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Old 10-28-2011, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Have your engine serviced and tuned.


The decade of the 1990's was the warmest ever recorded, partcularly the end of the decade. By 2100, global warming will have brought major changes. The earth's average temperature will have risen between 3° and 9°F.


To avoid contributing to global warming, have your engine regularly serviced (carburetor, ignition, air filter) by a professional. With a properly tuned engine, you will reduce your vehicle's polluting emissions by 20% and save up to 10% on fuel.


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Old 10-28-2011, 05:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks, it is too late I think, Al Gore said it, my country will disappear under water. It is dunno with the Dutch.

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Never too late for awareness and improvement.



Don't think of sustainability in terms of sacrifice.


So many green living tips speak of cutting back ~ conserving water and energy, driving less, reducing your personal waste stream ~ that it's easy to dwell on what we think we are giving up, instead of what we are gaining. The environmental movement's new guard is not antitechnology or antiprogress: Many of the world's problems will in fact be solved by cutting-edge design and technology. The goods and experiences that replace our unsustainable practices will be of much higher quality than what we know today.


Don't dwell on perceived losses. Think of the exercise you have gotten while walking or biking instead of driving; the greater health you are promoting by eating fewer processed foods; or the better connections you are fostering with other cultures when you travel responsibly.


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The one day I drop in to check what's new and you post this sort of thread.
Great... now I have to reply.

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The decade of the 1990's was the warmest ever recorded, partcularly the end of the decade. By 2100, global warming will have brought major changes. The earth's average temperature will have risen between 3° and 9°F.
I'm not so sure that warmer planet is something to fear of, unless it swings to the hot-house effect, it swinged into, during so many aeons. I would argue that as long as there's enough water, there's no problem. But as the water runs tight, desertification starts. And that's what we as a species should be focusing on. Preventing green plains from becoming deserts and reverting deserts to green plains.
We'll see, but the fact is, that this year we've had the longest summer since 1950's and the ice cover in Arctic was at a historical minimum (since it is being measured)...
But with all the fuzz with social, moral, economical situation in the "civilised world", I guess it's the last concern. Or the one that will take many years to show itself in a true form.
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I'm not sure weather car exhausts are the prime driver.


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Thanks, it is too late I think, Al Gore said it, my country will disappear under water. It is dunno with the Dutch.

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Fortunatelly, it will take a century and it will be gradual, allowing people to relocate.

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Many of the world's problems will in fact be solved by cutting-edge design and technology. The goods and experiences that replace our unsustainable practices will be of much higher quality than what we know today.
But for that the society needs to focus on educating young people, guide them morally, ethically, socially, ... and dare I say it (I mean it in a different way that it sounds)... to collectivness, not selfless individuallism.

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Thank you for your thoughts as well, Jack. Nice to 'see' you again.


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In addition to fruits and vegetables, buy local products.


The abundance of cheap oil has made the world a small place. Products from around the world crowd out grocery store shelves. Plastic toys hail from a multitude of Asian countries, such as China, India, and Thailand, and every year world transportation statistics rise.


Think of the waste of resources, the pollution, and the contribution to the greenhouse effect from cargo aircraft and trucks. Do not encourage the transport of goods over long distances: Seek out locally made products. This will help create jobs by stimulating economic activity, and encourage the development of shorter, less-polluting delivery routes.


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Green your Halloween.


Both kids and adults put a lot of thought into the perfect Halloween costumes. Unfortunately, drugstore costumes and accessories are made of nonbiodegradable materials, like plastic and vinyl, and usually end up in the landfill after one wear.


Rent a costume or invest in a better quality one made of natural fibers that can be handed down to yonger siblings, added to a toy chest for dress up, or given away. Thrift shops are great sources for retro costumes, and most of the materials can be re-sold or donated. Don't buy special Halloween-theme plastic bags; use a pillowcase or other reusable bag to go trick-or-treating.


Hand out organic and fair trade goodies. Get a locally sourced, pesticide-free pumpkin and use the carvings to make soup or dessert. Light up your jack-o-lantern with non-toxic candles made from soy or beeswax and remember to throw old Jack in the compost bin.


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"political problems cannot be solved by technical means" - Albert Einstein in My World View.
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Save the trees, but see the forest.


So much of the language of sustainability focuses on the state of our natural world that it is easy to compartmentalize our efforts, focusing solely on habitat and wildlife conservation. However, we cannot forget that sustainability has social components: Social inequalities, human rights violations, corrupt or inefficient governance...all of these things make our world harder to live in.


