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Ways to prevent climate change.

Everywhere we keep on hearing the climate change, and pollution.  We are waiting for governments to find solutions to these problems. But do you realize that to prevent Climate Change, we need mass participation? A world where everyone controls their habits and looks after themselves to reduce the impact on nature. 

Climate change has a profound impact on the lives of people worldwide. It is affecting our weather patterns and rainfall patterns, the health of our oceans, and our agricultural systems. The impacts are becoming more severe and the crisis is spreading across borders. In many parts of the world, "sunny day flooding" is common and storms are causing more damage to homes, businesses, and farms.

So, this article intends to highlight the habits that we all can change a little, and help the earth be sustainable for the next generations.  

1- Buy what you need, and Recycle what you do not: Every year we through a lot of things, which can be repaired and reused- if not by us, with someone else. Therefore, it is essential to understand that we need to recycle waste.

Gadgets. electronics and other household items should be given to a scrap dealer. Don't throw in the garbage, it ends up in landfilling and polluting the soil food, and everything. 

Small choices make a big difference- Everything we use in day-to-day life- from waking up using the toothbrush, using the plastic pen in the office, or wearing dresses to go to the party. Everything has to be managed. So purchase what you need. 

2- Choosing eco-friendly Products: There are various products which are having eco-friendly varieties. Whenever you go to the store, see the information about the product if that can be replaced with an eco-friendly product. 

For example, avoiding plastic bottles, and instead buying glass or metal bottles and filling them. Daily purchase of plastic bottles themselves creates too much burden on the environment.

Similarly, you can find a pen, which you can reuse for a long time,  or sustainable and eco-friendly pens. 

Even, the toothbrush, You can use an electric toothbrush and change only the head instead of buying and throwing the old product. 

3- Walk and Cycle More: For every purchase from nearby, or visiting someone nearby, don't always drive- walk or cycle. Think about it, every day if you drive for small things, how much pollution and greenhouse gasses you contributed.

So better, try to change to public transport, and responsibly utilizing the resources. 

4- Spread the words: You need to speak about it to the circle you are having- that Climate change needs mass awareness and mass contribution. There are various global moments are like Count us in. 

Count us in- encourages people's participation. One of the most important steps to take to prevent climate change is to talk about it. Talking about it can help to build support for action. But it can also be a daunting task. Often, individuals feel that talking about it is too complex, too divisive, or too politically sensitive.

5- Vote for legislation to address climate change:  As an individual, this is also the responsibility to support and pressurize the government for legislation that addresses climate change. These laws will protect our environment and fight the corporations that want to profit from this issue. If you want to make an impact, vote for the legislation that is most effective for you.

6- Switch to green energy: The transition to green energy is a key step toward preventing climate change. While this is important for the climate, it is also important for protecting public health. 

Breathing polluted air contributes to a variety of health problems. It can increase your risk of lung cancer, respiratory issues, and cardiovascular disorders.

Switching to a cleaner energy source can reduce air pollution. Burning fossil fuels produces unhealthy levels of nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter. Those pollutants lead to shortened life spans, asthma attacks, and heart attacks.

7- Understanding that climate change is a global crisis: Climate change is a global crisis. It is causing higher temperatures and more extreme weather events. Many scientists expect that future extreme weather events will have greater impacts on human life andproperty. To avoid this a clean energy transition led by major economies is necessary.

As the world transitions away from fossil fuels, many are concerned about the economic effects. However, there are benefits to be gained, including the ability to save money, create jobs, and conserve water resources. And, the benefits may be greater than the costs of a transition.

While it is important to move away from burning fossil fuels, many Americans are concerned about the unexpected costs and challenges of a transition to renewables. Some are even skeptical about the reliability of the transition.

8- Take fewer flights: One of the easiest ways to cut carbon emissions is to take fewer flights. Airplanes burn huge quantities of fossil fuels, releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases. If the same amount of passengers flew by bus or rail, these emissions would be cut by about a third.

A recent study found that the best way to reduce carbon emissions is to travel less. This can be accomplished by taking fewer short flights, using public transport more frequently, or using more environmentally friendly products like renewable energy. 

The average plane emits around 102g of CO2 per kilometre, while a train releases the same number in just 41g.

A carbon offset program can calculate the carbon footprint of a single flight and then apportion a fee to the airline. Unfortunately, these can only offset the impact of one flight, not all the flights you take. In fact, airlines are delivering fewer passengers for the same amount of fuel.

Taking a train or car is the best and cheapest option, and they also do the most good for the environment. Many countries have made significant strides in improving their infrastructure for rail and buses. There is growing political pressure to build more high-speed rail lines in the US.

Getting to your destination by plane is the only way to go for many people. However, there are more convenient ways to get from point A to point B.

9-Conserve water and wastewater: Conserving water and wastewater reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is a key component of a more sustainable design. 

As climate change alters water availability, it will also impact agriculture, industry, and human health. Increasing the efficiency of water and wastewater systems will ensure that they can meet the demands of a growing population, while still protecting the environment.

For example, in Los Angeles, a 10% reduction in water consumption can save as much as 65,000 metric tons of CO2eq/yr. In Seattle, the effect is more modest, but still measurable.

The study found that conservation of water and wastewater is not only beneficial, but also cost-effective. These measures also reduce the energy consumed to treat and distribute water.

The results of the UC Davis study may help cities and counties develop a framework for multi-agency, inter-regional water conservation programs. By combining the energy intensity of water and wastewater systems with their associated emissions, researchers were able to estimate the combined CO2eq emissions of the water supply in 10 major U.S. cities.

Researchers used data from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the UC Davis Water Institute. They combined this information with a variety of other factors, including the size of the water utility.

While these estimates are not necessarily precise, they are a useful way to start considering how a reduction in water and wastewater use can affect the atmosphere. Using these results, researchers also calculated the potential CO2eq emissions avoided by using various water conservation scenarios.

If you want to prevent climate change, there are many ways you can help. You can choose goods and services that are responsible for their carbon footprint, and you can encourage your elected officials to make changes.

Using less energy and consuming more renewable energy is a good start. You can choose products made from renewable resources, and you can help to power your home using renewable energy.
Another important way to cut down on your carbon emissions is to live in a walkable smart growth city. Public transportation is also an option. Taking the train to work can be a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
In terms of environmental awareness, a great idea is to eat less meat and switch to a more plant-based diet. This will not only reduce your carbon footprint, but it will also improve your health.
Another idea is to save water. The amount of water that is saved will also help to mitigate global warming. A good idea is to use WaterSense-labeled fixtures.
Choosing energy efficient appliances is another good idea. Turning off office plugs and lights during the day and evening is a good way to save energy. Also, cycling to work can save you money.
Finally, taking part in a campaign is a great way to help. There are many organizations that are working to raise awareness about global warming, and you can take part.





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