The Weather Makers: The History and Future Impact of Climate Change

11 Realistic Ways You Can Help Reduce Global Warming

Action = Impact

List of Green Power Suppliers

Contacts for Australian suppliers of earth-friendly power and information on solar technology.

Green Power Suppliers

Glossary of Terms

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Energy-efficient hot water system

A flow-through hot water system will both save you money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Or a split system using solar hot water.

Energy-efficient light globes

Use less electricity than normal incandescent globes and still produce the same amount of light and last up to eight times longer. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions (up to half a tonne per globe).

Fuel-efficient cars

Hybrid-fuel cars combine the best features of the internal combustion engine with an electric motor. At present there are four passenger car models available: Honda’s Accord Hybrid, Civic Hybrid, and Insight and the Toyota Prius.

Green power

Some electricity suppliers offer options to use renewable forms of power—solar, hydro, wind power—instead of coal-based means to supply your home and office.

Solar hot water

Can reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the home by as much as 20%, meet up to 60% or more of your hot water requirements (cutting your power bill by $200–$300 per year) and reduce around 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Solar panels

Convert energy in the form of light from the sun into electrical energy. Between 4% and 22% of the light energy falling on a panel is converted to usable electrical energy. Not be confused with those used for solar water heating, which simply use the sun's energy to heat water directly. The working life of a solar panel should be in excess of 20 years.

Triple-A rated showerheads

An inefficient showerhead passes up to 22 litres of water a minute. A triple-A rated showerhead passes just 8 litres a minute.

Carbon offset

Calculate your greenhouse house gas emissions at home, at the office, from your car and from regular air travel and offset these online. See expanded glossary for link.

Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers

Tim Flannery is one of the world's leading writer-scientists and thinkers in environmental science. More

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Tim Flannery toured across the US in 2006, from Boulder to New York, from Tampa to New Orleans.

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