We need to keep planting trees and saving energy, but there are many more ways to encourage a sustainable future that cannot be measured in kilowatt-hours...it may be compaigning for freedom of the press in a country where informaton is heavily censored, working to ensure that basic education is a right and not a comodity, or puzzling out better methods of conflict resolution.





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Drive an electric car.


Electric cars are well suited to city use. They are powered by batteries, which are recharged from the main supply via a charger and a plug similar to that of a washing machine. Electric vehicles emit no pollutants and are silent in operation, and are thus effective in reducing urban pollution. Moreover, the cost of the electricity needed to travel 60 miles is a fifth of that of gasoline.


In case you are unconvinced, an electric car's maintenance costs are 40% lower (there is no need to change oil), insurance is cheaper, registering the vehicle is less expensive, and parking is free in some cities.


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Use your vote.


Voting is the best way to make your hopes and needs known. Our power as citizens includes the election of people who represent us, and whose job it in, in theory, to set an example. Find out the environmental policies of all the political parties, and vote accordingly. It is both simple and essential.


Do not forget that you also cast votes several times each day by what you buy and by your choices as a consumer. These choices influence, sometimes even more than elections do, means of production and the way the economy is organized, and they contribute to the way in which society develops.


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Feed energy back into the grid.


A system called metering allows you to feed excess power back into the public grid if you produce more energy than you use. You will receive credits from your power company and help offset the amount of nonrenewable energy needed to meet the public demand, which is particularly important in areas where there are few green power options.


Installing solar panels or another renewable energy system can "zero out" your personal power bill.


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Funny thing actually is that I'm writing a research paper on ocean acidification right now. That's a problem that's another effect of CO2 emissions besides global warming.

And I've kept pushing and pushing my parents to install solar panels on the roof, but they won't listen!
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Choose renewable energy for your home.


When a house is being designed, ensuring that it is oriented to receive the maximum amount of sunlight can reduce heating requirements by between 15% and 30%.


Solar energy, which is free, easily accessible, and easily converted, can help to heat water and the rest of the house without producing pollution or greenhouse gases.


Geothermal heat pumps that use the energy calories stored in the ground (also free, renewable, and nonpolluting) can provide part of your heating and reduce your electricity bill. Most of these installations qualify for grants an financial aid.


Find out more. The energy information section of the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) provides free practical advice on energy use and renewable energy, which will reduce your bills while protecting the planet.


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Give away your old furniture and household appliances.


There are charitable organizations that collect unwanted furniture and old appliances and will repair and sell them, either intact or for parts. At last report, there were some 6,000 organizations in the United States devoted to diverting reusable items from the waste stream. Canada is doing the same.


Institutions and companies will discover that finding new uses for housewares, or recycling waste instead of disposing of it, will actually reduce costs as well as provide tax benefits.


Rather than throwing out unwanted goods, find a reuse center in your neighborhood. The town dump is often a good place to start; some dumps have paint exchange and book swaps that are free to the public. We have them here in London.


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I humbly disagree. Geothermal energy is not classified as renewable. No study has concluded that.
And it is one of the most expensive types of heating.
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Conservation is always a good idea, however I don't believe a word that comes out of algore's mouth - especially when he has gotten wealthy by pushing his 'global warming' agenda - which has been proven fraudulent, and the data on which it is based was intentionally altered by the 'scientists'.
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The effects of global warming can already be seen today. There was a huge drought in the Amazon in '05, and the polar ice caps are melting. I'm sure that some of it is BS, but I know for a fact that a lot of it is true.
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Keep warmth by insulating your home.


Energy demand in the developing nations of Asia, including China and India, is projected to more than double over the next 25 years. Energy consumption there already has increased dramatically: From 1980 to 2001, India's rate of consumption increased by 208%, mostly due to rapid urbanization and augmentation of population. China's increased by 130%. The world cannot continue to sustain this output of energy - the environmental impacts are simply too great.


You can save energy by improving insulation. On winter nights, increase the efficiency of your heating by drawing the curtains on each window. During the winter, seal your windows with plastic or foam insulation.


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Reduce the noise you make in your neighborhood.





Noise is part of our environment and plays a part in our quality of life. In the 1970's, the Environment Protection Agency determined the level of noise necessary to protect human health and welfare. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration also begin to set limits and regulations for workplace noise levels.


Noise pollution has clear effects on our bodies...it can cause irritability, indigestion, high blood pressure, and lack of sleep. Be aware of the noise level in your home and work environment and try to eliminate as much noise as possible.


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