What Is Being Done to Stop Global Warming?

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Several efforts have been made stop global warming, including campaigns to raise awareness about environmental issues, advancements in resource saving technology, scientific research and legislation. According to the Washington Post, a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found many Americans favor changes made to stop global warming.

One campaign designed to raise awareness on energy conservation is Earth Hour. It was founded in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, and is sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. It is observed on the last Saturday of the month in March. Households and businesses are encouraged to turn off their lights for one hour.

Vehicle makers have made efforts to save on fuel and reduce pollution. In 1999, hybrid cars were introduced. Research on climate changes takes place in a variety of laboratory settings. Scientists' findings can be applied to practical settings, such as helping homeowners make their residences more energy efficient.

Legislation has changed the way corporations and individuals conduct business. Government bodies at the federal and state levels have enacted laws to reduce waste and save resources. Incentives are provided for those who implement environmentally friendly practices in their homes or businesses.

However, despite many efforts, a survey conducted by the Civil Society Institute found that three out of four Americans don't believe that the government is doing enough to address environmental problems.