Increasing temperatures, melting glaciers, falling snow and ice cover, rising sea levels, droughts, floods, natural disasters, all point out that climate change is a fact. Taking action against climate change for the future of the planet and of humanity is in our hands and those of governments.
The Durban Climate Summit in South Africa has shown that countries can not agree on how to deal with the problems that affect the planet and the environment.
Some of these solutions to climate change try to reduce greenhouse gas emissions , causing global warming, and others reduce the consumption of our natural resources:
• Avoid the use of fossil fuels to reduce CO2 emissions: Alternative measures could be implemented to the use of oil, natural gas and coal, which emit greenhouse gases in their production and transport.
• Adapt infrastructures such as buildings or houses so as not to waste energy: adequately insulating homes and not using cement for their construction. This would prevent the emission of greenhouse gases that affect global warming .
• Try to avoid the use of cars: For example, moving the workplace closer to home or using public transportation. Encourage the use of the bicycle to travel in short distances, and thus save 30 grams of CO2 per 4.5 kilometers.
• Encourage moderate consumption and the purchase of organic products that do not harm the environment.
• Support initiatives that promote the arrest of deforestation : It is estimated that the logging industry emits approximately 1,500 tons of CO2 annually.
From home you can also help curb climate change:
• Changing the traditional bulbs for others of low consumption: Substituting some bulbs for others you can save more than 45 kilograms of CO2 per year.
• Avoiding the use of hot water : to heat the water we need a lot of energy. Did you know that washing your clothes with cold water saves about 150 kilos of CO2?
• Buy products with recycled paper .
• Promoting efficient driving : using the right gear at speed or not braking or accelerating sharply.
The poorest countries, which depend mainly on their economic resources and activities related to them, are very vulnerable to climate change. The ability of these communities to adapt to climate change is essential to reduce their fragility and ensure that they survive and develop in the face of these adversities.
Regions like Burkina Faso are in tension against global warming and the current climate variability. It is in our hands that these people learn to cope with the natural disasters caused by climate change and the extreme poverty in which they find themselves.
At Inspiraction we are committed to the fight to stop climate change and we work together with the most vulnerable communities to its effects.
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