Posts Tagged With: global warming

Today’s Advice: Plant a tree.

plant-a-tree-in-haiti-for-arbor-day-by-taking-this-facebook-quiz-e4eb8a41c5

” Eight thousand years ago, when human beings settled and began to grow crops, half the planet’s land mass was covered in thick forest. Today, less than a third is still forested. Worldwide, over the last 10 years, forest cover has been reduced by 2.4%. In order to live, all plants on the planet release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. Two acres of mature forest absorb the equivalent of the carbon emissions from 100 midsize cars over a period of a year.

Plant a tree: You will be joining the fight against global warming and the atmospheric pollution caused by carbon dioxide emissions “.

-Abrams, “365 Ways To Save The Earth”, 2008

Advertisements
Categories: Daily Advice, Environmental Pollution, Global Warming, Green Tips | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Advice: Buy a refrigerator that does not damage the ozone layer or the climate.

green-refrigeration-lec-est-a-plus-fridge

International measures for halting the destruction of the ozone layer stipulate that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs( in refrigeration equipment must be replaced by hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which do not damage the ozone layer. Unfortunately, they do contribute significantly to climate change because they contain chlorine, which makes them far more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide. The anticipated increase in the use of HFCs by the year 2050 will contribute as much to global warming as all the private cars on the planet put together.

Refrigerators are available that contain neither CFCs no HCFCs but use isobutane instead. When you change your refrigerator, find out about models that do not either damage the ozone layer or contribute to climate change.

-Abrams, “365 Ways To Save The Earth”, 2008

Categories: Daily Advice | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Weather Channel

Does any one of you follow weather forecasts anymore? I don’t, so I just wanted to know if you do. Whats funny is that, I just discovered a channel that is completely dedicated to weather news/forecasts and it has a website as well, its called ‘The Weather Channel’. I’m sorry did I just hear you say that you already KNOW about this channel, well then I guess I’m too far behind for not knowing about it.

Personally without disrespect to other people, I don’t even remember when was the last time I even bothered taking a minute of my time checking the news for weather forecasts, I’m assuming it was before google most probably. Did you just hear what I just said, I said the last time I actually BOTHERED following the weather forecast, bothered means the last time I opened the TV with the least intention to not change the channel during the weather forecast news.

Untitled

Anyway, the point that I’m trying to reach here is that, the way we’ve been treating weather forecasts, looking at it as a means to buy tanning products, umbrellas or skiing gears won’t stay for long, from the Global warming changes that are occurring nowadays and will probably continue in the future, we should start educating ourselves by trying to understand the patterns and trends of changing weathers day after day, month after month and year after year. And the only way to learn that is by consistently following weather forecasts in a very disciplined manner and trying to understand how the changes are happening in various parts of the world and how can changes in weather in other parts of the world affect your country or city. No this isn’t only the job of weather forecasters, scientists or researchers, everyone should be his own researcher from now onwards.

Untitled999999

For all those people who don’t care to switch on the weather channel to watch a 2 minutes weather forecast highlights, and would rather prefer to go through sports highlights, be prepared to taste bitterness, because sometime in the near future, the weather channel will be the first channel we will subscribe for or prolly MUST subscribe, and weather forecasts will be the first updated information we would want to acquire as we wake up from sleep in the morning.

Categories: Global Warming | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

People of Earth, any last wishes before mission Oblivion?

No, this isn’t the prequel of cruise’s latest sci fi “Oblivion”, although the movie does leave many crucial Environmental messages to the audiences, for those who have already watched the movie will know what I’m referring to.

Unlike other previous greedy civilizations which raced to territorial expansion and other personal gains, this is the first civilization ever whose mission for more and more economic growth is on the verge of destroying planet earth.

I’ve discovered something new recently, a kind of knowledge that was already there for many years and global warming scientists are well aware of it but unfortunately this is the first time that it has come to my attention. Unless you are a science freak or someone who has read a lot about global warming in general might probably have heard or read somewhere that CO2 (Carbon dioxide concentration) levels have almost reached the mark of 400 ppm (parts per million).

Your question would most probably be what is ppm? Now I know most of you out there aren’t into chemistry or physics, as you can see I myself am not able to remember if CO2 was taught to me during chemistry classes or physics, most probably chemistry I think, please correct me if I’m wrong, either way it doesn’t really matter at this moment of time. I’ll make it easier for you to understand in a simple way, according to  Joe Romm’s blog post on thinkprogress.org/climate which is based on a research done by Jonathan G. Koomey

4koomey

CO2 levels for the past 12,000 years (a study done via Koomey)

It’s interesting to know that for approximately 12,000 years the CO2 concentration was at a static unchanged level of around 250-300 ppm (parts per million), but whats frightening is the fact that since the start of the 20th century (1900) it started going beyond 300 ppm and constantly increasing to the current level of approximately 400 ppm.

This technically means that for the first time in human history a 100 ppm has increased in only a century.

It is important to bring to everyone’s attention that this is not another movie on Global warming, or my attempt to include this post in the latest issue of National geographic or time magazine, no my fellow readers, this my dear friends is A REAL FACT which requires A REAL SOLUTION in order to avoid A REAL AND SAD TRAGEDY.

I rest my case 😐

Categories: Global Warming | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where were you that day?

Where were you that day?

Where were you when the whole family decided to transform their lifestyles and all my friends decided to look at the world in a different perspective? Where were you when all the lights in the neighborhood got switched off and the candles lit up to lighten homes and neighborhoods? Where were you when all the cars were parked in their garages all day long, thus the atmosphere was purified from its emissions? Where were you when we decided not to shower for one whole day and finally were able to live that one lazy shower free day that we always dreamt of? Where were you when we finally rode that rusty & dusty bicycle that was abandoned in the garage for several years, and when how other kids starting staring at the vintage bicycle with their huge eyeballs because they were too young to witness a BMX bicycle. Where were you when we were sitting out in the garden barbecuing steaks and burgers using wood fire instead of electric grillers and when all the people in our neighborhood starting raising board and paper signs of environmental messages targeting their community and the whole world? Where were you when they tried boldly with all their guts, raised voices and speaking emotions to set an example by going all the way out of their comfort zone to show and prove to the world a revolutionary statement that simply stated “WE CAN GO GREEN”, where were you?

environment_plant1

Where were you when all the kids and young adults were gaining fruitful awareness in class rooms and on the streets on the need to go Green and when large groups of kids and adults starting cleaning homes and streets for the whole world to witness? Where were you when my whole family including relatives started getting into positive conversations about green initiatives and daily sustainable activities? Where were you when for the first time ever I actually noticed people appreciating the greenery that they were surrounded by? Where were you when for the very first time I experience a home without an electronic or digital device flashing or blinking? Where were when for the first time I notice people actually appreciating our natural hot and humid weather we are surrounded by and blessed with and not complaining in Grievance about why their noisy air conditioners aren’t functioning while being very impatient for getting the telephone number of the closest air conditioner maintenance technician in town?

No honestly where were you when all the recycling bins in town were so filled up that probably for the first time ever it wasn’t able to meet all household recycling supplies? When the metro stations were so crowded with travelers in a chaotic state that it just hit the Metro authority’s infrastructure management on why the probability of this occurrence wasn’t envisioned and taken into consideration, where were you?

Where were you when all media companies lost huge amounts of revenues and profits because people had completely abandoned their TV’s for hours and hours? Where were you when we made fun of a few anti environmentalists who were not part of this revolution while holding on such an opposing and negative attitude towards environmental change?

Where were you when we mourned the finale of Earth day on April 22nd 2013?

Categories: Environmental themes | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blog at WordPress.com.