Being a mom means I don’t often have the time to step out and take a look at events that are happening in the world around us. So I find it really important that I make the time to learn about what’s going on, and sometimes that may be only learning about one world event a day.
So if you’re like me, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a little world news with you. Last month, world leaders met in Paris to discuss climate change and what actions needed to happen. And one of the big things was that we need to take steps to help ensure is that the average global temperature doesn’t rise more than 2°. And while a warmer winter seems like a nice thing, we need all that snow, and the water that melts off from it, and higher temperatures in the summer could become too hot for plant and wildlife. Rising global temperatures have a greater effect than just giving us longer summers/milder winters.
Carbon emissions cause a lot of the overall warming, and different countries produce varying degrees of carbon. While China has the highest overall fossil fuel use, North America has one of the highest per capita.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) December 31, 2015
So what does that mean for us? Well, each country is responsible for creating a climate action plan to be completed by 2018. But we shouldn’t wait until 2018 to start thinking about our own personal carbon footprint. Turning down the temperature in the house, driving less, and even using reusable shopping bags can all have an impact.
What will you do in 2016 to lessen your carbon footprint?0