This article was contributed by Bob Moon, an accomplished Nordic walker and a concerned citizen of our planet.
As all of you are aware our planet is suffering the consequences of global warming from massive amounts of CO2 being released into the atmosphere. There is no longer any debate as to whether or not we are destroying our environment.
This is bigger than any political party or any political personality. There are literally hundreds of scientific papers documenting global warming, and almost no credible detractors, the few of which are on the payroll of oil companies.
I am a very careful person. I do not jump to conclusions, and I am not an alarmist, but I do believe that we are headed for a global catastrophe. Many of you are already aware of the problem and are taking action on some level. For those of you who are not involved in preserving or planet for our children and their children, here are a few things you can do that will really help.
1. Drive your cars as little as possible and use gas wisely. Limit air travel, which is a major contributor to the problem.
2. Replace light bulbs with compact florescent bulbs. They will not only save you money on bulbs, as they last a long time, but they greatly help reduce carbon emissions. They no longer require adapters, and the light they produce is really great.
3. Plant trees. Use this link to determine your household contribution of CO2, and for a dollar a tree you can help offset your CO2 contribution. American Forests
4. Inspire everyone you know to become pro-active. The US is the biggest offender in the world to our environment.
These are just a few simple actions that you can take. There are more things that you can do, but the few I listed are very potent. This should be something that we are focused on everyday. Those who are aware of the problem and are willing to take action will have to over- compensate for those who do not take action, who will not take action.
What happens next is in our hands; in your hands. If you feel so inclined forward this to others, or write your own.