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Ways to Stop Global Warming

Updated on December 22, 2014
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Help out the earth a little

Whether or not you perceive global warming as a real or even partial threat, there are things you can do to stop its potential onset. At the very least the steps you can take to prevent global warming are good for the earth and oftentimes your pocketbook as well.

What is global warming?

Basically, global warming is the recent increase in the average air and ocean temperature of the Earth as well as its expected continuation. What is so controversial about it is the actual potential for danger and its causes. Though natural events like volcanoes and solar changes have caused small rises in temperatures over time, many believe that greenhouse gas emissions have a large part in this and that even if the emission levels stabilize, temperatures may continue rising for another thousand years or more. It isi projected by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the average global surface temperature will probably rise another 1.1-6.4 °C (2.0 to 11.5 °F) during this century. Right now the average temperature of the Earth is about 13 °C, or 56 °F.

Increasing temperatures can lead to rising sea levels, extreme weather events and changes in precipitation. Global warming can also affect agriculture and glacier retreat and can facilitate the spread of disease and the extinctions of species.

Many countries have been working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to prevent global warming; some have signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol for this purpose. However, others feel that this is either ineffectual or unnecessary.

Nevertheless, it is important to get the main idea that the Earth is a precious thing and needs taking care of. Whether the world is going to get flooded out or not, we should take action and make decision for the good of the Earth.

With developed nations like the United States emitting the most greenhouse gases, poorer countries like Africa are at the greatest risk of the effects of global warming. Australia suffers because of the hole in the ozone directly above it. Europe seems to be more interested in effecting change in the effects of global warming than the United States is.

A lot of people are concerned that global warming may mean the end of the world; some consider it “doomsday.” Environmental groups have launched campaigns to inform people of the possible effects of global warming.

However, many are trying to downplay the potential risks associated with global warming. For instance, fossil fuel organizations like the American Petroleum Institute and ExxonMobil have launched campaigns reducing the bad image of fuel.

The global warming issue has become a somewhat important part of the upcoming presidential campaign, with questions directed toward candidates concerning what they plan to do about it. Al Gore has already shown his interest in the issue with his popular film “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Hopefully you can learn more about global warming by reading this HubPage and then be inspired to make changes in your own life that can reduce emissions and help the Earth.

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Causes of global warming

While many people pinpoint varying causes of global warming, all are gradual and have been happening for years past.

The cause that is primarily noted as the cause of global warming is greenhouse gas. First of all let’s explain the greenhouse effect, which is the process by which infrared radiation is absorbed and emitted by atmospheric gas and then warms the planet. Its existence is positive to an extent, but when human activity strengthens atmospheric concentrations, it can be a negative thing.

The main greenhouse gases on earth that contribute to the greenhouse effect are carbon dioxide, methane and ozone as well as nitrous oxide and other naturally occurring gases. The levels of carbon dioxide and methane have increased significantly over the past 650,000 years due to fossil fuels being burned, deforestation and other causes.

Currently the CO2 concentration is 383 parts per million (ppm). This is expected to rise as damaging human activity increases or even just continues. Emissions may continue to rise if coal, tar sands or methane continue to be used.

Feedback processes also can contribute to the global warming issue. The evaporation of water is a big part of this. Warming causes water to evaporate into the atmosphere and the evaporated water acts as greenhouse gases, thus the cycle continues. This takes a while to be reversed because CO2 has a long lifespan.

Clouds can emit infrared radiation back to Earth, which causes a warming effect, while also reflecting sun and radiation back to space for cooling. Cloud feedback isn’t as strong as water vapor feedback.

There is also ice-albedo feedback; this is when ice near the poles melts quickly as surface temperatures rise. Land and open water replace the areas where ice melted; these do not reflect as well as ice, so more radiation is absorbed. Thus there is more warming and more melting, etc.

Finally, solar variation is considered a cause of global warming. Some researchers, such as from Duke University, believe that the sun may have created 45-50 percent of the increase in average global temperature from 1900-2000 and 25-35 percent from 1980-2000. It is also considered that solar output may have contributed to global warming; the magnetic properties of the sun may deflect cosmic rays, influencing cloud condensation and thus affecting the Earth’s climate.

An increase in solar activity may cause a warming of the stratosphere. However, it is considered by some scientists such as Peter Foukal that solar variation combined with changing volcanic activity may have increased temperatures before industrial times but decreased temperatures since. Basically solar variation is a controversial cause of global warming.

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Steps To Stop Global Warming

• Drive an energy-efficient car. For instance, hybrid cars run on gas and electricity. The average hybrid can save 16,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (which is considered a greenhouse gas emission) a year! And $3,750 in gas money! Pay attention to the MPG (miles per gallon) of a car you may want to buy. No SUVs! Read consumer reports about which vehicles are most energy-efficient.

• While on the subject of cars, make sure that tires are properly inflated or else you can release as much as 250 extra pounds of carbon dioxide annually. If you have an old air filter, that can also cost an extra 800 pounds of CO2 and $130 a year. Check these monthly.

