How to Face the Global Warming?


In recent decades, the effects of climate change are already threatening our health, our communities, our economy, our security, and our children’s future. There are more and more natural disasters like raging storms, searing heat, ferocious fires, severe drought, punishing floods, rising sea levels. Facing these problems , so what can we do? We still must limit carbon pollution and aggressively move away from dirty fossil fuels toward cleaner power.

The followings are some easy, effective ways each one of us can make a difference for your reference.

Firstly, Powering our home with renewable energy.

Choose a utility company that generates at least half its power from wind or solar and has been certified by Green-e Energy, an organization that vets renewable energy options. If that isn’t possible for us, take a look at our electric bill; many utilities now list other ways to support renewable sources on their monthly statements and websites.

Secondly, investing in energy-efficient appliances.

Since they were first implemented nationally in 1987, efficiency standards for dozens of appliances and products have kept 2.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the air. That’s about the same amount as the annual carbon pollution coughed up by nearly 440 million cars. “Energy efficiency is the lowest-cost way to reduce emissions,” Haq says. When shopping for refrigerators, washing machines, heat pump water heaters, and other appliances look for the Energy Star label. It will tell us which are the most efficient. (There may also be rebates to earn from our purchase of Energy Star–certified products.)
And when we’re ready to swap out our old machines, don’t just put them on the curb: Recycling an old refrigerator through the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal Program can prevent an additional 10,000 pounds of carbon pollution because the global-warming pollutants in the refrigerants and foam would be properly captured rather than vented to the air.

Thirdly, Reducing water waste.

Saving water reduces carbon pollution, too. That's because it takes a lot of energy to pump, heat, and treat our water. So take shorter showers, turn off the tap while brushing our teeth, and switch to WaterSense-labeled fixtures and appliances. The EPA estimates that if just one out of every 100 American homes were retrofitted with water-efficient fixtures, about 100 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year would be saved—avoiding 80,000 tons of global warming pollution.

And then, Buying better bulbs.

LED light bulbs use one-sixth the amount of energy to deliver the same amount of light. They’re also cheaper in the long run: A 10-watt LED that replaces our traditional 60-watt bulb will save us $125 over the light bulb’s life. And because the average American home has around 40 to 50 light bulbs, this is a simple swap that will reap huge rewards. If every household in the United States replaced just one incandescent with an Energy Star–labeled LED, we would prevent seven billion pounds of carbon pollution per year. That’s equivalent to the emissions of about 648,000 cars.


What’s more, we need to pull the plug(s).

Taken together, the outlets in our home are likely powering about 65 devices—an average load for a home in the United States. Audio and video devices, cordless vacuums and power tools, and other electronics use energy even when they're not charging. This "idle load" across all U.S. households adds up to the output of 50 large power plants in the country. So don't leave fully charged devices plugged into our home's outlets, unplug rarely used devices or plug them into power strips and timers, and adjust our computers and monitors to automatically power down to the lowest power mode when not in use.
Lastly, we can try more solar-charged appliances.


Lastly, we can try more solar-charged appliances.

Vanpower Super Power Pro 2000 Portable Power Station is one of the most affordable power stations and it performed very well. 2 hours of charging time and high efficiency make it perfect to toss in the trunk of your car for a weekend camping trip or keep charged in your hallway cabinet for the occasional power outage. If nothing else, you’ll be able to keep your phones and tablets charged and yourself entertained until service returns. Solar-powered charging stations are environmentally friendly and affordable for all. Super Power Pro can handle solar arrays of any size up to 1,800W with PV Max* tech, which means your solar setup can charge power stations with the same super-fast performance you'd get from conventional charging.