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6 Ways To Combat Climate Change and Extreme Weather

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1. Follow these 5 ways to reduce your carbon footprint by Care2′s .

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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5:46AM PDT on May 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:29AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thanks.

7:16AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Let's start from our daily habit and lifestyle instead

2:20PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

i have no car, no cell phone, no TV, no microwave, no pool, no lawn....on purpose!

2:18PM PDT on Aug 3, 2012

These are good tips, but i would add a seventh! - help stop chemtrail activity!
http://globalskywatch.com
http://globalskywatch.com/links.html
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/656/435/140/chem-trail-chaos/

11:28AM PDT on May 18, 2012

DOOMS DAY.....................................

10:31AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Another way to cut your energy use is with LED bulbs. They use 90% less energy than incandescents, and although they're expensive, they last about ten times as long.

8:13AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Thanks to Julianna D for the link; always great to find new ways to plant trees.

7:52AM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

Wholeheartedly agree with all posters who have cited over-population as the root cause of all the environmental ills we currently face.

5:25PM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

It is extremely disappointing to read the number of comments by people who want to place "stop having children" on the same list with "stop using plastic bags" as if they were both equally achievable and desirable.

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