• Check your water heater (or don’t use it at all). Keeping it at less than 120 degrees F can save money and emissions. An extra two degrees can save 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide and $98 a year! If you go tankless, you can save 300 pounds of CO2 and $390 a year.

• Also, don’t use hot water if you don’t need to, like when doing laundry. There are special detergents formulated for use with cold water. You don’t need to take cold baths or anything, but a few minutes early out of the shower helps. Showers account for 2/3 of water heating costs and shorter showers can mean reducing 350 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. Try using low-flow showerheads too.

• Speaking of laundry, try air-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer… this can save 700 pounds and $75 a year.

• Take care with your appliances. Unplug them when you don’t use them; this saves 1,000 pounds and $256 a year because appliances still use energy if they’re plugged in, even when not in use. You can get a power strip with an on-off switch so you can keep plugs in but they don’t all have to be used. Also try going with blue Energy Star label products.

• Look at your light bulbs! Get energy-saving ones. Compact fluorescent bulbs use 66 percent less energy and replacing just 3 regular bulbs can mean saving 300 pounds and $60 each year.

• Buy recycled products. Also try donating or selling instead of throwing away… craigslist.com is a great way to do that!

• As far as consumerism, try buying products with less packaging! It kills me going through all the layers of plastic covering and plastic wrap and paper wrapping and ties and such! Buying in bulk can mean less packaging and less money being spent. Plus more food is just better to have around.

• Ceiling fans are a pretty harmless way to cool down a room without using an air conditioner. It uses less energy and can be considered a comfort.

• Plant trees! Not only do they suck up carbon dioxide, provide cleaner air and save 2,000 pounds of CO2 a year, but you can strategize where you place them so they can shade your home. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the winter so sun can warm your home as well.

• Install blinds in your windows and keep windows and doors shut during the day to keep it cooler.

• Buy organic. Large agricultural sources use chemicals, which pollute water and require energy to produce. And use cloth bags while you’re at it instead of those plastic bags!

We Can Stop Global Warming

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      Barry Rutherford 9 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great Hub.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great HUB! Well done!

      regards Zsuzsy

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      thecounterpunch 9 years ago

      The way to stop Global Warming is to stop believing the Global Elites Greenwashing Propaganda:

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Quote_of_the_day_060

      They're going to tax more and more under this disguise and so life and protection will be more and more costfull:

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Whats-really-behind-...

      The same who create waste and pollution are the same who make the warning on Global Warming : it's like the Maffia who pretends to protect people for security if they pay more and more.

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      abidareacode 9 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

      I am new to hub.....But this hub seems very good one...

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      ubiee 9 years ago

      Well done you Hub. I like it. But when I see people like "thecounterpunch" oh my God. Get rid of such people.  I support the environment with a Solution now with words.

      www.ubieepill.com take a look.

      With best regards

      Dr. Michael

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      weeeee 9 years ago

      amazing

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      rudevils 9 years ago from Indonesia

      Nice hub, it is our duty to stop global warming.SAVE OUR MOTHER EARTH !!!

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      Cinnamon 9 years ago

      I am doing a research paper on Global Warming and this helped incredibly!

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      anthony 9 years ago

      we need everyone to stop global warming

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      PeterH 9 years ago

      Ice glasiers reflect the sun, why can we not use light color paints on our roofs, cars and buildings to do the same

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      chelsie and sarah 9 years ago

      i like this site very VERY much,

      sarah aloso likes this site ALOT!

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      danieltetreault 9 years ago from Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

      Hey Great Hub. My wife and I have begun watching a lot of documentaries on the subject of global warming and steps to reduce our carbon imprint on the earth. It is a thought-provoking subject, one that we all need to think about and more importantly, act on. Daniel

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      terenceyap07 9 years ago from Singapore

      Much effort and research was put into this hub. A job worthy of praise, my friend. Well done!

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      angel 0 zen 9 years ago

      Our mother nature is analogous with fruit bearing tree. When you want to harvest its fruits, make sure you dont cut its branches, or cutting the main stem, or the worst - uprooting it. After harvesting we need to maintain it with enough fertilizer, keep off the pest, & adequate exposure to sunlight, so as for continues benefits on the next season. This Hub is thumbs up for me.

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      doctorloanusa 8 years ago

      Great hub. I'm glad stuff like this is making the top 10 hubs. I was very moved by An Inconvenient Truth, no doubt. One thing that may be good about high gas prices is the fact that cities will become more urban, meaning less suburbs and less driving!

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      starrkissed 8 years ago from Arizona

      Great hub page! I never knew so much about global warming, so Im glad I came across this.

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      In The Doghouse 8 years ago from California

      Glassvisage,

      Today most people in the US are concerned with the environment and global warming is on the "hot" list of topic discussions. This is a great Hub offering some facts and information that can add to the education of many on this subject. Thanks.

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      bill yon 8 years ago from sourcewall

      check out my hub wil next tesla please stand up..my answer to the most terrifing video ever seen

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      guidebaba 8 years ago from India

      Well done !

