Celebrate Earth Month With Gizmodo In April

Despite any debate surrounding global warming, it's impossible to deny that humankind is changing the planet. Our modern, gadget-filled lives require us to rip coal and oil out of the ground and then vomit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as we burn it to power our modern day lifestyles.

The worst part about it all is that it doesn't need to be this way. We have the technology to change the way we live our lives to minimise our impact on the planet, without needing to completely give up all the things that we use to make our lives more productive and enjoyable. Power from solar or wind energy, recycling old products and even something as simple as turning off the electricity at the power point can make a massive difference to the planet.

As weeks turn into months and months turn into years, the problem is only going to get worse, unless we all stand together to do something about it. Fortunately for all gadget lovers out there, modern technology can help us towards that goal, making the challenge easier and giving us the ability to enjoy our lives, without terminally destroying the planet while we do it.

All this month, we'll be focussing on the different technologies that can be used in the fight to battle climate change. From small gadgets that can help you cut down on your own electricity bill to the efforts of major corporations in making themselves more energy efficient, to the inevitable rise of the electric car, we'll give you all the information you need so you can do your part to save the planet.

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[Earth Month 11]

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