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Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Beware of Energy Vampires this Halloween

    BEWARE! There are vampires lurking in your home! “Vampire energy” draw occurs whenever gadgets and appliances are plugged in and aren’t on. It takes electricity to power the little clocks on your DVD player and microwave, and even electronics that are completely off draw some energy as long as they are plugged in. Electronics use about 9% of the energy in your home, but experts estimate that almost 1/5 of this energy goes to waste through this vampire effect. Every time you insert the little fangs of your cellphone charger in an outlet and leave it there without the phone...

  • 5 Countries Leading the Way in Renewable Energy

    As climate change continues to intensify worldwide, we are constantly reminded of the negative toll it is taking on ecosystems, economies and human health. However, positive progress is being made, and new trends in renewables are reducing dependence on fossil fuels. We’ve compiled a list of 5 countries taking the lead in renewable energy production. Denmark: This northern European country is making huge strides in renewable energy, specifically in wind power. Currently, renewable energy accounts for about 25% of Denmark’s total energy consumption, and it aims to produce 70% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. With about 4,500...

  • 6 Truths About Global Warming

    At ClimateStore, we’ve read most of the major consensus reports on global warming. The reports are written by teams of experts who review the available scientific literature to determine what facts are verified and with what confidence. Although not perfect, the process is impressive and results in the best source of expert opinion available. After studying the reports we’ve discovered the following statements are true: 1. The Planet is Getting Warmer There is no doubt that our planet is rapidly warming. The scientific data supporting this is overwhelming. There are many lines of evidence including: increased land temperatures, rising sea...

  • Why Climate Change is THE Issue of Our Time

    When thousands of highly trained scientists raise concerns about climate change - we listen. Study after study has shown that the planet is warming at an unprecedented rate and that the primary cause is human use of fossil fuels. Since the discovery of the coal, oil, and natural gas we have been burning the stuff as fast as we can dig and pump it out of the ground. We're so used to the convenience of using fossil fuels for energy that we don't even notice it anymore. You can add 10 gallons of gasoline to your car in about three...

  • Welcome to ClimateAction!

    Welcome to the ClimateStore's blog! As a company, our mission is to help people learn about climate change and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Climate change is human caused, extremely urgent, and tractable if we start working on solutions today. Scientists say there is still time to make a difference. Working together, we can prevent the worst scenarios. Our blog, ClimateAction, is inspired by this call to action. We hope it will become a trusted resource where you can learn about living sustainably, keep up to date on climate news, discover climate friendly products, and get behind-the-scenes peeks...

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