Hello I am Alex. I think it is strange how there was a massive drought this summer in the mid-United States. This hasn’t occurred for many years, and I believe it is definitely a sign that our climate is changing, wether it’s from Carbon Dioxide emissions, or from global pollution. We’ll have to wait and see if the drought worsens in the next few years, and if it does, we will have to take steps in order to preserve the climate of that region and to maintain the numerous crops that we depend on in order to survive.
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Greetings everyone! I’m Christine Chen, a 8th grader from Taiwan. I believe that global warming has a lot to do with our carbon emission. From what I had researched on, I’ve noticed a intersting relationship between the rising temperature and carbon usage. In 1900,the carbon emission in Taiwan was about 30 tons and the avearge land temperature was about 22.5 Celcius , in 2009 the carbon emission was about 75066 tons and the average land temperature was about 24 Celcius. From this you can notice that as the carbon emission increases, the temperature increses. In 1900 Taiwan’s technology was still not advance enough to have cars and other equipments that make our lives easier, so we produce less carbon, a hundred more years later, Taiwan has become more prosperous and there are more cars and factories so we produce more carbon. As we produce more carbon, the average temperature increases by 1.5 Celcius. This doesn’t sound much, but if the whole world’s average temperature rises, as it already had, it will cause the glaciers to melt, which would result in coastal flooding.
I feel as though there are several misconceptions as to what Climate Change does and how it directly effects us. What are your positions when it comes to the mitigation of Climate Change, and how would follow through with to have a significant international impact?
EU Air Pollution Costs Exceed $134 Billion — COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Air pollution isn’t just harmful — it’s expensive, resulting in health care and environmental costs of more than €100 billion ($130 billion) in 2009, the European Union’s environment agency said Thursday.
The energy sector had the highest pollution costs, followed by manufacturing and production processes, according to the report by the European Environment Agency. The findings underscore the environmental and health impacts of fossil fuel-based power generation
Still on board the Los Angeles bullet train - California is expected to add 17 million people by 2040. The state has little choice but to build transportation infrastructure to meet the growing demand; the only question is whether it should invest in freeways and airports, thus increasing our reliance on vehicles powered by fossil fuels and subject to traffic gridlock, or in clean, speedy trains on dedicated tracks that don’t get jammed.
Moreover, unlike freeways that require continual government expenditures to maintain, the train would be self-sustaining. Under even the most conservative assumptions considered in the business plan, the line is expected to turn a profit. But there are many many barriers that stand in front of this project.