On Friday, 13 federal agencies issued a major report stating that climate change is a threat to Americans’ health and the country’s economic well-being. Yesterday, MarketWatch published this article: "From solar panels to changing your diet — 11 ways you can combat climate change." asking “What can you do to help the planet?” The 11 ways MW suggested are:
- Solar-power your home with and without panels
- Watch your thermostat and shut off your lights
- Don’t paint your roof green, paint it white
- Car-share or just take public transportation
- Stick to one bag for your groceries (forever)
- Recycle, and be mindful of what you throw out
- Lobby your school to stop using foam cafeteria trays
- Bike to work and advocate for greener transportation
- Embrace dietary changes and skip avocado toast
- Stay green at the office and unplug your computer
- Avoid the SUV and, if you must, take nonstop flights
CTMfile take: If we don’t do things like this, we will make Earth uninhabitable. According to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe.”
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