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Only 1/5 from the full version here.
It is nothing more than political propaganda.If you say something long enough and have the liberal media to back you, people unfortunately will believe it, and that is sad.
There may be some climate chnages from time to time, because that's the way God made it, but there is no "man-made" global warming.
I was an honor student in SYSTEMS engineering (as in ecosystems, weather systems, financial markets etc.) and Finance (at the Wharton School of Business - as in Mathmatical Equations to evaluate the multitude of factors that effect financial markets). Climate change is a fact - the EXACT cause and effects may always be a bit of a mystery - but trends - and their many causes - CAN be studied: THE DESERTS on EARTH ARE GROWING!! THE NUMBER OF SPECIES ON EARTH IS RAPIDLY DECREASING!!
There is all sorts of evidence as to what causes climate change. However, the ecosystem is so unbelievably complicated that it is like finding the single cause of the stock market going up instead of down. But scientists are working on it. READ THE SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS!! Avoid the propaganda and politics: the financial stakes are inconceivably high - the truth will be almost impossible to discern from normal media (papers and TV...and youtube).
Droughts, floods and rising seas linked to global warming could spur conflicts in coming decades, the eve of a first U.N. Security Council debate on climate change. And the poor in tropical regions of Africa and Asia are likely to suffer most, perhaps creating tensions with rich nations in the temperate north which are likely to escape the worst effects of warming widely blamed on use of fossil fuels.
30,000 people died in Europe's HEAT wave!! The worst disaster in Europe in 50 YEARS!!! The number of people that WILL die in Africa and India WILL be mind boggling. And it WILL be OUR faults!
At the IVY LEAGUE U. or Penn, I audited a SYSTEMS ENGINEERING seminar of various international scientific experts back in 1997! 20 experts - from diverse disciplines - had extensively weighed in on multifarious and extremely complex scientific topics. I was CONVINCED of a real and absurdly extreme and "immediate" THREAT to humanity: climate change (worse than: entropy, plague, viruses, asteroids, orbital/solar system change, peak oil, nukes, etc. - terrorism doesn't even register as a threat!)
Why's everybody so scared of doing sumthin about global warmin? in other parts of the world, researching and producing environment-friendly technology is a fast-growing industry employing millions already! why not try that as well?!
First of all CFC's are too heavy to reach high enough to affect the ozone layer. Also it was discovered CFC's are broken down fairly quickley by an airborne bacteria. I don't have the research on that. But if you could confirm the source maybe you can use that.
Ignorance is bliss. Denying the devastating effect that mankind has had on the whole ecological system over the last hundred years is by far the easiest way out.
This sceptic is probably paid by the Bush administration so they can get on with filling their pockets and drive cars that guzzle a gallon a mile. Bottom line, feel how you feel, think the way you want to. The truth will reveal itself in due time.
"The 10 hottest years on record were all in the last 15 years, and arctic ice drilling shows that Co2 levels in the atmosphere are the highest for 650,000 years, yet some people still think this isn't happening. It is, we all know it is, but yet not many of us are doing anything about it. This is why I've made this." - wordofmouse
It features Eric Prydz Vs Floyd "Proper Education", the first part of the song with David Gilmour's vocals represent the older generation (or the US), that are turning a blind eye to the problem.. "we don't need no education" or "its not happening its cyclical". The second part of the song featuring the school children singing (or the world outside beyond the US borders) represents the new generation, that don't need educating, its happening, are they are trying to do something about it, for their kids future.
Every Family Changing Just Three Light Bulbs to Energy Efficient Ones Equals Taking 3.5 Million Cars Off the Road.
For the first time ever, The Ad Council and Environmental Defense are teaming up to launch a new public service campaign reminding Americans that individuals can make a difference in the effort to slow the effects of global warming. The new campaign, which alerts Americans about the imminent dangers of global warming, aims to provide individuals with the tools they need to make easy changes in their daily behaviors that will help curb greenhouse gas pollution.
HOW YOU CAN fight global warming?
- For Your Home
- Use energy-efficient lighting and appliances
- Make sure attic is properly insulated
- Insulate your water heater
- Caulk around windows and doors
- For Your Car
- Choose most fuel-efficient car that meets needs and budget
- Cut down on fuel use by making sure tires are properly inflated
- Group errands to conserve fuel
BENEFITS of Taking Steps to Fight Global Warming:
- Every family changes three light bulbs to energy efficient bulbs = taking 3 ½ million cars off the road
- Making sure car tires are properly inflated can cut back on fuel needs by 10%
- Buying a car that gets just 3 miles per gallon better mileage can cut your CO2 emissions by 3,000 pounds per year. That's about three barrels of oil.
