Over 6,000,000,000 people now inhabit earth, and without
significant lifestyle changes global warming cannot be effectively
addressed. Some of the changes you can make are very simple.
Al Gore's hit movie about global warming, An Inconvenient
Truth, drove home the point that we as individuals can make a
difference. ClimateCrisis.Net outlines just how much simple
steps taken in our everyday lives can reduce greenhouse gases.
At home, replacing incandescent light bulb with compact fluorescent
light bulbs can save 300 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
Moving your thermostat down 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in
summer can save 2000 pounds of carbon dioxide annually.
Cleaning and replacing furnace and air conditioner filters can also
save over 300 pounds of carbon dioxide over the course of a year.
And of course, using less electricity overall is a must.
Automobiles are also responsible for much of the carbon dioxide
released into the atmosphere. Driving less, owning a car that
gets higher gas mileage, keeping your car tuned up, maintaining peak
tire pressure and/or participating in a carpool to work can reduce
annual carbon dioxide output by thousands of pounds annually.
In addition, alternative energy power sources (solar, wind,
geothermal) are more readily to power your home, and automobile
manufacturers are producing more hybrid automobiles, with
alternative fuel sources only a few years away from the mass