Global warming is a serious environmental problem that is threatening the survival of mankind. Check out some simple ways to prevent global warming.

How To Stop Global Warming

With every second we are contributing towards global warming. Aren’t we? By constant driving, shopping, bathing and even by using electricity, fuels, chemicals, we are promoting global warming one step ahead day by day. Making changes in nature’s trend, in itself, is the root cause of global warming. Now, when there is no looking back since, human beings are accustomed to all those materialistic pleasures, what all we can do is, abstain from using of certain things. For sure, such kind of prevention must be done by everyone, so as to realize some substantial result. Remember, your own efforts can make a lot of difference to this ghastly problem. In conjunction with your personal aim, try to discharge less carbon-dioxide into the air. Every individual’s effort counts, apart from the measures taken by various organizations and the government. Global warming poses an impending threat to our mother earth. Studies have revealed the gradual change in the temperature of earth since the past some decades. Given here are some easy ways that can actually help to prevent global warming.
Ways To Prevent Global Warming
  • Drive less. Instead take bikes, walk or carpool each time possible.
  • Prefer investing in a hybrid or electric vehicle, so as to avoid further global warming.
  • Replace the bulbs in and around your home with energy-efficient tubes that require fewer watts for the same amount of light. They are also known as CFLs which consume almost 60% less energy than a normal bulb. This simple step can save 300 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
  • Every month, clean or replace filters of your air-conditioners.
  • When buying new electrical appliances, always go for energy-efficient ones.
  • Wash clothes in cold or warm water instead of hot water and prefer line-dry than drier. 
  • Use a low-flow showerhead as it will lessen the hot water used and will not reduce water pressure in the shower.
  • Reduce your garbage. Use eco-friendly bags for shopping. Purchase less packaged materials to stop further global warming. Decaying waste produces methane and other greenhouse gases. Decreasing your consumption patterns and reusing items whenever possible lessens your carbon trail.
  • Unplug electronics whenever not in use, as they consume energy in the stand-by mode also.
  • Run the dishwasher and washing machine only when you have a full stack. Use energy-saving appliances, if possible.
  • Insulate your home properly and make sure to repair or replace worn out caulking or weather-stripping. Also insulate your water heater.
  • Recycle your waste to the extent possible. Purchase recycled paper and recycled products to prevent further global warming.
  • When shopping for grocery, take your own reusable canvas bags so that you don’t accumulate more plastic at home.
  • Plant a tree, whenever possible. Plants release oxygen and take carbon dioxide, planting as many trees as possible even in your backyard, can help slow global warming.
  • For cleaning, prefer using natural or nontoxic cleaning products.
  • Prefer fresh food rather than frozen foods. A farmer’s market is the best place to get fresh food. 
  • Get your car serviced and tires pressure checked to save consumption of fuel.
  • Include less meat and more organic foods in your diet to prevent global warming.
  • Reduce the use of fossil fuels. Though fossils are a major source of energy, they are among the most dangerous of pollutants. Uses of fossil fuels increase the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, thus causing global warming. It is high time that the alternative sources of energy such as wind and solar power be used extensively.
  • Bring home a programmable thermostat. It will automatically regulate the temperature of the heater and the air conditioner at night and increase them again in the morning. You can save almost $100 a year on your energy bill.
  • Turn of any electronic devices when they are not being used, i.e. use the ‘off’ button on the appliance to cut off electric supply. For instance, a TV set that is kept on standby mode for 21 hours, consumes about 40% of the energy consumed by a TV set switched on for 3 hours.
  • Placing your fridge next to the cooker or boiler uses a lot more energy than it would have consumed standing at a fair distance.
  • People using old fridges should defrost them regularly. If possible, replace them with newer models which come with automatic defrost systems and are more energy-efficient than their predecessors.
  • Choose to buy products which come with little packaging. This reduces waste production and helps control global warming.
Global warming did not happen overnight and neither can be stopped immediately. This is the reason experts have come up with so many measures which can help us fight this phenomenon. The efforts have to be put from the basic level (from households) in order to curb global warming. People need to be informed about the perils involving global warming and the measures which can stop the situation from worsening.

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