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Build & Operate Buildings GREEN, Everyone Profit$

Buidlings account for ~ 40% of CO2 emissions & 72% of electrical consumption in the US ! All existing buildings, especially Federal buildings should be benchmarked with EnergyStar and be operated to meet at least a rating of 75. Then the building operators should keep on improving the EnergyStar rating , New buildings should designed to meet an EnergyStar rating of at least 80, with the help of Target Finder. It’s ...more »

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REDUCING GHG AND CLIMATE CHANGE

What if Global Warming and Severe Climate Changes could be reduced and ultimately eliminated? What if soil erosion could be reversed and unusable agricultural land could be reclaimed? What if crop production could be increased 20% and germination of seeds accelerated. What if landfills were no longer needed for any organic waste? What if by increasing soil carbon we could emit 336 TRILLION fewer kg of carbon in the form ...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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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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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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Enhanced Geothermal Systems sequester CO2

If I read right “Future of Enhanced Geothermal Systems” MIT School of Engineering did for federal government 2007 (http://geothermal.inel.gov), CO2 is better than H2O as hydraulic/heat-transfer fluid for Enhanced Geothermal Systems. Also, 70 years output from 500 MW coal-fired plant would fill 1 of 15 hot-rock reservoirs needed to replace 100MW coal-fired plant sustainably, assuming 100MW EGS would need 0.5km3 pore space ...more »

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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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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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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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Kenitec energies in flowing streams suited for low head turbine

Most neglected but of great potential are kenetic energies in rivers/stsreams, sea waves, and wind. Torque is amplified by multiple propellers in a common shaft to power gear pumps. Several gear pumps can be connected in series to increase water pressure to that required by a low head electrric generator. Several headers from sets of gear pumps can be accumulated into an accumulator with a relief valve. The system can ...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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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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THE MECHANICS OF EARTH’S CLIMATE ENVIRONS

THE MECHANICS OF EARTH’S CLIMATE ENVIRONS “The more you understand it, the more you realize you don’t have to answer the question of whether or not something is conscious in order to define consciousness”. But, he said, it’s important not to come up with a definition before we’ve understood all the elements that need to be encompassed in that definition, least we suffer what he calls “the heartbreak of premature definition,” ...more »

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A better understanding of global warming.

Humanity needs to realize that CO2's are not the only massive environmetal contribution that has accumulated. Our just as massive aquatic thermal contribution has also accumulated and spread worldwide. Triggering the rapid rate of decline in the planetary ice and greatly contributing to climate change. This is why the ice is declining over ten times faster than their CO2 related predictions. The oceans have a predominant ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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