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These days, climate change is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. While there are still a couple of disbelievers, the majority of the world has come to accept climate change as a real problem and is looking at ways to prevent, or at least slow down the inevitable.
What is Climate Change?
Climate change and global warming are two phrases often bandied about but what do they actually mean? Both are phrases refer to the continuous rise or change in the climate that has lasted for a longer time than usual. This can include all manner of things such as temperature, patterns of the wind or rain levels, but only if these changes are happening over a time period of several decades.Global warming is only a small part of climate changes and refers to the rise in the average global temperature of the surface of the Earth. This is happening because of higher levels of the concentrations of greenhouse gasses in the Earth’s atmosphere.
How Can You Help the Environment?
There are myriad ways that you can help and do something about climate change, whether at work, school or at home, there is something for everyone. For example, simple home solutions include the type of light bulbs used.
Energy saving light bulbs severely impact the amount of electricity used, or why not the simple option of making a habit of switching off the light when leaving a room. Insulating a house efficiently also reduces heat loss and therefore will contain heat and cold depending on the season vastly more efficiently substantially reducing the need for electric heaters or the use of air conditioners.Recycling and reusing items both at home and work are also excellent ways of limiting waste disposal, composting food rather than throwing it out also substantially reduces the amount of rubbish produced per household. Changing your diet to eat for the environment will also have a huge impact on it. Less meat consumed means fewer animals farmed.
Education is also critical. Teaching children the importance of conserving energy at school, and ways they can impact this is also of great importance. After all, they are the future generation and will be instrumental in taking care of the planet.
All of this and more can be found here, a comprehensive guide to saving the environment.