5 Ways we can Reduce our Carbon Footprint

5 Ways we can Reduce our Carbon Footprint

Kevin Trenberth

Former Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC

The climate crisis will require a global effort unlike anything we've ever seen. But how can we help on a smaller scale? Join Kevin Trenberth as he outlines a few ways individuals can revise their lifestyles to join the fight against climate change.

The climate crisis will require a global effort unlike anything we've ever seen. But how can we help on a smaller scale? Join Kevin Trenberth as he outlines a few ways individuals can revise their lifestyles to join the fight against climate change.

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5 Ways we can Reduce our Carbon Footprint

11 mins 32 secs

Overview

Transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle is all about making small, impactful changes. There are a few areas we can make the most impact including: using more efficient materials, switching to greener appliances, being mindful of how we heat and cool our households and utilising better methods of transportation.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand how our lifestyles impact the climate

  • Outline changes we can make to live more sustainably

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Kevin Trenberth

Kevin Trenberth

Dr. Kevin Trenberth is a Distinguished Scholar at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). He was a Coordinating Lead Author of the 1995, 2001, and 2007 Scientific Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Kevin also shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize which went to the IPCC and Al Gore. Between 1999 to 2006, Kevin served on the Joint Scientific committee of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Kevin then went on to chair the WCRP Observation and Assimilation Panel from 2004 to 2010 and the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Scientific Steering Group from 2010 to 2013. He has also served on many US national committees and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), and an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi. Kevin has received many awards throughout his career. In 2000, he received the Jule G. Charney award from the AMS; in 2003, he was given the NCAR Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2013 he was awarded the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water, and he received the Climate Communication Prize from AGU and in 2017 he was honoured with the Roger Revelle medal by the AGU.

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