In a glance what strikes the mind when we hear of climate change? Probably there is a variation in our climatic condition which has either been made better in comparison with the past or the climate has changed it behaviour negatively. The later is not far from the truth.
How did this come about, what where humans and other living things doing while our climatic condition went hay wild,?
Check this out. According to Mauna Loa Observatory, atmospheric Carbon dioxide (a major green house gas (GHG)) record, in November 2015 Carbon dioxide had values of 400.16 ppm (part per million) as compared to November 2014 values of 397.27 ppm.
Why the increase in the concentration of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and what’s its effect?
One of the major identified cause of these rise is human activities, which comes from combustion of carbon-based fuels, principally coal, oil, and natural gas, along with deforestation.
Let me go a littile technical. Most of the light energy from the sun is emitted in wavelengths shorter than 4,000 nanometers (.000004 meters). The heat energy released from the earth, however, is released in wavelengths longer than 4,000 nanometers. Carbon dioxide doesn’t absorb the energy from the sun, but it does absorb some of the heat energy released from the earth. When a molecule of carbon dioxide absorbs heat energy, it goes into an excited unstable state. It can become stable again by releasing the energy it absorbed. Some of the released energy will go back to the earth and some will go out into space (Lansing State Journal, August 31, 1994).
So in effect, carbon dioxide lets the light energy in, but doesn’t let all of the heat energy out, similar to a greenhouse.
If this continues, some meteorologists expect that the average temperature of the earth will increase by about 2.5 degrees Celsius. This doesn’t sound like much, but it could be enough to cause glaciers to melt, which would cause coastal flooding.
BIOGAS PRODUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
“Biogas” is a gas produced by anaerobic fermentation of different forms of organic matter and is composed mainly of methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in an anaerobic bio-digester.
The combustion of biogas also releases CO2. However, the main difference, when compared to fossil fuels, is that the carbon in biogas is up taken from the atmosphere, by photosynthetic activity of the plants. The carbon cycle of biogas is thus closed within a very short time.
Biogas production by anaerobic digestion reduces also emissions of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) (other examples of green house gases (GHG)) from storage and utilization of untreated animal manure as fertilizer. The GHG potential of methane is higher than of carbon dioxide by 23 fold and of nitrous oxide by 296 fold. When biogas displaces fossil fuels from energy production and transport, a reduction of emissions of CO2, CH4 and N2O will occur, contributing to mitigate global warming. Hence leaving our planet safe for generations to come.
So what are you waiting for, join this fight and #SaveTheEarth.
A question anybody who wants to embark of a healthy lifestyle Journey must answer before you hit the road.
You are totally responsible for yourself. Right now, wherever you’re at, whatever you’re doing and eating — it’s your choices that got you here.
How do those statements feel to you? If you feel yourself bristling and ready to argue, then you might not be in the right mindset for a healthy lifestyle yet.
When you start, you must take full accountability for everything — there’s no back-up plan, your body won’t want excuses and they’ll drop.
Be prepared to deal with every possible obstacle. You need discipline for a healthy lifestyle to survive and stay ahead of your work, ahead of your bills and to grow your business. Take stock of ways your current situation could be improved by better decisions and try holding yourself accountable.
Good night friends!!!
How comfortable are you with being uncomfortable? #BeSelfMotivated
Very odd, insignificant and rugged the word stands, without beauty, majesty and elegance.
Who knows if it was echoed at eden the Creator would have smiled back at them.
Maybe if it was whispered the earth wouldn’t have drank the blood of Able.
Probably Lucifer now with spiky hairs would have been enthroned in the heights, if and only if it was sung.
Certainly the ocean in the sky would have been blocked if they had trumpeted the word while Noah nibbled his way into the ark.
It is the perfect healing elixir from the temple of a broken spirit that seal the lips of hurts and melts the heart of God.
Sorry is hope.
Sorry is love.
Sorry is humility.
Sorry is greatness.
Sorry is meekness.
Sorry is simplicity.
Sorry is Love.
Just say the word to your crisis and enjoy true peace of mind.
(Dedicated to my mum who taught me the true and deep value of #SORRY. I love u so much)
Jedy Agba. 09:53pm, Tue 26/08/2014