To stop global temperatures rising by more than 2 degrees, greenhouse gas emissions need to fall by 2.5 percent every year until they reach zero in the UK. That means cutting our emissions by 12 million tonnes in the first year.
So what can we do if every person in the UK planted a tree, we’d, each cut carbon dioxide emissions by 2 kilograms per year added together that’s, 128 thousand tonnes of co2. You can make a bigger difference by recycling.
Every household in the UK, which recycles, saves 91 kilograms of carbon dioxide. If every household recycled we’d, save 2.4 million tonnes. Switching to energy-saving lightbulbs saves 120 kilograms per household.
That’s, 3.2 million tons of co2. If every home in the UK followed suit, we can also help cut the energy used in the treatment of wasted water. If we all turned off the tap when brushing our teeth, we’d, cut 7.
9 million tonnes from the UK’s. Emissions, none of those examples would require a huge change in lifestyle, but if we all did all of them, we’d, save 13 point 6 million tons of co2, and we beat our target of reducing emissions by two and a half percent in the First year, beyond that things get a little more drastic.
Giving up your car would make a huge difference. The average motorist creates 2 tonnes of co2 per year, and there are 35 million cars on the road. If we all gave up our cars, that’s, 70 million tonnes, if you don & # 39, t fancy that what about giving up meat? If you end veggie, you’d, save one thousand two hundred and forty-one kilograms of co2 per year.
If the whole country did it, we’d, save 79 million tons of co2. More than 16 percent of our total carbon emissions. Two drastic! Well, even giving up beef would make a big impact. Producing beef creates 5 times more greenhouse gas emissions than any other meat.
So could you give up that steak to help save the planet?