1.5 C vs 2 C global warming: New study shows why half a degree matters Global warming is scary. It makes me wonder why people don't take it too seriously. Though I have read somewhere that the energy consumption of the US actually went down by a bit last year so maybe people are taking baby steps. I've been trying to do my part by changing some of my lights to solar powered ones and gathering rain water to use for washing the car and stuff. I'm glad that the company where I work is going to launch a go-green program as well. What do you think people should do to further lessen their carbon footprint, water consumption and wastes?