There is no doubt in saying that global warming and climate change are the result of human activity. Although some areas are still unaffected, climate change is a global problem. These changes have happened because of a failure in government policy and a lack of concern for wasted energy by individuals. The main concern is that the effects of our action on the climate will be irreversible. It is believed that both government and individuals should make an effort to find a solution to this problem. This can be done by implementing some policy and reducing the wastage.
Government must take the prime responsibility for reducing climate change. Political leaders across the globe, for instance, need to cooperate so that research into renewable forms of energy such as wind and solar power is properly funded and the use of coal gas in power stations is phased out(decommissioned). They must also of course ensure that regulations against logging are properly enforced. This will result in controlling deforestation, burning fossil fuels and eventually green house effect. Thus, government should take help from international bodies to tackle this problem of global warming.
Furthermore, consumers of energy should also contribute in the process of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Community projects is a good example of this. In some areas, there are small-scale community projects to encourage local residents to install solar panels and, in some places, help pay for them. The transport can also be shared among daily commuters to work. They can also cycle to work, have a joint school run with other parents and avoid unnecessary car journeys. Reducing food wastage is perhaps the way individuals can minimize their carbon footprint and so help global warming. Likewise, it is important that people insulate their houses well so that less gas and electricity is consumed. Thus, these examples illustrate how individuals can contribute much more towards combating global warming.