The curse of climate change is gradually spreading its dark shadow over our world with time. Still, we are not careful enough to act together and put a restraint on the same. But scientists are confident that even tiny precautions from us can bring a cumulative effect towards the betterment of our environment.
Slight modifications and some sacrifices in our everyday life can be beneficial for the cause. Here are some of the ways by which we could try to lessen the issue named climate change –
Reduce the Use of Fossil Fuels
Sacrificing the use of fossil fuels is one of the significant challenges that are to be faced. Presently, most of the developed nations are hugely dependent on energy retrieved from these fossil fuels. Oil and coal are most used fossil fuels.
Oil has a supreme effect on the global economy. Discarding the use of it won’t be easy. Though there are no perfect solutions to replace these energy sources, however, alternatives can be implemented.
Use of wind power, solar cells, biodiesel and non-conventional energy sources can be an excellent choice for a healthier environment as well as a boost to the economy.
The buildings of the most developing countries contribute majorly (1/3rd) at greenhouse emission, among these USA alone provides 43% of the world’s radiation.
This can be limited by investing is proper infrastructure to build energy-efficient buildings, environment-friendly cement making process etc. Also, lousy road conditions tend to increase fuel consumption.
Limit Power Plant Pollution
The power plants work as the pillar of industries by supplying the necessary power. But they are also responsible for a significant amount of environmental pollution. Many countries are now taking new initiatives to set up clean power plants through the use of renewable energies.
Change in Transportation Strategies
Transportation is the second most greenhouse gas emitting source in the USA. Hence, better strategies should be taken to avoid the same. It can be done in various ways such as – moving closer to the workplace or avail carpooling or using public transports can be a good option. Also if the distance is not far walking or switching to cycling can be helpful too.
The same problem is pertinent in case of long distance travels too. Planes emit a lot of greenhouse gasses directly in the upper part of the atmosphere where it affects most and triggers global warming. Cutting down the jet usage should be considered until there are better fuel alternatives available for the same.
Changing your thought to buy eco-friendly things can be a good start. For regular automobile, maintenance can restrict hazardous emissions. For groceries, purchase products in bulk to reduce packaging and the use of plastics.
Other products like refrigerators, air conditioners and similar appliances should be chosen by their energy saving abilities and environmental friendliness.
One of the most critical ways to curb the global warming problem is to plant more trees in the cities and also invest to increase agricultural activities. It would help to get cleaner air as well as fresh crops to boost the economy.
Thus, these above-mentioned solutions can offer an outline to leave a better environment for the future generations to come.