Posts tagged global warming

Do people still not believe in global warming?

According to this article there are, and an increasing amount at that. Peoples opinions on this subject seem to be wavering so much that it is going to be very difficult to get anything done about climate change.
Kirk F.

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Is global warming making it harder to be “green”?

Scientist at the University of Washington are currently studying the effects of global warming on hydro powered dams. These scientist are finding that a warming of around two degrees would result in a twenty five percent decrease in hydro dams electricity yield. The problem is that as temperature increases water levels will peak earlier causing summer water levels to be significantly lower. This decrease in water makes this “green” technology less efficient. Unfortunately this decrease in water would also cause problems for the salmon. Scientist are working on a system that would supplement the rivers with stored water through the dry months. I feel this report will make hydro power a lot less popular to companies.

Sam G.

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sustainable snowboards

Anyone associated with winter sports is particularly aware of global warming’s potential impact. The Snowboard industry is dependent on snow, and on the natural surroundings for its success. This is where i thought of the idea to look up sustainable snowboards. there are many Companies such as Venture Snowboards and Arbor  that are using sustainable harvested wood, bamboo and organic cotton and hemp. By using these materials we are helping to save trees from being clear cut all around the world. In being an avid snowboarder i think that its a great idea to use alternate products instead of things that can harm our environment.

I also read in another article that snowboard companies are taking action in becoming more green an are shutting down the electricity and using wind and solar power to run there companies.

below is a sight of snowboards that are made to be more eco friendly! 🙂

http://planetgreen.discovery.com/buying-guides/buy-green-snowboards.html

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Sustainable Transportation

   Many people within the world today have taken an oath to being more sustainable by riding their bike as their form of transportation. People that drive cars go an average 40 miles per day. Not only do cars put off alot of bad chemicals to our environment and contribute to global warming but you use alot of money to drive them. If they rode a bicycle instead, they would save on average 14 gallons of gas (and over $45) each week, burn many calories, keep almost six tons of greenhouse gas emissions from going into the environment. Everyone should try to contribute to being more sustainable and dust your bike off and take it for a spin.

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