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Global Warming and what you can do to against it

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by .., Jan 16, 2010.

  1. ..

    .. Flightless Bird

    Dear All,
    As you know global warming is endangering the future of life on the
    planet. It will also affect us;
    rising sea levels, dwindling water supplies, mass deaths due to heat
    waves, stoppage of the gulfstream, which
    brings milder climate to north of Europe, super hurricanes, less food
    due to droughts are some of the effects.
    As you also know global warming is produced due to CO2 emissions
    coming from burning of fossil fuels. So what
    can every single person do to reduce global warming ?


    1) Insulation: Do you know that you can save 50% of heating energy
    (and money) by insulation ? Especially in
    the times the financial crisis, you can make the insulation cheaper
    and save the money when oil, natural gas and
    coal prices are higher due to higher demand. What needs to be
    insulated ? Firstly the Roof, since warmer air
    goes up, then the windows (tripple glass or at least dual glass and
    shutters for additional insulation at night,
    and in summer time), then the outer walls. Also small cracks, leaks in
    weatherstrips etc should be eliminated.
    An infrared inspection of your house for heat losses would be the best
    way to find out what else can be done.
    A wintergarden will help heating your house additionally in winter
    time.

    2) Using rechargable batteries instead of alkaline batteries, and
    charge them during less demand ours like at night
    will also save a lot of energy and money.

    3) Lightning; the use of Compact fluorescent lamps instead of
    traditioanl light bulbs will save 80% of energy, the
    use of very new LED lamps will save even more.

    4) Buying local. Most of the energy is spent for transportation of
    imported goods, especially food. By buying local
    made food you not only save a lot of energy, but also create more jobs
    at home.

    5) Heating; there are several way to save energy and money by changing
    the heating method; you can use the free heat of the nature by adding
    a solar thermal equipment to heat the water for taking showers and
    also to heat your home. Additionally you can use a heating pump, which
    funtions like a reverse fridge; it takes the heat of the outside and
    transfers it to your home. You use much much less energy to do this
    (electricity to pump a liquid).

    6) Your car; by buying a hybrid car you save 30% of fuel, by
    converting your car to CNG (compressed natural gas) you can save a lot
    of CO2, since CNG has much less carbon but more hydrogen, which will
    result in water (CH4 instead of C8H18). CNG will also result in much
    more energy output per mass. The conversion is not very expensive. It
    is totally save, since the storage has to resist a certain pressure.
    Of course there are also other smaller things you have to consider:
    - Each 60 pounds increases fuel consumption by 10%.
    - Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard braking)
    wastes gas. It can lower your highway gas
    mileage 33% and city mileage 5%.
    - Drive at lowest and constant rpms; 2000 rpm are enough; you can save
    up to 30%. Even a Porsche can be driven
    at the 4th gear at 20 mph and at the 6th gear at 50 mph with 2.5
    times less fuel consumption.
    - Avoid high speeds. Driving 75 mph, rather than 65 mph, could cut
    your fuel economy by 15%.
    - Use air conditioning only when necessary
    - Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to improve your gasoline
    mileage by around 3.3%.
    - Replace clogged air filters to improve gas mileage by as much as 10%
    and protect your engine
    - Combine errands into one trip. Several short trips, each one taken
    from a cold start, can use twice as much fuel
    as one trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Do
    not forget that in the first mile your car uses
    8 times more fuel, in the second mile 4 times and only after the
    fourth mile it becomes normal

    7) Buying A++ or A+++ equipments. The extra money you pay for this
    will be back in 1-2 years. It will save a lot of
    CO2.

    8) Try to save also energy at your job; you can do it by insulation,
    more efficient processes, heat recovery, more
    efficient pumps/engines, low temperature processses, material
    saving, water savings, optimization, automatic
    turning off of unnecessary energy using processes, control if some
    processes are really necessary (the change
    of some processes makes other processes sometimes unnecesarry on
    which nobody has thought about).

    9) Solar cells for your own home; at the moment solar cells are very
    cheap since there is an overproduction.
    These cells can operate a fridge for example.

    Regards.
     
