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Insulate, Don't Eradicate

When we extract and burn fossil fuels such as coal or petroleum, we cause the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping "greenhouse gases" into the atmosphere. INSULATE, Though natural amounts of CO2 have varied from 180 to 300 parts per million (ppm), today's CO2 levels are around DON'T ERADICATE 400 PPM That's 40% more than the highest natural levels over the past 800,000 YEARS TODAYS CO2 LEVELS -400 -300 NATURAL CO2 LEVELS -200 We also can tell that the additional CO2 in the -100 atmosphere comes mainly from coal and oil because the chemical composition of the CO2 contains a unique fingerprint. -0 CO2 LEVELS WITH & WITHOUT HUMAN INFLUENCE (PPM) THE WARNING SIGNS The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report found that approximately 20 to 30 percent of plant and animal species assessed so far are likely to be at increased risk of extinction if global average temperature increases by more than 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit. The ocean will continue to become more acidic due to carbon dioxide emissions. Because of this acidification, species with hard calcium carbonate shells are vulnerable, as are coral reefs, which are vital to ocean ecosystems. Scientists predict that a 3.6 degree Fahrenheit increase in temperature would wipe out 97% of the world's coral reefs. Some polar bears are drowning because they have to swim longer distances to reach ice floes. The U. S. Geological Survey has predicted that two-thirds of the world's polar bear sub-populations will be extinct by mid-century due to melting of the Arctic ice cap. TODAY MID-CENTURY POLAR BEAR SUB-POPULATIONS THE UK HAS SOME OF THE WORST HOUSING STOCK IN EUROPE BUILDINGS, DRAUGHTY WINDOWS, LOW STANDARDS FOR INSULATION AND WE USE APPLIANCES THAT GUZZLE FOR ENERGY WASTE. WE HAVE LEAKY ELECTRICITY. SIMPLE THINGS LIKE INSULATING YOUR LOFT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE TO YOUR ENERGY BILLS AND YOUR SUSTAINABILITY. BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE EVERY BUILDING AND APPLIANCE NATIONWIDE IS AS EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: sprayseal

Insulate, Don't Eradicate

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An infographic on the impact of 'greenhouse gases' on wildlife due to a lack of energy efficiency. Simple things like insulating your loft can make a big difference to the energy efficiency of your ho...




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