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Tuesday, November 16

  1. page Taking Action edited {one_earthh.jpg} {government.jpg} {government.jpg} {smartproduct.jpg} Although the govern…
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    Although the government can't exactly force you to buy anything you don't want to, they could narrow your choices so that you are, in a way, forced to go green. Flourescent light bulbs, for example, use less energy, while lasting almost six times longer than incandescent light bulbs. Ontop of that, they are 66 percent cheaper and do not produce excess heat, which means that heat won't irritate the users if standing too close. The government should start to wean people off of "unhealthy light bulbs" by raising the prices on only incandescents, which will almost funnel people into choosing flourescents. Also, if companies made flourescents instead of incandescents, not only would they be helping the people of the world, but they would be helping themselves, because flourescents are cheaper to make. (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-fluorescent-lighting.htm) People are always going to be difficult about what they want to buy, but if incandescents are too expensive, people might want to buy flourescents instead. Other products, like cleaning agents, rechargable batteries, paint, water filters, air fresheners, clothing, and even insect repellent can all be replaced with green products that do exactly the same thing. (http://www.greenhome.com/)
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    One of the biggest things we can do to stop global warming is stop using fossil fuels. By using them, we emitt a lot of co2. In 1999, we emitted 5.3850 pounds per kilowatthour just from fossil fuels to generate electricity. We need to lower that number. We can do that by using alternative energies. Alternative energy basicly means anything that doesn't use fossil fuels. We can replace fossil fuels with things like wind energy, water energy, energy from waves, and even solar energy. Wind energy uses different types of wind turbines to capture the wind and turn it into energy. There are a lot of them in use already. Along many coasts, near some big industries, and even some schools have built wind turbines to supply their electricity. Many people will argue that it costs too much money to build on but over the years, it will start to pay itself off. We can also use the tides and water to produce energy for ourselves. One other way that we can get energy is by solar panels. These panels soak up the sun’s rays and use the energy they carry to power homes and buildings. All of these alternative energy sources are pollutant free and most importantly, don’t emit co2. If we can get rid of all of the factories and industries that run on fossil fuels, we will be that much closer to stopping global warming, plus, we will have an endless supply. The sun never goes away. Neither does the wind or the water. These are all renewable recourses, plus, we won’t have to do as much work to find fuels and turn them into power.
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    A lot of the co2 being emitted into the atmosphere comes from cars. If you have one of those 10 year old pick-up trucks that only gets 10 mpg, you are really helping contribute to global warming, or at least a lot more the the person who has the new hybrid car that gets 35 mpg. According to http://www.fightglobalwarming.com/page.cfm?tagID=263, The average person with the 10 mpg car emitts 13.6 tons of atmosphere pollution per year, where as the person with the 35 mpg car only emitts 3.4 tons per year. That's a huge difference. A lot of people don't really care about the environment. A lot of people will say that they can't afford a new car and with today's economy and unemployment rates, thats not too hard to believe. But that's still not an excuse. There are ways to save money when buying a new car. You can trade in your old one for a new fuel efficient one. A lot of places will give you credits for trading in old cars. Also, you can save a lot more money on gas.
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Sunday, August 22

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    This site will host this year's Global Studies climate change debate. As opposed to previous years, students will not be assigned to particular "sides." Since climate change and humans' response to it are so far beyond a simple either/or, pro/con debate, this year will involve researching the issues, taking positions on them, developing an action plan, and creating a database of links to valuable information regarding the topic.
    Students, collaborating with team members, will create pages to this site based upon the following criteria:
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    Part 1 – Defining and Researching the Issues
    What are the issues? What are the various viewpoints? Whose interests are at stake? How could these interests effect their viewpoints?
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Tuesday, June 8

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Monday, June 7

  1. page Our Position-Team 3 edited ... In 1979 measurements of sea ice began and it totaled to 3.5 million kilometers. Since 1979, An…
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    In 1979 measurements of sea ice began and it totaled to 3.5 million kilometers. Since 1979, Anarctic sea ice has been expanding. Currently, there is 4 million kilometers of Antarctic sea ice. That is a 500 thousand kilometer increase from 1979. However, there has been a large scale of ice lost on Anarctica's western coast due to changes in ocean currents, not as a result of climate change. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,517035,00.html) Also, snowfall in the northern hemisphere is increasing. January of 2008 was the second snowiest month on record and recently in 2010, January was the sixth snowiest month on record. (http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/02/09/what-noaa-isnt-saying-about-snow-and-ice/)
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Sunday, June 6

  1. page Team 3-Action Plan edited ... To contunue the use of fossil fuels to keep the economy stable. To buy vehicles with high gas…
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    To contunue the use of fossil fuels to keep the economy stable.
    To buy vehicles with high gas milage.
    To use energy saving products to preserve Earth's fossil fuel supply.
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Saturday, June 5

  1. page Take Action! edited ... {rain-forest.jpg} STOP DEFORESTATION ... humans. We uses use trees for heating, buildi…
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    STOP DEFORESTATION
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    humans. We usesuse trees for heating, building, used for charcoal, cooking,
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    HOW CAN WE TAKE ACTION?
    Advantages of our action plan:
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    saving the envoromentenvironment and animals,
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    cutting down emisions.emissions. This action
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    are over uesingusing our rsources.resources. If we
    Disadvantages of our action plan:
    The disadvantages of getting the governments involved and making laws is that it will take some time and will cost money. People will have to start spending less money on novelty things and instead it into funding to slow global warming and living a "green" lifestyle. Convincing people of sacrifice will be very difficult, seeing as people have become very accustomed with their comfortable lifestyles, especially in the United States. By stopping deforestation, we will also have less farmland, however we will not need this farmland once we cut down on consuming, and we could start using resources proved by the forest instead.
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    HOW THE GOVERNMENT CAN HELP:
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    HOW YOU CAN HELP:
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