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Surprising Ways to Combat Climate Change? April 24, 2019

Changing Human behavior towards Climate Change Equates to Removing Millions of Cars from the Road.

Greetings! Here’s some sobering news for you on the major issue of Climate Change. According to the United Nations report from October 2018, the planet is racing toward 1.5 degrees of global warming as soon as 2030 unless we enact “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.”

Here are ways you can actually reduce your impact on climate change, however it will take more that just switching to high-efficiency light bulbs. The most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint may really surprise you. In each category, you’ll see the top 4 ways to reduce your carbon footprint…

The Food Category

  1. Throw Away Less Food (This behavior would be similar to removing 495 million cars off the road).
  2. Eat a Plant Heavy Diet (This would be similar to removing 464 million cars off the road).
  3. Cook Over Clean Stoves (This behavior would be similar to removing 111 million cars off the road).
  4. Compost Your Waste (This would be similar to removing 16 million cars off the road).

The Transportation Category

  1. Drive an Electric Car (This behavior would be similar to removing 75.7 million cars off the road).
  2. Ship Goods More Efficiently (This would be similar to removing 55.2 million cars off the road).
  3. Fly Less … And on Fuel Saving Planes (This would be similar to removing 35.4 million cars off the road).
  4. Invest in High Speed Trains (This would be similar to removing 10.7 million cars off the road).

Your Home and City

  1. Switch to LED Lightbulbs (This would be similar to removing 54.8 million cars off the road).
  2. Design more Walkable Cities (This would be similar to removing 20.5 million cars off the road).
  3. Use Smart Thermostats (This behavior would be similar to removing 18.4 million cars off the road).
  4. Install Green Roofs (This would be similar to removing 5.40 million cars off the road).

Land Use

  1. Protect and Restore Tropical Forests (This would be similar to removing 429 million cars off the road).
  2. Plant more Bamboo (This would be similar to removing 50.6 million cars off the road).
  3. Return Land to Indigenous People (This would be similar to removing 43.4 million cars off the road).
  4. Preserve Coastal Wetlands (This would be similar to removing 22.4 million cars off the road).

Electricity Use

  1. Harness Wind Energy on Land (This would be similar to removing 593 million cars off the road).
  2. Build Solar Farms (This would be similar to removing 259 million cars off the road).
  3. Invest in Nuclear Power (This would be similar to removing 113 million cars off the road).
  4. Capture the Power of the Waves( This would be similar to removing 64.5 million cars off the road).

Materials and Waste Management

  1. Clean up chemicals in your refrigerator and your air conditioner (This would be similar to removing 629 million cars off the road).
  2. Build with “Greener” Cement Compounds (This would be similar to removing 46.9 million cars off the road).
  3. Use Water more Efficiently (This would be similar to removing 32.3 million cars off the road).
  4. Increase Household Recycling (This would be similar to removing 19.4 million cars off the road).

If you are in Florida and you see a sick or injured manatee, please call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at: 1-888-404-FWCC. They are the folks who are responsible for rescuing us in Florida.

Here’s the Save the Manatee Club link to learn more about manatees …

www.savethemanatee.org

Here’s a cool link for you to learn more about how we’re rescued and brought into rehabilitation …

www.wildtracks.org

~ Kobee Manatee

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Robert Scott Thayer

Robert Scott Thayer

Author Robert Scott Thayer is also a recording artist who writes and sings in the pop, jazz, and children’s genres. Robert has won several International Songwriting Awards including those from Billboard. His newest children’s tune, Kobee’s Song, produced by 2012 Grammy winner Jim Cravero, is fun, upbeat, and has a solid reggae groove. It’s about the clever protagonist, KOBEE MANATEE, in Thayer’s first children’s informational picture book.

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