  2. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    ... wrote:
    > Dear All,
    > As you know global warming is endangering the future of life on the
    > planet. It will also affect us;
    > rising sea levels, dwindling water supplies, mass deaths due to heat
    > waves, stoppage of the gulfstream, which
    > brings milder climate to north of Europe, super hurricanes, less food
    > due to droughts are some of the effects.
    > As you also know global warming is produced due to CO2 emissions
    > coming from burning of fossil fuels. So what
    > can every single person do to reduce global warming ?
    >
    >
    > 1) Insulation: Do you know that you can save 50% of heating energy
    > (and money) by insulation ? Especially in
    > the times the financial crisis, you can make the insulation cheaper
    > and save the money when oil, natural gas and
    > coal prices are higher due to higher demand. What needs to be
    > insulated ? Firstly the Roof, since warmer air
    > goes up, then the windows (tripple glass or at least dual glass and
    > shutters for additional insulation at night,
    > and in summer time), then the outer walls. Also small cracks, leaks in
    > weatherstrips etc should be eliminated.
    > An infrared inspection of your house for heat losses would be the best
    > way to find out what else can be done.
    > A wintergarden will help heating your house additionally in winter
    > time.
    >
    > 2) Using rechargable batteries instead of alkaline batteries, and
    > charge them during less demand ours like at night
    > will also save a lot of energy and money.
    >
    > 3) Lightning; the use of Compact fluorescent lamps instead of
    > traditioanl light bulbs will save 80% of energy, the
    > use of very new LED lamps will save even more.
    >
    > 4) Buying local. Most of the energy is spent for transportation of
    > imported goods, especially food. By buying local
    > made food you not only save a lot of energy, but also create more jobs
    > at home.
    >
    > 5) Heating; there are several way to save energy and money by changing
    > the heating method; you can use the free heat of the nature by adding
    > a solar thermal equipment to heat the water for taking showers and
    > also to heat your home. Additionally you can use a heating pump, which
    > funtions like a reverse fridge; it takes the heat of the outside and
    > transfers it to your home. You use much much less energy to do this
    > (electricity to pump a liquid).
    >
    > 6) Your car; by buying a hybrid car you save 30% of fuel, by
    > converting your car to CNG (compressed natural gas) you can save a lot
    > of CO2, since CNG has much less carbon but more hydrogen, which will
    > result in water (CH4 instead of C8H18). CNG will also result in much
    > more energy output per mass. The conversion is not very expensive. It
    > is totally save, since the storage has to resist a certain pressure.
    > Of course there are also other smaller things you have to consider:
    > - Each 60 pounds increases fuel consumption by 10%.
    > - Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard braking)
    > wastes gas. It can lower your highway gas
    > mileage 33% and city mileage 5%.
    > - Drive at lowest and constant rpms; 2000 rpm are enough; you can save
    > up to 30%. Even a Porsche can be driven
    > at the 4th gear at 20 mph and at the 6th gear at 50 mph with 2.5
    > times less fuel consumption.
    > - Avoid high speeds. Driving 75 mph, rather than 65 mph, could cut
    > your fuel economy by 15%.
    > - Use air conditioning only when necessary
    > - Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to improve your gasoline
    > mileage by around 3.3%.
    > - Replace clogged air filters to improve gas mileage by as much as 10%
    > and protect your engine
    > - Combine errands into one trip. Several short trips, each one taken
    > from a cold start, can use twice as much fuel
    > as one trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Do
    > not forget that in the first mile your car uses
    > 8 times more fuel, in the second mile 4 times and only after the
    > fourth mile it becomes normal
    >
    > 7) Buying A++ or A+++ equipments. The extra money you pay for this
    > will be back in 1-2 years. It will save a lot of
    > CO2.
    >
    > 8) Try to save also energy at your job; you can do it by insulation,
    > more efficient processes, heat recovery, more
    > efficient pumps/engines, low temperature processses, material
    > saving, water savings, optimization, automatic
    > turning off of unnecessary energy using processes, control if some
    > processes are really necessary (the change
    > of some processes makes other processes sometimes unnecesarry on
    > which nobody has thought about).
    >
    > 9) Solar cells for your own home; at the moment solar cells are very
    > cheap since there is an overproduction.
    > These cells can operate a fridge for example.
    >


    There are many who claim there is NO correlation between energy use and
    alleged global warming.
     
