2. Be aware of your water footprint.
3. Lower your meat consumption or consider not eating meat at all.
4. Keep up the pressure on the rest of the world including China to control per capita emissions.
5. Support ways to make traditional practices environmentally friendly.
6. For sure, forgo using plastic bags.
Also, take note that having a higher income and a big carbon footprint doesn’t increase life expectancy.
80 degrees on the last day of winter in the Northeast US simply isn’t right. Some may have been glad to walk around in shorts and flip-flops but the out-of-sync temperatures have been wreaking havoc on bees (who have not been semi-dormant in the mild winter, have eaten all their stores of honey and now face starvation), butterflies, fruit crops and much else. Climate change is real. Scientists are keeping up the fight back against climate change deniers — and we need to all make real efforts to lessen the effects of global warming not only for our own sake, but the sake of the earth.
In anticipation of this year’s Earth Day on April 22, what efforts, big or small, are you making to help fight global warming?
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