Global Warming Effects on the Earth

Paine Copeland

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Global Warming is affecting the earth in so many bad ways. In a few years, we may not have the ice caps because they are melting and the oceans temperatures are rising. We need to do something about it and quick. Healing the planet starts in your garage, in your kitchen, and at your dining-room table.

Here are some things you can do to help prevent global warming  Speak up! talk to your friends and family, and make sure your representatives are making good decisions. Power your home with renewable energy. Talk to your parents about choosing a utility company that generates at least half its power from wind or solar and has been certified by Green-e Energy, an organization that vets renewable energy options. Invest in energy-efficient appliances.

Since they were first implemented nationally in 1987, efficiency standards for dozens of appliances and products have kept 2.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the air. Reduce water waste. Saving water reduces carbon pollution, too. That’s because it takes a lot of energy to pump, heat, and treat your water. The EPA estimates that if just one out of every 100 American homes were retrofitted with water-efficient fixtures, about 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year would be saved—avoiding 80,000 tons of global warming pollution. Actually eat the food you buy—and make less of it meat. Approximately 10 percent of U.S. energy use goes into growing, processing, packaging, and shipping food—about 40 percent of which just winds up in the landfill.

Global warming is getting worse every day, we need to do something about it.