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Can the warnings get any more serious??

Posted by Strawberry on 12/12 at 04:53 PM
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If you’re reading this, chances are you are concerned about the environment. So this is a bit like preaching to the choir. But if anyone you know questions what’s happening to this planet of ours, have them read this:

Humanity faces oblivion if it fails to reach agreement on global warming, Ban Ki Moon, the UN Secretary General, said yesterday as the US and the European Union continued to scuffle over a successor to the ten-year-old Kyoto treaty on climate change.

“The world’s scientists have spoken with one voice: the situation is grim and urgent action is needed,” Mr Ban said at a gathering of 190 countries on the Indonesian island of Bali. “The situation is so desperately serious that any delay could push us past the tipping point, beyond which the ecological, financial and human costs would increase dramatically. We are at a crossroads: one path leads to a comprehensive climate change agreement, the other one to oblivion.”

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Google looking into alternative energies

Posted by Strawberry on 10/30 at 02:57 PM
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Google is participating in a number of initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Included are a 1.6 megawatt solar installation at its corporate headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. With solar panels on building roofs, Google has also constructed a car port with solar panels on the roof. Employees are encouraged to charge up plug-in hybrids. “Google’s solar carports are just the beginning,” a company spokesperson says. A very interesting read for all those interested in what the big corporations are doing to help curb global warming.

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Turning the suns rays into gold

Posted by Strawberry on 10/01 at 02:43 PM
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According to this article in the Toronto Star, we may be on the verge of large-scale solar power generation, using large expanses of the world’s deserts as energy-producing hubs. Not a bad accomplishment for a Canadian cameraman. Have a good read and follow it up with some positive thinking. With ideas like this, we may just get ourselves out of this mess yet…

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