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Automobile carbon footprint

Believe it or not, but you are part of this phenomenon that has been troubling the United Nations, G7 Countries, and the International Organization on Climate Change: Global Warming. And that is spelled with capital first letters not for emphasis but because it was always spelled that way. In other words, the big GW has always been around since humankind started to produce more carbon than what was intended and what the earth could bear. Trivia: did you know that there are some things you do in one, single day that generate carbon emissions? Did you also know that these seemingly relentless carbon reproductions contribute to the warming of the planet?

Technically, this is what you call carbon footprint. Just how much carbon footprint do you make around your path in one day? By simply measuring the amount of greenhouse gases you create in one day, the answer as to why you are part of this climate problem is slowly unraveled. A tool known as a carbon calculator comes in handy when doing this activity. Through it, you will be able to know the emission levels you make and how to act against it. Say for instance, you are one heck of a jetsetter. You travel miles upon miles through air, enjoying every moment of excitement and stress as your eyes comes up close with the sky, not knowing that your lifestyle actually produces 31, 200 kilograms of carbon dioxide.

In some states, carbon footprints are more consciously done than ever. In the city of San Francisco, for instance, carbon dioxide production is offset by special services from car and van rental companies themselves. This practice helps people understand just how much carbon dioxide emissions one can produce and the steps to take in order to reduce its production. As said earlier, we’re part of the climate problem. What better way to be part of the solution than to learn how to conduct for oneself a series of tests on carbon generation. Individuals are not the only ones who benefit from carbon footprint technology. Companies who use up a gunk of energy, thus, producing suffocating carbon emissions in just one day can as well estimate the control that has to be exerted on unnecessary consumptions. It allows companies to set expectations and formulate solutions in case goals are not met.

In a larger point of view, carbon footprint can also benefit nations. It offers the same features as it does to the individual and the company, except that its positive effects are large-scale, in proportion to the country that allows it. Environmental groups consider this as one best solution for the ailing temperature of the planet. It’s only up to both developed and developing countries to work on this.

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October 15, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Carbon Footprint

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