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      bill yon 8 years ago from sourcewall

      any idea to stop global warming is a good idea.but no matter how good the idea is without action it is dead.we need massive action,we need to bring all our ideas into reality,because we really don't have the time to talk and agree on global warming we must act.

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      knslms 8 years ago from North Carolina

      respect all for fighting for what you believe in however we need to stop being so gullible

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      eugie17 8 years ago from online (everywhere)

      Good work and a subject that is necessary for all public. I look forwar to know more about it

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      Aya Katz 8 years ago from The Ozarks

      Glassvisage, this hub really got me to thinking.

      All your suggestions are good, but they are more likely to save us money as individuals than they are to solve the global problem. As things get tougher economically, more of us will be tightening the belt, and the result will be less energy consumption and possibly less warming -- but not by much.

      To have a real impact, there would need to be a lot fewer people, because the current population isn't sustainable using older technologies and greener ways of life. Jerilee Wei has a great hub on how people used to lead a greener life:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/When-We-Were-Green-And-Did...

      Her point was that it came naturally, out of necessity, and not out of concern for conservation. In fact, many of the things our ancestors did in order to live that greener life would have conservationists very upset: killing alligators to make shoes? Cutting down forests to make houses? What about the ecosystem and endangered species?

      The abundance of the natural way of life, the one that doesn't destroy the globe, is only possible when human beings are scarce and other plants and animals are plentiful.

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      Thank you, everyone!

      Very good point, Aya. I am very saving-money-oriented :P And how true how chopping down trees and using animal products actually reduced effects like those of global warming

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      DerlyJoven 8 years ago

      Thanks for ur help becuz of you I had finished my science project.

      I'll be counting on you again next time i will be recommending u to my friends.

      thanx!

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      Earl S. Wynn 8 years ago from California

      Excellent hub! Very comprehensive-- it's almost all stuff I was already familiar with, but you've put it all together into one place. Great job!

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      chrissyks 8 years ago from Central Indiana

      Wonderful information! Great history and scientific data! I made a hub with more ways to go green and stop global warming.

      https://hubpages.com/family/A-Green-Moms-Guide--Ev...

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      karhubpages 8 years ago from India

      I have no words to say. Excellent

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      Alpha-Critik 8 years ago

      PeterH, what you said interested me. I did some research. If we paint all the roofs on the planet white, then the total global light reflection rate would be an increase of approximately 3%. This might not sound like much, but this accounts for more than 100% of global warming. However, the following fumes produced from the paint would super-increase the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Obviously, this is bad. Just an idea, though.

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      Haydee Anderson 8 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      love your hub, lots of information and a good resource.

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      Jamster2759 8 years ago

      Here is a great idea on how to stop Global Warming.

      Quit believing in the hoax.

      It is like you are watching the X-Files and you want to believe.......

      Both take you to the same place..JUNK SCIENCE.

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      student 8 years ago

      im doin a research paper on global warming and this really came in handy! thnx!!

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      The Tazman 8 years ago

      While I haven't made up my mind on the man made aspect of Global warming, I am skeptical. There are three problems I have with the man made Global warming theory.

      First all of the climate models that predict global catastrophe when run in reverse time do not accurately portray past climates that are known. If it works to predict the future how come it can not accurately portray the past?

      Second the most common greenhouse gas is water vapor, (somewhere around 95%!) The carbon dioxide from human technological activity makes up for something less than .2% of the atmospheric CO2. In the article above, it says that CO2 makes up 383PPM(about .04% of greenhouse gas). It seems a bit rash that less than 0.2% of something that makes up less than 0.4% of an atmosphere can destry the planet. Even a small change in water vapor would comletely obscure any change in CO2.

      Finally, the most problematic issue I have is the warming seen on other planets. These planets do not have the impact of human activity on them yet their temperatures are rising. How can this be?

      My personal suspicion is that the natural warming cycle of the sun increases the amount of CO2 produced by the planet. The data suggesting that the man made causes are correlated to rises in temperature/CO2 is a result of man flourishing during and in part because of this warming cycle. The increase in CO2 is therefore a trailing indicator not a leading indicator of warming and the warming is not a man-made problem.

      I am however still open to new data suggesting otherwise and I don't thing the story is closed on either side. Right now I'm on the skeptic side.

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks for the comments, everyone. Tazman, I like the concepts you bring up, including the improbabily that "less than 0.2% of something that makes up less than 0.4% of an atmosphere can destroy the planet." Thanks for the time to comment.

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      Denis D. 8 years ago from Mosocow, Russia

      Nice one, very informative, great work!

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      YankeeRoo 8 years ago from Sydney AUSTRALIA

      Most informative hub, but I think you missed one of the greatest factors of global warming: Heat Islands ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_heat_island ). Perhaps we need to tear down all the cities and go back to rural/country life? Bring back Little House on the Prairie!

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      raziel 8 years ago

      i am doing a reseach paper about global warming!!!!gosh,,i learned a lot from here!!!

