Due to the high concentrations of CO2 in the United States, the temperature has increased. Globally the amount of CO2 released in the entire world is influencing climate change, according to the article “Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to climb, despite reductions from some nations” the atmosphere is now saturated with “142 percent more carbon dioxide, 253 percent more methane and 121 percent more nitrous oxide.”
The high concentration of gases in the atmosphere are absorbing more ultraviolet light rays and therefore increasing the amount of diseases and the temperature on Earth. Innovative technologies have emerged in order to fight the increase of carbon dioxide. I believe that some of the ways that can help to reduce the amount of CO2 being released in the NYC area is by using electric vehicles, solar power and wind power.
Since the population in NYC is large, the number of cars is also large. Many of these cars do not follow the different restrictions given by the environmental departments to reduce CO2 emission. If we want to make a change in the area, we should begin to start using electric cars. But the problem is that the cost of electric cars is higher than a car that uses gasoline for its functioning. If every person in the NYC area made an effort to buy an electric car instead of a gasoline car, the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere would reduce, and by reducing the amount of CO2 we will help the Earth and fight climate change.
Many of the energy plants that provide energy to the community release large amounts of CO2.
The NYC are has many skyscrapers that do not use their rooftop space. This space can be used in order to install solar panels in the rooftops of these buildings. By installing solar panels in these buildings, we will harness the solar light that is converted to energy, by using it in our daily live activities. This will help in the reducing of the amount of energy that is produced in the energy plants, and the amount of CO2 that is released from these energy plants will be reduced.
NYC is a first world city, but if we would like to become a “green city” and an innovative city we should begin to start using the natural resources in order to have the energy that we use in our daily live activities, and with this, show an example that our city is fighting climate change.
The space in the NYC area is small to install wind turbines that produce energy by using the force of air. But if the government starts to use a certain area in which these turbines can be assembled and use the green energy that they produce, this will be another way of helping the Earth by fighting CO2 emissions.