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The Earth is heating up and the effects — droughts, hurricanes, wildfires, to name a few — are getting more common and severe.
Yet consumers can do something about climate change — in simple ways that also save money.
“It’s a bunch of little things that add up,” said Theresa Eberhardt, a project manager at the Environmental Defense Fund whose work focuses on green supply chains.
That’s largely a result of heat-trapping greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide that humans (at the corporate and household level) pump into the atmosphere. This may occur from burning gasoline while driving, or burning oil or natural gas to heat a home and generate electricity, for example.
The U.S. has the highest per-capita greenhouse gas emissions of any country, according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
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