Prior to Thanksgiving, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) delivered a report to Congress and the President on the state of climate change today with some dire warnings and predictions. Key findings in the report were that climate change is here and will affect all areas of American life- water, oceans, energy, human health and economics with varying degrees of disparity. It is clear that in order to sustain the American way of life, we need to make a change to clean renewable energy or continue to follow a path towards damage to our way of life.
Facts on Climate Change
Despite some climate change deniers, climate change is real. You need only turn on the news to learn that 16 of the past 17 years were the warmest on record. Moreover, extreme weather events have increased in frequency and severity, costing tax payers over $1 billion per event. The Climate Change Assessment predicts that we will not be able to stop the inevitable damage that will occur, although hope remains that we can slow down the damage if we work together to concentrate on reducing our carbon emissions.
You hear a lot about your “carbon footprint” and what this primarily refers to is the amount of carbon emissions you are likely releasing into the atmosphere as a result of dirty energy sources such as fossil fuels or coal. Even our electricity plants run on these energy sources instead of clean renewable energy such as solar power. Approximately 60 percent of our energy is obtained by fossil fuels, coal, and natural gas, despite the wide availability of clean renewable energy such as solar or wind power. As a consumer and a citizen of planet Earth, you can do something to change that by opting for clean renewable energy instead.
Climate Change and You
“Earth’s climate is now changing faster than at any point in the history of modern civilization, primarily as a result of human activities… but the severity of future impacts will depend largely on actions taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the changes that will occur,” reports the Climate Change Assessment. This means its up to each and every one of us to reduce our carbon footprint by turning to clean renewable energy instead of fossil fuels.
As a homeowner, you can do more than most to reduce your carbon footprint by embracing clean renewable energy in the form of solar power. By installing solar panels on your home, you can reduce your family’s energy consumption dramatically. Further, you can also generate not only clean renewable energy for your own home, but enough to sell back to the electric company you currently buy energy from. This can help others to use clean renewable energy as well.
Trust Top Tier Home Energy for Your Clean Renewable Energy
When you make the switch to solar, you want the experts who will guide you through the process of going green with the clean renewable energy of solar power Top Tier Home Energy can walk you through the entire process and help you make the decisions on how big your panels should be, where to mount them, and how to get the most out of solar. Give us a call today to start your bright future (949) 296-2296.