“Before I began investigating climate change, I never would have thought about the connections between global warming and outbreaks of infectious diseases” said Ferber, a Science journalist who has examined the links between climate change and declining human health.
Actually, health experts expect climate change to spread malaria, cholera and asthma according to a series of professional studies.
The World Health Organization estimated that a child dies from malaria in Africa every 45 seconds. The disease accounts for about 20 percent of all childhood deaths on the continent. These statistics will be far worse in the near future if it continues to warm.
Climate changes then disease outbreaks ensue. And as is known, Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from automobiles and light trucks are a major contributor to climate change, particularly in the United States and other industrialized countries. Now, we have to face such a reality: In producing different vehicles for different markets, automobile manufacturing companies vary substantially in the amount of carbon emissions that come from their products. Some auto companies rely heavily for sales and profits on vehicles that emit relatively high amounts of CO2, while others derive the bulk of their profits from vehicles that are less carbon-intensive.
But, can we get vehicles that are carbon-free? Absolutely we can. Electric Vehicle (EV) could do great help here. I mean all-electric vehicles, featuring totally zero emission. Many auto manufacturers have cultivated this field and we can find a sheet of EV brands at present like BYD e6, Toyato, Tesla, General and so on. Besides, such as BYD’s all-electric eBUS-12 with the longest range of 190miles/charge also has been introduced to public transit system. Of course there are many hybrid guys among these EVs and not really emission-free. Thanks to international concentration on air-contamination decrease and green policies for EV promotion, new energy vehicles, particularly EVs have been on the path to worldwide spread.
When talking about EV’s superb advantages on decreasing carbon emission, we can’t overlook those indirect emissions from vehicles. We can’t omit the emissions occurring when electricity’s produced which powers the EVs. How much CO2 is emitted via coal burning for electricity or other purposes per year? Its said a third of all global carbon oxide emissions come from coal burning! Creating a recycle of energy utility and Making use of new energies seem of great importance here. Wind energy source confronts various obstacles towards general using, whilst solar boasts its much larger territory of being taken into electricity. Therefore, the boom of solar energy likely to be inevitable.
As to ourselves in daily life, how to be a contributor to decreasing CO2 emission is not that a difficult question, right? Drive a hybrid or all-electric sedan, replace lights with LED, don’t consume electricity in vain. What else could we do for this? Please leave your comments below.
Anyway, please keep your eyes on the warmer climate, on the glacial ablation, and on these dying children.
Because, Life ought to be in focus.