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What can we do to help to solve climate change? by City-Tech Blogger Kai Fong Sin

If  we do not cut carbons emissions, 74% of the world’s population will suffer. According to a study published in the science journal Nature Climate Change, nearly a third of the world’s population suffered a deadly heat wave in the year 2000. Modeling and simulations of future climate change outcomes found reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the century revealed 47% of the global population will still suffer from a deadly heat wave lasting  more than 20 days. Without reducing carbon emissions, that number would climb to nearly 74%. There have been several deadly heat waves in the past few decades; in July 1995 a heat wave hit Chicago, killing more than 700 people. Russia suffered a record heat wave in the summer of 2010, killing more than 10,000 people.

The world is going through an extremely hot year, with the summer heat coming earlier than usual. India suffers from high temperatures every summer, as more than 1.3 billion people are  poor, and 25 percent of the population has no electricity having to rely on “soil methods” such as Onions and salty milk. Last month, 167 people died of heatstroke and dehydration in the southern state of Telangana.  Analysis of Indian meteorological data from 1960 to 2009 showed that when the average temperature in the summer in South Asia went from 27 ℃ to 27.5 ℃, the probability of the heat wave killing more than 100 people was increased from 13% to 32%. Forecasts by the end of the century show the low latitudes with average temperatures in the Middle East and South Asia countries will rise 2.2 ℃ to 5.5 ℃ – consequences that are worrying.

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  1. One of the world’s hottest topic in climate change is global warming. Global Warming impacts include sea level rise, lowland flooding, coast erosion, groundwater level rises, to name just a few. Global warming is a phenomenon related to nature. It is due to continuous accumulation of the greenhouse effect, resulting in unbalanced energy absorption and emissions from the earth. It will not only harm the balance of natural ecosystems, but also threaten the safety of human life. Carbon dioxide is the only type of gas that we can reduce emissions. There are 4 ways to help us control the carbon dioxide from daily life.
    1. Food
    You should eat more vegetables, because animal husbandry consumes a large amount of grains, beans and water. It also need many steps to have food processing and transportation.
    2. Don’t waste
    Don’t waste anything, whether it is food, water, clothes, or home electricity. Reducing self-consumption can effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing or other industries.
    3. Transportation
    Try to not drive as much as you can. Use a bike or walk instead of a car, and you can use the public transit system if possible.
    4. Recycle
    Always use recyclable supplies or products you can use for long time, try to avoid the disposable products, such as plastic bag, plastic/paper cup, battery and so on.
    If everyone followed these few simple steps, it could drastically help slow down global warming and climate change. And maybe even slowly reverse some of the damage that has been done to the environment.

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