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One Among So Many: How You Can Have an Impact On Global Climate Change


One Among So Many: How You Can Have an Impact On Global Climate Change
One Among So Many: How You Can Have an Impact On Global Climate Change

Some say that the climate isn’t changing at all and that the higher temperatures and stronger storms are simply in the minds of the people who tend to look for excuses. If you look at the climate in the world, you can see that it’s changing. The reason behind that change is the people in the world.

There are more people driving, using gasoline and other fuels, and more people using items that tend to pollute the environment than there were even a decade ago. There are ways that you can have an impact on Global Climate Change, but you need to be willing to take a step forward.

Reducing Energy

One of the easiest ways that you can affect climate change is to cut back on the energy that you use at home. Don’t let the water run as long as you used to, and don’t leave lights on when no one is in the room. Unplug any appliances that you don’t need to have plugged in all the time along with electronics that sit on a desk or table with no one using them.

Focusing On a Career

There are a few careers that you can get involved with that deal with climate change. From being a meteorologist to talk about the weather and the changes that are seen with the climate to being a teacher in a school who talks about the best ways to conserve energy, there are numerous opportunities to make money while having an impact.

You might have to go back to school to take a few classes, but this means that you’ll learn something as well about the climate, taking that knowledge into your future. For example, you could take part in an environmental law program and start helping governments to take more environmentally friendly initiatives.

Transportation Changes

One of the biggest ways that you can help the climate is to cut back on how much you drive. If you do have to drive a good bit each day, consider getting a car that is better for the environment, such as a hybrid model. Use public transportation when you can to save fuel. If you live close to town, consider walking as this will improve your health as well.

Recycling Rewards

Instead of throwing out the papers and plastic that you have in the home, recycle them by taking them to a local landfill. You can also recycle the food that you tend to throw away by making compost. This will help benefit your garden as well as it will enrich the soil.

Making a change for the climate is easy to do if you follow a few tips and ideas. It all starts at home where you can save energy and water. Educate people to the best of your ability about climate change so that they will take a step as well.

Hannah Whittenly
Hannah Whittenly
Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer and mother of two from Sacramento, CA. She enjoys kayaking and reading books by the lake.

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