Lose Weight, Save Money and Really Reduce Greenhouse Gases
Directions for Systemic Shifts in Military, Electrical, Construction, Transportation, Health Care, Agricultural, Entertainment and Economic Systems to Really Reduce Green House Gases while helping Americans Lose Weight and Save Money. Exposing the largest emitters of GHG and proposing radical changes to massively reduce our carbon footprint, reduce global warming and make us healthier, wealthier and far less greenhouse gassy. The U.S.A. produces one fourth of human generated Greenhouse Gases with only 5% of the world's population. As Americans we face an enormous opportunity to shape a healthier planet by radically reducing emissions. By improving our own physical, social and political health, we can prevent the environmental and social catastrophes our children and grandchildren will otherwise have to endure. The cause seems hopeless, since so few Americans are interested in reducing their carbon footprint, while more developing countries are investing in emitting GHG as rapidly as they can capitalize. Part of the problem is that the rewards of reducing are portrayed as long term, while the actions needed are seen as sacrifices. Turning this on its axis with the spin that our energy intensive lifestyle causes obesity, is unaffordable and harmful to the majority of Americans will encourage more sustainable practices by offering short term desirable results. This book identifies the major sources of human generated GHG contributing to Global Warming, (GW), Climate Change (CC) and Extreme Weather Phenomena (EWP), focusing on U.S. sources. It reports on affordable, available solutions that will drastically reduce those emissions. The systems that generate most GHG, our Military, Electrical, Construction, Transportation, Medical, Agricultural, Entertainment and Economic Systems are ripe for transformative system shifts. These will also benefit Americans by helping them lose weight and save money, among other good things.
- Paperback | 62 pages
- 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
- 10 Sep 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Stephen Simac
Stephen Simac has been reporting on solutions for reducing greenhouse gases since 1977. He is an award winning journalist, the originator of Share the Road 3' separation bicycle safety meme and a member of Who's Who of the Low Carbon Economy.