Australia is experiencing marked change in weather patterns as a result of carbon pollution. The average temperature in Australia has increased significantly (0.7° C) over the last 100 years. This has resulted in drought, bushfires and water restrictions on households. Conversely, tropical areas have seen an increase in the number and intensity of tropical storms which has resulted in widespread flooding.
Australia has a heavy reliance on brown and black fired coal stations to produce electricity, exacerbating the climate change issue. In fact, Victoria is one of the largest consumers of brown coal in the world and over 90% of NSW electricity comes from coal fire.
Figures have shown that within each state households use on average 1/3 of carbon pollution producing electricity; meaning that it is not just big business that will need to make a change.
While the problem seems insurmountable, Australians can make a difference when it comes to climate change. Reducing power use at home is one the easiest and most effective ways Australians can lower carbon pollution.
Have a look at our tips for reducing your carbon footprint, apart from these tips for lowering carbon emissions, Australians can also choose to offset their carbon footprint by making use of several green energy programs. Have a look at our channel partners green accredited energy programs to help you do your part for the environment.