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We have no more planets

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We will start this article by asking you. What is global warming? Global warming is nothing more than the increase in the temperature of the earth, reflected in the oceans and the atmosphere, caused mainly by the emission of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity. Resulting in a progressive increase in global temperature, bringing consequently the expansion and increase of the sea level and the loss of habitat for many species, the increase in the frequency of meteorological phenomena, the drying out of the forests due to the change. The rainfall regime also has serious consequences on the flora and fauna that are not capable of adapting to the new climatic conditions and perish. It is a whole range of situations that we must internalize and become aware of where we are going and what we want for our children.

   Humans are not equipped to combat high temperatures, in fact. Scientists have discovered that overexposure to ultraviolet radiation can affect the proper functioning of our immune system and destroy the natural defenses of the skin, therefore, prolonged exposure to the sun can increase not only the risk of contracting skin cancer Otherwise, but it can also cause burns to the cornea (the outermost and transparent membrane that covers the eye). Cumulative exposure can eventually lead to cataracts (progressive clouding of the lens leading to blurred vision) later in life.

   As the climate and meteorological conditions directly affect human health, these effects can be the heat waves that are already more common and lasting in different regions of the world, air pollution causes respiratory diseases, such as asthma and allergies from exposure to aeroallergens. High number of deaths from cardiopulmonary diseases, due to the high concentration of bacteria in the air. The increase in water-borne diseases, such as gastroenterological diseases. Increased growth and transmission of pathogenic microbes. Change in the geographical and seasonal distribution of diseases, the increase in physical and emotional stress, affecting the coordination capacity of the human being. “Human disease is emerging as one of the most sensitive, and distressing, indicators of climate change.” One of the most critical risks is that of mental health. According to Patz, JA, & Kovats, R. S “self-perceived health (including mental health) is a good proxy indicator for chronic disease conditions that have a heavy burden of symptoms. “All this related to global warming.

   All those terrible conditions that affect us daily could be aggravated in the immediate future due to global warming. “The most immediate and direct impact of a changing global climate on human health is seen in the steady increase in global average temperature.” According to Schreiber, M. Something that since humanity realized how catastrophic it could be for human beings and for the planet, has not stopped worrying a minority that is awake. According to Kingsnorth, P. “Climate Change is likely to have wide-ranging and mostly adverse impacts on human health, with significant loss of life.” The effects of climate change on human health in the future will be widespread and unpredictable. In addition to not being a problem only for future generations, because climate change is already affecting us. Uncovering some very serious health threats, Worldwide, looking at just a few health indicators, an additional 250,000 deaths per year will occur in the coming decades because of climate change, according to global health organizations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 249 thousand premature deaths were attributable to outdoor air pollution and around 83 thousand premature deaths were attributable to air pollution due to the use of solid fuels. And we are all exposed to air pollution. For its part, air pollution is the presence in the air of substances or particles that imply risk, damage or annoyance for humans, flora, or fauna. The main source of atmospheric pollution is the gases tropospheric ozone (O3), sulfur oxides (SO2 and SO₃), nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2), benzopyrene (BaP) and suspended particles (PM). These gases are derived mainly from emissions caused by the burning of fossil fuels (including emissions generated by transport), industrial processes, forest burning, the use of aerosols and radiation. This means that if we do not change the energy model that we have been using, the effects will be more devastating, both for the planet and for people’s health: CO2 is cumulative and can last at least a hundred years in the atmosphere. Diseases such as septicemia, Parkinson’s disease, and urinary tract infections were also found to be associated with poorer air quality.

   Cities are one of the major contributors to climate change. According to UN-Habitat, cities consume 78% of the world’s energy and produce more than 60% of greenhouse gas emissions. So global warming affects poor and low-income communities to a greater extent, in part because many of them live on the fringes of society, in unstable structures and in areas more susceptible to floods, landslides or earthquakes. But also, because they have inadequate capacities and resources and limited access to emergency response systems. This situation is exacerbated in developing countries. So, if the earth continues to heat up and measures such as the suppression of aerosols are not taken, there will come a time when our air will be so dense that it will be difficult for us to breathe easily on this planet of ours.

   Global warming causes long periods of drought. And the drought increases forest fires, this is the reason why more forest fires are being seen than before, affecting not only wildlife and wildlife, but also people and causing economic and social damage in the environment where these occur. In regions near the poles, a part of the land mass or the seabed is permanently frozen. By some estimates, this layer – called “permafrost” – contains twice as much carbon as is currently in the atmosphere. In warm conditions, this carbon can be released from decomposing biomass in the form of carbon dioxide or methane. “Methane is a greenhouse gas twenty times more powerful than carbon dioxide,” warns Professor Peter Wadhams of the University of Cambridge. “So now we run the risk of facing global warming and even faster thawing in the Arctic.”

   Increased extreme rainfall and associated flooding are expected to continue as global temperatures continue to rise but may suddenly rise or fall. “Even if steps are taken to limit the extent of global warming, we will need to improve our understanding of how extreme rains and floods will change in the future to adapt our cities and other populations to more frequent or extreme events.” patterns of the amount of global precipitation, in the case of decrease, which would lead to an even greater problem, by decreasing the amount of precipitation the air would heat up more, the desert areas would increase considerably and our world would be in a few words an industrial furnace or otherwise a Noah’s ark.

   Today’s society faces one of the great challenges for the next century, among other things, large population displacements, reduction of agricultural production as a consequence of these factors, worsening of the population’s health, social conflicts, increase of temporal patterns of illness, including illnesses never seen before. And a severe increase in poverty. Logically, these effects will fall disproportionately on developing countries and the most disadvantaged populations of all countries, further increasing inequalities in health and access to adequate food, clean water, and other resources. Obviously, human activity seems to be a direct cause of the global warming of the earth registered in the last century and, especially, in recent years. Our activity has influenced the development of greenhouse gases (industrialization, deforestation, use of inadequate cultivation methods, indiscriminate exploitation of trees and other human factors that have brought us to this critical point where we are. The ecological restoration of the Forests contributes to building greater resilience to natural disasters and climate change, while these natural environments help to make water and air cleaner, biodiversity, and soil richer, and food supply more stable. So, we must combat this situation that we ourselves create, the product of our own selfishness and desires for excessive personal interests. Humanity must begin to realize that we only have one planet, which is this. Let’s not look outside, the remaining 8 planets do not belong to us and neither do their conditions favor us.

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