Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Save energy when you cook

(For the 15th of February)

Coral Islands, Australia
Photograph by Philippe Bourseiller
In March 2002, an iceberg 85 kilometers long and 64 kilometers wide broke off the Antarctic shelf. The same year, the inhabitants of the Tuvalu archipelago, in Micronesia, were forced to evacuate their islands as  sea levels rose. In order to slow the warming of the seas and rise of the sea level, we must reduce world emissions of greenhouse gases quickly and drastically. This is all the more urgent because the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will continue to have an effect for about 10 years. Global warming will therefore happen no matter what we do.

Small things really make a difference. Be sure always to put a lid on your cooking pots; in this way you can reduce the energy used for cooking by between 20% and 30%. And you will save time too.
-from the book '365 Ways to Save the Earth', by Philippe Bourseiller

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