Climate change is a proven fact

Global warming has caused serious changes to the planet, such as rising sea levels, extreme weather events, deforestation, disappearance of species. But, as individuals we can slow down global warming by implementing small more sustainable actions within our community. Rising sea levels. Raging storms. Searing heat. Ferocious fires. Severe drought. Punishing floods. The effects of climate change are already threatening our health, our communities, our economy, our security, and our children’s future.

Climate change poses a fundamental threat to the places, species and people’s livelihoods WWF works to protect. To adequately address this crisis we must urgently reduce carbon pollution and prepare for the consequences of global warming, which we are already experiencing.

What can you do?

The population has more power than it realises to demand measures from governments to raise global awareness of the global warming problem.

6 ACTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

6 ACTIONS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Personal action is, of course, no substitute for meaningful government policies. We still must limit carbon pollution and aggressively move away from dirty fossil fuels toward cleaner power.

“Change only happens when individuals take action,” Aliya Haq, NRDC’s Climate and Energy special projects director, says. “There’s no other way, if it doesn’t start with people.”

Simple steps such as carpooling to work or using mass transit can help reduce your carbon footprint. To reduce your emissions further and to better prepare for climate change,.

Pledge to do one or more of the following:

In the Home

  • Use only LED bulbs.
  • Invest in energy-efficient appliances.
  • Recycle old appliances.
  • Keep your electronics from drawing excess energy.
  • Adjust your washing machine settings, and clean the dryer lint filter after each cycle.
  • Consider a heat pump water heater or a hybrid model.
  • Insulate, insulate, insulate.
  • Replace drafty old windows with double-paned, Energy Star–rated windows.
  • Make sure your fridge and freezer doors seal tightly when closed.
  • Use a programmable thermostat.
  • Check the air filter on your furnace every month.
  • Turn down the temperature on your water heater.
  • Cut down on snail mail.
  • Stop throwing away food.
  • Compost.
  • Go on a climate-friendly diet.
  • Recycle.
  • Buy less bottled water.
  • Use less water.
  • Buy green power (and consider solar panels).
  • Plant a tree.
  • Get an energy audit.
  • On the Move
  • Drive less.
  • Drive a fuel-efficient car—or better yet, an electric vehicle.

On the Move

  • Drive less.
  • Drive a fuel-efficient car—or better yet, an electric vehicle.

At Work

  • Use a laptop or mini-desktop.
  • Break the paper habit.
  • Promote waste-cutting office policies.