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Three Things Everyone Can Do To Prevent Climate Change

We all have our own respective carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other carbon compounds emitted through a person’s consumption of fossil fuels. While most of us have a small carbon footprint, we can even decrease that (and also decrease other people’s carbon footprints in the process) by doing these three things: Swap, Share, and Donate.

One way to do that is through apps and websites. Craigslist, Bunz, Listia and Freecycle allow you to swap or give away just about anything. People often use Meetup to get together and swap records, books and clothes.
Public libraries, bookstores and community groups often also organize book swaps.
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I went to one in Sunnyside, Queens, and saw how volunteers sorted through the unwanted items that donors brought in and placed them on tables for others to take home.
And I saw dozens of people — mostly moms with children in tow, as well as older people — finding and taking items in great condition. They walked away with things like stuffed toys, board games, clothes, books, picture frames, shelves and even bodyboards.
There were 5,064 pounds of unwanted items donated that day, and when the event was over about 81 percent of that volume had been picked up by new owners. Nearly 300 people took part.

What are your thoughts on this one?

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Hmmm, would be interesting if this guys research convinced multiple scientists to switch their opinions based on his data but seems like that's not happening. I think it's probably prudent to believe he's in the wrong considering what's on the line versus thinking well, here we go the proof we need to keep on burning fossil fuels with abandon. Have you heard of this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
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