hi! My name is Dina Amin, I am from Sweden. I have just calculated my carbon footprint, and the result is very low, do you have some advice how to increase it, so it becomes normal? :)
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My family footprint is ginormous, all because of my family’s obsession with trips to tropical countries. I do my best to prevent them from flying in a giant metal bird three times a year but all I can menage to do is to anger them. I personally don’t want to go anywhere, I want to stay home all year. I love home, and I feel bad for having an enormous impact on the planet because of forced trips. What I want to say is that some people don’t want to go anywhere, but they’re forced to by their parents, you may care or care not, I’m here to leave information and complain on the internet a bit.
Politics have a great inpact on the enviroment. I think that if any political view would be the most enviromental would be anarchy if all technology would fail at the same time, but monarchy could also work if the emperor/king/whatever would actually be good enough to think for everyone. Sadly, human greed will still exist and eventually all will fail. What I want to hear are political views that could be good for the enviroment.
Curiosity, the most complex and powerful robotic spacecraft ever built for work on distant planets is being readied for launch to Mars on Saturday. Curiosity is on a mission to look for organic compounds and signs of whether the planet might be - or might ever have been - habitable.
The nuclear-powered craft will reach Mars next August, entering the thin atmosphere at 3,200mph for a descent to the floor of a 100-mile-wide crater. Check out this very neat video of the space rover’s mission.
Carbon emissions divide ‘can be bridged: The new report, Bridging the Emissions Gap, by The United Nations Environment Programme (Unep), says that if sectors such as energy, farming, forestry and transport all cut emissions by feasible amounts, global warming can be kept below 2C. But countries’ current pledges are not enough to meet the 2C target.
Nothing revolutionary is needed, they conclude, if every sector makes its appropriate cuts. And the cost would be small. So, there is hope. Now, there must be the will to do it.
West Africa, A Radio Station (Built From Podcasts) For Democracy: West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) is promoting open society through their broadcasts, which they’ve hacked together from technology designed for music sharing in the developed world.
Launched by George Soros’ Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), West Africa Democracy Radio is a French- and English-language radio service that broadcasts in Dakar, Senegal and distributes content to more than 30 partner community stations throughout West Africa via satellite and CD.
Video of Peter Kahler, director of WADR, discussing how the station is innovating
I think that there should be a small country that would be like the old times, farming own food and stuff. Not many maybe would actually live there, but it would have the honor to be the most enviromental country in the world. No unnecessary electronics. It could work, humanity went through worse.
I think that everything a human need is food, water and some kind of shelter so that we won’t freeze to death etc. We don’t NEED cellphones, computers, music, soft furniture, ton of clothes, cars and so on. But there is something I started to think about, and that is; Do we really need school? At first I thought: Ofc, if we don’t have education we won’t get money and stuff, but then I thought that if NOBODY have education, we would be equal (except for the things that the older people have learned from experience). It’s an interesting thought and I just wanted to share it, even though I know it wouldn’t work out in this society.
(((Another thing is that even if we don’t need stuff like cellphones, music and things like that to survive we still kind of need it. We’ve gotten used to live in luxury and it’s hard to learn to live not to have those things. I know that you probably will think this is stupid, but there are some things in life for a human that is important to them. For a human to have a personality we may need those “want” things.)))
Yandex To Become Default Search Engine On Windows Phone In Russia–Yandex, the Russian online search and advertising giant, has teamed up with Microsoft, Nokia, HTC and Samsung to become the default search engine on the latest – and upcoming – Windows Phone smartphones in Russia. Yandex’s share of the Russian search market averaged 62.7 percent in Q3 2011, trumping Google by a margin.