Are you worried about climate change?
Covid 19 may have been preoccupying the world this year but the threat of global warming through climate change has not gone away.
As Earth’s climate continues to warm the intensity and number of storms increase, droughts and heatwaves become more common, cold snaps more severe and sea levels rise.
With unprecedented snow seen in Texas recently and apocalyptic wildfires in Australia last year, our climate is so obviously changing.
Over the past 10 years Britain has experienced wetter winters and hotter summers. Amongst other effects, there has been devastating flooding, burning moorland, scorched farmlands, coastal erosion, changes in flower and plant blooming times.
Research suggests that we can help to reduce climate change by reducing our carbon footprint. Here are some ways we can do just that:
- Choose organic and local seasonal foods
- Eat less red meat
- Reduce food waste and compost wherever possible
- Wash clothes at 30 degrees
- Buy second hand rather than new clothes and used or recycled items whenever possible
- Avoid excess packaging when buying
- Support and buy from companies that are environmentally responsible
- Switch off lights and unplug devices when not in use
- Insulate your home and switch to energy efficient LED light bulbs
- Drive less or better still, if you’re looking to buy a new car then consider purchasing a hybrid or electric vehicle.
How worried are you about climate change? Do you think about your carbon footprint?
What are your views?
We'd love to hear your comments
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