Carbon Dioxide comes mainly from combustion
of Fossil fuels to produce energy for electricity and transportation.
Atmospheric concentrations had not changed over the last 850
years and it is safe to assume that accelerated change in
the last 25 years is caused by human intervention.
And how much CO2 am I likely
to be responsible for?
Every time we switch on a light or turn
on the air conditioner, or even eat a hot meal we use energy.
Whatever kind of fuel we use, whether we burn it directly
or indirectly by buying electricity generated from fossil
fuels (coal, oil or gas), we are releasing Carbon Dioxide
(CO2) into the atmosphere. CO2
is one of the main gases that contributes to global warming,
which is now scientifically recognised as a real threat to
Individual contributions to CO2
(and Global Climate Change) vary significantly on what sort
of home they live in and how much they travel. Follow this link for a personal imprint calculation.
A report published by the IPCC on 4 May
stated that if governments, businesses and consumers act now,
it will be possible to limit the expected temperature rise
to 2 degrees centigrade.
IS THE BASIC UNIT FROM WHERE ALL ECO-ACTIONS INITIATE