Comments on: What can ordinary people do to slow climate change? Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: darlingsapphire Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:56:34 +0000 I did forget to mention:
My hydro bill is very low,because I only use what I need, and my water consumption is low because I reuse my
water:when wash water runs from washing machine I collect it in large pails and use it for more soiled cloths.If I buy something in a box or package I ask the store if I can put it in my bag and they can dispose of the carton. I live within my means and I don’t need wind-
power that can surely create problems, nor nuclear power
which definitely is dangerous…solar power energy too
will create problems. My solution was to use less energy,
and save money.

By: darlingsapphire Wed, 16 Dec 2009 17:43:58 +0000 Born 1935- always loved what the Good Creator has given
to this planet, for we humans to share and admire and
respect. Climate change..well:
Income of only $14,000.00 yearly.
Little or no garbage,once/twice a year for collection.
I buy only the basics – I own no so-called junk.
My clothes are from goodwill stores, except shoes boots &
underwear (which I often make myself).
My back yard is a little forest.
I eat very little meat – fish and eggs 2-3 times a week.
I care for animals – they get the best, I come second.
No Cosmetics/ one bar of soap/ laundry soap/ no air-
fresheners because my home doesn’t smell.
Small toaster oven, one pan/ one pot/few old wood
furnitures (tables,beds,couch,chairs)/ land phone.
I haven’t been sick for fifteen years – I do ask the
Spirit of Life to give me strength to keep caring for
these animals – and seemingly it has been. I do appear
many years younger than my age. I have learned so much
from God’s beautiful animals – they seem to have re-
stored the goodness seen within me, and do keep me happy,
inspite of all the ugliness that’s in world from humans
who care not to live with common sense, compassion,
empathy, reasoning and wisdom. It’s a very good life –
people should try it – for the sake of the animals, the
environment and themselves.

By: HarshVyas Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:49:08 +0000 Many people are helping to fighting against globle warming but the whole problem is USA

from 1900 to 2005
usa carbon dioxide emissions is nearly 318,432.1

china 92,949.9

india 25,895.4

Units: Million metric tons of carbon dioxide
the major damage is done by usa
details taken from…. atmosphere/variable-779.html

The question rises who is responsible for the globle warming and why usa is not taking any responsibility?

By: charliemax Wed, 16 Dec 2009 06:36:08 +0000 Stop breathing, or at least spare us your religious rants. Not all of us are members of your church.

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By: Sc0tt Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:25:38 +0000 I agree people can make simple changes that taken as a whole can have a significant impact. More than not, these changes while having a positive environmental impact also save you money!

However, the most important thing anyone can do at this point is to contact your representatives in Congress and tell them you support robust climate legislation. The next industrial revolution is going to be a clean energy revolution and the countries that innovate and lead in these technologies are going to be the new leading economic powers in the world.

By: ICUR12 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 15:12:07 +0000 Lets just eliminate CO2. That will cause all of the trees to die. When the trees don’t produce any oxygen we will die and there will be no more polution.

What a bunch of idiots!

By: Pete_Murphy Tue, 15 Dec 2009 13:16:13 +0000 These plans for cutting consumption of products ignores the fact that per capita consumption and per capita employment are inextricably linked. Cutting per capita consumption is a recipe for rising unemployment and poverty.

Worse, every bit of these gains would be undone if the U.S. grows its population by 50% by 2050, as it plans to do through immigration. What has been gained by cutting our per capita carbon emissions by 50% if we double our carbon emitters? Nothing.

If we want all people of the earth to have the ability to enjoy a high standard of living, reducing our population over time through non-coercive means has to be part of any plan to cut emissions.

By: jjohorey Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:33:27 +0000 It is even more important for us all to become aware and alert about how we, the ordinary people, can slow down climate change especially in the face of an extremely disturbing uncertainty as to the final outcome regarding measures to slow down climate change at the Copenhagen summit. What is alarming, disturbing and shocking is the complete lack of agreement and cohesion among nations at the Copenhagen summit….why can a consensus not be worked out?At least we can do our bit for our planet through measures such as using bicycles,walking to work and growing more trees.

By: Common.Sense Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:14:19 +0000 I find it ironic that in the midst of a boiling climate debate:
“BAGHDAD, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Deal makers from the world’s largest energy firms assembled amid tight security at Iraq’s Oil Ministry on Friday to compete for deals to develop some of the country’s most prized oilfields.” (see Reuters article from 4 days ago) 92EQ20091211
Isn’t it strange that those who have the power to do the most good, are the ones that repeatedly do the most harm?