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Stop Climate Change- Let’s do it together

When the powerful speech by a 16-year old, Greta Thunberg shook the ‘Climate Action Summit’, people around the world felt an acute need to reverse the climate change. It is not that we were unaware of the drastic transformations happening in our environment; often reminded by the authorities with time to time quickies. Small steps are taken by the administration, smaller responses are visible in the public and insignificant results are produced to fill the (un)necessary documents. The result is zero or negative. Negative, because climate change is happening at the rate much faster than the preventive steps taken by humans.

Coming back to Greta Thunberg. The young girl reminded us that what we are doing today is going to affect our future generations. They will reap what we are sowing now. Though the effects of climate change are quite prominent today, my brain crashes at the simple thought of its consequences after a few years. Our children won’t be able to survive in the harsh environment resulting in the end of the human race and the time does not seem to be far away.

πŸ€ Climate change is occurring and human activities are the main cause. Long-term increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate is a major threat today and it is called Global Warming.

πŸ€The terms ‘Climate change’ and ‘Global Warming’ are used interchangeably though Climate Change contains Global Warming as well as its effects.

πŸ€The climate changes observed in the last 50-60 years have been much greater than those observed in the previous years including prehistoric times.

Evidence of Global Warming

1) Earth is heating up like never before and the results are apparent. NASA studied the behaviour of the earth’s atmosphere and observed that the level of CO2 has been increasing drastically since Industrial Revolution.

2) Most of the climate change before human existence was due to small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the amount of solar energy our planet receives.

3) Industrial Revolution (since the mid-20th century) took climate change to another level that is set for irreversible harm to the Earth, as seen from the broader perspective. This change is significant because our home, the Earth is in danger.

4) Study shows that the current global warming is happening at the rate 10 times faster than the average ice-age recovery warming. This is alarming. Are we taking sufficient measures to slow down the upsetting change?

Find below the indications of global warming for more clarity:

πŸƒ Human activities and hence the increase in CO2 has contributed to the rise in the temperature of the earth’s surface. The average surface temperature has risen by 0.9 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century. Last 35 years were the record-breaking hottest and 2016 was the year with most warm months till now.

πŸƒ Oceans are warming too. Top 700 metres of the oceans are showing 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1969. Oceans help to absorb Earth’s CO2. About 1/4th of the CO2 that we humans create is soaked by the oceans (because ocean plants breathe in CO2 and give O2). Since the temperature of the oceans is rising (remember, oceans form 97% of all water on the Earth), ocean animals are dying, putting a question mark to the ecosystem balance.

πŸƒ NASA study shows that ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland have been losing mass at an alarming rate. Billions of tons of ice is melting due to foolish human actions.

πŸƒ Snowcaps of the world’s great mountains are disappearing. The Alps, Himalayas, Andes, Rockies, Alaska and mountains of Africa are some examples.
We may have to pay a huge price for the game we are playing with nature.

πŸƒ Sea levels are rising and now you know the reason. It’s the melting of glaciers and snowcaps along with the warming of water that created the havoc.

πŸƒ The increase in intense events like high temperatures, severe rainfall and other extreme weather conditions are ruining our peace of mind. The reason being the same – Global Warming!

πŸƒ As more CO2 is released by the humans, more of it is absorbed by oceans. Oceans, that are generally basic in nature, are turning acidic due to the rising level of CO2. Warming oceans cause coral reef ecosystems.

What We Can Do!

We are slowly killing Earth, our habitat. High time, we must be ready with our action plan to save future for our next generations. The suggested actions are not difficult but it’s a matter of changing habits. Go back to the earlier days when the life of humans was simple. Adapt to a simpler lifestyle and make a positive impact on the environment.
We have a two-step strategy to reduce global warming:

1) Mitigation
2) Adaptation

Mitigation

By Mitigation, we mean that the intensity of global warming effects can be reduced by reducing the emissions of green-house gases to slow down the greenhouse effect.

There are some simple yet effective measures to make a difference:

* Increase the sinks (reservoirs) that absorb the harmful greenhouse gases, like oceans, forests and soil.

* Reduce the burning of fossil fuels for electricity, heat or transport.

* Eat the food you buy, and eat less meat.

* Buy better bulbs – LED lightbulbs use up to 80 percent less energy than conventional incandescents (they are also cheaper).

* Electricity in your home – this is one of the most harmful things we do to the environment. Don’t leave fully charged devices plugged into your home’s outlets, unplug rarely used devices or plug them into power strips and timers, and adjust your computers and monitors to automatically power down to the lowest power mode when not in use.

* When buying a new car, buy an electric car.

* RECYCLE – The average person makes 2.5 Kg of garbage a day! this means that in one year, you make 912.5 Kg of trash that gets thrown outside in our nature and harms our planet the most.

Our aim is to decrease the human interference with climate change so that the greenhouse gases level can be stabilized without threatening food production.

Adaptation

Adaptation means adjusting to changing climate conditions. History indicates that climate change has been the main cause of building and collapsing of civilisations. Try reversing the direction of change or adapt to the present/expected climatic conditions.

