Global Warming Is A Huge Issue

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Global warming is a huge issues. It is very concerning when we get little amounts of snow during the winter. There is evidence that weather patterns are changing and unless change happens we will no longer get to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. In my neighborhood we were only allowed to water our lawns twice a week this year. What will happen if this trend continues? There is lots of evidence proving that global warming is not a myth. What can we do to help with rising climate change? One way would be to re-think about how we build. There are a lot of new green building ideas, and people are starting to incorporate into their home designs. According to the article; The Southwest is the hottest and driest region in the…show more content…
One way would be to change the way we build. Green building by definition is: “A building constructed in a way that minimize waste and include recycled, renewable, and reused resources to the maximum extent possible.”(3) According to the U.S. DOE, buildings emit 52% of all sulfur dioxide, 19% of all nitrous oxide, 38% of carbon dioxide, and 5% of particulate emissions.(fig. 1) Fig.1 By building green buildings; we could greatly reduce our carbon foot print, thus leaving a greener plant not only for our children but our children’s children. The hard task at hand is changing the way we build. Not only is it hard to break old habits, but it’s hard to want to spend the extra money involved with green buildings. “That’s because building a green economy requires hiring workers at a much greater rates than maintaining the world’s currently dominant fossil-fuel-based energy infrastructure.”(4) People need to be educated so that they will realize that the extra money spent up front will save them in the future. A journal written by, C.Theodore Koebel, Andrew P. McCoy, Andrew R. Sanderford, Christopher T. Franck, Matthew J. Keefe; entitled “Energy and Buildings,” Stated; “In 2013 the residential and commercial sectors accounted for 40% of total U.S. energy consumption, with residential alone accounting for 22%. Based on the most recent
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