How Does Food Waste Lead to Sea-Level Rise?
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Uneaten food decomposes and releases gases. Production resources, like transportation, are wasted.
Gases, like CO2, build up in the atmosphere like a blanket.
This traps heat and warms our atmosphere.
The warming atmosphere melts land-ice and warms the ocean.
Warm water expands and leads to sea-level rise.
Rising sea levels threaten our communities.
HOW TO HELP
- Share a plate when dining out.
- Use up your leftovers, or freeze them.
- Eat “ugly” produce.
- Take note of what you already have before buying groceries.
Visit www.ngomssc.org to plan for sea-level rise.
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