Fight climate change this summer with these 10 action steps – USA TODAY

by | Jun 1, 2022 | Climate Change

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.In December of 2017, 196 countries signed the Paris Agreement. Through reducing carbon emissions, this agreement aims to limit this century’s temperature increase to 2º C (3.6º F) at most, though it has 1.5º C (2.7º F) as a lower, more optimistic threshold. “[1.5º C] is an indicator of the point at which climate impacts will become increasingly harmful for people and indeed the entire planet,” said World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas in a recent statement.A recent report found that there’s a 50-50 chance we’ll reach this lower threshold by 2026. “As long as we continue to emit greenhouse gases, temperatures will continue to rise. And alongside that, our oceans will continue to become warmer and more acidic, sea ice and glaciers will continue to melt, sea level will continue to rise and our weather will become more extreme,” Taalas said.This sounds bad, we know. While it could be cause for concern, it shouldn’t be a reason to quit the fight to save our planet. If we do reach the threshold, it could only be a temporary increase. If it becomes permanent down the line, we could still work to keep it from rising even further. Summer is on the horizon and with the changing of seasons comes new ways to be environmentally conscious.►Related: There’s a 50-50 chance Earth will reach critical climate change mark within 5 years, report says ►More: NOAA hurricane forecast 2022: Up to 21 named storms possible; as many as 10 hurricanes could form Get deals and shopping advice delivered straight to your phone.  Sign up for text message alerts from the experts at Reviewed.Put on your walking shoesFree from the cold of winter and the allergies of spring, summer is when many find being outside a treat instead of a chore. Since the weather’s so nice, why not give walking a try? According to the EPA, transportation makes up a vast majority of carbon …

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