The white mountains of Antarctica are turning green.
Scientists are surprised by this change because for the last thousands of years the region has not seen any vegetation that makes this region green.
The green mountains of Antarctica can be seen also in pictures taken from space.
Excess of carbon emissions is responsible for it:
Scientists believe that the ice in the Antarctica region is turning green due to algae.
Algae were already present in this region but due to climate change, they have started to grow.
Scientists believe that this is happening due to climate change. Actually, climate change is impacting the whole world.
It has also had an impact on Antarctica.
The whole world is badly affected by pollution.
Carbon emissions are increasing too much. This has caused heavy damage to the ozone layer.
The Antarctica region has also been affected by carbon emissions. Algae were already present in this area as scientists believe. Algae have started to grow due to carbon emissions.
Actually, algae have the characteristic that they absorb carbon from the environment. Which gives him nutrition. This causes him to grow.
The growth of algae in Antarctica indicates that there is an increase in carbon dioxide in that region. Certainly, the excess emission of carbon at the global level is responsible for it.
European Space Agency has analyzed data:
The European Space Agency has analyzed the surface of Antarctica on the basis of data of the last two years received from satellite Sentinel-2.
Cambridge University and the British Antarctica Survey have together put a map of the area which shows the rapid growth of algae in the region.
The map showed that the amount of algae is high on the plateau coast of Antarctica.
Nature is warning us against Global Warming:
It is clear from this incident that nature is warning us against global warming.
We must have to take measures to stop global warming by reducing carbon emissions.
Lockdown has given new life to nature:
The entire world is going through a state of lockdown due to the coronavirus. Due to this, though, there has been a huge loss to the economy, but it has proved to be lifesaving for nature.
Even after repeated warnings of scientists, some countries have caused great harm to the environment.
Especially developed countries exploit nature so ruthlessly that their “Earth Overshoot Day” just comes in the early months of the year.
But due to the lockdown for the last some days, carbon emissions have decreased by 17 percent. The sky has become cleared of pollution. The movement of birds has increased. The water of the rivers has been cleared due to which the living organisms in the water are feeling relief.
Due to the lockdown, we have come close to nature:
The coronavirus has proved that material prosperity is temporary. If nature will be treated unfairly for material prosperity, then she knows to take her revenge.
Now the time has come when we have to find the measures by which we can get physical prosperity, as well as, nature may also be saved.
Most important for the world is to limit its needs, increase its biocapacity, and reduce carbon emissions.
For this, it is necessary to stop the over-exploitation of natural resources.
To reduce carbon emissions we should consider the various methods like increasing green areas, the use of alternative energy, and promotion of vegetarian food, etc.
Save Nature, Save Life.