Wednesday, February 28, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

Watched An Inconvenient Truth last night, I got really startled by the solid fact how badly we are ruining the earth atmosphere. Even worse, we know the temperature is keeping increasing, we know carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere is going high year by year, and we know something bad, something vital is coming, we just sit there and let it come. Time to do something to save the atmosphere, for us, as well as for our future generations, even the most trivial things in one's daily life, when everyone on the earth does the same, it'll be huge. Following are ten simple suggestions the film gives to take action.

Ten things to do
Change a light
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.
Drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. You'll save on pound if carbon dioxide every mile you don't drive!
Recycle more
You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your household waste.
Check your tires
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3%.
Every gallon of gasoline saved keep 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!
Use less hot water
It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less hot water by installing a low flow showerhead
Avoid products with a lot of packaging
You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.
Adjust your thermostat
Moving your thermostat just 2 degress in winter and up 2 degrees in summer
You could save about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a yeas with this simple adjustment.
Plant a tree
Asingle tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.
Turn off electronic devices
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo, and computer when you're not using them will save you thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Saturday, February 24, 2007