The 1,500 researchers of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCc), set up jointly by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation, now agree that human activity is affecting the world’s climate: Every year, human beings emit more than 30 billion tons of greenhouse gases as they meet their energy needs in transportation, heating, air-conditioning, agriculture, industry, and so forth.
We should be equally aware of this when dealing with the little, day-to-day things in life. On average, a gas cooker uses half the energy of an electric cooker, as long as the burners are regularly cleaned. A clogged burner can use up to 10% more energy than a clean one.
-Abrams, “365 Ways To Save The Earth”, 2008