How to Help Prevent Global Warming


How to Help Prevent Global Warming. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential
to prevent global warming, part of the broader environmental concern of climate change. Here are some ways to help that may surprise
you. You will need City residence Food from industrial
farms Vegetarian diet Adherence to the three Rs and white roof (optional). Step 1. Live in a city: Urbanites own fewer cars,
tend to live in energy-efficient apartment buildings, and don’t have much need for
powered lawn mowers, a major contributor to greenhouse gases. Painting a roof white reduces the energy needed
to both heat and cool a building. Step 2. Don’t assume that buying local is always
better. Food miles — the distance food travels from
farm to table — isn’t the only factor to consider: 80 percent of the carbon emissions
from food production occur before shipping, and industrial farms tend to be more energy-efficient
than smaller ones. Step 3. Eat less meat. The average American carnivore contributes
1.5 more tons of greenhouse gases per year than the average vegetarian. If you can’t keep away from beef, organic
may be better for your body but not necessarily help prevent global warming: An organically
raised cow emits 16 percent more greenhouse gases than a standard one. Producing red meat generates 4 times the greenhouse
gas emissions as an equal amount of chicken or fish. Step 4. Practice the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse,
Recycle. And don’t give recyclables more than a quick
rinse: For each ton of recycled plastic, consumers waste about 10 tons of water cleaning it. Did you know According to a study, companies
who report increased carbon emissions see their stock value fall.

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