Climate Change–What Can WE do?
Following a wonderful presentation by Dr. Cameron Wake, UNH Climatologist and Glaciologist, at the Beaver Brook Annual Meeting, many people came forward with the question “What can I do?
This page is a place for us to share ideas and information.
Summary of the Climate Impacts in the Northeast:
- The Northeast is experiencing warming temperatures and a large increase in the amount of rainfall measured during heavy precipitation events.
- More frequent heat waves in the Northeast are expected to increasingly threaten human health through more heat stress and air pollution.
- Sea level rise and more frequent heavy rains are expected to increase flooding and storm surge, threatening infrastructure.
- As temperatures rise, agriculture will likely face reduced yields, potentially damaging livelihoods and the regional economy.
The amount of future climate change will largely be determined by choices society makes about emissions. Lower emissions of heat trapping gases mean less future warming and less severe impacts. Emissions can be reduced through improved energy efficiency and switching to low-carbon or non-carbon energy sources.
Explore and share mitigation – ways of reducing future climate change.
Take the pledge to bring your own reusable bags shopping and stop using single use plastic bags. Read For more on the Boomerang Bag Project
This site provides more than 25 easy steps you can take at Home, School, the Office, and On the Road to protect the climate, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, and save money. Take action today! Small steps add up, if we all do our part.
Easy steps at the office
can reduce GHG emissions and help make the air cleaner.
Take your action on the road
to reduce car pollution, gas costs, and the nation’s oil dependence.
Taking education and action at school
helps reduce GHG emissions.
Want to keep going and perhaps offset your air travel, wedding or other consumptive activities?
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