Low-carbon life means a kind of lifestyle in which people do their best to reduce energy consumption and carbon greenhouse gas emissions
Low-carbon economy is an economy model based on low energy consumption, low pollution and low emission.
What is Low Carbon Economy? What is Low Carbon Life? why should we pursue low carbon？
The reasons for low-carbon life
As we all know, there are more and more air pollution ， water pollution ， chemical pollution and so on, which results in a worse and worse living environment.
Therefore, we should protect our earth which is the only way t o provide the living environment for human. So , living a low-carbon l ife is very necessary .
pollution of the world
global and continental temperature change
change in temperature sea level and northern hemisphere snow cover
geographical pattern of surface warming
This is not just a scenery!
what will happend?
average temperature in the 2050s will have increased by between 0.8℃ and 2℃
winter rainfall in the 2050s will have increased by between 6% and 14%
summer rainfall may be reduced by up to 10% by the 2050s
sea level wil by between 12cm and 67cm by 2050s
With the development of the world industrial economy, the fast increase of population, the unlimited increase of the human desire and the unrestrained production and lifestyle, the human living environment, health and safety are becoming more and more worse what cause these?
WHAT cause these? OUR DEVELOPMENT MODE Cheap Fossil Fuel Low Energy Efficien Vul To high oil price High Fossil Fuel Depend Vul to Climate Change Economivulner- ability Ecologic vulner ability MDG in danger Unsustainable Growth
So, we can say, the high-consumption and high-pollution economy model and life style is becoming the killer of the earth and human beings.
HOW TO CHANGE IT?
change Growth Pattern Green Growth Quality of Growth Eco-efficiency Quantity of Growth Grow First, Clean Up Later Market Cost Efficiency
one stone two birds
low-carbon life is needed by man's own health, harmony between human beings and nature and the development of mankind .
what we can do?
Firstly, we should recognize that low-carbon life is not only a kind of lifestyle but also life attitude. Each of us is responsible for the greenhouse gases we emit in our daily actions.
what we can do?
Secondly, we should develop good habits in our daily lives.
such as: Using energy-saving bulb Recycling the old battery Turning off the power socket t imely Choosing the bicycles ， bus, and subway instead of car
We can select products with longer shelf life when we shop
Each week, choose one day when you don't eat meat.
We should try not to use papaer cup.
how can we live a low-carbon life?
print things out only when necessary, and print double-sided and reduce the margins.
Only turn the water heater on when necessary, and adjust temperature controls to avoid overheating.
We should use efficient light bulbs which use about one-third of the energy of normal bulbs and last 10 times as long.
Take showers rather than baths and reduce your shower time .
Don't purchase unnecessary clothes, and be careful about the materials you buy.
Buses and trains are better than cars, but walking or cycling is better still.
can be summarized as moderate food, house, transportation, more sports and not wasting.
All the things above are not difficult for everyone.if any of us aware of the things and just do it.The future of our earth will sure be more beautiful......