"A new study by NASA scientists finds that the world's temperature is reaching a level that has not been seen in thousands of years."
Climate change is the biggest problems facing the Earth today. Earth is getting warmer and all this is occurring because of human activity, such as the burning of fossil fuels. When we burn fossil fuels, we contribute to the emissions of some green house gases, mainly carbon dioxide and methane in the Earth's atmosphere. This increase in greenhouse gases caused by human activity is often cited as one of the major causes of global warming as Greenhouse gases trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere and warm the surface. Whilst the average global temperature is increasing, on a day-to-day level the climate is changing in unpredictable ways (from floods and hurricanes to heat waves and droughts).
Fossil fuels are energy sources and produce energy upon burning which we use in our daily life to cater different need. From keeping warm in our house, to fuelling our cars, to growing our food, to manufacturing our MP3 players, energy is used. Because of our heavy use of fossil fuels, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been increasing since the industrial revolution. The total carbon which we as individuals are responsible for is called our carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is simply a measurement how much carbon is produced from various activities such as driving or heating your home. The measurement units generally are given as metric tons of Carbon Dioxide produced per year.
Climate change is very likely having an impact now on our planet and its life but the good news is that there are plenty of things that we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. For which, we need to re-think our approach to energy. To try and reduce the risk of ever more extreme weather, we need to reduce how much fossil fuel we are burning but this isn't easy in today's fast pace life.A carbon offset is designed as a simplest way to reduce or eliminate our carbon footprint. The goal of buying and selling carbon offsets is to get everyone's carbon footprint to zero. Carbon offsets operate on the idea that any reduction in any area is worthwhile because the positive effect on the environment will be the same throughout the world.
We can greatly lessen our impact on climate change by using the carbon offsets.Carbon offsetting helps us to take personal responsibility for the environmental consequences of our activities and is cheaper and more convenient alternative to reduce our own fossil-fuel consumption.
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