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- Mitigation - tackling the causes of climate change (e.g. reducing emissions of greenhouse gases)
- Adaptation - focusing on the effects of climate change (e.g. reducing vulnerability to flood or temperature changes through improved building codes or assistance programs)
What You Can Do
- Drive an alternative fuel vehicle
- Buy solar panels or other forms of renewable energy
- Use energy more efficiently
- Weatherize your home
- Prepare for possible changes in environmental conditions
The State of Delaware, as part of the U.S. Climate Alliance, has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26% from 2005 levels by the year 2025. The chart below shows how different economic sectors contribute to annual greenhouse gas emissions total estimates and projections in Delaware.
A Brief History of Carbon Dioxide on Earth
The animation created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and various partners below begins by showing how CO2 levels have changed over the past 40 years from 336 parts per million (ppm) at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii in January, 1979 to 406 ppm in January, 2017 at the same location. Then it reveals the changes that have occurred since the industrial revolution, and the fluctuations over the past 800 thousand years (800 kyBCE). It is clear from this visualization that while these fluctuations have occurred naturally in the past, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere today is increasing at an unprecedented rate.