What is Global Warming?
Global Warming is the increase of the Earth's average surface temperature due the effect of increased greenhouse gases ( Water vapour, Carbon dioxide, Methane, and Nitrous oxide) in the Earth's atmosphere, which trap heat that would otherwise escape from Earth.
As our populations have grown, so the need for energy, construction, food, clothes and transportation have grown exponentially. While Carbon dioxide (CO2) occurs naturally in our atmosphere, climate scientists have now confirmed human beings have increased the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere by catastrophic proportions since the Industrial Revolution. This has largely been through the combustion of fossil fuels, used for power generation, transportation, and also the manufacture of cement.
Visit NASA's website for detailed evidence, and the causes and effects of Global warming.
Deforestation - the permanent destruction of forests in order to make the land available for other uses, is also contributing to the effects of Global Warming. An estimated 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares) are lost each year, according to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation.
The role of trees is vital, as they also play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming. Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—and consequently an increased speed and severity of global warming.
As an alternative fibre, Bamboo has now been scientifically proven to absorb 5 times the amount of greenhouse gases, and emit 30% more oxygen than an equivalent stand of trees.
So we say..... Bamboo? ...... bring it on!