Plan to decrease CO2 in the atmosphere
Name: Vicki Arnold
What possible actions could the world community and individuals take to help
decrease the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere?
Allowing more trees to grow is a good way to take CO-2 out of the air and lock
it up, at least until the tree dies and the CO-2 is released again. Another
thing to do is to reduce the amount of combustion, because CO-2 is released
whenever something containing carbon burns, such as gasoline, coal, or wood.
Anything you can do to save gas or electricity would help reduce CO-2
emissions. Better still would be to find alternative energy sources that do
not burn carbon-based "fossil fuels" or wood. Some electric utilities have
voluntarily agreed to purchase and protect forest land to off-set the CO-2
released by their power-plants. For a short time last year, the President
suggested that we could put a tax on fuels based on the amount of carbon they
contain or the number of BTU's they produce. By raising the price of carbon-
based fuels, less would be used and less CO-2 pollution would be the result.
The tax was not accepted and passed into law by Congress, although a small
increase in the gasoline tax was passed.
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Update: June 2012