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Hi everybody! My name is Agnes, I am 13 years old and in grade 8.I live in Taipei,Taiwan and I’m studying at Dominican International School. I’d like to talk about the carbon footprint in Taiwan,recently I’ve learned that Taiwan’s footprint is much higher than the average of the world. I think most of the footprint is caused by what we do when we are home.
Summer in Taiwan can be very hot and many families use the air conditioner to cool down. When people are inside a building they would open the air conditioner so often. Like our house we will turn on each room’s air conditioner when we are in different room. I want to do the best I could to help Taiwan to reduce carbon footprint so I will use the fans instead of air conditioner.
However, winter in Taiwan can be pretty cold as well and people use heaters to keep warm. I think we could use thick blankets or sleep together with our parents to use only one heater.
I was asked by Nathan to make this an “official” ISCFC discussion.
While the topic is appropriate, the content is not.
This entire entry below by Nathan was plagiarized from the Wall Street Journal.
“No Need to Panic about Global Warming” from January 2012
We at the ISCFC are seeking opinion and discussion, not copy & paste without attribution.
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