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Climate change is one of the most significant threats and foremost challenges that our mother earth faces today. Studies on climate change show that there will be an irreversible process if the temperature of the planet rises by two degrees than the average pre-industrial level.

The human contribution to global climate change is the burning of fossil fuels like coal, gas, and oil. All these fossil fuels contain carbon, which on combustion releases carbon dioxide.

The burning of fossil fuels has started in the early 1800s. And the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been increased by 30%. This has led to the rise in the average global temperature from 1°F to 2°F.

To fight climate change and to decrease the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, Jatropha can be the right solution. Biodiesel produced from Jatropha oil has a potential effect on reducing carbon dioxide emission and fighting against the global climatic change.

To get the full benefit of the Jatropha, one million Jatropha plants have to be grown every year. The industries that use the Jatropha and its products are ready to prove the promising advantages of using Jatropha. Principally the airline industry is fascinated by using the Jatropha based jet fuel to develop their carbon track.

Many investors are eager to invest in Jatropha crop, realizing the high demand of the Jatropha oil. Planting more sustainable and smart crops like Jatropha will not only help to fight climate change, but it also reduces the effect of greenhouse gases and increases the income of a family.

Here is a list of advantages that Jatropha has over climate change:

  • Prevents water and soil erosion.
  • Act as live fences.
  • It is used as a green manure.
  • Controls sand drift.
  • Has the properties of allopathic.

(edited 2-Dec-2019)