Saturday, October 4, 2008

Protecting the Environment - Reducing Carbon Emissions

Protecting the Environment - Reducing Carbon Emissions
By Simon Jay-Cee

Carbon emissions are one of the leading causes of damage to the Earth's atmosphere. Global warming has become a grave problem in today's society and these emissions into the Earth's atmosphere need to be put into consideration.

Global warming can be devastating to the Earth because it leads to a rise in temperatures which further leads to the melting of ice and the elevation of water levels and the death and at times the extinction of animals and plant life.

Such activities have been theories to the explanation of the great tsunami that hit Indonesia and devastated the area.

Carbon emission is possible to at least detain. The effects cannot not be reversed and it is near impossible to stop all emission but just a slight reduction can save the human population years from the devastating hurricane effects.

Below, there is a list of suggestions to help reduce carbon emissions.

The first suggestion is to "go green". "Going green" means to use sources of energies such as wind and water instead of basic energies which include energy derived from coal, oil and gas.

Try to find an electric company that provides "green energy" rather than nuclear energy because they do exist. This will greatly help decrease the carbon emissions that are dispersed in the atmosphere of the Earth.

The next suggestion is to reduce the amount that you drive. Going along with saving on fuel, try to make as few trips as possible. Try to do all of your driving for chores once a week.

If you live by the stores try walking there. Another resource that helps are buying or leasing hybrid cars. You will save money on a hybrid car even if the initial cost is more expensive, due to the amount of fuel that you will free from buying. Plus, you will be able to decrease carbon emissions.

The third suggestion is to limit meat consumption that is imported. Due to the importation of meat, these products need to be transported which means there are a lot of emissions of carbon into the atmosphere of the Earth.

This is the same for fruits and vegetables. If they are not locally produced, they are transported from long distances which are harmful to the Earth and leads to Global Warming.

A great idea is to produce your favorite vegetables and fruits in your garden so that you do not need to travel and cause more damage to the atmosphere with the carbon emissions from burning fuel.

You will also be able to save a few dollars by cultivating your own products.

The final suggestion to diminish the addition of carbon emission to the Earth is by recycling.

You can also buy products which are only made from recycled products. Therefore, say good bye to Styrofoam!

These are just a few suggestions. You can follow one or two or all of them.

The more you do, the more you will reduce carbon emissions from entering the Earth's atmosphere


1 comment:

SteveMDFP said...

Well, the tsunami was the result of an undersea earthquake, not global warming.

And nuclear power plants don't produce carbon dioxide. Their risks and hazards may (or may not) make it a wise source of energy, but avoiding nuclear power tends to lead to more reliance on fossil fuels and their carbon emissions, not less.

With America more or less embracing a mantra of "drill, baby, drill," I'm not optimistic that the world will stop using fossil fuels before supplies are exhausted.

Meanwhile, in addition to trying to reduce CO2 emissions, the world needs to be doing a better job preparing for a warmer globe. In particular, research into how to harvest more food from the seas in a sustainable way.

Fish stocks are collapsing, and as seas tend to rise and cover more cropland, we'll be needing a lot more food from those seas. Support aquaculture research.