26 Jun 2009 10:06:02
UK citizens told how lifestyle changes can help stop climate change
The UK government has produced a pamphlet which highlights how lifestyle changes can help stop climate change.
In an attempt to raise awareness of how ordinary citizens can reduce their carbon emissions and save money, the leaflet will be sent to thousands of organisations across the country, including GP surgeries, libraries and schools.
According to the Telegraph, the pamphlet will detail how small gestures can make a significant impact on the carbon reduction process.
Specific examples include hanging washing on a line outside rather than using a tumble dryer; taking showers rather than baths and turning household appliances off rather than leaving them on standby when not in use.
According to Ed Miliband, the energy and climate change secretary, the pamphlet will also help to raise awareness of an issue which even now is being ignored.
"People believe climate change is happening in the UK, most people don't think it's a plot or something made up, but most people don't seem to think it will happen in their area," he told the news provider.
Last week, Mr Miliband spoke about the continuing problems posed by a conflict between the "demands of science" and "constraints of politics" which was hindering the effort to tackle climate change.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechang...