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Climate Change: What Will it Take?

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avarina Avatar
Posted: 07.22.10, 03:29 PM
The issue is going to be unfixed while the “parts” are compounded for searching the real ways to deal the problems by cooperation. There will no any confusion for global cooperation if each country is going to solve their ecological problems in the same way with international cooperation. The question is not like to solve everything together. But how don’t deepen it by forgetting to fix it firstly locally. And it’s perfectly the government responsibility to guide to it firstly, controlling causes and minimizing by it effects. What will it take? The influence of government and ecological local organizations would have more benefits. It works in some way like that but it doesn’t work properly. (as for as my country, I think) By minimizing pollution locally, making industry non-toxic, providing new standards for education like teaching new subject starting from primary school. Also new transport standards and strong scientific back ground for a new design for everything we are used too but it’s a highly danger for nature. While the government of our country is looking for a new price of transport taxes, ecological problems are going to be the same and more than it, they are going to be worse with each new year. For this moment it’s not hard to say that a great part of population of our planet just the consumers who aren’t thinking about ecology. If deepening the answer “What will it take” – The global change of minds. For the present it looks like trying. Hope it’ll be effective.
Ajax Avatar
Posted: 07.16.10, 11:25 AM
What's your education Stephen? sometime reading a lot doesn't equal reading critically.
Bob Bogaert Avatar
Bob Bogaert
Posted: 05.28.10, 07:07 PM
I recently finished a paper on Chinese renewable energy policy and must say that they are moving extremely fast legislatively and technologically and the whole research left me very hopeful. Their wind power industry has been growing 100% for about a decade (now around 25GW) Offshore wind is spreading fast. Legislation to get renewable electricity generation grid-connected has greater incentives and penalties attached than just a few years before. Large hydropower projects has 35 projects under construction of which Baihetan and Xiluodu are above 10GW capacity. On the issue of efficiency and conservation they have installed legislation that closed down hunderds of inefficient small coal plants, cement factories etc. Provincial politicians are now being evaluated not only by growth, but also by environmental criteria, broadening career incentives. China has been willing to make tough choices in supporting the renewable sector and it deserves credit. It moves as fast as is reasonable.
Fora2 Avatar
Posted: 05.26.10, 11:41 AM
We can get off most fossil fuels within 20-30 years if we put a concerted effort into solar, wind, fuel cells, electric cars, algae biofuels, and new nuclear technologies. We also need a new national smart power grid to move electricity. We can use a carbon tax on fossil fuels to pay for it, and it'll provide millions of JOBS that can't be exported. Europe & China are ALREADY doing this and America will lose out in future green energy technologies, if we don't. We owe it to our grandchildren.
Stephen Pare Avatar
Stephen Pare
Posted: 04.29.10, 08:28 PM
Quote: Originally Posted by Eric25001 Maybe no deal is better than a bad deal! Who dictates the deal? Why not work for clean cheap energy? Stop all the AGW hogwash and get on with what works! Science ==> clean cheap energy!! Or is that not the real agenda?? I was with you until "AGW hogwash" - I've taken some time to sort through the claims and counterclaims of climate change skeptics and scientists alike, and I'm persuaded of both the reality and the risk that it poses. But I'm always encouraged when skeptics (or, in your case it's outright rejection rather than skepticism, isn't it?) are willing to look for common ground on energy, as I suspect you are. Or am I too sanguine? Are you too cynical?
Eric25001 Avatar
Posted: 04.14.10, 01:35 AM
Maybe no deal is better than a bad deal! Who dictates the deal? Why not work for clean cheap energy? Stop all the AGW hogwash and get on with what works! Science ==> clean cheap energy!! Or is that not the real agenda??
khalina Avatar
Posted: 04.13.10, 04:51 PM
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