How to Prevent Global Warming

If you've been wondering how to prevent global warming, you're not alone. People around the world are concerned with the negative impact human activity is having on out atmosphere and the environment as a whole. Luckily, there are many ways you can help solve the problem.

How To Prevent Global Warming A Step At A Time

The most direct way to prevent global warming is to lower the amount of harmful "greenhouse gasses" that are introduced into the atmosphere. For the average person, this means reducing the amount of energy you require to live your life and reducing the number of miles you spend on the road. The production of energy and the effects of transportation are the two biggest contributors to human-induced global warming. Here's how to help:

  • A bright idea. Switching from traditional incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent (CF) bulbs can reduce the energy used for lighting by up to 60%. Not only are CF bulbs more efficient, they last two to three times longer than incandescent bulbs, reducing landfill burdens and saving money.
  • Travel a different road. When you think about your personal transportation, consider energy-saving alternatives. Hybrid and plug-in electrical vehicles can make a big dent in the amount of harmful gasses you and your family contributes to the atmosphere. Public transportation is another great way to cut down on damaging vehicle emissions.
  • A slow leak. Many of the electronic devices you use around the home don't completely shut down when you hit the OFF button. Many devices, like computers and flat screen TVs go into a "sleep mode" that continues to use a trickle of electricity. Unplugging these devices when not in use can add up to a significant energy reduction.
  • Take care of the chariot. Keeping your car in good repair will help improve its efficiency and reduce its emissions. Keep to a regular maintenance schedule, check and maintain your tire pressure and replace all filters (oil, fuel and air) at manufacturer recommended intervals.
  • Keep the hot stuff hot. Insulating your hot water heater with a cover or blanket will make this appliance more energy efficient. Insulating exposed hot water pipes will allow you to reduce the running temperature of your water heater, saving energy and money.
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