July 11, World Population Day
July 11, is observed as world population day. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1989, established this day to be celebrated as world population day. The population of the world has touched an alarming phase, and we all are responsible for the consequences which we are facing and the hidden effect though invisible but most effective. Today, we are facing global problems as global warming related to environment, unemployment. The visualized effect of increasing population can be seen over the developing countries as India.
Paul Ehrlich, Professor of Population Studies and Biology at Stanford University, warned for this emerging population very earlier in his book “The Population Bomb”.
This year the world population is expected to reach seven billion and United Nations Population Funds (UNFPA), has declared seven billionth day on the account of population.
In India, state government has launched a campaign called “Save Girl Child”, this day, to make people aware and raise the thinking level of the people over the decreasing sex ratio.
How to prevent Global warming?
We all think that if we were like him, we would have done much better than him or what we can do we don’t have power. But have you ever really sat down and thought,
“What exactly, till now is your contribution towards the nature and is it worth?”
It’s quite easy to judge others and skip the situation by blaming them. But we ourselves can do a lot of things. A single effort of us can bring a huge change. We are facing the current problem of global warming. So its time to really contribute from our side, by few of the simple things-
- Plant trees.
- During traffic or red-light, just off the ignition of your vehicle. It saves petrol/diesel.
- Try to buy solar equipments and objects rather than those working on electricity. This saves electricity and reduces green house gases too.
- Avoid smoking.
- Always power off all the electrical equipments while they are not in use.
- Keep the water tap closed while you brush your teeth, this can prevent about 8 gallons of water every day.
Effect of global warming on polar bears
We all are familiar with the term global warming, which is caused by the release of various harmful gases present in the environment. These gases increase the average temperature of the earth, and thus the temperature rises. This rise in temperature plays an adverse effect role for the life of many of the organisms, which are live in cold environment and have their habitat in low temperature only. They cannot survive in the increasing temperature. One of such organism is polar bear . But now, their life is also threatened. Now, polar bear cubs are forced to swim long distances with their mothers as now their icy Arctic habitat is melting. Polar bear hunt, feed and give birth on ice or on land, but they travel hundreds of miles to reach ice platforms or such ice covered lands. Here young polar bear may have greater risk to travel very long distances.
So, it had become an urgent need to take serious actions against global warming and implement them, so that we can save our beautiful mother Earth and her beautiful creations in form of life.