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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 marketplace.

 

 

 

 

 


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