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What is the role of lakes and ponds in protection of environment?

Posted by admin on July 30, 2012 in Environment Protection with 2 Comments

How do we have an environment without water or without lakes and ponds? For even the smallest pond there is a world living there. Everything in our world is connected to every other thing. The water is cleaned as it flows through lakes and ponds and grows plants that feed the fish that feed the people. It grows plants around them that feed the animals. Nothing lives without water.

Is an article about renewable, clean energy/biofuels considered an informative article?

Posted by admin on July 30, 2012 in Clean Energy with 2 Comments

I was asked for a school assignment to choose an informative article on a topic that interests me and answer some questions about it. I picked a National Geographic article called Green Dreams, which is about future forms of Renewable Energy. go google the article if you don’t know what I’m talking about. I’m just trying to make sure that I actually picked an informative article. Thanks!

Heck yes that is definitely informative! And good for you for doing your part to educate the general populous on important environmental issues.

What are the best examples of renewable energy being put to good use in the real world?

Posted by admin on July 28, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 1 Comment

I’m writing a report for school on the future of Renewable Energy (including wind, water, solar, geothermal, and biofuel), and want to give some real world examples of how renewable energy is being used effectively today. What strikes you as some of the best real world examples you’ve seen or heard of?

Geothermal energy used in Iceland. Iceland’s many geysers and hotsprings make it an excellent location for geothermal energy.

Niagra Falls and Hoover Dam… provide a ton of electrical power.

How can it be global warming if the mean average global temperature has been cooling since 2001?

Posted by admin on July 28, 2012 in Global Warming with 8 Comments

And the fact that Global Warming is based almost entirely on extremely flawed computer models that have been consistently wrong since they’ve been used.

How can you people buy this garbage?

Oh and the polar bears are increasing in numbers, and they survived when temperatures were much warmer than they have ever been in the last century.

There is no harm coming from the mild increase in temperatures over the last 100 years. Now if it got cold I would get worried in a big hurry because it would mean millions of starving people looking for food and a warmer place to live. All the barbarian invasions happened during cold periods, not warm periods. 150 years ago when the world was at what the AGW believers thought was a good climate range we were actually in an unusual cold period scientifically know as the Dalton solar minimum.

Stop for a minute and realize that the baseline temperature we have warmed from was people skating on ice in the spring on the Delaware and Hudson rivers. Our current global average for the last 200 years is over 1ºc colder than the same average for the last 2,000 years. Well it is even hard to call what we have had so far is really warming or recovery from the extreme cold of the little ice age. Since then the world has warmed a whole .7ºc average, which is about 1ºf., this means that if a day in 1850 was 88ºF by 2008 it had increased to 89ºF. It certainly has not gotten very hot this time around. This optimum is about as mild as the 1600 warming, defiantly not as hot as the 1400 or 1800 ones were. So claiming the small degree of warming we have had coming out of the Dalton solar minimum is something to be worried about shows an extreme lack of basic knowledge about climate processes and how they function.

How climate really works

The truth about Co2 and how plant food became the worlds devil gas.

Why solar and other external forces have a larger effect on climate than Co2.

How do some people get a sense of protection changing environment?

Posted by admin on July 28, 2012 in Environment Protection with 1 Comment

my mother was a furniture shifter she did it every day of her life you could tell it was a bad day if whole rooms shifted around – I think that the change means to the person that they are changing inside themselves by changing outside and the activity has a calming effect like a mantra or physically active meditation. There was also a sense of newness – like starting off with a blank page or buying in new to replace old which went out so a constant turning over of a new leaf which doesn’t work on the internal problems .

Who is doing the most interesting experiments on clean energy from photosynthesis?

Posted by admin on July 28, 2012 in Clean Energy with 3 Comments

Back in 1984 I co-authored a future history book with a doctor of biology who was convinced that photosynthesis and algaes as agents of mass production of clean oil could produce all the energy we need to replace petroleum and keep the climate stable – I would love to know where leading experiment networks are today. chris macrae http:/clubofcity.blogspot.com co-edit your citizens concerns …

Hi Chris, thanks for your question, which connects future Clean Energy solutions with the power of photosynthesis. I am an inventor working on just such technology, which is called SolaRoof and is a global, OpenSource system for construction of living structures for homes and communities. Our goal is a transition to a sustainable EcoLiving lifestyle that is powered by the "BlueGreen" concepts of water working and living plants. In our transparent SolaRoof buildings we can use plants and algae to grow Biomass from which we can produce biofuels and nutrients for growing organic food is an important know how for sustainable living. For more information enter the KeyWords above (WikiWords) in our search box at the SolaRoof Wiki. Also, search OilFromAlgae at our Wiki and you will see that we are also hosting an sub-wiki on this particular subject. Algae is very important because its’ high rate of growth can actually satisfy our demand for liquid fuel. We are just getting started on the OilFromAlgae and invite help and participation.

Renewable Energy in Iran

Posted by admin on July 28, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 12 Comments

Most of the world’s energy resources are being supplied by fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. But the world’s dependence on fossil fuels is no good for several reasons.

