You want to know how to prevent global warming quickly and easily?
There are actually many ways and I've included four below that are simple and easy for you to implement right away. All four of these recommendations focus on reducing your energy consumption in order to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases you are personally responsible for generating. When you look at this list you may think to yourself that these things don't have a big impact. If that's what you think, then you need to understand...
If you only pay attention to your own actions, then you are not going to be effective in preventing global warming!
If you are the only person to implement the following recommendations, you'd be right; your actions wouldn't have a big impact. But, by making these simple changes you show the people around you how to prevent global warming by leading by example.
By being the change you wish to see, you greatly increase your credibility in the eyes of your peers, which makes it much easier for you to enroll them in helping to prevent global warming with you.
So, don't underestimate the power of these four easy ways to prevent global warming!
Prevent global warming by minimizing drafts in your home.
One of the simplest and easiest ways to prevent global warming is to make sure all your windows and doors are draft free. Small gaps in your windows and doors can cause you to consume a lot more energy than you really need to in order to heat and cool your home. To make your home free from drafts wait until a cold day, then hold your hand along the edges of your doors and windows feeling for cold air.
If you detect drafts, buy weather stripping from your local hardware store and install it wherever it is needed.
Prevent global warming by reducing your waste electricity use.
Amazingly about 11% of residential electricity consumption is used by "phantom loads." A phantom load is caused when an electrical appliance draws electricity when it isn't in use. For example, a DVD player has an electrically lighted display that stays on even when you turn the power off. An easy way to eliminate these phantom loads is to plug your computers, printers, scanners, DVD players, televisions, etc. into multi-plug electrical surge protectors. Then, with one flick of the switch, you can make sure that the appliances plugged into your surge protectors are drawing no electricity at all.