants and greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
Usually, this radiation will disperse into space— but these contaminants, which can last in the atmosphere for several years, trap moisture and make the earth hotter. This is what the greenhouse effect is known for.
In Mumbai specifically, there are many of the major reasons for this encouragement in the overall imbalance of the heat proportion.
Mumbai Metro’s construction!
The ongoing Mumbai Metro project, which stretches 33.5 km under one of the most congested coastal cities in the world has been hailed as a technological marvel. The project is on and under the ground which disturbs the overall life forms around it. It is very much clear that even though it is made for the convenience of the citizens but is it worth the cost?
Mumbai is one of the topmost cities in Asia and is the financial capital of India. It has seen enough in recent years including the floods and unstable climate change from time to time. It is believed that Mumbai is still alive because of the heart of Mumbai “National Park” which protects biodiversity in the area. Thousand of different species live in this city and are only seen in that region of India.
Just a few weeks after the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis lauded the Mumbaikars for taking up the disadvantage caused by the project and the huge protests in the outskirts and the iconic city’s Marine Drive, which brought thousands of citizens, including activists, actors, and politicians. Cutting Area forest, are you serious?
This project has already damaged enough than expected and where were these committees when this was proposed by the government.
The unorganized lifestyle of Mumbai
Even though Mumbai is the biggest city in India, it’s unplanned and because of which all the projects and developments conflict with each other at every step.
Roads & Passages: Roads and passages are yet not a development which results in accidents and heavy traffic. In addition to those factors, AUTO-RICKSHAWS is one of the main causes of traffic.
This is because, contrary to its counterparts in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai, Mumbai Police Traffic Wing does not have separate resources.
The City Police Training School should ideally be established to provide training for traffic consultants and sub-inspectors. Ideally, a specialist officer should be the Traffic Policing Branch where an officer spends more than thirty years in the same branch.
However, the Mumbai Police Advisers and SIs are not specialized because, in the course of 25-35 years of their professional experience, they are continually shifted from branch to branch from the traffic to the police station to the RSPF.
This seriously underfunded the Mumbai Traffic Department. The traffic consultants don’t even have a radio (Walkie-Talkie), an essential form of traffic management, which helps the constable / sub-inspector to convey the next and the previous signal to the constable. It helps contractors to communicate directly with a big snarl in the control room or office. Global warming threatens Mumbaikars.
Overpopulation is not a myth my friend
According to recent data, the population of Mumbai is 23.5 million. Imagine that so many people try to fit into a city.
People arrive in offices in different hubs in Mumbai during the morning. CSMT, BKC, and more. So the majority of the population flies to the same location, or to an alternate location.
The traffic is immense from the suburban areas to the city center. Many citizens live in the suburbs, as the prices of real estate relative to the city center are low
In the early hours (8:00 to 10:00) there is a heavy movement of the population of Mumbai towards CSMT and in the evening (6:00 to 21:30) towards suburbs.
Trains, buses, private cars, taxis, ola, etc. will all be packed. If you use paths, your 1-hour ride will, therefore, be transformed to 2.5 hours during peak hours.
During traffic congestion, potholes also play a major role. My house is about 6 km away from my house, but there are seven signals, even heavy traffic, I take about 35 to 45 minutes to get there.
And there would be a huge rush if you moved through Mumbai residents. Mumbaikars basically say you get a free full body massage during peak hours.
- Road capacity and the number of road vehicles–each highway is able to handle the influx of vehicles, and the majority of roads in Mumbai are over capacity.
- Nobody is driving at constant speed leading to slow-moving traffic.
- Low public transport use–most people prefer their own car to us. Low public transport.
- Roadside parking is one of the reasons why we have many jams in the area.
Extreme weather conditions
Experts believe that hotter and longer heatwaves fuel the rising temperatures on earth, more severe droughts, heavy rainfall, and more strong hurricanes. For example, in 2015, scientists said that California has risen from 15 percent to 20 percent due to global warming as a consequence of ongoing drought— the state’s largest water shortage in 1 200 years.
They also said that in the past century the chances of similar droughts occurring in the future had almost doubled. And the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine reported in 2016 that certain weather events, such as some heat waves, can now be attributed with certainty to climate change. Global warming threatens Mumbaikars.
“If carbon emissions remain unabated, the rate of increase in the waterway will be quadruple by 2100,” adding that just 50 cm sea level rises would suffice to inundate major port towns worldwide and expose over 150 million people to disasters.
Earth’s way of giving back!
Earth is strong enough to control the outbreak if you are not. It runs on simple thermodynamics that if the heat rises it has to be lowered down to maintain the equilibrium, so if the heat level goes up the glaciers melt and submerge the land space which will then result in a cooling of the heat but being non-aquatic mammals how will you survive?
This process is slow but effective. Well, its was effective with dinosaurs at least.
Concluding to the article would request people to stay hygienic and raise your concern regarding the pollution and atmosphere because without them there is no you. The money you earned cannot help you make oxygen. You should in any condition help the community with whatever you can!
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