There’s no doubt climate change is a problem and this post isn’t going to be me grandstanding about the dire consequences of no action, and it certainly won’t be refuting that climate change is real. This post will specifically be about what I think the free market will do to fix it and what us ordinary people can do to contribute positively to the situation.
Now I have to admit, when it comes to understanding climate change and acting in a fashion that would make some sort of positive impact on our current direction, I’ve taken a more laid-back approach.
I was annoyed by both sides of the argument as I felt they were both taking an extreme stance (shocking right?). Also, I feel like humanity has a beautifully unique ability to figure things out when it’s necessary.
Tech Meets Climate Change
There are a plethora of inventions, some being used right now and some still in the works, that will help fight climate change. Because there are so many and I want to spotlight as many as I can that seems like a good idea, I’m going to organize them in a few ways.
Uncategorizable – genetic modification, solar geoengineering.
What can you do?
Like I said in the beginning, climate change is a problem, but human beings are smart enough and innovative enough to find solutions to fix it. In the meantime, there are some things you can do to help.
- Have an energy audit
- Change your light bulbs to LEDs
- Replace HVAC filters frequently
- Wash clothes in cold water
- Upcycle furniture
- Recycle clothes
- Unplug electronic devices when not in use
- Obsess over every drop of water
- Hand dry your clothes
- Reduce food waste
- Don’t drink bottled water
- Carpool or take public transportation
There are a lot of things you can do to make an impact. If everyone contributed a little to the cause, maybe we can move the needle.
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