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Stephen Hawking said we have only 1,000 yrs on Earth. What are you doing to redu

  1. Happylovejoy profile image98
    Happylovejoyposted 16 months ago

    Stephen Hawking said we have only 1,000 yrs on Earth. What are you doing to reduce climate change?


  2. RTalloni profile image88
    RTalloniposted 16 months ago

    The earth has been changing since it was created.  SH is correct in that the earth as we now know it has a lifespan, but putting any trust in his predictions is quite dicey.  While we are to be good stewards of the earth our wise path is to do it by trusting God according to His Word, especially since He is the author of it all.

  3. Ceegen profile image80
    Ceegenposted 16 months ago

    What am I doing to reduce climate change? Nothing. You can't stop the 2nd law of thermodynamics from happening. No one can. It is going to happen no matter what we do.

  4. Aime F profile image85
    Aime Fposted 16 months ago

    Climate change is a controversial term (for some reason...) so I always go with "what am I doing to make things easier on the planet?"

    My answer is:

    Walk everywhere that is even remotely walkable.  Take transit if easily accessible.

    Recycle, recycle, recycle.  Compost when possible.  Between being diligent about recycling and composting the garbage is cut down considerably.

    Eat red meat no more than once a week, though in reality I only have it once or twice a month.

    Buy locally grown/sourced food whenever it's an option.

    Go to the store every second day to buy only a day or two's worth of food to cut down on waste - use reusable bags at checkout. 

    All very easy things, and the walking and limited red meat help MY health, too. 

    There are lots of tests online that can give you an idea of what your carbon footprint is and how to reduce it.  It would take maybe five minutes out of your day and will tell you a lot.

    1. Alternative Prime profile image74
      Alternative Primeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Great IDEAs Aime ~ California, the PROGRESSIVE "Ahead of the Curve" state that we are, passed a LAW Nov 8th which PROHIBITs Grocery Stores from excessive Plastic Bag Usage ~ They now charge 10 cents per RE-Usable Bag ~ Immediate POSITIVE Results

    2. tsmog profile image82
      tsmogposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Here in San Diego at Albertson's they charge 15¢ for plastic. But, they are much thicker and bigger than the once used flimsy, thin plastic ones. Paper is much bigger and thick too. That is 10¢. Both could be reused.

    3. Alternative Prime profile image74
      Alternative Primeposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Tim ~ I'm in OC & Not sure why there's a DISPARITY between 10 & 15 cents per Plastic Bag but there must be a VALID Reason ~ Yeah, they're HEAVY Duty Re-Usable now Up to 100+ Times ~ Less Pollution to make them & Less Toxicities in Land

  5. tamarawilhite profile image92
    tamarawilhiteposted 16 months ago

    It reminds me of Carl Sagan's nuclear winter scenario that we'd be thrown into Antarctica like conditions if there was a nuclear war, and later models showed that his temperatures were 30° below what would realistically result, so you'd get a year without a summer (akin to Krakatoa eruption in 1800) but not 100 year winter a la Game of Thrones universe.
    He used the most extreme models, though, as a political move to try to prevent nuclear winter.
    This is why global warming models that only show ever warmer temperatures forward even as real world data shows little to no warming should be viewed with skepticism. Especially when people not only make their living based on the ever more radical projections but use that "save the Earth" mantra to demand submission to totalitarian political mandates.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 16 months ago


    I chose not to have children!
    Okay I made that decision long before there was talk of climate change, overflowing landfills, ozone issues, and carbon footprints.
    Nonetheless based upon some statistics the average American produces 102 tons of garbage in a lifetime.
    Turns out less people is good for the environment! And yet (some folks) still accuse people of being selfish for not wanting children.
    Not having children is the "ultimate sacrifice" for saving earth!

  7. KsenijaZ profile image95
    KsenijaZposted 16 months ago

    Walking, cycling, recycling, saving water and energy, growing food, buying locally, exchanging clothes, books, ... with friends, buying less plastic, ...