Monday, May 13, 2013

Global Warming Is Not A Priority For the US Government
Many nations around the world have made significant changes and have drawn up specific guidelines to limit their impact on global warming. The United States is not one of them. Known for many years as a world leader, the U.S. cannot seem to grasp the urgency of climate change. This is happening now! And for those that would shrug your shoulders and say "not in my lifetime so I'm not worried about it," that has now changed according to a disturbing article published by the New York Times over the weekend. 

In the meantime, don't wait on the government to tell you how to limit carbon emissions. Get to work on this issue yourself. Many small actions add up to a significant difference and that's what is needed to really make an impact on the rate of global warming. 

  • Open the blinds and turn off the electric lights during the day. 
  • Use cold water instead of hot whenever possible. 
  • Buy products with less packaging. 
  • Drive or bike when you are going a short distance, and carpool when possible if you need to go further. 
  • Consider living closer to work or school.
  • Be sure televisions and other electronics are turned off and unplugged when not in use.
  • Plant a tree or some shrubbery...anything with leaves.
  • Plant a vegetable garden or buy locally grown produce only.
These are just a few suggestions and all are easy. Don't think you can't make a difference because you can. Set an example for those around you. Explain to them your reasoning when they ask why you do it. 

Click here to read the New York Times article about global warming. I'd love to hear your reaction in the comments section below. Have some simple suggestions for limiting carbon emissions at home? Post those below also. I want to know!

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you on not waiting for government to do something about climate change: in the end, they will ask us to do all the things you suggest, anyway!

    After our cars and temperature control in our homes, the largest source of carbon emissions in US households is from our meat-eating habits. Even going meatless a few times a week, even shifting from beef to chicken, would make a huge difference!