  3. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    HeyBub wrote:
    > .. wrote:
    >> Dear All,
    >> As you know global warming is endangering the future of life on the
    >> planet. It will also affect us;
    >> rising sea levels, dwindling water supplies, mass deaths due to heat
    >> waves, stoppage of the gulfstream, which
    >> brings milder climate to north of Europe, super hurricanes, less food
    >> due to droughts are some of the effects.
    >> As you also know global warming is produced due to CO2 emissions
    >> coming from burning of fossil fuels. So what
    >> can every single person do to reduce global warming ?
    >>
    >>
    >> 1) Insulation: Do you know that you can save 50% of heating energy
    >> (and money) by insulation ? Especially in
    >> the times the financial crisis, you can make the insulation cheaper
    >> and save the money when oil, natural gas and
    >> coal prices are higher due to higher demand. What needs to be
    >> insulated ? Firstly the Roof, since warmer air
    >> goes up, then the windows (tripple glass or at least dual glass and
    >> shutters for additional insulation at night,
    >> and in summer time), then the outer walls. Also small cracks, leaks
    >> in weatherstrips etc should be eliminated.
    >> An infrared inspection of your house for heat losses would be the
    >> best way to find out what else can be done.
    >> A wintergarden will help heating your house additionally in winter
    >> time.
    >>
    >> 2) Using rechargable batteries instead of alkaline batteries, and
    >> charge them during less demand ours like at night
    >> will also save a lot of energy and money.
    >>
    >> 3) Lightning; the use of Compact fluorescent lamps instead of
    >> traditioanl light bulbs will save 80% of energy, the
    >> use of very new LED lamps will save even more.
    >>
    >> 4) Buying local. Most of the energy is spent for transportation of
    >> imported goods, especially food. By buying local
    >> made food you not only save a lot of energy, but also create more
    >> jobs at home.
    >>
    >> 5) Heating; there are several way to save energy and money by
    >> changing the heating method; you can use the free heat of the nature
    >> by adding a solar thermal equipment to heat the water for taking
    >> showers and also to heat your home. Additionally you can use a
    >> heating pump, which funtions like a reverse fridge; it takes the
    >> heat of the outside and transfers it to your home. You use much much
    >> less energy to do this (electricity to pump a liquid).
    >>
    >> 6) Your car; by buying a hybrid car you save 30% of fuel, by
    >> converting your car to CNG (compressed natural gas) you can save a
    >> lot of CO2, since CNG has much less carbon but more hydrogen, which
    >> will result in water (CH4 instead of C8H18). CNG will also result in
    >> much more energy output per mass. The conversion is not very
    >> expensive. It is totally save, since the storage has to resist a
    >> certain pressure. Of course there are also other smaller things you
    >> have to consider: - Each 60 pounds increases fuel consumption by 10%.
    >> - Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard braking)
    >> wastes gas. It can lower your highway gas
    >> mileage 33% and city mileage 5%.
    >> - Drive at lowest and constant rpms; 2000 rpm are enough; you can
    >> save up to 30%. Even a Porsche can be driven
    >> at the 4th gear at 20 mph and at the 6th gear at 50 mph with 2.5
    >> times less fuel consumption.
    >> - Avoid high speeds. Driving 75 mph, rather than 65 mph, could cut
    >> your fuel economy by 15%.
    >> - Use air conditioning only when necessary
    >> - Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to improve your gasoline
    >> mileage by around 3.3%.
    >> - Replace clogged air filters to improve gas mileage by as much as
    >> 10% and protect your engine
    >> - Combine errands into one trip. Several short trips, each one taken
    >> from a cold start, can use twice as much fuel
    >> as one trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Do
    >> not forget that in the first mile your car uses
    >> 8 times more fuel, in the second mile 4 times and only after the
    >> fourth mile it becomes normal
    >>
    >> 7) Buying A++ or A+++ equipments. The extra money you pay for this
    >> will be back in 1-2 years. It will save a lot of
    >> CO2.
    >>
    >> 8) Try to save also energy at your job; you can do it by insulation,
    >> more efficient processes, heat recovery, more
    >> efficient pumps/engines, low temperature processses, material
    >> saving, water savings, optimization, automatic
    >> turning off of unnecessary energy using processes, control if some
    >> processes are really necessary (the change
    >> of some processes makes other processes sometimes unnecesarry on
    >> which nobody has thought about).
    >>
    >> 9) Solar cells for your own home; at the moment solar cells are very
    >> cheap since there is an overproduction.
    >> These cells can operate a fridge for example.
    >>

    >
    > There are many who claim there is NO correlation between energy use
    > and alleged global warming.


