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Nowadays, climate change is a hot topic and has been the subject of intense debate. Climate change is actually refers to an increase in average global temperatures caused by the human activities and natural disaster. However, human activities exist as the

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WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by Yong Sook Sien Kwong Sze Yien Nowadays, climate change is a hot topic and has been the subject of intense debate. Climate change is actually refers to an increase in average global temperatures caused by the human activities and natural disaster. However, human activities exist as the main problem to cause climate change. One of the examples is the environment pollution. Environment pollution not only affects human's health but also causes extinction of flora and fauna. Can you imagine how many precious lives have been sacrificed merely to boots up our standard of living? What will be the effects of climate change and is there any solution for this problem? For natural disaster, global warming is the main problem caused by climate change. Global warming is a rapid rise of the average temperature of the earth. The rises of the temperature will cause a negative effect to the earth especially for the North Pole and South Pole of the earth. ...read more.

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(Hay, J. H. & Mimura, N., 2006) At the present time, the effects of greenhouse gases to the environment also become one of the issues that we concern about. Greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and others gases. (Thomas, C, S. n.d.) These gases allow sunlight to enter the atmosphere freely. Some of the sunlight will be deflected by the outer atmosphere and scattered3 back into space as infrared radiation. Besides that, some of the infrared energy will be absorbed by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which re-emit the energy in all directions while others will further warm the Earth. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) causes the depletion of ozone layer and usually is released from refrigerator and air conditioner. While Carbon dioxide (CO2) can be emitted naturally through the carbon cycle and through human activities like emission gases from vehicles and the burning of fossil fuels. Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and natural gas causes the increase of global temperature. ...read more.

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The global warming pollution even can cut down 30% as driving a new hybrid car with using efficient gas-electric engines. (Greg, S., 2009) At the same time, we can save our earth by reduce the usage of electricity in our daily life. We should switch off light and other unnecessary switcher when we are not using it. Besides that, we should reduce the usage of air-conditioner and refrigerator to decrease the number of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) released. In the present day, every house may have at least one air-conditional. We should limit the time to use air conditioner and switch it off when the weather is cold or windy. Moreover, recycling activities should be practiced. We can always practice this activities at home or school. Every school should encourage the students to carry out this activity by conducting recycling campaign and give rewards or prizes to those classes that do well in this recycling activity. In order to avoid the climate change problem by getting worse, institutions and individuals must act now. Everyone has the responsibility and should do their part to protect and save the earth. We can make the difference since the fate of our planet is in our hands. ...read more.

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