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The human race is at a stage where if we do not start taking serious steps in lowering CO2 emissions and protecting our environment the face of the planet will change for ever for the worse.

Nothing will bring it back, we need to act now and not tomorrow, we can all do our bit to protect the future.

Human emissions of greenhouse gases are changing the world's climate. The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), produced when we burn fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas for energy.

At least 40 per cent of CO2 emissions in the UK come directly from what we do; for example, heating and using electricity in our homes - and driving, flights are the next biggest source emitting CO2 emissions.

Over the past two centuries CO2 Emissions in the atmosphere have risen by a third, to levels unmatched in at least 420,000 years, and probably in the last 20 million years.

To help we don't have to go out of our way or do anything too straining, it can be the simplest thing from turning of lights or TV's when not in use or riding a bike to work,

Below are a few Tips on what you can do to help!

Try to reduce household waste.

Re-use products or repair and use again.

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle.

Turn of appliances wen not in use, do not put on standby.

Switch to energy saving light bulbs.

Improve your insulation in your home, offices.

Buy Fairtrade.

Take a bag with you shopping.

Buy recycled products.

Consider when traveling if it is possible to walk to work or ride a bike into work.

Buy a fuel efficient car, you can buy some gorges looking cars that don't guzzle liters of fuel.

Try not to waste food.

Buy fresh and in season foods.

Use energy efficient appliances for storing and cooking foods.

The above tips are just a handful of things we can do to help, allot of it is using your initiative and thinking about what you are doing and how it will effect the environment, buy taking some simple steps you to can help,

The UK government is taking steps to encourage people to become more greener and is offering much advice on how to do this, in fact there is a whole campaign to educate people and make people aware what impact our negligence as a species is having on the environment.

One example of the governments initiative is Gordon Brown will double road tax for the worst polluting 4x4s and sports cars by the next election in a green looking financial package.

It will hit around 225,000 people who have had the so-called tractors registered since last April, as well as people buying new. The cost of their yearly tax disc will rise from £210 to £400 and maybe more in the next two years.

But owners of the most fuel-efficient small cars will see their vehicle excise duty halved over the same period.

We sure do hope that you the reader spread the message on that we all need to do our bit to make a change and a change we will make!

Dave Clark is a freelance article writer and has been in the industry for many years, he has written many books and is very knowledgeable in various fields, Dave also works for Cushy Sofa a supplier of memory foam mattresses, sofas and Divan sets.

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