For those who are confused about why we write the articles we do and what they have to do about climate change, here is our climate change primer!
Although everyone can slow Climate change only by divesting from fossil fuels and embracing renewables can we stop climate change and we are halfway to the irreversible tipping point that will change the global ecosystems for the next 20 millennia this is called a blue sea event when the polar ice caps melt and our forests burn and coral reefs die or mutate from ocean acidification. A 4 degree centigrade change in our global temperature is all that is needed to make this warming permanent answer are rushing toward it full speed. On the optimistic side… Everyone can help limit climate change. From the way we travel, to the electricity we use and the food we eat, we can make a difference. Start with these ten actions to help tackle the climate crisis.
Much of our electricity and heat are powered by coal, oil, and gas. Use renewable energy solar, wind energy, if you live in an apartment building lower your heating and cooling, switch to an electric or hybrid vehicle and energy-efficient electric appliances, wash your laundry with cold water, or hang things to dry instead of using a dryer.
The world’s roadways are clogged with vehicles, most of them burning diesel or gasoline. Walking or riding a bike or E-bike instead of driving will reduce greenhouse gas emissions — and help your health and fitness. For longer distances, consider taking a train, electric cab, or bus. And carpool whenever possible.
Eating more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and less meat and dairy, can significantly lower your environmental impact. Producing plant-based foods generally results in fewer greenhouse gas emissions and requires less energy, land, and water.
Airplanes burn large amounts of fossil fuels, producing significant greenhouse gas emissions. That makes taking fewer flights one of the fastest ways to reduce your environmental impact. When you can for short distance trips, meet virtually, take a train, or if you must that long-distance trip make it count, get your passport, experience the world and grow an appreciation for all that we have that could be lost.
Gardening helps whether its community or rooftop or backyard! When you throw food away, you're also wasting the resources and energy that were used to grow, produce, package, and transport it. And when food rots in a landfill, it produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. So use what you buy and compost any leftovers. feed your garden and become an example for others to follow.
If possible, see if you can switch to renewable sources such as wind or solar. Or install solar panels on your roof to generate energy for your home. Dont forget the most important aspect of home solaris a battery energy storage system.by owning an electric vehicle you can drive on sunshine power everyday, at a cost of two dollars a charge!
If you plan to buy a car, consider going electric, trade in your internal combustion car now while it still has trade in value! With more and cheaper models coming on the market. Even if they still run on electricity produced from fossil fuels, electric cars and hybrids help reduce air pollution and cause significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gas or diesel-powered vehicles.
You can lessen the impacts of climate change by making choices that help advance solutions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many of these actions apply to both individuals and small- and medium-sized businesses. Decisions that we all make today can shape the world for decades and even centuries to come.