Friday, December 7, 2007

Be Green

Scientific American recent article 10 Solutions for Climate Change included some amazing facts. I had no idea that 20 percent of human-made greenhouse gas emissions are produced by timber harvesting. Or that transportation is the second leading source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.. And each meat-eating American produces 1.5 tons more greenhouse gases through their food choice than do their vegetarian peers.

Finally, the article mentioned the "potential last resort" of geoengineering which looks like something from a Star Trek movie.

For the record, the 10 solutions are:
  1. Forego fossil fuels
  2. Infrastructure upgrade to buildings, highways, and transmission lines
  3. Move closer to work
  4. Consume less
  5. Be efficient with cars and energy-saving appliances
  6. Eat smart, go vegetarian
  7. Stop cutting down trees
  8. Unplug and use less electricity
  9. One child
  10. Future fuels - solar, nuclear, maybe biodiesel?

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