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      Thank you for your comments, everyone! And thank you for the link, Yankee!

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      sparkle 8 years ago

      This is great! I'm glad people are concerned.

      If we don't do something, the polar caps will melt and our earth will flood?

      STOP GLOBAL WARMING!

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      Yohanes Indra Susanto 8 years ago

      We should take the portion to save the earth. We are a green product producent, we are dedicate to improve the substitute cleaner or maintenance produst for the people. Please check our website : www.exxel-sj.com. We offer cooperation with any kind of earth organization to hand in hand for save the earth.

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      Louie Jerome 8 years ago from UK

      Great article. Just a note to let you know that I have blogged this article. I hope that's okay with you. You can read what I've written here;

      http://lizzieschoice.blogspot.com/2009/02/stop-glo...

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      cblack 8 years ago from a beach somewhere

      Very nice hub!! Thanks!

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      issues veritas 8 years ago

      glassvisage,

       

      You are focused entirely on global warming, what about global dimming and its counter effect to global warming.

      The CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light bulb) is trading Carbon for Mercury.

      It is a carcinogen, that requires toxic waster cleanup if broken in your home or business. It is not the simple incandescent broken light bulb cleanup.

      MTBE was another trade off for air pollution, it was also a carcinogen that leaked into ground water.

      Coal can be made to burn cleaner and with a better method for the coal slurry.

      Solar, wind and ocean energy are clean energy. They should have been developed and been made affordable in the last thirty years since the oil crises of the 1970s.

      The internal combustion engine is over a hundred years old and it has the lowest efficiency for an engine. In the interim, the hybrid vehicles are great for the gridlock city traffic.

      The biggest users and mis-users of energy in this country if not the world is the US Government. It is followed by the state and local governments. Outside the country and beyond our control the products we get from the major corporations generate most of the global pollution.

      If the government took global warming seriously, they would have an accelerated plan to get of the oil bottle. If an asteroid was heading for the earth, you wouldn't have ten years to develop a solution.

      Al Gore is like the overweight, cigarette smoking, alcoholic doctor that tells his patients to eat right, lose weight, don't smoke and stop drinking. He does this while eating a donut, smoking his cigarette and slugging down his vodka.

      The other thing that Global Warming brings to mind is that bad rap that eggs got about high cholesterol and heart attacks. Everyone stopped eating eggs based on the rantings of someone that didn't do enough research to understand the problem. Everyday we get another study that claims this and that is bad for us. The next day another study reverses that previous study.

      While we are highlighting global warming, why can't we also utilize the world's most abundant resource, garbage.

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      roxanne  8 years ago

      HELP OUR MOTHER EARTH PLESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Erick Smart 8 years ago

      Thanks for taking the time to research this subject so in-depth. I have to admit that I am not always the best, but I have tried hard to take steps to alleviate the footprint that I am having on this planet. It is really not that hard to make at least some changes to help.

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      ifteham from iraq 8 years ago

      this a graet hub ,, but need everyone thing and pleev n it,,,

      if not it will B a real hard mission for all,, so go ahead in it friends

      more resaerch and more resultes,, INSHAALAH

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      Maria 8 years ago

      i would like to help :)

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      Kayla Williams 8 years ago

      I would really like to help. i'm doing a report on Polar Bears at school and, they need help!!!!!!!

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      peter griffin 8 years ago

      bike instead of drive

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      Jordan Taylor. 8 years ago

      I honestly think that people are not aware of how much the world is going through right now, and how much work is needed to keep the planet suriving. I'm writing an essay in school, and this helped me a lot; although I think you should get more numbers of studies that have been done, over all though, it's a good site.

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      globalwarming stoper 8 years ago

      I think the people in this world don't know what they are doing to our plant,I think people should stop and read this article and watch the viedos.I think this page was full of INFO and really exciting.

      I want every person to leave a comment and read it carefully

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      Doc Snow 8 years ago from Atlanta metropolitan area, GA, USA

      A very nice summary hub on a very big problem. Thanks! May I link you your page?

      I've put up a hub which gives looks at the beginnings of global warming science--specifically, the life, times & climate work of the great French mathematician, Fourier.

      You can check it out at:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/

      The-Science-Of-Global-Warming-In-The-Age-Of-Napoleon

      (Paste URL halves together in the browser.)

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      asalie 8 years ago

      rubbish facts

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      MoniqueAttinger 8 years ago from Georgetown, ON

      I appreciate the list of links that you provide at the end of your article. We all need to be more informed about what we can do about this global challenge. Humans have had the idea that our behaviours and choices would have no impact on the planet: no matter how you cut it, that is erroneous thinking. Alanna Mitchell has written a great book on the topic of global warming and how it is all tied to the chemisty of the ocean. I've written a hub that summarizes some of her ideas. You can find it at: https://hubpages.com/politics/Sick-Seas-How-Alanna...

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      MoniqueAttinger 8 years ago from Georgetown, ON

      More on Global Warming and how to combat it:

      https://hubpages.com/politics/Capturing-Carbon-Is-...

