Global warming

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Global warming discussion
 
aseforlife
Society is a collection of individuals who make decisions based on their own interests. The idea that all of the world's people will make sacrifices in their lives to solve a problem that will most likely never directly affect them is naive.

It's time we accepted that fact that the Earth's climate will rise sharply in the near future. We should focus on trying to develop strategies and technologies that will mitigate the problems caused by global warming - rather than trying to prevent it.
           
 
bravotren
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I think your bleak assessment might have merit if we lived in society without laws and goverment.

It is the role of goverment to change the direction of society when the collective interests of its citizens move it in a dangerous direction.

We are headed for a future (for better or worse) in which consumption sacrafices are not made voluntarily by citizens - but are imposed by our leaders.
           
 
auria1069
replied to: aseforlife
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Sadly our education system makes academics and their students think they have all the answers. As Einstein said, 'insanity is when we keep repeating the same methods that have not worked, but expect a better outcome'. Remarkably we can grow trees in desert environments - if we are prepared to accept unconventional methods - that have now been demonstrated to work incredibly well on highly impoverished and degraded soil in low rainfall districts. How does one get 'experts' to look at ideas that challenge their own beliefs - and accept that someone else might provide more effective solutions?
           
 
StephenKing1
replied to: aseforlife
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Have hope. it is the only way to survive.
help rather than complain. Do Something.
           
 
ajforno
replied to: aseforlife
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Global Warming is just as serious for our life on earth as it would a major meteor hitting the planet in 50 years time. Would your priority be to focus on trying to develop strategies to mitigate the effects of a meteor impact or would you try to avoid the impact in the first place? It is true, society is a collection of individuals pursuing their own interest, but they live obeying rules and law stablished by society as a whole, and the sacrifices to avoid catastrophic climate changes will have to be enforced for all individuals and businesses by law, just as any law does. This is already starting to happen on most industrialized countries, who knowing the burden that it adds on their economies, and the importance of doing the correct thing now, signed the Kioto protocol.

           
 
JJcool
replied to: aseforlife
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To gain hope, do something about it. Get your friends to help to, it is scary but if we all help we can stop it...or at least decline the rate.
           
 
BeWaterWise
replied to: aseforlife
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Global warming is a natural process and man's activities have led to an increase in the greenhouse gases. It is not something that we can stop but we can sure make a difference by changing our lifestyle and attitude towards the environment. We can help by conserving water at home by turning off the faucet when we brush our teeth, taking shorter showers, installing a smart sprinkler controller, and washing only full loads of laundry among others. http://j.mp/1CTCBx will gibe you simple water-saving tips!
           
 
euc1
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The world's problems are directly proportional to the human population x greed.

ANSWERS

1) STOP BREEDING
2) STOP USING SO MUCH ENERGY

Will people do these things - NO. Will governments insist on these things - NO. As has been stated, people won't do anything until it affects them directly. Governments won't do it either because people won't vote for them.

SOLUTION Just wait for the oil to run out. We will all be SHOCKED into reality.
           
 
ajforno
replied to: euc1
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Dear euc1,

Agree, but since the temperature will rise way before the fossil fuel run out, I would modify your statement:

SOLUTION Just wait for the temperature to go up. We will all SHOCKED into reality.
           
 
auria1069
replied to: aseforlife
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On a very hot day, do you prefer to stand in the sun, or under a tree? Feel the temperature of the ground below a tree – then out in the sun. When you have millions of hectares of land, denuded of vegetation, it is little wonder the land gets hot and dry. We must give something back to Nature, by planting rows of trees through areas where land has been cleared excessively. Planting the right diversity of trees will cool the land below them - while physically bringing moisture to the surface, that encourages the growth of other plants with which they enjoy symbiotic relationships. The plants attract insects, which in turn attract birds that eat them. The birds then fly over the surrounding countryside, dropping Nature’s perfect slow release fertiliser, improving the nutrient levels of the surrounding soil. The accumulative effect of this is enormous, IT WORKS, it just needs more people to participate and start the ball rolling - the simple action of planting trees on just a modest areas of cleared land has the potential to restore our planet.
           
 
ajforno
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The above is absolutely right, further, if a world wide biochar initiative is indeed started in the very near future by humankind, the damage already caused by the burning of fossil fuels can be reversed pretty much.

We all know that as trees grow, they take carbon from the atmosphere (CO2) and they storage it on their wood.

If enourmous amounts of human planted tree wood is systematically converted into charcoal (an almost pure form of carbon) through a pirolisis process (cooking wood at 600 º Celcius), and this carcoal is in turn sequestered (put back underground) by mixing it with humid soils, then humankind would be able to solve three of its major current problems, which are:

Climate Change, food supply, and clean energy generation.

-Reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere will help control global warming.
-Enriching depleted agricultural soils with charcoal permits micro organisim to flourish in it, thus in time increasing its fertility to previous conditions, avoiding use of simthetic fertilizers.
-Charcoal production through pirolisis cogenerates heat, which in turn can be used for electricity production.

visit www.ibi.com fo further informationof biochar
           
 
leonardabbott916
replied to: ajforno
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The solution is simple Big business and Government control of the environmBig business and Government control of the environmental movement has ruined the economy, and does very little good for the environment. This is because it allows the worse polluters to decide what is good and what is bad for the environment. There are hundreds of things that could be done other than Western bashing to solve the problem, Instead of dumping wast water into our rivers ,lakes our drinking water, every drop should be used to grow more trees Scientists have looked carefully at each of these factors. The only one where the data matches up is greenhouse gases -- levels of these gases have risen sharply as we burn more fossil fuels. If liberals were really interested in solving the problem, and not interested only in bashing industrialized nations, They would look for real solutions, The most logical solution is to increase oxygen in the atmosphere, rather than slow industrialization. One average size tree produces enough oxygen for breathing of 25 people. The average new home built would add 5 new trees to the world's best oxygen producers A simple solution in the US Is to force the US Government to release some of the millions an millions of acres, they are holding away from the people to control demographers for political reasons. GB advocates have already starved 100 millions Africans to death with their Western bashing agenda. Trees not only pump oxygen into the atmosphere they also pump moisture into the air. It doesn't rain much any more in Africa because most of the trees have been cut down in Africa and the Mid east. ental movement has ruined the economy, and does very little good for the environment. This is because it allows the worse polluters to decide what is good and what is bad for the environment. There are hundreds of things that could be done other than Western bashing to solve the problem, Instead of dumping wast water into our rivers ,lakes our drinking water, every drop should be used to grow more trees Scientists have looked carefully at each of these factors. The only one where the data matches up is greenhouse gases -- levels of these gases have risen sharply as we burn more fossil fuels. If liberals were really interested in solving the problem, and not interested only in bashing industrialized nations, They would look for real solutions, The most logical solution is to increase oxygen in the atmosphere, rather than slow industrialization. One average size tree produces enough oxygen for breathing of 25 people. The average new home built would add 5 new trees to the world's best oxygen producers A simple solution in the US Is to force the US Government to release some of the millions an millions of acres, they are holding away from the people to control demographers for political reasons. GB advocates have already starved 100 millions Africans to death with their Western bashing agenda. Trees not only pump oxygen into the atmosphere they also pump moisture into the air. It doesn't rain much any more in Africa because most of the trees have been cut down in Africa and the Mid east.