United Nations Climate Change Postage Stamps
The United Nations has been great about issuing postage stamps that bring serious issues to the forefront of worldwide thinking. 2008 was designated as the “Year of the Planet Earth” by the United Nations and in October of 2008 they issued the Climate Change postage stamps to bring awareness of the dangerous climate changes that are occurring around the world. There were six stamps in the set, each stamp was based on images from the book “Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World.”
In December of 2008, Poland launched a postage stamp to celebrate the United Nations Conference on Climate Change that occurred in Poznan. At the conference, top officials from over 190 countries gathered to discuss the growing problems with greenhouse gasses and the need to reduce emissions around the world. The goal of the gathering was to agree on a joint timeframe for a reduction of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere for each individual country, and to exchange technological information.
Every person can do simple things to help reduce their impact on climate changes. Why not give these simple things a try? Use energy efficient light bulbs; drop your thermostat by 1 degree and you will reduce CO2 emissions by 300 kilograms a year; don’t run the water unless absolutely necessary; only cook water that you actually need; and recycle everything you can.