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      darklingthrush 8 years ago from an underground bomb shelter

      https://hubpages.com/politics/energyprogramathome

      check out my hub...I've save hundreds of dollars in 3 months...my last bill was $25.79 for electric...I'm not kidding. I think that if you all are really interested in saving the planet, then the products and programs on my hub are the perfect way to do your part. I'm doing it because I know that Cap and Trade will absolutely make energy prices go through the roof! Everyone needs to do what they can to save $$$...good hub...but misinformed on a few things... overall, pretty good... check it out guys.

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      darklingthrush 8 years ago from an underground bomb shelter

      Thank you!

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      tomdhum 7 years ago from memphis tn

      great hub go to hub know your congressman and contact your elected official on global warming bill 2454 .

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      Dheeraji 7 years ago from Leicestershire

      One great hub which is informative, accurate, descriptive and generally good as it makes others aware of the effects and impacts lol global warming, and methods to combat this threat towards our planet, and protect civilization and also animals from it's effect.

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      tomdhum 7 years ago from memphis tn

      good hub great information/ contact your congressman and let him know what you think. Web link can be found at hub know your congressman

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      joseph 7 years ago

      its great to stop global warming

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      jonty 7 years ago

      Very well written hub .....

      very much informative ......

      Thank you very much for your great hub, for good advice, good wishes and support. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us.

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      Doc Snow 7 years ago from Atlanta metropolitan area, GA, USA

      On the subject of steps to lessen one's carbon footprint, I've just published a hub on low-flow toilets. (Not only do they save water in considerable quantities, they save the energy used to pump that water--most of which is from the electric grid, which is about 40% coal-generated in the US.)

      It's at http://hubpages.com/hub/How-not-to-install-a-low-f...

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      Kenny MG 7 years ago from A Child of the Universe

      Each individual owe it to the next generation to examine their own carbon footprints and do something about it. Worldwide governments have the money but not the will to tackle the problem so it is down to the common man in his own local community environment to make the difference. Relying on governments alone will never solve the problem. Because it is our unstoppable urges and demands that fuel the engines of industry that are risponsible for polluting the air we breathe.

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      glassvisage 7 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks everyone! I'm glad that you realize the importance of personal responsibility when it comes to reducing greenhouse gases and helping reduce the potential for global warming. Great!

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      GreenMathDr 7 years ago

      The first video says it all for me. But I feel that it is everyone's responsibility to do all they can to not contribute to the problem. Mainly because it is all we can do.

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      Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

      Great Hub! Here's one that might be beneficial as well: https://hubpages.com/education/What-is-a-lahar

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      Cdoublec 7 years ago

      Thank you so much! You helped me finish my religon assignment! Thank you!

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      chibuozo 7 years ago

      tis is not rubbish stuff this is serios chiz

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      chibuozo 7 years ago

      u helped me finish my science assingment

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      salome 7 years ago

      i think it's very clever of you to put these thing's on the internet!!

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      praloy misra 7 years ago

      don't only read please maintain it

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      courtney 7 years ago

      great job...let us all prevent global warming...heal the world

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      shantanu 7 years ago

      thanx u helped me finish my english article..:-)

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      samsungbeholdt919 7 years ago

      Yup try to stop the planet from it's natural cycle. Good luck with that one . All your doing is intudicing fake taxes for us hard working over taxed people to pay. Plants breath Carbon Dioxide its been around allot longer then Gas burning engines.

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      nicomp really 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Kill all the cows too. They emit the methane that your story confirms is a greenhouse gas.

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      kkkk 7 years ago

      halu

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      kaw lang 7 years ago

      merry christmas

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      smart democrat 7 years ago from Iowa, USA

      I whole heartedly agree that we should try to stop global warming.

      nice job.

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      bestcellphones 7 years ago

      good debate

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      Lily 7 years ago

      sorry but when was this written? (project mattters)

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      glassvisage 7 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks everyone! Good question, Lily... Almost two years ago, November 15, 2007!

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      Manta 7 years ago

      I am studing about global warming and i beleve i can make a d iffreence

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      bb 7 years ago

      ewed

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      khet 7 years ago

      Best way to stop Global Warming:

      - Be vegetarian

      see How ?

      One of the major reason of global warming is - cattle and animal grown for Eating purpose. One cattle animal need tones of Food to feed to give some Kg of meat to eat.

      In this way we are depriving millions of people from food because with same amount of Food 1000 people can be feed if all of the are vegetarian, or feed a Cattle animal and serve 5 people.

      By eating Non-Veg you become the cause of Global warming as well as you help spread Hunger..

      Also killing innocent animal for our food is very cruel practice and curse of those animal definitely bring ill effect to one who eat it as well to whole humanity.

      I became Vegetarian, what about You.

      so Become vegetarian:

      To Know more about becoming vegetarian:

      -log on to:

      British vegetarian society

      http://www.vegsoc.org/

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      glassvisage 7 years ago from Northern California

      Yeah, I'm a vegetarian!

