The next time you’re in the check-out line at the grocery store, take a long, hard look at your cart. Is it full of vibrantly colored veggies? Kale, peppers, and carrots? If so, go ahead and call your mom up and say thank you.
You turn on your television, and the news anchors are talking about it: “2016 was the hottest year on record.” You’re sitting in traffic and you hear it again: “The outbreak of hurricanes this year is a direct result of climate change.” The causes of these phenomena are always the same. Coal-fired power plants, internal-combustion cars, manufacturing plants. You’ve heard all of these a thousand times over, but has anyone ever told you that a global warming contributor could be the termites crawling around in your backyard, and you didn’t even know it?