Thank you very much for visiting climatediet.com. The purpose of this site is to inform the general public about the challenge of human-caused climate change, and to introduce quick and easy strategies that we can all use to reduce our impact on the climate. Yes, our global warming crisis is serious. Scientific evidence proving the relationship between the human production of heat trapping greenhouse gasses and a persistent increase in global mean temperature is overwhelming. However, scientists also believe that if we collectively act now, we can slow the damaging impact of warming on our climate, for both ourselves and future generations.
A new and exciting book, The Climate Diet, offers hundreds of easy to use tips and strategies that we can use to empower ourselves to take personal responsibility for our own contribution to climate change; through reducing our consumption of the world’s scarce resources and adopting exciting new technologies that are sure to create new jobs and become engines for future growth. It has never been easier for families to cut back on their use of fossil fuels and protect the climate. By using the familiar language of weight loss, The Climate Diet explains climate change concepts, problems and solutions in ways that anyone can easily understand.
The Climate Diet not only provides suggestions on what we can do, but also presents them in a way that allows us to estimate the relative effects of different lifestyle changes on our personal greenhouse gas "footprint." How much can we reduce our carbon dioxide emissions by turning down the thermostat by two degrees, recycling household waste, taking the subway to work rather than driving or choosing to eat salad rather than beef? The Climate Diet provides real answers to these questions (The Climate Diet includes energy use and emissions information on more than 150 commonly used appliances, modes of transport, products and services). Most of you will also find that adopting more climate friendly lifestyles will save you lots of money.
We invite you to explore climatediet.com, which provides a wealth of information on a variety of topics including:
- Ten Good Reasons to go on a Climate Diet.
- Going for the Gold: The nuts and volts of Climate Diet success.
- Creating a Climate Diet home: lighting, heating, appliances and more.
- Climate friendly shopping, eating, recycling and more.
- Hit the road the climate-wise way: Private cars and public transportation.
- Community strategies for a better climate.
- Up to date information on the science behind global warming.
For a full discussion of each topic, pick up your own copy of The Climate Diet today, which is now available for sale at special pre-publication prices from major Internet book sellers, and will hit bookstores everywhere in May 2008.
Listen to Dr. Jonathan Harrington's Go Green Summit interview on May 20th!