Global Warming

Atomic Powered Cell Phone

October 7, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_6667" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Atomic Powered Cellphone"][/caption]The Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan has developed an interesting atomic-powered source of electricity. They have actually used this to power a touch screen hand-held video player/cell phone. Now before you start protesting the use of atomic power (that will be a debate in future multi-part series), I am talking about using the protons (I ...

Poor Cow – Part 2

October 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6631" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cow gang in the morning"][/caption] The article mentioned in part one, suggests you not eat meat in an attempt to reduce the greenhouse gas (methane) caused by cows.  I propose that human emissions of methane could eclipse that of the cows raised for meat if we follow that advice and limit our intake to non-meat food.

Poor Cow – Part 1

October 5, 2009 / 1 Comment

[caption id="attachment_6605" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cows and wind turbines"][/caption] I came across an interesting article on combating global warming.  Aside from a picture of a cow with a gas-mask device to capture cow belches, another picture (see after the jump) shows another methane capture device.  Intended to capture cow farts, I can just feel sorry for the cow.  That hose feeding the ...

Nature Conservancy Launches Web Campaign to Educate and Inspire Action About Climate Change

September 27, 2009 / No Comments

Did you know that the carbon emissions caused by deforestation are greater than those caused by the entire global transportation sector? The Nature Conservancy wants to equip you with facts like this so you can start thinking about the solutions that nature holds for slowing carbon emissions and dealing with the effects of climate change. In fact, last week, the Nature ...

Switch Off Lights for 9 Minutes on September 9 2009, 09 09 09, 9/9/2009, 09/09/09

September 9, 2009 / No Comments

The Hubli - Dharwad Bank Employees Association in India has launched an awareness campaign on global warming called 99999 lights out. The Association has requested people to switch of all lights for 9 minutes at 9 pm on september 09. The uniqueness about this date 09.09.09 is it happens to be on a Wednesday and both Wednesday & September have 9 ...

Fight climate change like Churchill fought the Nazis, exhorts Al Gore

July 16, 2009 / No Comments

Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States, has resorted to the example of Winston Churchill in his latest word of warning about global warming.  Al Gore, environmental campaigner and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, also won an Oscar for his film titled An Inconvenient Truth – a film that helped bring the grave question of global climate change ...

G8 deal on global warming limit will pave way for post-Kyoto Protocol treaty

July 13, 2009 / No Comments

The agreement reached at the recent summit of the Group of Eight industrial nations (the G8) held in Italy to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) could help a post-Kyoto Protocol treaty materialize in December 2009. According to Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission (EC), an agreement on the global temperature target, ...

Global Warming by the Numbers

April 30, 2009 / No Comments

I listened to Jay Richards, PhD, give a Christian Perspective on the Environment. Besides some interesting questions that he posed such as "Is a warmer Earth bad?" he through out some numbers. Yeah, I know the warming trend is bad for some, now, but when considering the big picture over the course of many years, is a warmer Earth bad? This ...

Antarctic Sea Ice is Growing Thanks to Ozone Layer

April 28, 2009 / 2 Comments

I was confused before. I am even more confused now. Researchers are saying that Antarctic sea ice is growing rather than melting thanks to the hole in the ozone layer. And here we thought the hole was going to let too much heat in. [caption id="attachment_4840" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Ozone Effect: Antarctic Ice is Increasing"][/caption] The frozen seas surrounding the South Pole have increased ...

Japanese Swimsuits and Global Warming

April 22, 2009 / No Comments

Apparently Daimaru department store is all for global warming. The hotter it is the more they sell ... swimming suits that is. I suppose, in a pitch FOR global warming, Daimaru is selling swim suits in Japan 6 weeks EARLIER this year than normal. What's up with that? It seems to me that for good or for bad, everyone is trying to ...