Business and home offices use a significant amount of electricity for heating and cooling, lighting and operating equipment. Here are four easy ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase U.S. energy independence and help make the air cleaner:
1. Manage office equipment energy use better
Office equipment and electronics use energy even when idle or on stand-by. To save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at work, always activate the power management features on your computer and monitor, unplug laptop power cords when not in use and turn off equipment and lights at the end of the day. Consider using a power strip that can be turned off when you're done using your computers, printers, wireless routers and other electronics.
2. Look for ENERGY STAR labeled products for the Office
When buying new products for your office at work or at home, get the features and performance you want and help reduce greenhouse gases and emissions of air pollutants. Look for ENERGY STAR-qualified office equipment, such as computers, copiers, and printers, in addition to more than 50 product categories, including lighting, heating and cooling equipment and commercial appliances.
3. Use less energy for your commute
Switch to public transportation, carpooling, biking, telecommuting and other innovative ways to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on your way to and from work. Encourage your employer to enroll in EPA's Best Workplaces for Commuters and to offer commuter benefits that address limited or expensive parking, reduce traffic congestion, improve employee recruiting and retention and minimize the environmental impacts associated with drive-alone commuting. If you do drive, find out the fuel efficiency of your vehicle using EPA's and DOE's fuel economy Web site, and make more environmentally-informed choices when purchasing your next vehicle by using EPA's Green Vehicle Guide.
4. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Recycle office paper, newspapers, beverage containers, electronic equipment and batteries. Reducing, reusing, and recycling in your office helps conserve energy, and reduces pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from resource extraction, manufacturing, and disposal. You can reduce, reuse and recycle at the office by using two-sided printing and copying; buying supplies made with recycled content; and recycling used printer cartridges. For your old electronics, investigate leasing programs to ensure reuse and recycling or donate used equipment to schools or other organizations.
More info can be found at: http://www.epa.gov
The burning of gasoline and diesel fuel releases carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere and contributes to climate change, but these emissions can be reduced by improving your car’s fuel efficiency. You can take the following actions to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil, make the air cleaner and save money. For more information, there are also a number of transportation tools available to estimate emissions from transportation and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that can be reduced through specific activities.
1. Buy smart
Before buying a new or used vehicle (or even before renting a vehicle), check out EPA's Green Vehicle Guide and the jointly-run EPA/DOE Fuel Economy Guide. These resources provide information about the emissions and fuel economy performance of different vehicles. The Green Vehicle Guide provides detailed information on emissions (including Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas scores for each model) and the Fuel Economy Guide focuses on fuel efficiency (including side-by-side fuel economy comparisons and a customized fuel cost calculator). These Web sites are designed to help you choose the cleanest, most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets your needs. There are a wide range of cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles available on the market today that produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
2. Drive smart
Many factors affect the fuel economy of your car. To improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, go easy on the brakes and gas pedal, avoid hard accelerations, reduce time spent idling and unload unnecessary items in your trunk to reduce weight. If you have a removable roof rack and you are not using it, take it off to improve your fuel economy by as much as 5 percent. Use overdrive and cruise control on your car if you have those features. For more tips to improve your gas mileage, visit the Fuel Economy Guide.
3. Tune your ride
A well-maintained car is more fuel-efficient, produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions and is more reliable and safer! Keep your car well tuned, follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule and use the recommended grade of motor oil. More details, including potential savings from these actions, are available on the Fuel Economy Guide Web site.
4. Check your tires
Check your tire pressure regularly. Under-inflation increases tire wear, reduces your fuel economy by up to 3 percent and leads to higher greenhouse gas emissions and releases of air pollutants. If you don’t know the correct tire pressure for your vehicle, you can find it listed on the door to the glove compartment or on the driver's-side door pillar. More details on the Fuel Economy Guide Web site.
5. Give your car a break
Use public transportation Exit EPA Disclaimer, carpool or walk or bike whenever possible to avoid using your car. Leaving your car at home just two days a week will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 1,590 pounds per year. The American Public Transportation Association’s Public Transportation Web site Exit EPA Disclaimer provides links to information about public transportation in your state.
6. Combine your trips
When running errands, combine trips. Several short trips taken while your car’s engine is cold can use twice as much fuel and produce twice the amount of greenhouse gas emissions as a longer multipurpose trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. More information and ideas are available on the Fuel Economy Guide Web site.
Check out the Best Workplaces for Commuters Web site to learn about commuting choices that can benefit the environment, reduce the stress of commuting, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money. Also consider options to work from home via phone or over the Internet instead of holding face-to-face meetings that involve travel.
