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Greening the Earth for Climate Change by City-Tech Blogger Lok Ting Wong

In the whole world, climate change impacts worsen every year. Climate change is caused by the use of fossil fuels to produce the energy. Those kinds of activities are releasing carbon dioxide, which is the main reason to cause the climate change. How can people prevent the climate change from becoming worse? The answer is greening our earth can help to reduce greenhouse gases emissions. People should consider planting more trees instead of deforestation because the trees can photosynthesize, and absorb carbon dioxide and release the fresh oxygen to the air. However, with massive amounts of trees being cut in the name of development, we have seen the damage it has caused. Everyone should consider taking action right now by saving trees and plants and greening the earth, and the climate change will be better.

Also,  using renewable energy instead of fossil fuels can help enormously. By using fossil fuels too much greenhouse gases in the atmosphere makes the temperature become warmer and warmer. Perhaps  governments the world over should develop renewable energy technologies and encourage people to install these technologies at home and in business places, making then their main energy supply. The picture below illustrates the idea of how more renewable energy will help the earth will become greener. Also, the greenhouse gases emissions will become less slowing temperature rise and securing a better future.

It’s not so easy for people to step out to their comfort zone, and take action to stop the climate change. But even small steps could lead to a better earth and we might even see less destructive weather patterns. But if we don’t take these steps, huge amount of greenhouse gases will continue to be emitted and climate change will get worse. The picture below show possible ways to reduce the carbon dioxide content in the air, making our earth greener and reducing the impacts of climate change.






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  1. I would like to share some ways to protect your house and save a lot of energy with the help of proper trees planting.
    1. Deciduous trees, planted on the south and west sides, will keep your house cool in the summer and let the sun warm your home in the winter, reducing energy use. (U.S. Department of Energy)
    2. Just three trees, properly placed around a house, can save up to 30% of energy use. (U.S. Forest Service Center for Urban Forest Research)
    3. Trees or shrubs planted to shade air conditioners help cool a building more efficiently, using less electricity. A unit operating in the shade uses as much as 10% less electricity than the same one operating in the sun. (U.S. Department of Energy)

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