Recently the summer of 2017 in California we experienced a climate change then what most Californians are used to during July. There was a change from being in the 100 degrees’ weather to getting rain and thunderstorms in a less than a week weather change. Now most people might be excited to get a break from the heat but what most people do not realized with the climate change can have a big effect on us. To continue on our current President Trump canceled the funding for the budget on global warming studies. Also, according Karl Mathiesen he states “Trump stop to lower domestic greenhouse gas emissions, slash diplomatic efforts to slow climate change and cut scientific missions to study the climate”. What President trump is not aware is a stronger greenhouse effect will warm the oceans and partially melt glaciers and other ice, increasing sea level. Ocean water also will expand if it warms, contributing further to sea level rise. Clearly our President is not aware of the causes or the effect we can do to fix our global warming issues. Cutting the budget is a drastic change so to fix the global warming errors in our little we can start off with the basic to save as much water as possible, efficient vehicle, and to generate power.
To start off simple and easy is to cut back on water. We use water for everything from drinking and bathing to growing crops, supporting livestock and fish farms, shipping goods, generating electricity, and simply relaxing and having fun. Yet climate change is producing changes that are threatening water availability, access, and even quality. By doing so try to avoid washing clothes in hot water. Just wash them in cold or warm water. Avoid taking frequent showers and use less hot water. It will help in saving energy require to produce that energy. By using less water, we do not need to treat and pump so much water, so less money needs to be spent on energy, chemicals and on additional reservoirs. Reducing the amount of energy used in the pumping of water reduces our carbon emissions, which contributes to greenhouse gases, and leads to climate change. Reducing the water waste that you do not use in your home or business means will reduce the amount of water that has to be treated or that uses energy unnecessarily. Water that goes straight down the drain without being properly used is a waste and gets pricey on our environment and us.
In addition, its best to drive a fuel efficient vehicle. According to the article fuel economy “Highway vehicles release about 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere each year—mostly in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2)—contributing to global climate change. Each gallon of gasoline you burn creates 20 pounds of GHG. That’s roughly 6 to 9 tons of GHG each year for a typical vehicle”. Fuel efficient cars are more popular now and come in various styles and different car brands so you have options. We can save our economy so much by choosing a car with better gas mileage, purchasing a green power vehicle meaning a plug-in or hybrid vehicle. Other simple alternates can be instead of using a vehicle all the time there’s walking, biking, and carpool to save the gas fuel. The bottom line is fuel efficiency means a stronger economy, a healthier environment.
Furthermore, to save the environment we can start off by having all houses that generates at least half its power from wind or solar panels. We can start off by incorporating it to the houses and for the new houses being made already have them install.Solar power systems derive clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on your home helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuel.Traditional electricity is sourced from fossil fuels such as coal and natural gas. When fossil fuels are burned to produce electricity, they emit harmful gases that are the primary cause of air pollution and global warming. SolarCity’s carbon footprint per unit of energy production is 95% lower than that of fossil fuel power plants.Not only are fossil fuels bad for the environment, they’re a finite resource. Limited availability creates a volatile market in which energy prices can skyrocket in a short period of time.Another change should be made by selling only certain types of lightbulbs. To replace a regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb, use 60% less energy than a regular bulb. This simple switch will save about 300 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
Becoming aware of global warming community, you can connect with others and will help you become more conscious of the impact we all have. The Climate Change National Forum and Global Humanitarian Forum are facts, statistics, and efforts in making a difference. With technology being a daily use within finding information about protecting the environment is everywhere. It is best to educate people about global warming and the causes and after affects. We can learn how contributing our part by saving energy that will be good for the environment. By being just a little more mindful we all can play our part in combating global warming. These easy tips will help preserve the planet for future generations. Scientists won’t have to defy the space time continuum to keep life on planet earth from continuing.