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environmental picture

For our class of Climate Change we are planning to take a picture that shows the interaction of nature with people in a good environment and we need some innovative and original ideas for the picture. For example in what places we can take it, or what things could be our subject in the picture

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Let's talk about E-wastes

I have become interested with the issues regarding e-wastes, but I really do not have that much information about the subject. For this reason it would be nice of you people if we could use this space to share our ideas about e-wastes in general, such as our opinions on how it is handled, how it affects the areas we live in, or even some solutions and proposals that we might think of to provise solutions to this problem. ...more »

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Save hundreds of gallons of gasoline

I was recently stuck in a traffic jam heading into the Lincoln Tunnel, travelling eastbound from NJ to NYC. When I was stopped for more than a minute or two, I shut off my engine. When the traffic started to move again, I discovered that I did not have to turn my engine back on because the incline of the road, in the last mile leading to the tunnel, is steep enough so that when I simply let off my brakes, my car began ...more »

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Make simple living seem like a Cool idea

Create a game (for all ages) where you compete to use as few resources as possible, and enlist some popular recognizable faces to help promote it. A few opportunities for a younger person to experience actively reducing resource use will get them thinking and creating on their own. At our house, we play "living at sea on a sailboat", so we think of how much water and electricity we use, and how to make healthy dried food ...more »

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Air Quality = Climate Change Mitigation

Have an X style contest that offers patent support, purchase contract grants and cash rewards (say twelve, one million dollar prize/grants). The Winners design the most energy affordable, scalable, device/array system or bio-filter that removes carbon and, secondarily, particulate pollution from urban atmosphere areas. Criteria: -Least grid sourced electricity used -Least Water used. -Least expensive material construction ...more »

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URBAN SPRAWL

Provide awareness to consumers who buy homes in cleared land that is not in proximity to established infrastructure. Building roads to desolate areas is so detrimental to our planet in so many ways. It's so prevalent in Central Florida where developers rule.

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Reuse Styrofoam peanuts

These take forever to degrade - like almost never. What if we had enclosed areas on the ocean where they are floating on the water - in a net so that ocean life and birds can't eat them, but they reflect back the heat that the ocean normally absorbs. We could put these on land as well. As long as they are contained by a net, they will help reduce climate change. Even a little helps when everyone's ideas are adopted.

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White trash bags

Right now - most trashcan sized liners and leaf bags are black. They should be white so they reflect the sun's heat back off the planet. I'm thinking of hundreds of thousands of these bags at the dumpsites - all black and all absorbing heat into the earth because black absorbs more heat. If they were all white, they would contribute a little to the reduction of global warming.

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Commodity scarcity, the true how and why. Fix Mining!

Improve the economy with practical changes. Read this and demand your leaders to investigate it! Global Mining and Manufacturer’s Corporate Agendas Understanding the current base and precious metal mining industry is something that many people think they know. Mining is conducted in underground and surface mines, what more is there to know. Understanding there are two types of mining, would it be ‘historically’ plausible ...more »

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raise awareness

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 ...more »

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raise awareness

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 ...more »

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Cooling the oceans back down.

Humanity can aggressively address aquatic warming, simply by imposing much stricter regulations against continued aquatic thermal contamination. Taxes and tax incentives can be imposed. All weapons testing and other unnecessary thermal sources should be banned around the globe. All sea going vessels, nuclear reactors, city sewers, factories, industry, agriculture etc…on the open waters and along the shoreline should have ...more »

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Types of systems that can address global warming.

In tropical regions where the waters are extremely hot, yet very calm. Elevated solar structures can create surface cold-spotting, thus venting, while also converting the suns solar contribution into valuable electricity. Also, desert based elevated solar electric structures also promote cooling, in a cost effective manner, while allowing the potential for crops to be grown in the shade of the structures. These are just ...more »

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Reforestation and vegetation

Because deforestation has greately contributed to atmospheric warming, humanity needs to insist that everyone involved in timber removal is properly taxed, to insure that reforestation and revegetation efforts are taking place. Also, all solar projects need to receive the best tax incentives and funding possible, because converting solar energy into electricity helps to cool the planet by reducing the solar thermal contribution ...more »

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Reducing humanities aquatic thermal footprint.

In our effort to address aquatic warming, humanity needs to tax, restrict, reduce, and redirect as much of the current source of aquatic thermal contamination. To help stop and reverse the effects of our human related aquatic thermal accumulation. Our thermal contribution has accumulated, because teh oceans have a predominant downwards direction of conduction. We need to seriously address this problem, just as aggressively ...more »

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The harvesting of natural aquatic thermal sources.

To help compensate for humanities massive aquatic thermal contribution that has accumulated. We should seriously consider a tax for every substantial identifiable aquatic thermal contributor, to fund the effort of either harvesting or venting off many of the natural sources of aquatic thermal contribution. Such as thermal vents and stabilized volcanic fishers. To help compensate for our human contribution. This can be ...more »

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Desert based elevated solar, with crop growth.

If elevated solar structures were placed in the deserts, then crops might be growable in the shade created by the structures, which could also hold the watering system. On a large scale this would create a cooling affect by converting the solar energy into electricity and by having the vegetation obsorb much of the remaining filtered light energy. This would be a very cost effective measure of compensation, for it's size. ...more »

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Our greatest potential impact wiin the shortest amount of time.

To properly address "Global Warming" as quickly and aggressively as possible, and to do so in a cost effective manner. Humanity needs to start addressing "Aquatic Warming" just as aggressively as it has addressed CO2's, because it is at least as large a contributing factor that has even more potential to stabilize or moderate the climate. But before we can go any further and start implementing systems and measures, we ...more »

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Factors that humanity might be unaware of.

The reason that the planetary ice is melting ten times faster than the CO2 related predictions, is because the condition is actually being triggered by the neutralization of the normally predominant downwards direction of conduction within the planets colder regions. This is due to the aquatic thermal build-up created by mankinds massive thermal contribution into the oceans, which has accumulated due to the fact that ...more »

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Facing the facts head on!

It has been determined that "aquatic warming" is the key factor linked to the rapid decline of the planetary ice, and not just the atmospheric CO2 build-up. We cannot ignor this factor. The oceans are the greatest conductor of thermal energy on the planet. We must restore that which we've altered. We can do this in a cost effective manner by investing in projects that will create a return or substancial benefit. And there ...more »

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Global Warming

Mitigation of Global Warming at this late date will be HUGELY expensive and need a three-prong approach:1 buy sustainable energy equipment and barter it with foo big to fail fossil fuel firms for fossil fuel reserves to be held underground for posterity, 2 Buy fossil fuel reserves, 3 carbon capture and storage

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Tracefiers to remove pollutants from flue gases.

Carbon particulates up to three microns can be removed from flue gases. The process is to pass the polluted air through a duct where a solvent is sprayed across the flowing gas to lower than the saturation temperature at the pressure of the flue gas. Water can be used for most pollutans. Reactive fluids may be used to spray insoluble gases to precipitate the pollutants in the air. The suspended pollutants are dissoved ...more »

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