Nobody wants to live on hot Earth.
Greenhouse gases such as
methane and nitrous oxide cause global warming. However, the main
culprits of global warming is still carbon dioxide.
By the summer of 2050
temperatures will have risen by around 2 degrees or more in England
and Wales, 1 to 2 degrees for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Just a
small rise in temperature will result in more hot days in cities
(temperatures over 30C).
Thus, below are some ways
to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Avoiding 20 miles of
driving per week can eliminate up to 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide
emissions per year.
Making products from
recycled materials requires 1/3 less energy than producing them
from scratch. Recycling all your newspapers every week can
eliminate 250 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
Recycling 6 glass bottles every week can eliminate 250 pounds of
carbon dioxide per year.
Replacing an air
conditioner with a fan reduces carbon dioxide emissions because
fans use about 1/10 of the electricity used by air conditioners.
This can eliminate 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per
Insulation saves 20-30 %
of heating-related energy needs, reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Insulating your home can eliminate 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide
emissions per year.
Whenever possible, walk,
bike, use a carpool or mass transit. You will eliminate about
22pounds of carbon dioxide for every gallon of gasoline
Reduce waste: buy
minimally packaged goods; choose reusable products over disposable
ones; recycle. You will be able to eliminate about 1000pounds of
carbon dioxide a year if you cut down your garbage by
By sharing technologies,
experience and resources we can hopefully lower the greenhouse gas
emissions and reduce the threat of global climate
Use more renewable energy
that does not emit any greenhouse gases such solar and wind energy.
We can also recycle material, insulate our homes, take public
transport whenever possible and think about energy efficiency in