Reduce the impact of Climate change
Climate change is actually a natural process, and makes life on earth possible. It results from greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane trapping the suns heat inside the earth’s atmosphere. The trouble is that for the past 150 years we have been adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil.
The extra gas is combing with gas already present to make greenhouse gas levels the highest in history and in the process heating up the planet. Already the number of category 4 & 5 hurricanes has almost doubled in the past 30 years and at least 279 species are moving their habitats closer to the poles to get away from the increasing heat of the equator.
If temperatures continue to increase the results will be catastrophic; it is predicted that deaths from global warming will double in just 25 years -- to 300,000 people a year, global sea levels could rise by more than 6 metres with the loss of shelf ice in Greenland and Antarctica, devastating coastal areas worldwide.
Heat waves will be more frequent and more intense, droughts and wildfires will occur more often, the Arctic Ocean could be ice free in summer by 2050 and more than a million species worldwide could be extinct by 2050.
It is now generally agreed that climate change is a reality and as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change demonstrates is a result of human activity. So we have a moral responsibility to deal with the issue of climate change and even small actions can have a major impact.
Tree planting makes a significant contribution for example absorbing CO2 throughout their lives and Trees for Travellers gives you the opportunity to play a part in reducing the impacts of climate change.
Buy a tree today and buy your personal carbon sink.
For more information on climate change and other things you can be doing to reduce CO2 emissions click here – www.climatecrisis.net