As I'm living in a country still very much intact by global warming, with 4 distinct seasons, it was hard for me for a while to recognize it as a serious issue. As time passed and both I became more mature and the weather conditions around numerous places on Earth worsened, I decided to watch 'An Inconvenient Truth' yesterday. This event officially marked the spot of time where I started 'believing' in global warming. Or to be more precise, believing that global warming is a problem.
However, I have a couple of questions on my mind right now.
1. Which are the primary man-made causes of global warming?
I've heard the top 3 are: farmers (cow farts, etc.), transportational vehicles & large-scale factories. Is this information true or not?
2. What can I do personally with my lifestyle to lessen my contribution to the problem?
I already pay only about $5 per month for electricity (I use very little amount), so I don't think that if electricity is a main contributor to the problem, I'd be able to cut my usage any more than the current amount. Maybe one day, when I settle down in my own place, I will buy a solar panel, big enough to satisfy my needs.
I obviously can't do research on every company I buy my daily products from, so I can't really discriminate between green-friendly producers and manufacturers who polute the air. This means that in terms of fighting big corporations I can't really do much else besides not voting for politicians who represent their views.
In terms of cars, I drive a diesel-engined one, but it's a pretty small 1.7 litres, so I don't think I'll be changing that any time soon. I won't be using public transportation either, because I... I just don't want to, even if Earth's health was at stake. In the future, I could buy an electric-powered car though. I've heard rummors that their batteries polute the environment more so in their production than if you had just used a regular car with an internal combustion engine. Is this true?
Well, I guess that's it. I thank anybody who took time from their day to help me lead a more environmentally-healthy lifestyle!
Edited by Just_One_Question, 29 March 2017 - 02:02 PM.