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It's not too late

by Joe Michaels


Posted on July 8, 2007 at 12:36 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:35 PM

One of the comments I hear about climate change and global warming...it's such a huge problem...so huge that one person can't really make any difference. And it's that feeling of helplessness that some feel is so dangerous when it comes to the problem of climate change.

Many people have accepted that our climate is shifting...and while no one is 100% certain that humans are to blame, there is increasingly broad evidence that points to that conclusion. So what do we do?

If everyone did just one thing...took one 'baby-step'...we would be well on our way to solving this problem. You can change your home light bulbs to compact-flourescent light bulbs (CFLs)...you can ride mass transit...you can switch your power to renewable power.

I've already done all three. I'm certainly not trying to pat myself on the back...I'm just trying to show that it can be done.

And even though all these steps are small...if everyone started doing these...and other positive things...climate change wouldn't seem like such a huge problem anymore. And you can even save some money in the process of 'going green.'

How? CFLs use less electricity than traditional light bulbs. Using mass transit can help you use less gasoline. And at 3 bucks a gallon, who doesn't want to do that? =) These are just a few examples.

What's the point of all this? To make sure you know that you can make a difference...we can all work together to get the upper-hand on this problem. It's not too late.