An instrument near the summit of Mauna Loa in Hawaii has recorded a long-awaited climate milestone: the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere there has exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 55 years of measurement - and probably more than 3 millions years of Earth’s history.
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My name is Justyna. I am from Poland. My total footprint is 5359kg of CO₂ per year. My result is less than my class total footprint result( 7677 kg CO₂). My lowest category is “Transport”. I am surprised but I live very close to my school so I don’t need to go to the center too often. My highest category is “Home” probably because I and my family spend a lot of time in home . I very like playing on my computer and watching anime so I spend there too much time. My house is big and we heat months of the year. We use fluorescent bulbs in whole my house so it is not bad :P
Hello, my name is Ewa. I’m 17 years old and I’m from south Poland. I have calculated my footprint and I found out that the total amount of CO2 I realise is 4757 kg per year. I’m glad because it is much lower than the average one realise in Poland - 6862kg CO2 per year and in the class is similar situation because class result is 7677.
The category which is my lowest one is a purchases -128. It doesn’t suprise me because I buy electrical equipmentl very seldom and when I really need it. The category which is my my highest one is home- 3139. It doesn’t suprise me too because me and my family spend a lot of time in the house. We use electronic equipment many hours a day, bulbs light up most of a day and we burn a lot of coal in the winter and sometimes in another seasons. I know it isn’t good.
I think my family can more ride on bicycle than by car, spend more relaxing time outside than e.g. on the Internet or Tv. We should burn less coal to heating my house but I do not think I persuaded my family to change the method of heating in a more ecological way because my parent thinks that it is more expensive to change it and maintain it.
It really bothers me when someone begins to talk about how global warming isn’t real or it isn’t our fault. Many times these people will use the defense that our winters the last couple years have been very cold. The second they say that I know they have no idea what they are talking about. Climate change does not happen over a couple years it happens over hundreds of years. The people that normally say that global warming is fake are normally the ones that have a large carbon footprint. They refuse to believe it is real because they are afraid of what could happen and they are afraid of change. I don’t think that we started global warming but we defiantly sped it up with our CO2 emissions. Now we need to keep it from speeding up even faster. We need to work individually on reducing our carbon footprints and not be afraid of change.
For transportation, my average was about 366 kg and the average in my region for transportation was 3447 kg. For home my average was 4000 kg and the average in my region for home usage is 5065 kg. For food my average is 4213 kg, the average in my region for food is 2996 kg. My average was 850 kg,the average in my region is 1606 kg.
I feel as though there are several misconceptions as to what Climate Change does and how it directly effects us. What are your positions when it comes to the mitigation of Climate Change, and how would follow through with to have a significant international impact?
when playing around with the calculator, i realized how high my carbon footprint is due to all the flights i make across the globe to visit my family in southern africa. i also realized how drastically the footprint decreased when changing meat quantites.
i would thus like to promote locally produced goods that can be transported within a country with environmental friendly veichles.
By promoting days like Meat Free mondays, which really isnt very hard because you do survive one meet free day per week, its not very much at all, and buying locally produced meat, we can make a huge difference on our co2 emissions!
ofcourse the problem remains that not everything can be produced everywhere at all times, but better start where we can instead of doing nothing! daily life changes is the most important factor in improving our results and reducing our co2 emissions. recycling papers and waste materials, turning off the tap when not using water while brushing our teeth, filling the dishwasher BEFORE turning it on will make a difference. dont wait for them big politicans and environment people to come up with a big fancy solution that will cause a paradyme shift in our society and ways of living, when doing things that should be obvious to us can make a huge difference immediately!
Be smart -Save the planet ^^
Most people find it easy to talk about going green and reducing their footprint- but what does it really involve- here is a site with a few lists of ways to reduce in all the different aspects of your life. While we might not all have the time or the want to build a compost pile- there are surprisingly many simple ways to reduce our CO2 emissions that don’t involve altering our lives completely.