Our carbon footprint and the damage we are causing to the environment has been publicised widely.
Over the last few summer’s it has been difficult for me to manage with wildly fluctuating temperatures, here in the UK. (If you don’t follow me, I have fibromyalgia.)
It’s been so hot in the UK temperatures have broken all previous records.
On this Earth day, a celebration of all the wonderful natural resources we have; I have some questions for you to think about.
Why is it hotter in the UK year on year now, much more than I can remember in my lifetime?
Why are the records for heat constantly being broken in the UK?
I don’t think you have to look far to find answers to these questions:
A comprehensive answer can be viewed on the Greenpeace website.
“It’s the use of fossil fuels – coal, oil and gas– that’s the main problem. Burning them has released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases which were locked deep within the Earth. Because of this, the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere has rocketed. It’s now at levels not seen in millions of years, before humans even existed. Carbon dioxide traps heat from the sun and as a result our planet is now warming fast.
The UK’s top ten warmest years have occurred since 2002, and this trend is set to continue.”
Climate change is happening now
It’s a crisis facing the whole world
For us and future generations
We can do something now
By making changes to how we live
What can we do to help reduce our carbon emissions?
Have a look at this UN Carbon Footprint calculator.
What have I done?
I drive a hybrid car.
I’ve changed my energy tariff for a green energy deal.
I’ve stopped using plastic bottles for my water drinks and use a recyclable bottle.
I leave you with this question to think about….
What could you do to change your carbon footprint?
For more ideas have a look at the following links:
If we all something now we can all look forward to a better future…