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Also read the wonderful posts by the bloggers who collaborated for the cause:

1.
travel-by-maya.com – How to become an eco-friendly traveler?
2. mydawninglight.com – GLOBAL WARMING & SUSTAINABILITY: It All Starts With You
3. thebetterperiod.com – Global Warming and your period
4. irishtwinsmomma.com – How to stop global warming
5. southerncomfortliving.com – The terrifying truth behind disposable diapers
6. alternativelyspeaking.ca – The truth about eco-friendly hair dye
7. ofearthandbeauty.com – How fast fashion is hurting our planet
8. overwhelmedbeauty.com – 4 ways you can stop WASTING and fight global warming
9. youthsoloartsy.com – Global warming affects our travel lifestyle
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Mind your Body Mass Index- Highly Recommended!

My BMI rose to the overweight range (ouch!) taking my anxiety level to a newer height. I used to feel proud of my perfectly maintained weight but the recent BMI challenge put me in crisis. It was time to control my eating habits and regulate the exercise routine.

‘Body Mass Index’ also known as ‘BMI’ is crucial in keeping a track of body fat. Scientists define BMI as the ratio of the body mass and the square of the height. Taking mass in kilograms and height in metres, the units of Body Mass Index are kg/mΒ².

Body Mass Index

We generally check our body weight and judge the health quotient by the same. In most cases, this scale fails. A short person (say 4 feet) and a tall person ( say 6 feet) both having the same weight can’t be considered healthy at the same time. Body Mass Index takes account of body weight with respect to the body height. Looking more credible, it gives the basic idea of our fitness. (P.S.- It may not be true in athletes, pregnant women, children or elderly people.)

BMI provides the relationship between body weight and height. It is considered more accurate than measuring body-weight alone. We have a simple calculation to measure Body Mass Index:

BMI= Body weight(kg)/ [Body height (m)]Β²

One can easily find if his/her body lies in the Underweight, Normal, Overweight or Obese range, by the above formula. Alternatively, you can find your BMI by simply filling your weight and height HERE.
A score of 18.5 to 24.9 is normal, 25 to 30 is overweight and 30-plus is obese.

BMI Chart

We can see that BMI is the measure of general health by finding the ratio of body weight and height. High BMI can put you at the risk of developing many diseases like:

πŸ‘‰πŸ» High Blood Pressure

πŸ‘‰πŸ»Heart Disease

πŸ‘‰πŸ»High Cholesterol And Blood Lipids (LDL)

πŸ‘‰πŸ»Type 2 Diabetes

πŸ‘‰πŸ»Sleep disorders

πŸ‘‰πŸ»Osteoarthritis

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Female Infertility

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

πŸ‘‰πŸ» Urinary Stress Incontinence

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The importance of health cannot be ignored and BMI is the simplest way to calculate health quotient. Tracking weight is not applicable to a few people, everybody should keep the ratio of weight & height perfect so that complicated health conditions may not arise. What I discovered from the healthy living articles is that simple life adds to years of our life.

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i9s TWS AirPods for iOS and Android

We love listening to music and our smartphones are equipped with the necessary apps and configurations. Earphones are crucial for music lovers to make the most of their passion. However, Apple AirPods come with a big price tag. iPhone users are usually confused about whether to buy these Bluetooth earphones or not. Good thing is that you need not burn a hole in your pocket. There are a few brands in the market that sell decent quality AirPods at a much lesser price. Recently, I found ‘i9S TWS Airpods for iOS and Android Smartphones‘ and thought of sharing the details with you.

i9S TWS AirPods

Specifications of i9S TWS Airpods

πŸ”‰AirPod Model: i9s TWS

πŸ”‰Bluetooth version: v4.1 + EDR

πŸ”‰Battery Capacity: 46 mAH

πŸ”‰Charging time of battery: 50 minutes (Better than most of the other versions)

Features of i9S TWS AirPods

🐞 Best replacement for Apple Airpods

High-quality sound is guaranteed in i9s TWS AirPods. Clarity is good and you won’t have to face annoying distortion as it happens in other Bluetooth earphones. In short, it is an intelligent choice to own stylish, quality Airpods if you don’t want to spend a moolah on Apple AirPods.

🐞Ah! If Looks Could Kill…

Efficient AirPods that can kill with the looks! Yes, the white, smooth-finish i9s TWS AirPods give a classy impression and are cool to carry anywhere, be it college or travel. Ten on ten points for the looks; I’m fascinated:)

i9S TWS AirPods

🐞 Accessories that come free with i9S TWS AirPods

Following are the accessories that come free with these AirPods.

πŸ”‰ Stylish Carry Box with Silicon protection cover
πŸ”‰ Charging Cable

πŸ”‰User Manual

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Verdict-

i9S TWS AirPods is a big yes for those who don’t want to spend huge money on expensive versions. Quality wise, i9S TWS AirPods are great at this price. You won’t get such classy AirPods in this range. Good looks, high-quality sound and easy to carry; I sincerely vote for the device.
May your music be with you, always:)