This is a guest blog by Hement Raj Kaphale, a Nepalese climate change activist.
Climate change is measurable increases in the averages temperatures of earth’s atmosphere, oceans & land masses. Rapid warming is brought on by rising levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. These reduce the loss of radiant energy provided to the earth by the sun, in a process known as the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse gases occur naturally & without them the planet would be too cold to sustain life as we known it. However, since the beginning of the industrial revolution in the 1700s, human activities (especially burning coal) have been added more & more of these gases into the atmosphere.
Climate change has several effects. The planet's icecaps have started to melt, and the sea level is rising, which will flood some coastal areas. Changing weather patterns are altering agricultural harvests. Drinking water is becoming scarce in some areas. Biodiversity is also affected.
We should reduce climate change for the welfare of living creatures, through the following planting trees and slowing deforestation. We should use renewable energy, limit unattended urbanization and rapid industrial growth, We should conduct public awareness programs about climate change and try to reduce the loss of biodiversity. We should promote global collaboration. Population growth should also be slowed, in rich and poor countries. If nature degrades too far then natural calamity will follow.
Hement Raj Kaphale, born in 1985, is from Nepalgunj, Nepal. He strives to conserve nature conservation. From childhood he has loved plants and different types of trees. He had completed his Masters degree in English and is president of a climate care campaign in Nepal. He wants to make Nepal greener, and has donated more than 15,000 plants. His hope is promote a tradition of giving plant as a gift at festivals and other significant events, such as as birthdays , marriages and funerals. He is also the principal of a secondary private school and has always taught his students about the importance of trees; his students are also enthused about his plant giving campaign .
Mr Kaphale say if plants vanished then for sure so would human life. He is particularly keen on the protection and promotion of medical plants. He is a true lover of nature and a climate care activist.