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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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Sustainable Rural Housing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 13. 1 Reply

Textile House is remarkable. They don't mention cost, however.I was especially impressed by the emphasis on passive energy conservation first.Continue

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Purile and Nasty, "Rollin' Coal"

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 7. 3 Replies

“Rollin’ Coal” Is Pollution Porn for Dudes With Pickup TrucksDiesel drivers in rural America…Continue

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Odd results of Climate Change

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 7. 28 Replies

Take an amusing quiz to learn about unexpected effects of Climate Change. After each multiple choice question, you see if you were right (and the right answer if you weren't).…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

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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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