Tuesday, October 21, 2008

An Article

I read an article in Mother Jones (this months issue is all over global warming) and here is the digest (and no the magazine didn't go through my digestive system) any way I'll start with this were not going to stop using fossil fuels by destroying them (okay we might but its unlikely that we'll destroy all of them) the Stone Age didn't end because they used up all the stones (quoted). Fact: enough solar energy falls on Earth to power 100% of the world for one year. Fact: enough wind blows through the Central Plains to power 100% of the USA (there are other places with wind too though). And Geothermal energy can supply a great amount of electricity. Notice that all of those are clean too. Now not all of that can be harnessed but if it is then it will supply the 100% of world I'm sure. Now we just have to tell important people send letters to the government, send chain emails maybe. Another fact for a thought (not really a fact): If you don't use all florescent light bulbs then you really really need to, like seriously if every American home replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.(quoted) But it is true so not only would you be doing Mother Nature a favor but you would save a lot of money. GO GREEN

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