    There are many who claim that registry cleaners significantly improve a
    PC's performance.
     
  4. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird


    >> There are many who claim there is NO correlation between energy use
    >> and alleged global warming.

    >
    > There are many who claim that registry cleaners significantly improve a
    > PC's performance.


    Here we go again. <sigh>
     
  5. Donchano

    Donchano Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:08:02 -0600, "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com>
    shouted from the highest rooftop:

    >.. wrote:
    >> Dear All,
    >> As you know global warming is endangering the future of life on the
    >> planet. It will also affect us;


    <Snip rest of Global Warming rhetoric plus the legitimate energy
    saving and environmentally responsible suggestions the OP's rhetoric
    tainted.>

    >There are many who claim there is NO correlation between energy use and
    >alleged global warming.


    There are also many who claim that the Anthropogenic Global Warming
    theory is fundamentally flawed and that Al Ghore is self-serving lard
    arsed lump of lying pigshit.
     
  6. paul0073

    paul0073 Flightless Bird

    In article <7rf578F8amU7@mid.individual.net>,
    donchano@notachance.invalid says...
    >
    > On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:08:02 -0600, "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com>
    > shouted from the highest rooftop:
    >
    > >.. wrote:
    > >> Dear All,
    > >> As you know global warming is endangering the future of life on the
    > >> planet. It will also affect us;

    >
    > <Snip rest of Global Warming rhetoric plus the legitimate energy
    > saving and environmentally responsible suggestions the OP's rhetoric
    > tainted.>
    >
    > >There are many who claim there is NO correlation between energy use and
    > >alleged global warming.

    >
    > There are also many who claim that the Anthropogenic Global Warming
    > theory is fundamentally flawed and that Al Ghore is self-serving lard
    > arsed lump of lying pigshit.



    Let's see. There was a little Ice Age that lasted about 450 years
    ending around 1850. We are expected to believe that the recovery
    can be done in less than 150 years & that any "global warming" is
    due to the human species' waste.

    There is supposed to be a tilting of the poles where, eventually, the
    north & south poles will be "swapped"; this also cause climate changes.

    The Middle Age was still warmer than present.

    The human population is expanding greatly; the CO2 produced by the
    human species is brushed off claiming "minimal" even tho no one
    provide verifiable data.

    It has been too cold for some of us to experience "global warming"
    if the warming is supposed to be "global"; do not believe that it
    is global if the effect wasn't really global.
     
  7. Antares 531

    Antares 531 Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:08:02 -0600, "HeyBub" <heybub@gmail.com> wrote:

