What’s Happening And What To Do About It
What is climate change? The science and the solutions; The term “climate change” is bandied around a lot this days, but what actually is it, and how dangerous are its implications?
Emma Sims, 12 January 2018 (Alphr)
“…[Climate change is the] fluctuation that our planet’s climate undergoes over geological time…[The global average temperature is 15C…[but it has] been both much higher and lower in the past…[Now, driven by human-generated greenhouse gases (GHGs) that trap heat within the earth’s atmosphere, it is warming faster than ever before and having] environmental ramifications (melting ice caps, rising water levels, sinking ocean beds)…[GHGs from a variety of sources, including 57% from carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by fossil fuel use, have increased by over 30% since the beginning of the industrial revolution, causing 16 of the hottest years ever recorded in the 17 years of this century…[To reverse climate change, household] energy efficiency is one easy step…[Pushing utilities for renewable energy is another. Moving from a meat-based diet will reduce] methane emission and deforestation associated with cattle-rearing…[Avoid travel-related GHGs when possible. Recycling can reduce the landfill-produced] methane and CO2…[and, finally, a big contribution can come from more people moving to] environmental activism…” click here for more