main problem of climate change is a human activities, people should be
aware and start to preserve the environment. Some solutions for climate change
Efficiency of Fossil Fuel.
The first challenge is eliminating the burning of
coal, oil and, finally, natural gas. This is perhaps the most daunting
challenge as rizher of richer nations literally eat, wear, work, play, and
citizens of developing nations want and arguably deserve the same comforts from
energy stored in such fuels (www.scientifiamerican.com).
From economic view, oil is the lubricant of the global
economy, hidden inside such as ubiquitous items as plastic and corn, and
fundamental to the transportation of both consumers and goods. The International
Energy Agency said “there is no solution for reducing dependence on fossil fuels
(carbon neutral biofuels drive up the price of food and lead to forest
destruction, and while nuclear does not emit greenhouse gases, it produces
radioactive junk) on every bit counts” (www.scientifiamerican.com).
We should try to employ other alternatives when
possible plant derived plastics, biodiesel, wind power and to invest in the
change, be it by divesting from oil stocks or investing in companies practicing
carbon capture and storage.
Ministry of energy mineral resources Sudirman S said
“Indonesia is still dependent on fossil energy where it produces emissions of
carbon dioxide or large CO2. Especially coal is the largest
emitter”. According to Badan Pusat Statistik said “buildings worldwide
contribute around one third of all greenhouse gas emissions (40 percent in
Indonesia) even though investing in thicker insulation and other cost
effective”. That’s why we should upgrade our infrastructure to reduce CO2 gas
emissions because investing in new
infrastructure, or radically upgrading existing highways and transmission
lines, would help cut greenhouse gas emissions and drive economic growth in
A Potentially simpler and even bigger impact can be
made by doing more with less. Citizens of many developed countries are
profligate waste of energy like leaving the lights on when not in a room. Good
driving and good car maintenance, such as making sure tires are properly
inflated can limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from a vehicle and,
perhaps more importantly, lower the frequency of payment at the pump (www.scientifiamerican.com).
The point about this solution is we must realize that
the energy savings are important to preserve our nature.
Stop Cutting Down Trees
Every year 33
million acres of forests are cut down. Timber harvesting in the tropics alone
contributes one point five (1.5) billion metric tons of carbon to the atmosphere
According to Undang – Undang No. 26 tahun 2007 about
spatial planning and territory, 30 percent of the Law states that every city in
the spatial plan is obliged to allocate at least 30% of its space or territory
to green land, of which 20% is intended for public green lands that constitute
green open spaces owned and managed by the municipality and used for the
benefit of the public in general, and 10% is intended for private green space
on lands owned by private or public.
We should improving agricultural practices along with
paper recycling and forest management balancing the amount of wood taken out
with the amount of new trees growing could quickly eliminate this significant
chunk of emissions. We should be
careful when purchasing wood products, such as furniture or
flooring, buy used goods or, failing that, wood certified to have been
sustainably harvested. Indonesian and other countries forests are the lungs of
the earth, but they are also short for hope for limiting climate change.