    >.. wrote:
    >> Dear All,
    >> As you know global warming is endangering the future of life on the
    >> planet. It will also affect us;
    >> rising sea levels, dwindling water supplies, mass deaths due to heat
    >> waves, stoppage of the gulfstream, which
    >> brings milder climate to north of Europe, super hurricanes, less food
    >> due to droughts are some of the effects.
    >> As you also know global warming is produced due to CO2 emissions
    >> coming from burning of fossil fuels. So what
    >> can every single person do to reduce global warming ?
    >>
    >>
    >> 1) Insulation: Do you know that you can save 50% of heating energy
    >> (and money) by insulation ? Especially in
    >> the times the financial crisis, you can make the insulation cheaper
    >> and save the money when oil, natural gas and
    >> coal prices are higher due to higher demand. What needs to be
    >> insulated ? Firstly the Roof, since warmer air
    >> goes up, then the windows (tripple glass or at least dual glass and
    >> shutters for additional insulation at night,
    >> and in summer time), then the outer walls. Also small cracks, leaks in
    >> weatherstrips etc should be eliminated.
    >> An infrared inspection of your house for heat losses would be the best
    >> way to find out what else can be done.
    >> A wintergarden will help heating your house additionally in winter
    >> time.
    >>
    >> 2) Using rechargable batteries instead of alkaline batteries, and
    >> charge them during less demand ours like at night
    >> will also save a lot of energy and money.
    >>
    >> 3) Lightning; the use of Compact fluorescent lamps instead of
    >> traditioanl light bulbs will save 80% of energy, the
    >> use of very new LED lamps will save even more.
    >>
    >> 4) Buying local. Most of the energy is spent for transportation of
    >> imported goods, especially food. By buying local
    >> made food you not only save a lot of energy, but also create more jobs
    >> at home.
    >>
    >> 5) Heating; there are several way to save energy and money by changing
    >> the heating method; you can use the free heat of the nature by adding
    >> a solar thermal equipment to heat the water for taking showers and
    >> also to heat your home. Additionally you can use a heating pump, which
    >> funtions like a reverse fridge; it takes the heat of the outside and
    >> transfers it to your home. You use much much less energy to do this
    >> (electricity to pump a liquid).
    >>
    >> 6) Your car; by buying a hybrid car you save 30% of fuel, by
    >> converting your car to CNG (compressed natural gas) you can save a lot
    >> of CO2, since CNG has much less carbon but more hydrogen, which will
    >> result in water (CH4 instead of C8H18). CNG will also result in much
    >> more energy output per mass. The conversion is not very expensive. It
    >> is totally save, since the storage has to resist a certain pressure.
    >> Of course there are also other smaller things you have to consider:
    >> - Each 60 pounds increases fuel consumption by 10%.
    >> - Aggressive driving (speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard braking)
    >> wastes gas. It can lower your highway gas
    >> mileage 33% and city mileage 5%.
    >> - Drive at lowest and constant rpms; 2000 rpm are enough; you can save
    >> up to 30%. Even a Porsche can be driven
    >> at the 4th gear at 20 mph and at the 6th gear at 50 mph with 2.5
    >> times less fuel consumption.
    >> - Avoid high speeds. Driving 75 mph, rather than 65 mph, could cut
    >> your fuel economy by 15%.
    >> - Use air conditioning only when necessary
    >> - Keep tires properly inflated and aligned to improve your gasoline
    >> mileage by around 3.3%.
    >> - Replace clogged air filters to improve gas mileage by as much as 10%
    >> and protect your engine
    >> - Combine errands into one trip. Several short trips, each one taken
    >> from a cold start, can use twice as much fuel
    >> as one trip covering the same distance when the engine is warm. Do
    >> not forget that in the first mile your car uses
    >> 8 times more fuel, in the second mile 4 times and only after the
    >> fourth mile it becomes normal
    >>
    >> 7) Buying A++ or A+++ equipments. The extra money you pay for this
    >> will be back in 1-2 years. It will save a lot of
    >> CO2.
    >>
    >> 8) Try to save also energy at your job; you can do it by insulation,
    >> more efficient processes, heat recovery, more
    >> efficient pumps/engines, low temperature processses, material
    >> saving, water savings, optimization, automatic
    >> turning off of unnecessary energy using processes, control if some
    >> processes are really necessary (the change
    >> of some processes makes other processes sometimes unnecesarry on
    >> which nobody has thought about).
    >>
    >> 9) Solar cells for your own home; at the moment solar cells are very
    >> cheap since there is an overproduction.
    >> These cells can operate a fridge for example.
    >>

    >
    >There are many who claim there is NO correlation between energy use and
    >alleged global warming.
    >

    This seems rational. This on-going interglacial warm period started
    about 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last period of glaciation.
    There wasn't much industrial pollution going on in those times.

    Gordon
     
  8. HeyBub

    HeyBub Flightless Bird

    Antares 531 wrote:
    >>>

    >>
    >> There are many who claim there is NO correlation between energy use
    >> and alleged global warming.
    >>

    > This seems rational. This on-going interglacial warm period started
    > about 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last period of glaciation.
    > There wasn't much industrial pollution going on in those times.
    >


    But there were probably more cooking and heating fires that were not
    properly vented to the outside of the cave. And if cattle flatulence is
    today considered a problem, don't even think about mammoths!
     

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