Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Blog Action Day 09: Climate Change
It's known to a virtual certainty that human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels are causing a buildup of CO2 and other greenhouse in the Earth's atmosphere. Increased greenhouse gas concentrations are very likely to raise the Earth's average temperature, influence precipitation and some storm patterns as well as raise sea levels.
Whether you accept the facts on climate change or not, I'd encourage you to change your light bulbs. Replace the conventional incandescent bulbs in your 5 most frequently used lights with compact flourescents.
These bulbs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer. You'll reduce your carbon footprint while saving money on energy bills. If every household in the U.S. took this one simple action we would prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from nearly 10 million cars.