Friday, April 11, 2008

Introducing Twelve Green Steps

The Earth’s atmosphere is heating up, mainly through emissions of greenhouse gases from what we eat, how we travel, and the way we work. Developing countries will be more affected than countries such as Ireland. There’s a lot that we each can do play our part and reduce emissions so that future generations don’t feel the heat.

Most of us are suffering from a bit of an overdose on climate change over the last while. This blog attempts to show what we can do within our own lives to reduce our individual carbon footprint.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a good source for more technical information about global warming. The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) sets an overall framework for intergovernmental efforts to tackle the challenge posed by climate change. It recognizes that the climate system is a shared resource whose stability can be affected by industrial and other emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.

In Ireland you can find out more from our Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).

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