Skip to content

Warning-global warming

April 26, 2010

By Laura Vasermane

The change in climate is obvious to everybody because glaciers are melting, the global temperature is changing, and the weather often surprises us.

One popular opinion is that global warming is caused by transportation, factories etc, but sometimes our behaviour at home can be a cause for concern too.[1]

But there are some things you can do to make your home more greener. You can start by paying attention to the use of electricity, changing light-bulbs, saving water and installing a more efficient heating system.

One of the greatest threats caused by global warming is the shortage of clean and fresh drinking water. Scientists have discovered some astonishing facts about our use of water.[2] Did you know that it takes 6 800 liters of water to produce 0, 5 kg of beef? And a pair of jeans take twice that much water! Water is used in every step of the manufacturing process of these and other products so by knowing which products use less water, you can help saving the basic element of our existence.

You can calculate your average use of water  and find more handy tips on how to live green.

So do you care about your environment? Share your creative ways to save the Earth!

Picture retrieved from http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/freshwater-conflict/#conflict03-pollution-china_13151_600x450.jpg

[1] http://www.minicop15.lv/content/facts/faktu_lapa_27_08_09.pdf

[2] http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater/embedded-water/

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: