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The "CLIMATE CONCERNS" group is dedicated to discussion regarding the topic of the ever present and serious issue of changes to our climate due to the introduction into the atmosphere of human induced effects which prove harmful to the environment and which eventually may prove destructive to our planet. 

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2015 Summer heat

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Monday. 1 Reply

It's only May, but 500 have already died from the heat in India. Does this foreshadow the 2015 El Niño…Continue

Tags: Climate Destabilization, heat wave, El Nino

Fact-Resistant Humans

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Gerald Payne May 14. 6 Replies

ROFLClimate Denial humor.Scientists: Earth Endangered by…Continue

Tags: fact-resistant humans

Permamelt in southern Siberia

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 18. 3 Replies

The southern boundary of Siberian permafrost permamelt in Khakassia had a massive wildfire outbreak  April 12th. Some call this an early start of the permaburn season.…Continue

Tags: Siberian permafrost fires

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 3, 2012 at 10:37am

Senator James Inhofe, famous for denouncing Climate Change as a hoax, admits that he used to believe Climate Change was true, until he learned how much it would cost to fight it.

Inhofe: Global warming too costly to be real

In short, learning about the (supposed) high cost of the solution is what turned him from a believer in climate science to a denier.


Would he also decide that a cancer diagnosis is wrong if the treatment was too expensive?

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Comment by Daniel W on September 30, 2012 at 11:32am

Ruth, that's a great table.  It really shows the impact of some of our choices.  Cars and homes are such a big deal, it makes some of the other choices seem minor.  But it all adds up.

I like to think about some of the other side of it too - getting some carbon credits.  Planting trees.  Changing lawns to trees shrubs and xeroscapes.  Painting the roof white.  Moving closer to work.

I would multiply the "one vegetarian meal per week" by 21, so it's 3 meals daily, 7 days a week.  But that's just me.  It would make it >8,000 pounds, if the math translates (breakfast is different from supper).   Also, eat home prepared vs. driving somewhere to eat.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 10:46am

Table of CO2 Impacts

The table at this site helps you to compare CO2 production from routine choices.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on September 26, 2012 at 12:53am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 26, 2012 at 12:21am

Air pollution doesn't stay in the air.

 

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