When we think about carbon emissions, we usually imagine them as abstract numbers and graphs. But what if we could see carbon emissions as if they were visible to the naked eye? That’s exactly what this shocking video from NASA shows.
The video, published on NASA’s YouTube channel, shows carbon emissions in the atmosphere over the course of one year. The red and yellow clouds in the video represent carbon emissions from cities, power plants, sawmills and other sources around the world.
This video reminds us that our planet suffers from carbon emissions. Carbon emissions are a major cause of global warming and climate change. They also cause air pollution and human health.
But what can we do to reduce carbon emissions? Here are some ideas:
1. use renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, instead of using fossil fuels.
2. Reduce the use of cars and use public transportation, bicycles, or walking.
3. Reduce the consumption of meat and other animal products, since meat production is one of the largest sources of carbon emissions.
4. Maintain forests and green spaces because they absorb carbon from the atmosphere.
5. Reduce the use of plastic and other materials that are made from oil.
6. Support research and technological development that will help reduce carbon emissions.
As Jonathan Overpeck, director of the Climate Science Institute at the University of Arizona, says, “We must act now to reduce our carbon emissions. If we don’t start taking action now, future generations will face even greater consequences from climate change.”