Saturday, April 30, 2011

Carbon Emissions

Today, in our atmosphere, there are 370 ppm (parts per million) of carbon dioxide. You may wonder what that means; well, in the year 2000, there was 6.5 million tons of this stuff released into the atmosphere. That's a 32% increase since before the industrial revolution. Our means of transportation generate 24% of that, electricity generation takes up 42%, industrial processes take up 205, and lastly commercial uses make another 14%. So, we should all do our part to help reduce that. Simple things like riding a bike to work or walking to the grocery store can help. Even just recycling can help reduce such enormous emissions. Bring your own re-usable bags shopping. It's really easy, and just these little things can help you live a happier, healthier life style.

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