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What can you do to reduce global warming?

  1. profile image45
    lancenposted 8 years ago

    we need to save our home, our country and the whole world.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No we don't.

    2. egiv profile image66
      egivposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In my opinion, the only way to see real change is to provide financial incentives. If fuel-efficient cars are more expensive than gas-guzzlers, people are going to get what they can afford (even if gas will drive the price up in the long-run). Populations, in general, just aren't capable of combining in an idealistic effort in which they don't personally gain. Even simple things like charging 5 cents per plastic bag at the grocery store make a big difference, because the cashiers are forced to ask, instead of using 20 super-harmful plastic bags for 24 items.

      I'm not saying I have the solution of how to do this, just my two cents.

      1. atil profile image56
        atilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Do you ever ask yourself why the Green cars are so expensive? All the green technology is very expensive to purchase solar panels,Windmills, all just a scam to get more money from the easily led!

        1. profile image0
          Star Witnessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Are you serious?  Or are you really just 20 years old and believe whatever 'rightist' conspiracy theory pulp you read?

          In my practice, solar panels and windmills are viable ways to produce energy for heat and light.  And they are becoming cheaper as technologies all the time.

          This whole thread reads like a bad comedy act.  Funny, though.

          1. tksensei profile image60
            tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Your "practice"? What's your practice?

      2. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It's not that they are not "capable," it's that they just aren't that stupid (usually & unless someone has a gun to [or inside] their heads).

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    The first thing we do is do away with all religions and belief in a higher authority.

    Once this is accomplished, we would be able to make huge advances in medical research(with regards to all diseases), science mastery and our philosophy about the way we view our existence.

    These things are fundamental to our way of life and requires nothing, including the influence of religion, to stand in the way of progress.

    Aging could be cured, which opens talks about "Immortal"ism among humankind.

    Diseases would be non-existent, because cures would be developed as fast, as they arrive.

    Space Exploration would explode huge.

    Computer technology would skyrocket.

    So many things could happen, IF humans got over their individual belief in a higher authority and became their own authority, which is rightfully the case to begin with.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is not the religion forum. Take your banal bigotry there.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It may not be a religious forum, but it's relevant.

        The topic says and I quote "What can you do to reduce global warming?"

        Well, it's my purpose to eliminate mysticism, which is directly linked to "religion" and that is directly related to people's inability to grow and understand how valueable life is really.

        So, before you begin bashing me.

        Get some clarity, first.

        DO NOT JUDGE what you do not understand.

        And, if you were of any sort of "religion", you now need to go see your priest- you've just sinned.

        Enjoy.

        1. Bentley Life profile image55
          Bentley Lifeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol ha ha
          religion is the only reason why airplane technology is still commercially accepted. People accept that they need to pray before and after landing so if that works they are ok with it.

          They have no clue that Schauberger, tt brown and even searl had blue prints for flight and energy sources that don't pollute and also never crash. They have no clue because they are sleeping in a religious state. Polluting the planet is only a dream. Wake UP

        2. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Not it's not. There is a whole section for you to vent your anti-religion bigotry, why not go there?

    2. profile image45
      lancenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      this is not about religion, this is about what's happening to our environment

  3. Pr0metheus profile image58
    Pr0metheusposted 8 years ago

    I replaced my gas guzzling mustang that I loved with an economy car.

    (Ignore the fact that someone else wrecked into it and totaled it.)

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Was it Al Gore?

      1. Pr0metheus profile image58
        Pr0metheusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not supposed to say (he's watching my every move).

        1. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I understand. Say no more.

          1. Jeffrey Neal profile image83
            Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I just assumed he already knew our every move on the internet since he invented it.

            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              He observes all from his base on the Moon.

              1. Pr0metheus profile image58
                Pr0metheusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                SHHH, He's watching you too!

                1. Jeffrey Neal profile image83
                  Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Yes, I would hate for him to get in his big jet airplane and come over here.  He would definitely find a way to tax me more when he saw how much my dog farts...talk about a carbon footprint.big_smile

                  1. dutchman1951 profile image60
                    dutchman1951posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    you guys want a laugh...the TENN. legislature is actualy considering a methane tax bill!!!!! no kidding. To nake Farmers clean up the cow waste so nearby neighbors can not smell it!!!!! If they are not re-cycling it they get taxed!

                    Al Gores' home state in action!

        2. ledefensetech profile image71
          ledefensetechposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          He's super serial about that global warming stuff.

  4. Jackson Riddle profile image52
    Jackson Riddleposted 8 years ago

    I'm going to be the future Al Gore, no joke. You'll here about me in about 10-15years time when I win my first Nobel Peace Prize.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why wait? You don't have to actually do anything to get one.

  5. EmpressFelicity profile image71
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    What can we as humans do to reduce global warming?  Little or nothing - the more I read up on it, the more I'm coming to the conclusion that global warming is not man made, and any man made component to it is dwarfed by other things like natural climatic cycles (of which we understand only a fraction as yet). 

    It makes sense to reduce our energy consumption so that we have as little dependence on imported oil/gas as possible.  But the whole idea of carbon trading, carbon capture and so forth?  It's bonkers - it's akin to King Canute standing on the seashore and telling the waves to go back.  I view carbon trading as yet another financial "bubble" in the making, in which a few people will make a lot of money out of the rest of us poor saps.

    I've had a good rant here.  I feel better now. smile

  6. profile image61
    C.J. Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Absolutely nothing. However we should be concerned with maintaining a healthy enviroment and ecology. egiv makes a good point when he/she ties economics to it. As long as it's cheaper to be dirty, things will be dirty. 
    Al Gore has created an enviromental scare for political purposes.
    You can't tax and spend your way to a cleaner enviroment.
    The same line was going around in the 70's except they were predicting an ice age.

  7. andromida profile image60
    andromidaposted 8 years ago

    As a normal man I can be more conscious about it only and watch the programs abt it on TV;yet, I can grow awareness by discussing about global warming with my parents and friends.smile

  8. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Nothing. It's a hoax. smile

  9. BloodRedPen profile image71
    BloodRedPenposted 8 years ago

    Global warming aka Al Gores gravy train - he made a fortune with it and carbon credits.

  10. Flightkeeper profile image70
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    Stop all animals from exhaling and farting, including humans.

    1. zadrobi profile image59
      zadrobiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well women don't fart so I guess they are much more eco-friendly than us males wink

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's a myth they want us to believe. smile

      2. profile image0
        Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We don't sweat either smile

  11. Wendi M profile image79
    Wendi Mposted 8 years ago

    Build a gigantic "solar powered" air conditioner!

  12. C.V.Rajan profile image77
    C.V.Rajanposted 8 years ago

    1) Stop smoking
    2) Don't go to religion forums in Hubpages and get heated up.

  13. EmpressFelicity profile image71
    EmpressFelicityposted 8 years ago

    Update: the UK Advertising Standards Authority is to investigate a government-sponsored climate change TV advertisement featuring a bed time story about the catastrophic effects of too much CO2 in the atmosphere (think cartoons of drowning rabbits and kittens and you get the picture).  Apparently it's had 350 complaints from viewers who, like me, don't take kindly to the government spending taxpayers' money on blatant propaganda.

    I don't watch much TV so haven't seen it, but if you want to read more, here's a link:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … aints.html

 
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