8. Use Alternative Fuels
Find out if you own a Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV). FFVs can be fueled with a fuel blend containing 85% ethanol or with traditional gasoline. Ethanol is produced from renewable crops such as corn and therefore using it as a fuel for your car can lower greenhouse gas emissions. There are approximately 5 million FFVs on the road today. To find out if you own one of them, go to the Alternative Fuels Data Center. The Department of Energy’s Alternative Fueling Station Locator will help you locate alternative fuel stations in your area.
More info can be found at: http://www.epa.gov
Vehicle CO2 emissions cannot be reduced with exhaust treatment devices. They can only be reduced by decreasing the amount of fossil fuel burned by: driving less, using a renewable fuel, getting more mileage out of each gallon of fuel.
Students, educators and school administrators can all play a key role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Here is a directory of some education and action planning resources to help you:
1. Bring science to life
Explore the Climate Change Kids Site and watch Climate Animations that bring to life the science and impacts of climate change. The site also provides games that help students, their parents and their teachers learn about both the science of climate change and what actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
2. High school students check your school's climate impact
High school students can investigate the link between everyday actions at their high school, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Using EPA's Climate CHange Emission Calculator Kit (Climate CHECK) (WinZip of Excel spreadsheet, 3.4 MB) students can learn about climate change, estimate their school’s greenhouse gas emissions and conceptualize ways to mitigate their school’s climate impact. Students gain detailed understandings of climate-change drivers, impacts, and science; produce an emission inventory and action plan; and can even submit the results of their emission inventory to their school district. You can also use Portfolio Manager to compare the energy use of your school with other schools nationwide, and earn the ENERGY STAR for your school if it qualifies as a top performer.
3. Get Involved at your College or University
College students can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions at their colleges or universities by reducing their emissions from energy they use in dorm rooms. Students can also work with school administrators to: increase energy efficiency on campus, reduce their school's greenhouse gas emissions by using green power, create a campus climate action plan Exit EPA Disclaimer, or develop an inventory Exit EPA Disclaimer of their school's greenhouse gas emissions.
4. Teach students about climate change and ecosystems
Use the Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Teachers and Interpreters to learn about the science of climate change and its potential effects on our nation’s wildlife and their habitats.
5. Engage middle school students in estimating emissions
Enhance critical thinking skills by introducing the Global Warming Wheel Card Classroom Activity Kit (PDF, 1 pp., 86 KB, About PDF) to middle school students. A hand-held wheel card and other resources help students estimate household greenhouse gas emissions in order to encourage students to think about ways to reduce their personal, family, school and community contributions to climate change. If you are an informal educator, simply use the Global Warming Wheel Card as a part of your field activities.
6. Learn from other educators
Investigate what other schools and organizations are doing to educate their audiences on climate change by clicking on Educators’ Links, a searchable database offering links to resources such as lesson plans, videos, books and toolkits.
7. Save money and the environment
The least efficient schools use three times more energy than the best energy performers. By partnering with the highly successful ENERGY STAR for K-12 program and using Portfolio Manager to track and rate the energy performance of your portfolio of school buildings, school districts can serve as environmental leaders in their community, become energy efficient, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save money!
8. Estimate your emissions and take the challenge
School Administrators can also work to reduce their school's greenhouse gas emissions by developing an inventory Exit EPA Disclaimer of their school's emissions or by taking the 2006 College and University Green Power Challenge.
9. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Recycle school or classroom paper, newspapers, beverage containers, electronic equipment and batteries. Reducing, reusing and recycling at school and in the classroom helps conserve energy, reduce pollution and greenhouse gases from resource extraction, manufacturing and disposal. You can reduce, reuse and recycle at school or in the classroom by using two-sided printing and copying; buying supplies made with recycled content; and recycling used printer cartridges. For your old electronics, investigate leasing programs to ensure reuse and recycling or donate used equipment to schools or other organizations.
More info can be found at: http://www.epa.gov
Many of the organizations that have contributed to the Global Warming: Early Warning Signs map have extensive information on solutions to global warming available on their web sites. Below is a list of direct links to some of these pages.
Common Sense on Climate Change
A concise guide of practical solutions to global warming from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
The biggest single step we can take to curb global warming and save oil is to increase the fuel economy of our cars, SUVs, and light trucks. To learn about existing technologies that could dramatically improve fuel economy, and ask automakers to put them in their vehicles, visit this site. To learn about other ways you can curb global warming, please visit the Sierra Club's web site.
Global Warming Information
Both domestically and internationally, Environmental Defense works to stabilize Earth's climate by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. This section explores the problem of global warming, its present and future ramifications, and its possible solutions.
