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Top 7 Tips for a Greener Thanksgiving

Top 7 Tips for a Greener Thanksgiving

The holidays are here again. The holidays from Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, and even Valentine’s Day are filled with magical moments when our hearts open up and we celebrate our lives, relationships and family. This also gives us a great opportunity to focus on our lifestyle and see what we can do to make our lives more eco-friendly, sustainable and greener.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reach Record Levels

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reach Record Levels

This year, a record amount of greenhouse gases were added to the atmosphere. Studies showed a strong rise in carbon dioxide emission from 2013, at the rate of 2.3%. At the current rate, the total carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising rapidly, and the total emission of carbon dioxide this year will be around 40 billion tons. Leading environmental and climate scientists and the world leaders  at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have estimated a carbon budget, the amount of carbon dioxide that can be added to the atmosphere without triggering a dangerous level of climate change, and found out that more than half of the global allowance has already been used up.

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Fossil Fuels – When Will We Run Out?

Fossil Fuels – When Will We Run Out?

Fossil fuels, mostly oil, coal and natural gas provide energy for the whole world. Fossil fuels are the dominant source of energy for everything that needs power, from our homes, automobiles, to our electronic devices which need some kind of power source. As of 2009, we drill about 85 million barrels of oil out of oil wells around the world each year. Fossil fuels were formed millions of years ago. They cannot be regenerated and replaced at the same rate as they are being used. So, eventually, the world will run out of them. What happens when there is no more fossil fuel left to burn? Will there be alternatives found to replace the existing energy sources?

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