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Climate Change: Is it Too Late?

There seems to be an increasing consensus among climate scientist that even if we were to cease all production of man made greenhouse gases it would take as much as a hundred thousand years to return to a more normal state…We have triggered nature to quickly release its own huge stores of greenhouse gases from the oceans, ice, and tundras which have been accumulating and lying dormant for millions of years. We can still make a difference if we act soon. Our influence on Climate Change is still significant. Continue reading

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Climate Change: Part 2 – Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Currently CO2 is the most prevalent greenhouse gas in out atmosphere even though it is only 400 ppm (0.04%) of our atmosphere. One pound of gasoline produces about 7 pounds of CO2 put into our atmosphere. A gallon of gasoline weighs 6.3 pounds and puts about 20 pounds of CO2 into our atmosphere. The reason for the gain in weight is because during combustion the carbon atoms in gasoline combine with the oxygen atoms in the air to form CO2 . But as more CO2 is dumped into our atmosphere and absorbed by the seas the water starts to become saturated with it and absorbs less (see Part 1) resulting in more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and more Global Warming of our atmosphere… Continue reading

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Climate Change: Part 1 – The Fundamentals

What is Climate Change and what causes it? The answer is very simple yet extraordinarily complex. Greenhouse gases are the cause of Global Warming. But in order to understand this phenomenon one must first understand the scientific principles behind the Greenhouse effect. A greenhouse consists of a structure that is totally enclosed with glass. A very neat property of glass is that it allows most of the sun’s rays to penetrate through the glass, especially the long wavelength rays called infrared. These rays are the ones that make you feel hot when standing directly in sunlight… Continue reading

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What YOU Can Do to Make a Difference – Climate Change

The primary culprit of Climate Change is excessive CO2 being released into the atmosphere from the insatiable appetite of Our Affluent Lifestyle. There is almost no part of our lives that does not impact Climate Change from the goods we consume to the conveniences we treasure. So there are plenty of opportunities for each of us to mitigate Our Individual impact. It isn’t only about government regulating carbon emissions. It is also about each of us doing our part to reduce the use of energy that is responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. We can no longer wait for someone else to reduce it for us. Continue reading

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Does Eliminating Nuclear Power as an OPTION for Replacing CO2 Emitting Power Plants Make Sense?

A case is presented that Nuclear Power, especially fusion from breeder reactors, should be considered as an Option for a source of non-greenhouse gas power generation. It has the potential of generating non-greenhouse power for the next thousand years. The potentials for accidents and the taking of lives by nuclear power is miniscule compared to lives taken annually by weather events as a result of Global Warming. Global Warming is happening at a faster rate than scientists had predicted and solutions urgently needed now. Continue reading

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Nuclear Power, one Solution to Global Warming and a Change of Heart

As an environmentalist I have been a strong long time opponent of the use of nuclear power for the generation of electricity.  This stems from the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979 in the US, the explosion and … Continue reading

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Global Warming – A real threat to all Life on Earth

Global Warming and Climate Change are phrases that have been increasingly tossed around by the media for the last decade.  But I do not believe that the true consequences of nature’s wrath are adequately understood.  Its universal acceptance by the … Continue reading

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What is Global Warming (Part 1/3) – The Fundamentals

I am of the belief that Global Warming is a scientific reality and that its current cause is primarily due to unsustainable greenhouse emissions from man.  I am equally convinced that it is still within our power to stop it … Continue reading

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