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Global warming believed to be ‘underestimated’

February 15, 2009

Today, the BBC’s headlining story titled ‘Global warming ‘underestimated” brings forth a number of largely concerning news for our environment. According to leading climate scientist Professor Chris Field, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have underestimated the speed in which change may occur in the environment. These findings are based on fresh data showing that greenhouse gas emissions in 2007 have rapidly increased in comparison to the data from the year 2000. These alarming finds suggest that the environmental damage is likely to accelerate.

Experts predict that summer Arctic ice may completely disappear within a few decades.

Experts predict that summer Arctic ice may completely disappear within a few decades.

Of course, major changes need to be made in order to help our deteriorating environmental conditions. Nonetheless, there are still an increasing responsibility for the people to make changes in order to decrease human impact on the environment. Small measures such as turning off the lights when you leave the room and re-using plastic bags can make a difference. You may actually find that these changes can enhance your life rather than act as a detriment. If everyone walked to work rather than use the car you can better health through regular exercise. In addition, if everyone replaced their light bulbs with energy saving bulbs, you can save money on your total household energy bill. These small measures can really help to cut down carbon emissions.


Click below to find ways you can reduce your carbon emissions…

The following are a number of small measures you can make:

Appliances:
Make sure to turn off your appliances when you’re not using them.

Transport:
Cut down car journeys. Walk or cycle rather than drive. If your journey to work is too far, use public transport. Also, when buying your next vehicle, take into consideration fuel efficient models.

Food:
Buy food with the least amount of packaging.

The three R’s:
Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

The following link is a video which can be used as a reminder as to why we need to make these small changes:

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