Global Warming: Effects on the Environment and Agriculture in Canada
Global Warming is one of the biggest issues worldwide right now! Its effects on the environment and agriculture are definitely startling, and the effects on the human population is even more alarming. There are many signs of global warming taking effect in Canada, such as: on the western side of Canada; glaciers are melting five times faster now since the 1960s, with making forest fires an uprising to mass eco extinctions with an upcoming impact on the human population, and with having the climate to increase; water can evaporate in any water type source which leaves water systems cannot provide the right quality of water to a household that can come out becoming droughts. But these problems are purely nothing in Canada, no one is taking action. If not taken action this country will slowly be turning into other countries that had already been impacted by global warming. These problems could get even worse, but finding the simplest strategies for Canadian citizens in their; household, way of transportation, and food could impact this country in a different way.
Homes are one of the most consuming sources of electricity. Apart from Canada (Ontario), an average household uses about 9,500KWh of electricity per year (NRCan,2019). One of the most consuming sources of energy in homes is the water efficiency each Canadian household uses to wash dishes, hands, water plants, shower, etc. Water does not produce freely;water uses a lot of energy to pump, treat, and control water. When all of these are provided for a single household, it takes 19% (or 1,805KWh) of energy to work it (NRCan,2019). therefore, how can Canadian citizens reduce their daily water consumption? Well one of the ways to reduce peoples mass water consumptions is to simply reduce their water intake or use any water type features to minimize the problem. By doing this, an average household can save 35% of their water intake by simply knowing when to use water at the right moment. This one change can also save at least 500lbs of CO2in the country per year (EarthEasy, 2018)! This is not the only way for reducing water intakes. Along by installing water saving devices or check for water leakages from taps, walls, bathrooms, etc. This can help save a residents water intake energy by 5.7 liters per minute from just installing a water saving device. Additionally, another way to save energy is to switch to CFL lights. Many Canadians don’t even realize that their light bulbs could be the second or most big source of CO2 in their homes! CFL’s are a real game changer, they have longer lasting lights than incandescent lights and from switching from ordinary light bulbs to CFL they consume 50-80% less energy than the typical light bulb (EarthEasy, 2019). Incandescent light bulbs also produce substantial amount of heat yet CFL light bulbs pull off at least 70% less heat usage too (East Gwillimbury, 2018)! If every family in Canada had replaced their Ordinary light bulbs to CFL, it would eliminate 90 billion of GHGs out of this country. To fulfil the change Canadians should look at these strategies and make use to conserve energy in each citizens homes every single day.
With having a home makes a way for transportation, and transportation has been a contributing source of air pollution. Road Transportation or any sort of transportation had helped the society to go to their desired destinations. Road/Gas transportation produces 24% of Canada’s total emissions, with just a single car ride can make the total emissions rise in an even more scarce amount (Mia Robeson, 2018)! To fix this particular issue, there needs to be a strategy. An easy strategy is to walk or ride anything creative that simply does not run gas. From just biking alone to get to a destination can save a person at least 21g of their carbon footprint per kilometre cycled, this accounts for one tenth less than a car (ECF, 2013)! Almost every Canadian has some sort of transportation at their disposal, and each of these cars at least emit six tons of CO2 every year. If everyone were to cycle or walk just for a single day, the countries GHGs would be lowered by 5,444kg per person that were to walk or ride a non based gassed vehicle. Another strategy is a more pricey but optional, is to purchase a hybrid or an electric powered vehicle. This alternative of vehicles are 85-90% more effective, which can also save a citizen 16-76% of energy, and to finalize it could save a person 43% of their carbon footprint from switching to a more hybrid vehicle (NRCan, 2019). Although it is on the pricey side of things, this would help out the economy and the country’s health. Transportation helps the country get to places a lot faster but it is one of the key problems to climate change, however if just everyone took a moment and where to apply this, Canada will be fueled up with cleanliness.
From having a home there will be food needed to provide at the household except when citizens throw their recyclables into trash and also had not compost thrown away food, which also can affect Canada’s ecosystem. Recycling takes manufactured products and converts them into usable material; by composting, it turns organic waste that people create and which becomes into useful products. From recycling, an average household can save 60-70% off energy from doing one simple, and easy task from one another. Recycling everyday can help the impact on humans and the environment, with doing this can save at least 0.30-4.00% of CO2 in Canada (StatCan, 2011). To make this happen citizens would need to what’s recyclable or not; for instants paper, glass, and plastic; these main topics are recyclable but, if a recyclable were to mix in with garbage it will cause problems to felicitate the waste. An additional strategy is to compost, by composting unwanted food there is a way to change an average Canadian citizen food waste (231lbs) and convert it back to renewable energy (SaveOnEnergy, 2018). People just throw away food left and right, yet these foods that were thrown away could have been a good source of renewable energy too. From composting this could save the countries food waste to about 22,174lbs of CO2 (NaturBag, 2019). Food should not be wasted or thrown away just like that. Taking action and throw away unwanted things smartly could help out the economy in a healthier future, also to remember is to Stop, think, and sort!
Global Warming will take form before even the country takes action but, by implementing these acts this will combat the Global Warming this country is facing currently step by step. There are many other ways to combat Global Warming from finding simple water solutions to reserve/save energy, to reducing gas/oil transportation, and to properly recycle and compost, Canada is not the only country facing this phenomenon; China, India, and many more. All these countries had been suffering because of Global Warming that had already taken place. This country will have future risks at some point, but later on this issue will finally set place and make this country an unlivable place.