New Energy Future
The state PIRG's campaign for a New Energy Future aims to halt energy policies that require the rollback of key public health and environmental protections, as well as stopping new subsidies for coal, oil and nuclear power. By using America's technological know-how to increase clean renewable sources of energy and make our cars, homes and appliances more energy efficient, we can stop global warming and move towards a smarter, cleaner energy future. General information about global warming is available on the USPIRG web site.
A project of the World Resources Institute's Sustainable Enterprise Program. It provides practical, simple guidance for businesses and individuals who want to understand and reduce their impact on the world's climate.
Turn Up the Heat: Fight Global Warming
With this campaign, NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) is helping Americans to get a simple message to leaders in government and business: start fixing the problem of global warming now! NRDC's Turn up the Heat website provides online action tools as well as tips for everyday actions we can all take to fight global warming.
Did You Know?
Households account for around 20% of total energy consumption in the U.S. (EIA). The typical household spends more than $1,900 a year on energy bills. With ENERGY STAR, you can save up to 30% or about $600 per year.
Making a few small changes in your home and yard can lead to big reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, increase the nation's energy independence and save money. Explore our list of nine simple steps you can take around the house and yard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions:
1. Change 5 lights
Change a light, and you help change the world. Replace the conventional bulbs in your 5 most frequently used light fixtures with bulbs that have the ENERGY STAR label and you will help the environment while saving money on energy bills. If every household in the U.S. took this one simple action we would prevent more than 1 trillion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
2. Look for ENERGY STAR labeled products
When buying new products, such as appliances for your home, get the features and performance you want AND help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Look for ENERGY STAR-qualified products in more than 50 product categories, including lighting, home electronics, heating and cooling equipment and appliances.
3. Heat and cool smartly
Simple steps like cleaning air filters regularly and having your heating and cooling equipment tuned annually by a licensed contractor can save energy and increase comfort at home, and at the same time reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When it's time to replace your old equipment, choose a high efficiency model, and make sure it is properly sized and installed.
4. Seal up your home with better insulation and duct-work
Close up any visible cracks and gaps in your house, install adequate insulation, check that ducts are sealed and choose ENERGY STAR qualified windows when replacing old windows. Not sure where the cracks and gaps are? A home energy auditor can also help to identify areas with poor insulation and evaluate the energy efficiency of your home. By taking these steps, you can eliminate drafts, keep your home more comfortable year round, save energy that would otherwise be wasted, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
5. Use green power
Green power is environmentally friendly electricity that is generated from renewable energy sources such as wind and the sun. There are two ways to use green power: you can buy green power or you can modify your house to generate your own green power. Buying green power is easy, it offers a number of environmental and economic benefits over conventional electricity, including lower greenhouse gas emissions, and it helps increase clean energy supply. If you are interested, there are a number of steps you can take to create a greener home Exit EPA Disclaimer, including installing solar panels and researching incentives for renewable energy in your state Exit EPA Disclaimer.
6. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
If there is a recycling program in your community, recycle your newspapers, beverage containers, paper and other goods. Use products in containers that can be recycled and items that can be repaired or reused. In addition, support recycling markets by buying products made from recycled materials. Reducing, reusing, and recycling in your home helps conserve energy and reduces pollution and greenhouse gases from resource extraction, manufacturing, and disposal.
7. Be green in your yard
Use a push mower, which, unlike a gas or electric mower, consumes no fossil fuels and emits no greenhouse gases. If you do use a power mower, make sure it is a mulching mower to reduce grass clippings (PDF, 8 pp., 1.59 MB, About PDF). Composting your food and yard waste reduces the amount of garbage that you send to landfills and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. See EPA’s GreenScapes program for tips on how to improve your lawn or garden while also benefiting the environment. Smart Landscaping can save energy, save you money and reduce your household’s greenhouse gas emissions.
8. Use water efficiently
Everyone can save water through simple actions. Municipal water systems require a lot of energy to purify and distribute water to households, and saving water, especially hot water, can lower greenhouse gas emissions. Do not let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth. Do not use your toilet as a waste basket for toiletry items - water is wasted with each flush. And did you know a leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water per day? Repair all toilet and faucet leaks right away. See EPA's WaterSense site for more water saving tips.
9. Spread the Word
Tell family and friends that energy efficiency is good for their homes and good for the environment because it lowers greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Tell 5 people and together we can help our homes help us all.
More info from: http://www.epa.gov
Climate change refers to any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). Climate change may result from:
- natural factors, such as changes in the sun's intensity or slow changes in the Earth's orbit around the sun;
- natural processes within the climate system (e.g. changes in ocean circulation);
- human activities that change the atmosphere's composition (e.g. through burning fossil fuels) and the land surface (e.g. deforestation, reforestation, urbanization, desertification, etc.)
More info from: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/basicinfo.html