Global Warming and Ocean Chemistry
Virgin Islands (U.S.)
impact of ocean acidity
Elkhorn coral now faces a looming threat from increasing ocean acidification: new research shows that exposing these corals to higher levels of acidity reduces successful fertilization and settlement of larvae on reefs
whats going to happen
- elevating energy efficiency;
- promoting renewable energy;
- reducing coal emissions;
- greening transportation; and
- providing assistance to developing countries to reduce deforestation and switch to clean energy technologies.
Carbon fibre foot print
plant: 332 trees
recylce: 9228 tons of waste
If 100 of your friends took these actions, over 5 years their households would avoid 14,303,934pounds of emissions, equivalent to the emissions from burning 729,792 gallons of gasoline.
If you take all of the new actions you've selected:Dollar SavingsCO2 Reduction
Turn down heating thermostat on winter nights by 70℉$3654,088 lbs.
Turn up A/C thermostat in summer by 70℉$3103,196 lbs.
Replace 50 incandescent light bulbs with ENERGY STAR lights$2002,018 lbs.
Replace your furnace or boiler with ENERGY STAR models$78728 lbs.
Use Green Power for 25% of your electricity 1,359 lbs.
Reduce the number of miles you drive on Vehicle 1$196662 lbs.
Replace Vehicle 1 with one that gets 30 MPG$3071,656 lbs.
Reduce the number of miles you drive on Vehicle 2$9823,311 lbs.
Replace Vehicle 2 with one that gets 30 MPG$6133,311 lbs.
Reduce the number of miles you drive on Vehicle 3$9823,311 lbs.
Replace Vehicle 3 with one that gets 30 MPG$9204,967 lbs.
Your Estimated Totals:$4,95428,608 lbs.
By taking all of the actions you are already doing:Dollar SavingsCO2 Reduction
Enable the power management features on your computer$13131 lbs.
Wash your clothes in cold water$24244 lbs.
Replace your refrigerator with ENERGY STAR models$38394 lbs.
Replace your window with ENERGY STAR models$1502,947 lbs.
Perform regular maintenance on your vehicles$3862,086 lbs.
Recycling: newspapers, glass, plastic, aluminum and steel cans, magazines 873 lbs.
Your Estimated Totals:$6116,675 lbs.