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Climate Concerns

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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Next Up, Super El Niño

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 7. 2 Replies

Monster El Nino…Continue

Tags: food security, Super El Nino

Climate Changed in Siberia

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 7. 2 Replies

A few Siberians wanted us to notice that December has been less snowy and warmer than usual.It's not Climate Change but Climate Changed.…Continue

Tags: climate destabilization, wild weather

Anthropocene

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 6. 2 Replies

TEDxCanberra - Will Steffen - The Anthropocene We may be pushing the planet towards some limits which will not be healthy at…Continue

Wake up to the reality of climate change

Started by Steph S. Mar 31. 0 Replies

Editor's note: Bill Richardson is the former governor of New Mexico, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, former U.S. Energy Secretary, and a current board member of the World Resources…Continue

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 3, 2012 at 4:13pm

Comment by Dr. Allan H. Clark on October 3, 2012 at 11:05am

Senator Inhofe has been one of the most conservative members of the Senate since his election in 1994. He is very religious and has based his support of Israel on God's word in the Bible. His opposition to climate change is also Biblically based—he thinks it is arrogant for humans to believe they can influence the climate while God is still in his heaven. The man is stupid beyond belief—even for a Republican senator.

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?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 5:44pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 4:52pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 4:21pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 1:07pm

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 30, 2012 at 12:09pm

Comment by Sentient Biped 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.

 

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