Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Climate Change what can we do about it?

By Cathy Reese                                                                                               


Now that we have discussed the many reasons for climate change, natural and

man-made, you might be thinking “What can we do about it?”  or “Can we do

anything about it?”

Actually, there are many things we can do about it that will make a difference. 
Let me name for you some Top 5 solutions.
       1) Reduce electricity usage around the home.Switch to energy
           efficient light bulbs and appliances. Reduce your heat and air conditioning
      bills by using less energy and making your home insulated to save on energy.


 2)     Drive less and drive smart. Less driving will release fewer emissions into or air. Trying walking more, we can all use more exercise.  When you must drive make sure your car is running efficiently, for example, keeping your tires inflated can help with gas milage.

3)     Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Try to reduce waste by choosing reusable products instead of disposables. Recycle your paper, plastic, glass and aluminum cans. If you can recycle half of your waste, it is possible to save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.

4)     Support clean renewable energy.  Energy solutions such as wind and solar power can reduce our reliance on oil and coal burning power plants. If your energy company offers renewable energy, sign up for it.

5)     Plant a Tree. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen.  Did you know that a single tree can absorb one ton of carbon dioxide in its lifetime. Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough of them to counter the effects of the amount of carbon dioxide that is being emitted into our atmosphere today.ere is lots of good information found on how you can help stop Global Warming.

There is lots of good information found on how you can help stop Global Warming. Here are just a few of the sites I found that I feel provide some insight to the problem and what we all can do to make our world a better home for us all.


If you are really brave, here is a great site by National Geographic, that is providing a quiz that you can take to really learn how much you know about global warming.










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