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ACTION COMMITMENTS

 

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Dr. Michael Tuckson

 

Readers as householders and business owners are invited to enact any or all of the following actions to minimize net Carbon Emissions and enter their record on this proforma initially and later on the coming website. 

 

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PERSONAL ACTION COMMITMENTS

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Behaviour Changes at Home or Out-of-home Work 

 

Turn off the lights whenever leaving a room 

 

Turn on as few lights as possible in the room 

 

Turn off standby whenever finishing using an appliance 

 

Turn off the computer when not intending to use it for more than two hours. For less than that use sleep mode 

 

Change any expired globe to a ‘long life’ globe (small tech) 

 

In the heat, turn off any air conditioning in the morning and evening at least, use a fan if necessary, wear the coolest cloths possible and take a short cold shower when necessary. Turn the thermostat down if they work. Shower in the rain when possible! 

 

  In the cold, keep heating on minimum, wear very warm cloths, and exercise periodically 

 

Wait for enough cloths to fill the washing machine 

 

Make do with one small fridge. 

 

Hang your cloths on the balcony or outside to dry 

 

Gradually reduce meat consumption to a near vegetarian diet (This will give you a very important long-term health boost as well) 

Gradually reduce dairy consumption of milk, butter, cheese, cream to near zero and replace with soyabean substitutes. 

 

Shopping 

 

Eat local products where possible, especially if you live in a region of small farmers  

 

Buy organically grown food where available 

 

Do not buy water in throwaway plastic bottles 

 

When shopping, buy as little as possible. Compare carbon footprints on labels. Take your own bag and take off unnecessary packaging and leave it at the shop 

 

New Equipment in Buildings 

 

Insulate your central water heater or switch to a heater at the tap.  

 

Hire an electrician to add extra wires and switches so lights and appliances can be chosen separately 

 

Install a solar hot water system. This can be more cost-effective that household photovoltaics or wind. 

 

When the option is available, pay extra to obtain renewable energy from the mains electricity grid.  

 

Have a building energy conservation expert recommend changes and follow as many as possible. 

 

Land 

 

Plant as many fast growing trees as possible on your land or those of others and parks, and look after them at least until they are self-reliant. 

 

Plant fast growing trees to shade your buildings from the midday to afternoon sun 

 

Use a push mower if your grass is compliant 

 

Do not burn off waste but to compost it, separating fast composting material from slow. Exercise by cutting woody material to increase the decomposition rate.

 

                            Transport Behaviour           

 

Share a car trip with a neighbour, friends or colleagues when possible 

 

Catch a train of bus as often as possible 

 

Bicycle whenever possible  

 

Holiday closer to home 

 

Move near to schools and work place. 

 

Change the air filter and inflate your types regularly 

 

Turn your engine off at long red lights 

 

Drive at an optimum speed for minimum fuel use if reasonable for the traffic conditions. 

 

Transport Equipment 

 

Buy bicycles for the whole household. Consider a ‘double’ bicycle to be used together by a stronger and weaker rider.  

 

Sell any large car and buy a smaller or more fuel efficient car. Note that a small gasoline car may be preferable to a large electric car if the electricity comes from coal or possibly even from fossil gas. Motor bikes use less fuel than cars, but the accident rate and consequences are horrendous. I have seen them with up to 6 people including babies on board, all passengers without helmets of course. The cheap so called sub-compact cars and car pooling is much preferable. 

 


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Semi-Random Slogans

Invite a denier to lunch

Eat less meat every day

Form a small climate group

Inertia will kill us, twice

Holiday on bicycles

Learn how to plant and nurture trees

Drain your rice fields sometimes 

Auction caps 

Grow and store carbon 

Write to a newspaper in a denier region 

Help the employees, not the fossil fuel owners

Read a book, not a newspaper, on the bus

350 not 450

Study tropical forest protection

Why are most deniers men?

Carbon tax before cap and trade

Look for a home closer to work

Write a new page for this website

Oppose lobbying

Put a new slogan on your bicycle or bag every day 

Study the latest climate science first

No air-conditioning before lunchtime

Drink just a little cow milk

Study Earth's thermal inertia

Learn how to teach

Send parts of this website to a politician

Grow and store carbon in houses 

Organize exchanges with Asian universities 

Grow crops not livestock

Rationing is equitable

Study thermal inertia in buildings

Practice dialogue, not argument

Behaviour before technology

Make a bicycle path plan

Don't use concrete

Drive a much smaller car

Study the denier claims

1.5 not 2.0

Don't use trees for offsets

Work with a bilingual person 

Eat even less meat every day

Support better democracy

Do deniers care for their grandchildren? 

Paint your roof white

Oppose advertising by polluting companies

Consume less, save money

Form an international group 

Help a politician to learn

Making cement emits CO2.

Education must be global 

Grow and store carbon in the soil

Fans, not air-conditioning

Lobbying is bribery

Study growing algae

Improve the school curricula

You can't read driving a car

Find dated photos of glaciers

Study which companies bribe political parties 

How do you entice a denier to want to learn?