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      MNichopolis 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      You should check out the emails from the University of East Anglia in England (that were just hacked/released) - proud members of the IPCC...

      It's starting to look like there has been a lot of falsified data (supporting man-made climate change) and pressure on peers (and scientific journals) to NOT publish contradictory (but real) data...

      It appears that not only is the global warming data fake, but also that the scientific "consensus" is a sham too - ah well.

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      Uncle Goat 7 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Yeah, well the email hack feeds the deniers their scraps so they can keep their heads planted firmly in their rears.

      However, if James Lovelock is right, it is already too late to stop the warming. The system has been kick started and cannont stop. This doesn't mean we shouldn't get off fossil fuels as fast as possible, but we are in for a rough ride no matter what.

      The copenhagen summit will most likely result in a promise to have more summits. It seems unlikey that any government will be able to toss off their oil companies at this time.

      And waiting for the government to do anything is a bad move anyway.

      But get in practice: buy less. recycle. reuse. reduce.

      Grow as much of your own food as possilbe and learn how to can it. Try to support local business over corporate business. Chances are things will go along "okay" for the next 20 years or so if you happen to live in a first world country. However, the distinction between first and third world will pretty much vanish in the next fifty years. Depending on your age, get ready for that day.

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      glassvisage 7 years ago from Northern California

      Thank you all. I was thinking about the effectiveness of summits the other day when I was attending a clean-tech one... I'm not sure how much will be accomplished in Copenhagen, and I'm glad that I don't have to head the efforts because it's so difficult!

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      mico pabustan 7 years ago

      Base in my observations,the global warming is happening.And even now we still experience it.In order to prevent and stop this global warming,we must plant trees and also throw our garbages in its right disposal of waste.We have this eco camp and i realize that if we are aware what is happening to us then we can solve it as soon as it is still early.And my purpose also to join that camp is ti awaken the people what is the reality around us.

      So I must say that we must join together and stop this global warming.

      Its not too late for us to help the nature..

      Lets help together!!

      Thank you

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      vreccc 7 years ago from Concord, NH

      Before I say what I want to say, I feel I need to preface it as I'm sure I will be misunderstood.

      Preface:

      I am not a republican (democrat for that matter)

      I do not work for oil companies

      I don't own oil stock

      I love the earth

      I'm currently planning a home that will be totally off the grid using solar and wind power

      I believe in not be wasteful

      Etc. etc. etc.

      Okay, now that that is out of the way and can say what is in my heart.

      The global warming scare does not add up to me. First of all, the statement by Al Gore that "the science is settled" concerns me. I am a scientist. I have a PhD and have been trained in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. I understand science. The first thing any scientist will tell you is that science is NEVER settled. Our knowledge on any particular topic is always growing, evolving, and changing. To claim that we "know" something is claiming that we are God. I voted for Al Gore in 2000, however this statement, together with "I invented the internet" make it hard for me to take him seriously.

      More on Al Gore. Do you all here realize that Al Gore has a HUGE financial stake in the Carbon Trading Exchange in Europe? You can read about it here:

      http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=22663

      Keep in mind that the site above is a republican conservative site so it has its bias, but the info it shares can be backed up.

      Al Gore stands to make MILLIONS off of taxing carbon, whether as a straight carbon tax or cap and trade.

      Now, it's fine to make money. I want to make money. But to trot around the world striking the fear of global warming into people's hearts, while at the same laying the groundwork for reaping MILLIONS for the "solution" that you (Al Gore) are proposing is preposterous. I watched and appreciated "An Inconvenient Truth". Now I feel cheated. In light of what I know now, that wasn't a documentary, it was a commercial.

      Okay, I was going to say more, but I have to go take care of something. Maybe I'll come back and say more later. But let me just leave you with this question:

      How much of Al Gore's "passion" and "concern" for the planet is for you and me to have a clean place to live, and how much of it is for him to line his pockets off our fear?

      Regardless of whether or not humans are "causing" any changes in temperature, this whole thing stinks to me.

      Maurice Strong is another culprit. Look him up in Google. He's known as "Mr. Environment". He's also a billionaire, and will make billions more off of "Global Warming".

      More later.

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      vreccc 7 years ago from Concord, NH

      I found some non right/left wing resources on Al Gore and other key players who are hyping up global warming and stand to make big money off of it.

      http://warofillusions.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/oba...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOw1FHW0iiE

      http://www.canadafreepress.com/2007/cover031307.ht...

      http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-gore-set-to-become-...

      Okay, check the resources carefully for yourself. Remember, I'm not right wing and I'm not left wing. I actually think they are all working for the same global elite. When it comes down to it, Republican and Democrats is really the same thing, unfortunate. The same bankers fund their campaigns so there isn't much they can do if they want to get re elected.

      Anyway, think critically, but keep an open mind.

      Jonathan

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      glassvisage 7 years ago from Northern California

      Hey, good points, vreccc! I like that you have to preface things on this site so that you don't get attacked... I know what you mean! Thanks for contributing to the Hub! It's good to think critically about these things that become so controversial... I think that it's honestly something I don't do enough of.

