See Who Is Polluting More

Last month I wrote a post on Carbon footprint and provided a link to calculate it. The post got decent number of views, specially around the Earth Day, indicating that people are concerned about climate change or perhaps the Earth Day kindled their interest. I hope the former is true.

Later I received an email from a friend Ali Zia from Dubai. He provided me with a link to a nice website that shows birth and death rates, and Carbon di Oxide emissions for every country in the world. It is a simulation but does provide an idea about the CO2 being emitting by various countries that is a major cause for global warming.

This website has been developed by David Bleja, who is a Digital Artist and lives in Melbourne, Australia. He propagates energy conservation, runs a project called Breathing Earth and is doing a good job of it. Click here to visit the website and scroll the mouse over a country to see its population, births, deaths and CO2 emissions. The objective is to create awareness about the severity of problem due to unabated population growth and increasing carbon-di-oxide emissions. If we do not conserve the energy and natural resources the world may look like this soon…Pollution

Is this the world we want to leave for our next generations?

It is about time for all of us to walk the talk and do our bit to save the world. If we can reduce our monthly mileage, electricity consumption and waste and re-cycle more, we can do our bit. I know it’s easier said than done and it requires a change in lifestyle towards leading a simpler life, which is difficult in the world of abundance we enjoy. However, this is the only way we can sustain our blessings.


How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?

Carbon footprint is a measure of the impact of our activities on the environment and in particular on climate change. Click here to see in how many ways we impact the environment. Carbon Footprint

We are a consumptive society because of the abundance we enjoy due to advances in technology and production capabilities since mid 1900s. A vast majority of activities we undertake in our daily lives, as individuals, organizations and communities, affect our environment. As individuals, what we eat and drink in, how long we drive, how cool or warm we keep our homes, and how much recycle and waste we produce affects the environment. Up-size food servings, plastics containers, excessive transportation result in direct and indirect emission of CO2 and greenhouse effect. The higher the waste we produce, the more we pollute our seas and quicker we fill-in the land fills.
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