Share your job with an oil driller

Plant trees to absorb carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere

Have you tried Tahini dip?

What do deniers understand?

Dress less formally in the heat

Design a more tempting commuter bus

Get to know a denier's children

Pay tax to fund retraining

Less clothing, not fans

Eat kangaroo meat 

E-commute

Improve the university curricula

One is enough

Interview a climate scientist on video

Insulate your home

Open a wind turbine factory in a coal town

Study Earth feedback processes

300 not 350

Wheat is safer than rice

Take men's fashions up, and women's down

Use a condom in emergencies

Share some job-time

Protest forest destruction

Wear a cotton coat

Study tree plantations

Eat just a little cheese

Get to know a denier's grandchildren

Why do the rich want to grow?

Put on an extra jumper when its cold outside

Offer a new job to a coal miner

Adopt two

Join an NGO today

Political bribes, not donations

None is enough

Holiday close to home

Invest in a diverse plantation

Wear less in the heat

Talk to migrants about emailing home

Make compost

Promote eco-tourism for locals

Read more of this website

Ask a politician have they read James Hansen

Eat less cream

Jumpers are cheaper than gas

Arrange a climate debate

Build a thick-walled house

Study how to turn moderate deniers

Study fast growing trees

Hand out appropriate leaflets at railway stations

Study your local energy organization

Learn about the delights of veganism

Study Chinese

Practice walking

Shirts are enough in hot weather

Support rapid research on how to turn deniers

Try an IUD

Asians make blankets from cotton and kapok

Get to know your neighbours

Recycle jumpers and coats

Holiday by mass land transport

Drink red wine, not milk

Support rapid research on capturing CO2 from the air.

Hand out leaflets at bus stops

Men's legs are beautiful too

Talk to local government about recycling biological waste

Keep a stock of morning after pills

 

Adopt another one

When will the USA go metric?

Write and publish leaflets

Holiday on a sailing ship

Start a course on climate change and solutions

Exercise periodically when its cold

Farmers now support the Green party

Give a talk at the local school

Chocolate's great with soya cream

Climate crisis not climate change

Share a car with your neighbours

Study tipping points and irreversibility

Email government ministers

Form a climate group with your neighbours or friends

Read Climate Cover-Up

Study palaeo-climatology

Soon meat becomes less tempting

Improve your foreign language skills

Adopt a baby girl 

Write an article for your local newspaper

Read Storms of My Grandchildren (after reading some climate science such as on this website)

Take plastic packaging off at the shop

Climate emergency not climate crisis

Ask you government to make a good video on the climate emergency

Move your company to where your workers live

Invite your favourite denier to a vegan lunch

Ask the supermarket to turn off half the lights

Study carbon taxes in more than one nation

Join yours with other climate groups

Shop at dimly lit shops

Email people you know abroad

Ask a climatologist to explain the various! meanings of CO2e

Plant and nurture trees in your garden till its full

Learn about biochar

Study the bus routes in your town or city

Support James Hansen for the Nobel Prize for physics, peace or whatever.

Protest new oil exploration

Install a solar thermal hot water heater

Shop for food where the fridges have lids or doors

Plant 10 trees a month in neighbours' gardens and in parks

Ask your adult children what they think

Write a better letter to the newspapers

Organize a demonstration outside coal company offices.

Where are the Nobel prizes for Earth and social sciences?

Form a climate group at work

Give a talk at a school in a coal town

No children is best

Buy a glass of wine for a denier

Start an NGO

Support honest and intelligent politicians

Study short-term GHGs

Join a good political party

Give a talk at a school at an oil town

Study hire-purchase for solar panels

Stake out a coal energy factory

Don't export coal or oil

Work in a vulnerable area

Invest in geothermal

Live with a farmer family in the holidays and help them plant trees

Build a sailing ship

Give talks at the local town.

Hand out leaflets at another station

Video a debate

Move to a swinging seat in time for close elections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
 

 Michael Tuckson

The website author and publisher, December 2009.

 

Easy Summary

 

We must try to understand up-to-date climate science coming out over the last few years that warns of possible disaster. Ice shelves and sheets are melting much faster than before. Global temperatures are rising, with oscillations due to ocean oscillations. Natural causes are minor compared with pollution. This understanding must be spread by advanced adult education, especially among the powerful. As many readers as possible must spread understanding.

 

Denier leaders are funded by the fossil fuel, tobacco and similar corporations and/or are ideologues. Their arguments are always against, not considering pro and con, as with real science. They rarely call for better understanding, just attempt to confuse. None are climate scientists. Their motivation is salary and weak government, not salary and discovery. Either they do not care about their descendants or they do not understand the probable future.

 

We must put more emphasis on the short-term greenhouse influences such as methane. Carbon dixide must be captured from the atmosphere. Also we must lead with behaviour change before appropriate technology spreads. Birth control is important in some regions. Job-time sharing and retraining can reduce any unemployment resulting from mitigation measures. Mitigation must be coordinated globally by government and citizens in modern sectors. City pairing could be useful.