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      mr williams 7 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

      Stopping Global Warming is inevitable. The reason why I say this is because too many human beings would prefer to do what they are most comfortable with (destroying the planet) and will not be too keen on change.

      Even if millions were to jump ship and actively participate in helping the planet, millions of others will continue to do the exact same thing that caused the destruction of our planet. Humans by nature are destructive and now the time has come when our reckless path will caught up to us. Its only a matter of time.

      Great hub

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      clarissa 7 years ago

      dapat nga maging thankful tau na meron tayong tinitirahang malinis at magandang planet eh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      MattnATL 7 years ago from Atlanta

      I know how to stop Global Warming: TURN OFF THE SUN!

      Always amazed when humans are so pompous as to think they could stop Global Warming (or Global Cooling for the matter)!!!

      Matt

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Well done glassvillage!

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      Abhay Thakare 7 years ago

      Plz paint all the building terrace all the world over in white colour,all the roads should be in white colour.Everybody should plant a tree on his/hers birthday.Am sure we will lower the temp 5 degrees within 1 year.

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      GoingGreenToday 7 years ago from Silverado, CA

      We CAN Stop Global Warming,

      it is possible for a critical mass in our society to be reached.

      A good plan that truly inspires me is as follows...1/3 of the US limiting their carbon(direct & indirect) footprint by 1/3 and we collectively reach the Kyoto Protocol AND THAT IS A GREAT START. I will even guarantee that if we hit this target , we would also hit "critical mass" and go way beyond the greenhouse Gas cuts asked for in the Kyoto Protocols.

      Awesome to think about!

      We can be very intentional with our efforts to curtail the worst of climate change and very efficient with our activities and choose to put our actions in areas that will givre us the most savings( stop chasing your tails)

      ....oh, and also FORGET about the half that doesn't want to change,period, just remove them from your mind and focus on finding the half that agree with you and also focus on how you can partner up with those in your local neighborhoods.

      I am most definitely not going to stop my actions because they would not jump on-board.

      What am I going to tell my children, "sorry, hon, I could have done something but my neighbors just couldn't agree with me?"...crazy talk

      Rubbish.

      Forget Government , forget industry...no one is priming themselves to step in and save us...there is no last minute Hollywood ending here...we need to act now and we CAN do this ourselves.

      If you want to know more about what I am talking about, go check out my website...and if you don't...please,do a little

      everyday for 3 months.

      You will be shocked and inspired by the results :)

      Scott Ankeny

      www.goinggreentoday.com

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      sendi 7 years ago

      Stopping Global Warming is inevitable.

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      electricsky 7 years ago from North Georgia

      I heard most of the CO2 emissions on our planet came from ocean evaporation, which makes sense because oceans outnumber land by about 7 to 8 parts ocean to 1 part land or something close to that. Which makes sense that it is the cause of CO2 levels in our atmosphere, however, hasn't it been that way for billions of years?

      When you compare the area of meltdown (maybe a few miles) at the poles, to the whole size of the earth, the meltdown area doesn't look that big. I do not think we should support such an awesome financial undertaking to stop global warming; at this time anyways.

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      braudboy 7 years ago from Long Beach, MS

      Man-made global warming is a hoax, plain and simple. It is very naïve to buy into these theories of man causing a problem with climate when history shows a clear pattern of prior climate fluctuations well before man's industrial era. Dont be so gullible. This is merely a political tool of the left to get more government control and higher taxes into the mix.

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      michaelatman 7 years ago from Loveland

      The anthropogenic element in global warming is far overstated. Unfortunately, it draws our attention away from far more serious matters like accumulative pollution. I notice no one is offering long-term solutions. I am. Learn about umPODS. Since we are restricted from promoting our hubs and other sites you will have to do a little searching. If you're curious, please check it out.

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      pichwai 7 years ago

      We can reduce the GLOBAL WARMING by our single effort, if each one family plant PEEPAL Tree (Indian Name of Tree, don’t know the English name).

      Every one takes care of that tree than we can save the earth from global warming.

      Only PEEPAL tree give Oxygen (O2) to us 24 hrs. & breathe Carbon dioxide (CO2) 24 hrs.

      Rest other tree only gives Oxygen in a day and take back Oxygen in night.

      So these PEEPAL Trees will helpful to remove Carbon dioxide (CO2) and save us & earth from Global warming.

      Start saving earth.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Start-saving-Earth-from-GL...

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      Blake Ford Hall 7 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

      Ok???

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      American Romance 7 years ago from America

      Nice write, but I believe global warming is nothing more than a power play by the wacko leftist environmentalist! this is a power play that will ruin the worlds economy! I believe this is what they talk about and desire behind closed doors. It bothers me when someone supports this theory.

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      FLUORESCENT LIGHT 6 years ago from England UK

      Umm! Very interesting, it's difficult to know what to believe sometimes!

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Fluorescent-Light-Lamp-Tub...

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      lele 6 years ago

      plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help us save earth!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      TopUniverse 6 years ago

      Global warming a serious problem in the world today, so everyone must follow and adhere to these ways.

