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ecomii guides guide to global warming
In partnership with:  Union of Concerned Scientists

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These days, you don’t have to have your head buried in scientific journals to know at least something about global warming. The science is in and the word is out: Global warming is here, and it will be for a long time. No mainstream scientists are debating whether global warming is happening; the only uncertainty out there is just how hot it’s going to get.

But what exactly is global warming, where’s the proof that it’s happening, what’s causing it, and why is everyone so worried about it? We’ve answered some of the big questions here in this guide, and gotten some advice on what you can do to help slow the rate of global warming.

An overwhelming body of scientific evidence points to the reality of global warming and to humans as the chief cause of it. But the evidence also clearly shows that there are things we can do to reduce global warming and its impacts.

The window for changing the course, however, is small. Scientists say we need to act now to avoid the worst consequences of global warming. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be difficult. Today, technologies exist that will help cars and power plants run cleaner and that will increase energy efficiency. In fact, it turns out that some of the steps you can take to reduce global warming will actually benefit your bottom line, and who can argue with that?

So read on, get informed, and make a difference.

 
 
 
 
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