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Discussions Discussion How low can you go?
Anisia KUSA, Dec. 6, 2012

I took the carbon footprint test again and made a big change to the way I live, how many flights I take, etc., I changed it enough to where I was living a lot differently but still comfortably. And still the number was not even close to 1000. I was actually disappointed because I know personally and honestly that I would not be very willing to make any other changes and I defiantly see the problem and how critical it is for EVERYONE to change their way of life. I have to admit I did not think it would be that much. I don’t think humans are going to be willing to make that big of change.

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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin Dec. 6, 2012
    Anisia- don't get discouraged. In Alaska, it is exceedingly difficult to get your emissions down to a fully sustainable level, and much of the reason for this has nothing to do with you! Alaska gets a large percentage (about 75%) of it's electricity from non-sustainable resources like coal, oil and natural gas. In the future, Alaska could reduce it's total footprint tremendously by switching to wind, geothermal, and (in the spring-to-fall) solar. Furthermore, in Alaska you must heat your homes! But there are ways to do that more sustainably, for example with natural gas instead of fuel oil.

    1000 kg is a target to help frame the problem — but any meaningful reduction is a step in the right direction!

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Discussions Discussion Climate Change Denial
Spencer D-USA, Nov. 15, 2012

Climate change is supported in many ways. One of the supporting evidence is the retreating glaciers worldwide. Glaciers in Tibet, Alaska, the Rocky Mountains, the Arctic, and in many more places have been reporting an increase in the retreat of ice of the glaciers. Members of the IPCC (intergovernmental panel on climate change) are positive that this is a result from extensive carbon emissions, from man-made objects. Climate change is factual, but are humans responsible for it? Sort of. Climate has shifted in the past 4.6 billion years naturally; with ginormous ice fields, high sea levels, etc. However, there is evidence to the increasing PPM of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and other greenhouse gases. This increase of greenhouse gases trap sun rays from leaving the atmosphere, increasing the heat.

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  • Jonathan C-USA Jonathan C-USA May 20, 2013
    I agree. Climate change is definitely happening and it may not be because of humans but we could help

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Discussions Discussion Climate Change Denial
Lea C-USA, Nov. 14, 2012

Climate change is here and its happening now. Not only is it happening in large amounts but it’s happening really fast also. Today during lunch I was having a conversation with my friend about climate change. But she said something that I found a little shocking. She said, “Lea, climate change is not real so we have nothing to worry about.” Now before this conversation I really didn’t think that no one belived in climate change. You see it on the news all the times and increase in hurricanes and tornados can be indirectly linked to it also. So after she told me this I did a little reasearch on the topic. And not only is climate change real, Professor William D. Nordhaus from Yale writes, but it has some dire consequences. So if you want to read more about how climate change is happening, I encourage you to click on the link.

http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/global-warming-real-has-consequences-part-i
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Discussions Discussion Is climate change real? Is it mostly human …
Jason Hodin, Aug. 31, 2012

Billy Nye says parents should think of their children when denying evolution. Can the same argument be made for climate change denial?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHbYJfwFgOU
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