A speech delivered by group eight on the subject: The role of the Ghanaian Youth in combating Global Warming on this occasions of International youth day at Presbytarian boys Senior High School-Accra.
Madam Chairperson, Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu( Minister of Education),
Hon. Clement Kofi Humado (Minister of Youth and Sport),
The Headmaster, Staffs, Students, The media,
Distinguished invited guest, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It is a privilege to be among you, on this faithful day of World International Youth Day to share with you knowledge on Global Warming which is one of the most critical global challenges of our time and the role we as Ghanaian Youths have to play to curtail this concern.
What at all is global warming that, we are talking is about? To be on an even field of play, according to Oracle Education Foundation-ThinkQuest; Global warming is when the earth heats up (the temperature rises). This happens when greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, water vapor, nitrous oxide, and methane) trap heat and light from the sun in the earth’s atmosphere, which increases the temperature, termed as Greenhouse effect.
Recent events have emphatically demonstrated our growing vulnerability to global warming. Global warming impacts range from affecting agriculture, further endangering food security, to sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones increasing the intensity of natural disasters, species extinction, and spread of vector-borne diseases. This issue is of immense importance for every global citizen. Hence it requires an initiative against it globally.
But first what causes global warming? Many things cause global warming. One thing that causes global warming is electrical pollution. Electricity causes pollution in many ways, some worse than others. In most cases, fossil fuels are burned to create electricity. Fossil fuels are made of dead…...