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Hello

My name is Dean Carroll.I am a normal workimg 24 year old living in Australia.

I care for the environment and worry about global warming.I believe people especially young people are not educated enough on these major issues facing humanity.I recently watched two very good documentaries called Surviving Progress and the 11th Hour.These programs are show on TV but not enough.Al Gore also has a good documentary called An Inconveniant Truth.These three documentaries and others like them should be subsidised by government so the can be aired on national TV stations more often so most people can watch them and get people talking about this very real issue.

Also a big step to changing attitude is to show these types of documentaries to the youth of society while they are in high school classes.It will promote recycling, encourage the reusing of items and objects.Hopefully curb and discourage the greedy capitalist and wasteful societies that we have become.This school program scheme is a very good way of raising awareness amongst the young masses.

Another simple advert or program that could be shown on TV or in schools is about turning off the tap as one brushes ones teeth,simply topic but one that wastes millions of water each year.

Thank you for your time and I hope as an influential department you can try put these schemes or similar into motion.

Dean Carroll

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Submitted by 2 years ago

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  1. Yes, we need to save our farms from global warming. Global Thermostat has the technology to make it technically feasible and almost economically feasible. Since everyone needs to eat, saving our farms from global warming is very much the sort of for the general good project that national governments ought to invest in. It will take about one hundred times the United States annual GDP to implement the solution described on the Global Thermostat website. The United States spent as much on World War II to save the world for democracy as on the rest of its economy for 12 years before during and after World War II, and came out of it with a much stronger economy than it had going in. We should at least try getting a good start on this, and keep at it as long as the unemployment rate remains higher than the ten-year treasury bond interest rate.

    1 year ago
  2. In my family, we turn off the TV and lights to spend some "human time" together. It is a great de-stressor to turn off our always on connections and just spend some quiet time together. If we think of the minimum we need to get by, and make a game of it, we find we use a lot less.

    1 year ago

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