24 Acts on Climate Change: What I Can Change

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The average human releases around 5 tonnes of CO2 per year. Is it different in each country? Yes, even just between two people. Developing countries like Pakistan and the Philippines have around 1 tonne per person each. Compared with developed nations that have higher national averages like the US (16.5 tonnes) and South Korea (11.5 tonnes). It’s about where we are, who we are, and what we do.

By considering our daily decisions within our reach. Climate change issues won’t be solved effectively by your eating, buying or driving habits alone. Or even by a country alone. It needs a system-wide changes.

As the IPCC report says, “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.” “Everyone is going to have to be involved,” says Debra Robert, co-chair of the IPCC.

Before we go to the “what to do’s” we should know first the “why we do’s”.

Change what and…

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20 Acts on Climate Change: The Way We Travel

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Expecting humans to just stop traveling sounds unrealistic, even if it’s to save the planet from climate change. Traveling to other areas and experiencing their cultures and surroundings is still one of the best ways for us to understand others better.

Transport (cars, planes, public transport, shipping, etc.) is Australia’s second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions are from tourism activity, according to a study. Even that’s not a very significant number compared to other sources of global greenhouse emissions, right? And right now all around the world, tourism is at an all-time high.

These are things in the traveling and transportation sector that we can do together to act on climate change. To lessen the negative impact of climate change and eventually preserving our and other beings way of life by changing it for the better, we should…

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7 Educational Videos on Climate Change for Kids

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Other than reading articles, journals, and e-books, listening to podcasts, scrolling through climate-related photos and videos on Instagram on the climate change issue, we could also watch YouTube videos!

Many fun and creative YouTube channels are willing to explain and educate the basic concepts of climate change. The videos come in many forms such as hosted shows, animations, cartoons, and fueled with cool graphics that are the kind of videos that would attract kids and make them understand.

Here is a compiled list of some of the best available educational videos on climate change and global warming for kids on YouTube. Even if it’s specifically made for kids, teens and adults can watch it too, it’s more simple and more basic. All of them have an English subtitle available and sorted from the oldest to the newest.

1. What is Climate Change?

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20 Acts on Climate Change: The Way We Eat

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Eating is an essential human activity. The food sector includes food process from preparation, consumption to waste and agricultural production of crops and livestock. Crop and livestock contributes about 1/8 of anthropogenic emissions.

Industrialized agriculture is responsible for 15% of global carbon emissions. It uses 24% of the freshwater, 28 million tonnes of fertilizers and pesticides that cause water pollution, and use a lot of lands.

According to the EAT-Lancet Commission report, a radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed. The world risks failing to meet the UN SDGs and the Paris Agreement if our action is not enough.

Transformation to healthy diets by 2050 will require substantial dietary shifts that include doubling in our consumption of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables and a greater than 50% reduction in global consumption of less healthy foods such as red meat and added…

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