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Nowadays, society is aware that anthropogenic climate change is no longer a global warming issue alone. Instead, it has important regional consequences. Regionalisation of climate change assessments is a key topic in a number of recent publications from the meteorological community, such as the series of WMO statements on the status of the global climate (WMO 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008) and the fourth assessment report of IPCC (IPCC 2007). In both publications the “region” Europe is well specified.
Switching off five lights in hallways and rooms in your house – when you don't need them – can save around EUR 60 a year! This prevents the release of approximately 400 kg of CO2 gas in one year.
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