There is no iota of doubt that global warming has reached serious level. The effect of increasing temperature is visible in the form of melting ice caps, warming up of oceans, their acidic nature, acid rain, extreme weather conditions, etc. The question is how we can help in stopping global warming. Before discussing this, let me have a brief overview of the factors which are responsible for global warming. There is nothing wrong if we say that the main contributor to global warming is burning of fossil fuels. Since industrialization, the fossil fuels are widely used to run machinery, vehicles, generating power, etc. This burning results in the emission of greenhouse gases like carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, etc.
These gases have the ability to trap sun’s radiation which would reflect back otherwise, causing an increase in the temperature of the atmosphere. In order to put a check on global warming, we need to move using things which don’t emit out harmful greenhouse gases. Further, we need to put a check on using things which heat up the surrounding environment. Let me discuss these things.
Light Emitting Diodes are considered as a perfect replacement for traditional light because of their energy efficient nature. These have created an energy revolution by lightning, both indoors and outdoors, with up to 80 percent less power than traditional incandescent lamps. It limits the need to burn that much more coal, thus reduces carbon emission and minimizing global warming effects. It is estimated that use of LEDs would help in saving enough energy to light two million homes for a whole year. Moreover, it would also prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 550,000 vehicles.
It is also recommended that you should use less Heat and Air Conditioning. The installation of weather stripping or caulking around doors and windows, along with the addition of insulation to your walls and attic can lower your heating costs by 25 percent. Furthermore, you can turn down the heat while sleeping by keeping temperatures moderate at all times. In this way, you can reduce overall electricity consumption, thus limiting the burning of the fuels for energy generation, reducing overall carbon emission.
It’s time to drive smart. Start using the electric car or public transport. The carbon emitted out from the vehicles is also considered as an important towards global warming. The use of eco-friendly vehicles will help in reducing the carbon emission.
Turn off the lights, when they are not required. Saving of electricity will help in reducing global warming. You can further save water also while brushing your teeth, shampooing the dog or washing your car, by turning it off, thus saving an important source of this planet.
These few things will help you stop global warming. This is not the end of the story. You have to spread awareness about the global warming and climate change. We can only save our planet if all the human beings put their efforts in stopping global warming.