We are the world,
We are the children,
We are the ones to make a brighter day,
So just start thinking ☺☺☺
Switch off the lights or move to LED,
Walk when you can, can, can
And tired go to bed.
Use the sun for cooking,
Let the solar panel win.
Grow as many trees,
As the hair on your head.
And “Actually, happily go to bed”.
Don’t override your car,
Use a cycle instead.
And speak up,
Let’s all walk together….To a greener world ahead.
Carbon Dioxide is the climate’s worst enemy. It is released when oil, coal and other fossil fuels are burnt for energy. With which we power are homes, cars and smart phones. The accumulation of this in the atmosphere traps the heat of the day and does not let it dissipate thus causing a green house effect leading to global warming.
Using less of it, we can reverse climate change and save money.
Some ways here:
- Speak up. Talk to friends, family and colleagues. Revert the grape vine. One-One-Two-Many…. Pressurize the government to make strict laws and put a fine on excess emissions because this causes the greenhouse effect, causing global warming.
Protect public land, stop off-shore drilling.
- Use alternate power for homes and offices. Solar, wind. Power your home with renewable energy sources at least half and half.
- Use less of heating and cooling in your home. This uses up half the home energy. Use less of the geyser in the winters and less of the A.C in the summer.
- Use energy efficient appliances in your kitchen and else place. Some of the old models maybe good but may not conserve enough energy.
- Saving water reduces carbon pollution. Lots of energy is used in heating, pumping and treating water.
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.
- Don’t waste food. It lands up in the landfill.
Eat less meat as livestock production and maintainence is highly energy consuming.
- Use limited number of lights. A great alternative to normal lighting is the use of LED bulbs which use 80% less energy and are cheaper in the long run.
- Unplug all devices when not in use.
Use gas smart cars. Hybrid cars which use the battery and fuel are the best option as they use less fossil fuels. Do carpooling.
- Walk to work. Cycle as much as possible. Work close to home and reduce air travel to a minimum.
- The evidence that humans are causing global warming is strong, but the question of what to do about it remains controversial. Economics, sociology, and politics are all important factors in planning for the future.
- Even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs) today, the Earth would still warm by another degree Fahrenheit or so. But what we do from today forward makes a big difference. Depending on our choices, scientists predict that the Earth could eventually warm by as little as 2.5 degrees or as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- A commonly cited goal is to stabilize GHG concentrations around 450-550 parts per million (ppm), or about twice pre-industrial levels. This is the point at which many believe the most damaging impacts of climate change can be avoided. Current concentrations are about 380 ppm, which means there isn’t much time to lose. According to the IPCC, we’d have to reduce GHG emissions by 50% to 80% of what they’re on track to be in the next century to reach this level.
Focusing on life’s simple pleasures — spending time in nature, being with loved ones and/or making a difference to others — provides more purpose, belonging and happiness than buying and consuming. Sharing, making, fixing, upcycling, repurposing and composting are all good places to start.
Global warming is a reality with many debilitating effects. Excessive cold, excessive rain and floods, intense scorching heat and seasons going topsy turvy is just beginning. Its hightime we took measures locally, individually, nationally and globally before our planet gives up on us.