Carbon dioxide, global warming & you

Humanity is facing one its biggest challenges - global warming induced climate change. One of the main offenders contributing to rapidly increasing temperature isn't carbon itself, it's increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, methane and deforestation. 

Trees soak up carbon dioxide and turn it into carbon that they store - the problem is that there's simply not enough trees left to deal with the massive carbon load we put on our ecosystem.

Our oceans are increasingly bearing the strain of absorbing carbon dioxide, which is making them acidic.

As a part of the battle to help reduce global warming, we need to reduce general consumption and to plant more trees to take carbon dioxide out of the air and turn it into plain old carbon - to carbonify CO2! We also need to implement more in the way of renewable energy projects. 

... prevention is better than cure, so there's also plenty we can do to lessen the amount of CO2 that gets into the air in the first place.

What human activities create carbon dioxide emissions?

With the majority of us still sourcing our power via fossil fuels; the scope of our activities that generate carbon dioxide is massive; for example:

  • Driving your car
  • Switching on a light
  • Watching TV
  • Heating and cooling your house

In fact, most human activity generates carbon dioxide - even breathing. While we can't stop or reduce that, there are other ways we can start lessening our carbon footprint.

What can I do to lessen my carbon impact on the environment?

Carbonify aims to provide a directory, news and resources for individuals and businesses concerned about their impact on our environment. On this site, you'll be able to ask questions and learn more about climate change, how green tags work, reduce the amount of carbon dioxide you generate, calculate your carbon footprint and connect with companies and organizations who can assist you.

Even if your house powered by green electricity, what about your car? Your flight interstate? What about all the products and services you buy that use carbon dioxide spewing processes in their creation?

If your company or organization provides ways for consumers and other businesses to offset their carbon emissions and minimize their environmental footprint, please be sure to let us know.

 

 

 


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