Unfortunately, climate change is reaching a point of no return so now more than ever, big action is required whilst there is still the possibility of reversing the effects of global warming. To help increase understanding of climate change and what you can do about it, here are some of the top causes of climate change.
You may have heard that humans are the number one cause of climate change. This is right to some extent, and whilst collective responsibility is good, it is not the fault of every human being. In fact, the biggest culprits are the fossil fuel companies and the banks investing in them. Some eco activists have been urging people to ‘divest’ from institutions that fund fossil fuels. You can do this by writing to them to explain that you are appalled at their contribution to climate change and will stop using their services if they don’t change. You could also start or sign an existing petition to do the same.
The top causes of global warming are greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide, and methane. Deforestation causes more carbon to be released into the atmosphere, so plant a tree and only support sustainable sources of products. Make your house as eco-friendly as possible by re-modelling it with solar panels and consider Oak Framed Extensions for example. Visit the website https://www.timberpride.co.uk/timber-oak-framed-extension/ for more information.
Burning coal, oil and gas produces nitrous oxide as well as carbon dioxide, which is why it’s important to use an energy provider that uses sustainable energy. There are a few to choose from and they are often cheaper than energy providers who use fossil fuels.
Lastly, increased farming of livestock has resulted in more methane in the atmosphere. Reducing the amount of meat you eat or becoming vegan is a good way to prevent this.