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How to Reduce the Effects of Global Warming?

The author intends to share her wisdom that she has earned through her academic degrees through this article.


How to Reduce the Effects of Global Warming?

As global warming is leaving so many disastrous effects of human lives, environment and economy, thus, people around the world must be very concerned about the fact and act accordingly. Instead of becoming more dependent, we need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and electricity right away, opt for eco-friendly options like solar energy and win power. We should make habit of not to throw away things, instead learn to reuse them properly. In fact, every necessary steps should be taken in our account to reduce the threatening effects of global warming. Some of most relevant is being depicted here.

1. Tree plantation: Tree planting is one of the simplest and most effective ways of tackling climate change caused by greenhouse gas. As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.

2. Reduce, refuse and recycle: Reducing, reusing and recycling plastic is key in countering the devastation wreaked by climate change. Plastics are a major source of pollution on Earth. Unbridled manufacturing and low recycling rates of plastic products threaten our planet. Recycling helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing energy consumption. Using recycled materials to make new products reduces the need for virgin materials. This avoids greenhouse gas emissions that would result from extracting or mining virgin materials.
3. Power your home with renewable energy: Choose a utility company that generates at least half of its power from wind or solar or an organization that vets renewable energy options. If that is not possible for you, take a look at your electricity bill, you can list many utilities other ways to support renewable sources on their monthly statements and websites.
4. Use better bulbs: LED light bulbs use one-sixth the amount of energy to deliver the same amount of light as conventional incandescents and last at least ten times longer. They are also cheaper in the long run. Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide in a year.
5. Reduce water waste: Saving water reduces carbon pollution.That’s because it takes a lot of energy to pump, heat, and treat your water. Thus, take shorter showers, turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, and switch to water-sense labeled fixtures and appliances.

6. Turn off electronic devices: Simply by turning off your television, DVD player, stereo, and computer when you are not using them, will save you thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide in a year.

7. Drive less: Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. You will save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you don’t drive.

8. Check your tires: Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve your gas mileage by more than three percent.

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9. Shop local and buy sustainable: To reduce your food‘s carbon footprint, buy local and seasonal foods. You will be helping small businesses and farms in your area and reducing fossil fuel emissions associated with transport and cold chain storage. Sustainable agriculture uses up to 56 percent less energy, creates 64 percent fewer emissions and allows for greater levels of biodiversity than conventional farming. Try to grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs. You can plant them in a garden, or on a balcony or even on a window sill. You can also set up community garden in your neighbourhood to get others involved.

10. Dress (climate) smart: Buy fewer new clothes and wear them longer. Seek out sustainable labels and use rental services for special occasions rather than buying new items that will be worn once. Recycle pre-loved clothes and repair when necessary.

11. Focus on planet friendly investment: Individuals can also spur change through their savings and investments by choosing financial institutions that do not invest in carbon polluting industries.
12. Don’t waste food: Avoid waste by only buying what you need. Take advantage of every edible part of the foods you purchase. Measure portion sizes of rice and other staples before cooking them, store food correctly (use your refrigerator if you have one), be creative with leftovers, share extras with your friends and neighbours and contribute to a local food sharing scheme. Make compost out of inedible remnants and use it to fertilize your garden. Composting is one of the best options for managing organic waste while also reducing environmental impacts.

13. Make social awareness: Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to reduce their carbon pollution.We can enhance social awareness in different ways; like, sharing news on social media, mentioning scientific research and evidence, bringing up real life examples, talking about global solutions to the problem, discussing personal actions that fight climate change, hanging up awareness posters, creating art related to climate change etc.

Climate Change is the most significant problem facing by the world. Global warming is increasing day by day. If we can’t prevent it as soon as possible, our world will face undesirable consequences. Therefore, the international community, governments and citizens has to come forward to reduce the carbon footprint to save the planet for our future generation.

Humans are are facing the problem from climate change today and the one who are causing these conflicts are from human. It is not possible to stop the global warming, but people still can reduce and slow down this problem by taking necessary steps. Thus, the world will get a better atmosphere for its living environment which will ensure a peaceful and sustainable climate for people bringing tranquility and harmony in their life.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Benazir Marjan

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