Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 22:18 UTC
Editorial Your computer is an important energy consumer in your home. Can you save energy when using it? This article offers a few tips.
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RE[3]: Cold summer
by smashIt on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 21:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cold summer"
smashIt
Member since:
2005-07-06

cutting on other harmful gases is OK, but CO2 is not the one we should avoid!


co2 is one to be avoided, but not the only one

but like with most big tasks:
you have to make the first step
and every little bit counts

so don't be lazy and turn off all devices you don't need
instead of a bigger airconditioner beef up the insulation of your hous
put some solar collectors on your roof because the sun shines for free

there is so much you can do today...

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RE[4]: Cold summer
by RshPL on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 21:34 in reply to "RE[3]: Cold summer"
RshPL Member since:
2009-03-13

CO2 is healthy for the vegetation, all the plants rely on it so what the hell? I am all for saving the planet, not polluting environment, not using rivers for waste dumps, saving endangered species etc... but CO2 is just silly. Even if global warming was harmful (I don't know), CO2 is a very minor greenhouse effect gas, and human produced CO2 is even less significant.

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RE[5]: Cold summer
by smashIt on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 22:05 in reply to "RE[4]: Cold summer"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

and human produced CO2 is even less significant.


well, thanks to humans the ammount of co2 in the air has increased by 20% over the last 50 years
and thats a hell of a lot of co2

and to quote wikipedia:
NOAA states in their May 2008 "State of the science fact sheet for ocean acidification" that:
"The oceans have absorbed about 50% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) released from the burning of fossil fuels, resulting in chemical reactions that lower ocean pH. This has caused an increase in hydrogen ion (acidity) of about 30% since the start of the industrial age through a process known as “ocean acidification.” A growing number of studies have demonstrated adverse impacts on marine organisms, including:

The rate at which reef-building corals produce their skeletons decreases, while production of numerous varieties of jellyfish increases.
The ability of marine algae and free-swimming zooplankton to maintain protective shells is reduced.
The survival of larval marine species, including commercial fish and shellfish, is reduced."

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