Now more then ever, we are realizing that the planet is in serious danger. Except the outside chance a nuclear war starts or we have a collision with an asteroid, no other force has as much potential damage to our planet then GLOBAL WARMING. Global Warming is the overall increase in average temperature on Earth's near surface, and ocean's. In creasing global temperatures will cause sea level to rise, and is expected to increase the intensity of extreme weather events and to change the amount and pattern of precipitation. Other effects of global warming include changes in agricultural yields, trade routes, glacier retreat, species extinctions and increases in the ranges of disease vectors.
Here Are 10 Simple Things YOU Can Do To Help
1) Make sure TVs and computer monitors aren't left on standby - they still use 80% of the energy needed when they're switched on.
2) Swapping ordinary light bulbs for energy saving ones. Just one energy efficient light bulb can save £10-a-year on electricity bills.
3) Cut down on food miles by getting a vegetable box home-delivered or buying produce at a farmers market or farm shop .
4) Recycle aluminium cans; the energy saved by recycling one aluminium can is enough to power a TV for three hours.
5) Take a short break in Wales. One long-haul return flight can produce more carbon dioxide per passenger than a UK motorist produces in a year.
6) Share the school run or walk/cycle your children to school. Liftshare helps you find other parents to share the school run (www.school-run.org).
7) Around a third of our household waste is kitchen and garden waste. Recycle it - many councils collect food waste for composting.
8) Buy local and seasonal food where possible. Getting produce out of season may mean importing it by air. Avoid all air-freighted foods.
9) Change your fuel. Many cars can use biofuels - made from oil seed rape or sugar beet - with little modification.
10 An estimated 80% of car tires are under-inflated, which can increase fuel consumption by up to 5%.