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How concerned are you with climate change?


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It is a sobering thought for me reading an article about this coincidence with pandemic resulting in 8% reduction in CO2 emission  “An 8% cut is roughly equivalent to the annual emissions reductions needed to limit warming to less than 1.5C above pre-industrial temperatures. However, the stretch target laid out in the Paris Agreement would require similar reductions every year this decade.”

How concerned are you with climate change?  What would you do personally to make it less onerous for future generations around the world?


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Climate change definitely concerns me, for many reasons, it's a treal to food production, drought, ecosystem, wildlife,  microorganism, vegetation, rainforest, our artic ice, floating in some areas wile creating drought on the other end, climate change is a threat to humanity, it's a catalyst to farming, a threat to our coastal areas. Moreover global warming could have a negative Economic and social impact on population, when I say  population I am talking in general our ecosystem.

Covid19 have a positive impact on global warming, less motor vehicles in motion, less industrial activities, as a result less carbon monoxide in the air, less commercial waste, less deforestation as a result the oxygen in the atmosphere is cleaner and richer.  I will drive my motor vehicle less until I get a fully electric vehicle, that will contribute to less carbon monoxide  emitted by myself.  However the Lessential usage of oil around the world during the Covid19 locking down, was a good medication for our environment. I think we should have an Environment Day, a lock down day in the future to reflect on the importance of protecting our environment for the good of all population or Ecosytem.)

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Not to forget global warming will be a catalyst to more catastrophic natural desasters, so we all should contribute to reverse the cause of global warming by taking preventive measures. 

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Thanks for the revealing statistics. I saw so many pictures and videos of my city during lockdown. I really couldn't believe it was the same city known for its traffic gridlocks and bumper- to - bumper jams, with all vehicles emitting foul carbon monoxide toxins into the atmosphere. The famed green cover of the city came alive, the trees in full bloom resembled the manicured trees of New York and San Francisco and the rejuvenated lakes bore testimony to the havoc industrial effluents have wrecked over the years.

There's a real need for these benefits to be cultivated on an ongoing basis. Environmental laws are many but are overlooked or given the go by for several reasons. It's high time these agencies stepped up their act. 

On an individual and and social basis, each one of us should eschew gas guzzling and polluting vehicles, even if they're cheaply available, help the authorities in waste management by segregating dry and wet waste, take care of our gardens to expand the greenery in our own little way, cultivate good private habits like not littering and spitting in public.

It's up to us the citizens to give the gains permanence.

 

 

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Thank you for your post. I am very concerned about the future of our civilization, we are heading for disaster. As far as I am concerned, I stopped eating animals many years ago and I am in excellent health. What we grow to feed animals could feed humans, that would end world hunger. I drive as little as possible and keep the temperature down in my house. I save water by taking a shower every other day when I can. I buy less and less, realizing that we don’t need all the stuff pushed on us. That is not where happiness is….. I buy locally grown organic fruits and vegetables directly from the grower. When you don’t eat meat, you have enough money to buy organic.

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@Bordeaux , @aks , @Fou ,   thanks for sharing your serious concerns and your personal commitment to lessen CO2.  Your respective response prompted me to look further to determine what is my CO2 footprint now, and where I should compromise creature comfort and life style to reduce my household footprint.  I found this calculator to play with  and the compromise I will make to reduce my CO2 footprint.

 

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