Comments on: Fuel for thought http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: mike http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-335949 Wed, 06 Aug 2008 13:23:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/#comment-335949 I have heard alot of buzz about carbon offsets and the different views people have on it. I personally went to a site ( www.beacarbonoffsetter.com) and calculated the amount of carbon I personally put into the air by doing all of the things I do on a daily basis. I used the second calculator under information and it gave me the carbon emission in tonage….. which was eye-opening to say the least. Up until now, I thought I was doing my fair share of protecting my environment in the ways I knew how….but I don’t feel that it is enough.
I am growing weary of hearing all the political views that say that I shouldn’t be concerned with the direction we are headed and yet I know in my heart that alot of things we do can’t possibly be good for the earth that my children are inheriting. I cannot think of the day I will be gone and my three girls will be left with a mess that we all could have helped to prevent but not take enough of an active role. It is just as much my problem, if not more than their problem.
In the end, because I am still searching for ways to personally change my ways, I purchased offsets off of the site. I figure that I can help to fund projects through people or organizations who have the knowledge and the resources to delegate the money to the best place. I liked this particular site because I could easily navigate through it and it wasn’t fussy. I actually am considering donating funds monthly.
I am glad there are people and organizations out there that are doing more to work toward a better understanding of our earth and how we can make it better today and for tomorrow. Anything else just seems irresponsible on our part. We only borrow this earth for the time that we are here. We should take care of it.
And for anyone who reads this blog, go to the website and calculate your yearly tonage. Maybe it will open your eyes too.

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By: Sustainable Home Design http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-335926 Mon, 04 Aug 2008 22:33:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/#comment-335926 The key is to get off anything that is considered “FUEL”.
Energy is our friend fuel is not.

Charles Precht
Sustainable Design
www.sustainablehomeplans.com

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By: schemer http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-335899 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 18:20:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/#comment-335899 Biofuel production is without doubt one hot topic these days. It provokes an entire spectrum of opinions from advocates and critics alike. Having initially been devised as a mechanism to reduce the world’s dependence on crude oil, the mass production of biofuel using food crops has precipitated another crisis — in the form of rocketing food prices and increased global famine. What are the possible reasons for this wretched situation? Was this outcome inevitable, or was it somehow avoidable?….(see link below)

http://www.bahaiperspectives.com/current -affairs/2008/07/31/coco-jambo/

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-335895 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 13:34:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/#comment-335895 A great many people still believe global warming is a hoax. Global climate change is a more acurate depiction. As some areas become hotter and drier, the regions residents become accutely aware. However, other regions temperatures while on average are slightly higher tend to be more moderate. Not as hot yet not quite as cold. This “If I don’t see it, I don’t believe it” mentality is unfortunate and dangerous. Without accurate information available to the entire public, consensus will elude us making change at any level impossible.

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By: Ecolocomotion http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-335894 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 10:24:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/#comment-335894 Yes speculation is a large part of the reason oil prices are at the level that they are but it would be short sighted and foolish to presume that oil is not running out, that peak oil is only a figment of the imagination. We need to find alternatives to our gas guzzlers and fast!

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By: Don - Canada http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-335891 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 01:59:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/#comment-335891 Something is really fishy with this whole oil price issue. It sure cannot be an issue of supply and demand. I live in north western Canada close to where oil and natural gas are produced. Up here the oil patch is slowing down supposedly because they can not get rid of the stuff. You should check out the articles/headlines for Fort St. John, B.C. Canada. Peaple are being laid off and jobs are getting harder to come by in the oil patch. If there was a real shortage you think there would be boom going on drilling and producing all they can. This is not the case, so one can only conclude there is a lot of speculation going.

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By: tom http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-335890 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 00:21:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/#comment-335890 yes screw the oil companies and prez bush… lets go green…..solar. wind, electric cars …yes

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By: Marvin Rothfusz http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/comment-page-1/#comment-335888 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 18:19:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2008/07/31/fuel-for-thought/#comment-335888 Let’s focus on priority #1: astmospheric carbon dioxide ppmv’s. Headlines are focusing on per barrel and per-gallon costs, without consideration of the consequences of using either. TV talk and documentary shows highlight drilling vs. deploying renewables–without mention of 385 parts per million, and climbing, levels of greenhouse gases. Clean coal talk should be honest about it’s CO2 emissions.
Let those who are serious about mitigation mention the numbers more than the emotions.

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