One is the fact that coal, oil and gas will eventually run out. No one knows exactly when, but the US Department of Energy says we have roughly 104 years of fossil fuels left, and that’s if global consumption stays the same, which it probably won’t.

It’s been estimated that by the year 2020, world energy consumption will increase 50 percent. So it’s a matter of decades before the world runs out of its main source of fuel.

Another problem caused by burning up 350 quadrillion BTUs of fossil fuel a year, is the creation of a substantial amount of carbon dioxide, which is contributing to Global Warming and the subsequent melting of the ice-caps.

And of course air pollution threatens human health and that of the planet. The solution to all this is to find energy sources that are clean or green, and preferably won’t run out.

Green fuel is something the whole world knows it will have to invest in sooner or later. Iran is one of the nations trying to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels.

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Bill Nye: Massive ice melt proves climate change

Posted by admin on July 28, 2012 in Global Warming with 24 Comments

Science educator Bill Nye discusses a massive ice melt in Greenland that surprised NASA researchers.

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492 Environmental Protection Without the State – Live Speech

Posted by admin on July 28, 2012 in Environment Protection with 17 Comments

A speech given in Toronto to the Ontario Libertarian Party, Nov 4 2006

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Talking Clean Energy – 4 April 2012

Posted by admin on July 28, 2012 in Clean Energy with No Comments

Broadcast on Radio Print Handicap (RPH) Australia
Segment Nine

Both: Welcome to Talking Clean Energy.

Emma Jane: Hello again and welcome to Talking Clean Energy.
Barry, I’m starting to get a handle on what climate change is all about and why it’s kind of important that Australians work together and do our bit to reduce carbon pollution.

Barry: Yes, going over the key facts and figures about climate change does make you think. Renewable energy used to seem a bit ‘sci fi’ but now I think it’s common sense–especially in a country like Australia.

Emma Jane: Well today we’ll hear about an exciting project to tap geothermal energy in central Australia. It’s a renewable energy source that could make a strong and lasting contribution to our energy supplies into the future.

Barry: Hmmmm. Last week we spoke about the different contributors to carbon pollution in Australia. Today, let’s look at the impacts of climate change on Australia.

Emma Jane: So how are Australians being affected by climate change?

Barry: While the precise impacts vary across Australia, scientists estimate that by 2030 Australia will face:

• a further one degree Celsius temperature rise
• up to 20 per cent more months of drought
• up to 25 per cent more days of very high or extreme fire danger, and
• increases in storm surges and severe weather events.

Emma Jane: And isn’t Australia already the driest inhabited continent on earth?

Barry: Much of the important work of researching and analysing the impacts of climate change is being done by the CSIRO Adaptation Flagship and the National Climate Change Adaption Research Facility.

Emma Jane: Next week we’ll look in detail at how Australia’s rainfall, sea levels and temperatures are being impacted by climate change.

Brief musical interlude

Emma Jane: Let’s listen now to Dr Doone Wyborn, Chief Scientist at a firm called Geodynamics. He talks here about exciting prospects for producing geothermal energy.

Dr Doone Wyborn: We are on Australia’s largest land based drilling rig at a place called Innamincka in the middle of the desert in central Australia. The granite body here is about 1,000 square kilometres in area and the heat that is locked up in just the top of that granite body is enough for us to generate something like 10 per cent of Australia’s electricity requirements for the next 50 to 100 years. Rocks down there are capable of flowing water through them and the idea is that at those kind of temperatures you can actually heat up the water, bring it back to the surface and those temperatures you can generate electricity.

There’s no fossil fuels involved and we can generate the power when we want it, as fast as we want it, we can speed it up and slow it down so it’s kind of dispatchable and we can also run it at base load continuously day and night whether the wind is blowing or the sun is shining. So, it doesn’t depend on variable conditions like some of the other renewable sources. It’s so large the resource here, we can be operating more than 100 years in this area and this area here can potentially be Australia’s largest infrastructure project if we’re going to move to renewable energy in a big way.

Emma Jane: One very important point to mention is the need to safeguard Australia’s energy security while moving to a clean energy future.

Barry: Coal-fired electricity generation accounts for three quarters of Australia’s electricity. In 2008, we had the highest polluting electricity sector of all OECD countries.

Emma Jane: This is where the carbon price comes in. What it will do is drive a shift from coal, to gas and renewable generation over the long term. In the interim, the Government’s Renewable Energy Target scheme is designed to stimulate investment in large-scale renewable energy power stations such as wind farms, as well as household-scale renewables such as rooftop solar panels, to achieve a 20 per cent share for renewables in our electricity mix by 2020. The federal government has created an Energy Security Fund to ensure a smooth energy market transition, while maintaining secure energy supplies.

Barry: Some high-polluting coal-fired plants may be closed. Basically, the idea is to integrate more renewable energy into Australia’s electricity grid.

Emma Jane: Look forward to hearing more next week Barry!

Barry: Join us for Talking Clean Energy each Wednesday morning at 10 or Thursday evening at 7.


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