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      chubatemjen 6 years ago

      we need to change our attitude, the way we see things around us..our planet is now on the edge of doomed..@

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      preston2farrell 6 years ago from White Plains

      Hey...This is the best information about global warming..i think all people should give attention on this topic..

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      HC0303 6 years ago

      We certainly can do our part to help the situation. While it is not practical to ask everyone to stop driving their cars we can ask them instead to minimize carbon monoxide emission, buy cars with better fuel consumption as this helps produce lower possible emissions. Get more people to take public transport or walk more and use the car less when possible.Don't fly when you can take the train or reduce traveling if you can by using more video conferencing for business trips.

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      old greg 6 years ago

      this cam in handy for some assement we got 3 weeks ago thnx

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      purnima dayal 6 years ago

      we have to change our mind for fighting to 'GLOBAL WARMING'

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      RESHMA RAVI 6 years ago

      REALLY GOOD INFORMATION AND V NEED TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING.

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      RESHMA RAVI 6 years ago

      V NEED TO DO ALL THAT V CAN TO PROTECT OUR EARTH AND MAKE IT A HAPPY PLACE TO LIVE IN.

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      hj 6 years ago

      nice

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      nobody 6 years ago

      this help a lot to the earth

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      Jonah 6 years ago

      We should listen to all these Ideas because this is a serious thing!

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      tinkerbell 6 years ago

      lol.

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      Akshay 6 years ago

      i dont thimk people nowadays do enough to negate global warming

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      Ways to stop Global Warming 6 years ago

      In my opinion one of the reason of the global warming is human technology advancement. In this regard we should follow go green strategy and remember 3Rs Reduce,Reuse and Recycle.

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      princess 5 years ago

      welldone,

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      hania 5 years ago

      welldone!!!!! !!!!!!!!

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      glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

      Thanks for the comments!

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      bhavingada 5 years ago

      ya i agreee that global warming should be stopped but we can't stop it that is the fact earth has to end on day to form new one

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      billgates 5 years ago

      thx for the comments i hope you can stop it

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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      "Basically, global warming is the recent increase in the average air and ocean temperature of the Earth as well as its expected continuation."

      What is the temperature of the Earth supposed to be?

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      glassvisage 5 years ago from Northern California

      nicomp, great question - one that there doesn't seem to be a universally agreed answer for!

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      Nope 5 years ago

      Hmmm, one thing that I believe I should point out, global warming is a natural process and there is no way off stopping global warming unless you have complete control of the sun's temperature and the Earths orbit.

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      pinky 5 years ago

      the answer is very good

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      Monika Paul 5 years ago

      it was very good discussion on Global warming, its very helpful to me as i m doing my research on that.Thanks

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      Conan98 5 years ago

      Perhaps this is a crazy thought, but what if we actually try to cool the earth instead of trying to get 7 billion people to change the way they live? Can't we run a series of big tubes up to 30,000 feet or so and let the cold air naturally sink, cooling strategic parts of the earth?

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      Dan Sheppard 5 years ago from Perth, Western Australia

      Your tips are presented with great detail, I like how you include the money saved. Most people will not doing anything to help unless they know they can save money doing so.

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      Pauline Denis 5 years ago

      I really had a detailed info about global warming it really deals with us and we potect our mother earth guys seriously if it continues our grand children are the who are going to face such a lt of problems but still try to plant trees it provides us many valueable things!

      "SAVE OUR EARTH" ( or else its going happen wht happened in the film "2012"tc protect earth)

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      Avery Vogel 5 years ago

      This Web site was very resourceful. I really loved the first video, it is the simple truth and if that many people have watched it then it must be at least part of the answer! I used some of this information for part of my project and everybody was really impressed about the information that I found. Thanks!!

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      toby 5 years ago

      Great ways!

      thanks for the comments

      Stop global warming ASAP!!!!!!!!!

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      NiNA LAE 5 years ago

      COLLIES RULE.

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      tvsen 5 years ago from UK

      Nice post. Thanks alot.

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      Reve 5 years ago from Dhaka

      Best way to stop global warming is to reduce level of Carbon di oxide and Nitrogen, lead on the atmosphere. Thanks for your thoughtful hub :)

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      man dude guy 5 years ago

      this is a great website about global warming.

      The 1st video told the truth of global warming.

      I got an 48 out of 50 in my project and most of my

      facts were from this site.

      It has really been helpful to me

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      no 5 years ago

      this was all a load of crap! !PATHETIC!

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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Conan98:

      "Can't we run a series of big tubes up to 30,000 feet or so and let the cold air naturally sink, cooling strategic parts of the earth?"

      ummm... no.

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      dani 4 years ago

      Good hub I have ever seen

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      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      What is the temperature of the Earth supposed to be?

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      super horny 4 years ago

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      teddy 4 years ago

      tnx guyz for saving our countres from global warming tnx a lot love ur all

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      nicomp really 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      How about a hybrid SUV? Is that OK?

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