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Carbon Neutral by 2050? Here’s Exactly What It Would Take

Reader's Digest Logo By Lela Nargi of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: Just this past January, the World Resources Institute (WRI) released a working paper that outlined the urgency in making the United States carbon neutral by 2050—meaning, keeping as much carbon out of the atmosphere as we're putting in. Disturbingly (but not surprisingly), the research behind the paper highlighted the need not only to cut down drastically on our greenhouse gas emissions but to also prioritize figuring out a way to start removing carbon from the atmosphere, too, if we're going to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change. No, it's not impossible. Here are some ways we can get there. You can make these 20 tiny everyday changes to start helping the environment today.

Getting to carbon neutral

Just this past January, the World Resources Institute (WRI) released a working paper that outlined the urgency in making the United States carbon neutral by 2050—meaning, keeping as much carbon out of the atmosphere as we're putting in. Disturbingly (but not surprisingly), the research behind the paper highlighted the need not only to cut down drastically on our greenhouse gas emissions but to also prioritize figuring out a way to start removing carbon from the atmosphere, too, if we're going to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change. No, it's not impossible. Click through this gallery for some ways we can get there. You can make these 20 tiny everyday changes to start helping the environment today.

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