Global Warming: How to Educate

Whether you watched Al Gore’s awarding winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, or if you happened to watch a news report on global warming, you may be shocked with what you saw. If the predictions are right, and many scientists, meteorologists, and computer models believe that they are, you may want to take action right away. The good news is that you do have a number of different options.

When it comes to joining the fight against global warming, many are unsure as to how they should proceed, as well as if they can afford to do so. After a little bit of research, many individuals are surprised with how easy and affordable it is to help do their part to end the global warming crisis. Just a few of the many steps that you can take involves purchasing an energy efficient vehicle, carpooling, limiting your driving, switching all or most of the light bulbs in your home to energy efficient ones, as well as making sure that all appliances are turned off when not in use.

Although you may take a number of steps to help combat global warming, you may also wonder what the purpose of doing so is. If this is a question that you have asked yourself, you are not alone. While any carbon dioxide reducing steps you take will help, it is important to remember that you cannot fight global warming alone. That is why you may want to take steps to educate you friends, family, or community members on this important issue.

When speaking with friends and family members, many individuals are unsure as to exactly how they can go about doing so. In fact, many are worried about seeming pushy or overbearing. Speaking of which this is an issue that should first be discussed. As important as global warming is and as important as it is to take action, you will want to refrain from pushing your views on those that you know or even those that you do not know. Unfortunately, if you start out listing the ways that your friends or family can stop global warming, you may run into some problems. It is first important to carefully touch on the problem of global warming. When looking for an opening, you may find the following suggestions helpful.

One of the many options that you have involves summarizing a movie or a news report that you may have seen. As outlined above, Al Gore has an award winning documentary available for rent or for purchase. Many experts and viewers report that this documentary had a profound affect on them. If it did for you, you may want to ask your friends, family members, neighbors, or coworkers if they have seen the documentary or another one. If not, you may want to recommend it and give a summary of what global warming is and list a few ways that they can help, such as by using energy efficient light bulbs.

In addition to just recommending a global warming documentary or television report, or even energy efficient light bulbs, you may want to take action yourself. If you have any close friends or family members who have a birthday soon approaching or if Christmas is around the corner, you may want to consider giving these items as gifts. Of course, a documentary on global warming and energy efficient light bulbs isn’t always on everyone’s wish list. For that reason, be sure these items are not the only gifts given, as you may become that pushy, overbearing person that you were trying to avoid becoming, as outlined above.

As a reminder, there are a number of steps that you can take to help combat global warming, but the more people who help do so, the better the results will be. That is why you may want to carefully discuss global warming and the impact it may have on the earth and our future families with your close friends and family members.