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Average carbon footprint

Carbon footprints signify our individual responsibility and accountability to how much energy we have consumed in the course of everyday lives. It signifies to us that in one or the other, we have somehow, through our uncouth daily activity, made the earth warmer than it was formerly and made some areas of it more inhabitable. Carbon footprint is also a worthwhile term because it evokes in us a sense that because we have personally wronged nature, we, too, are the only ones who could solve it. As an old adage goes, as you were part of the problem, be part of the solution as well.

Assessing your carbon footprint or how much carbon emission you generate in one day is the first step towards an understanding of your individual energy consumption. There are devices called carbon footprint calculators that determine how much of that carbon do your produce. It is in knowing this that you learn where and how to control your energy usage, making you consumption habits more friendly to the environment. After your assessment, making the necessary adjustments on your energy consumption level should follow if you are really that serious of making a positive impact on the environment. This in no way erases your carbon footprints and ultimately, your guilt. But this signals how serious you are in helping the environment.

In the said carbon footprint calculator, you will know if you have left only at an average level of carbon footprint. It is found that temperature on land is estimated at an increase of about 0.07 degrees Celsius. In contrast, oceans and other bodies of water are found to have an average temperature of 0.04 degrees Celsius every ten years. However, this is thought to be the carbon footprint calculator’s overestimation. Yet calculator or no calculator, results are still quite obvious that carbon dioxide emissions badly affect the environment. Since we’re part of that environment that it badly affects, there is no turning back for us who know just how much damage does our unwarranted energy consumption brings.

Still, while environmentalists and scientists problematize carbon emissions exact effect on the atmosphere, it would perhaps help more if we reduce our energy usage. When lights are no longer used, it would be better to switch them off. The same thing is true with chargers, since these things are usually left behind after one’s use. Certainly, we ought not to forget the air conditioning units’ usage. They bring much more harm to the environment than we possibly think we can solve. Of course, prefer the organic over the inorganic, the natural over the artificial, and if recycling is within your reach, it would be a good idea to do so. Much, much more could be done to solve this energy crisis and climate change issue. It’s only a matter of knowing one’s carbon footprint.

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October 15, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Carbon Footprint | Leave a comment

Automobile carbon footprint

Believe it or not, but you are part of this phenomenon that has been troubling the United Nations, G7 Countries, and the International Organization on Climate Change: Global Warming. And that is spelled with capital first letters not for emphasis but because it was always spelled that way. In other words, the big GW has always been around since humankind started to produce more carbon than what was intended and what the earth could bear. Trivia: did you know that there are some things you do in one, single day that generate carbon emissions? Did you also know that these seemingly relentless carbon reproductions contribute to the warming of the planet?

Technically, this is what you call carbon footprint. Just how much carbon footprint do you make around your path in one day? By simply measuring the amount of greenhouse gases you create in one day, the answer as to why you are part of this climate problem is slowly unraveled. A tool known as a carbon calculator comes in handy when doing this activity. Through it, you will be able to know the emission levels you make and how to act against it. Say for instance, you are one heck of a jetsetter. You travel miles upon miles through air, enjoying every moment of excitement and stress as your eyes comes up close with the sky, not knowing that your lifestyle actually produces 31, 200 kilograms of carbon dioxide.

In some states, carbon footprints are more consciously done than ever. In the city of San Francisco, for instance, carbon dioxide production is offset by special services from car and van rental companies themselves. This practice helps people understand just how much carbon dioxide emissions one can produce and the steps to take in order to reduce its production. As said earlier, we’re part of the climate problem. What better way to be part of the solution than to learn how to conduct for oneself a series of tests on carbon generation. Individuals are not the only ones who benefit from carbon footprint technology. Companies who use up a gunk of energy, thus, producing suffocating carbon emissions in just one day can as well estimate the control that has to be exerted on unnecessary consumptions. It allows companies to set expectations and formulate solutions in case goals are not met.

In a larger point of view, carbon footprint can also benefit nations. It offers the same features as it does to the individual and the company, except that its positive effects are large-scale, in proportion to the country that allows it. Environmental groups consider this as one best solution for the ailing temperature of the planet. It’s only up to both developed and developing countries to work on this.

October 15, 2008 Posted by | Blogroll, Carbon Footprint | Leave a comment

Thomas the Tank Engine

A mother was working in the kitchen, listening to her five-year-old son playing with his new electric train set in the living room.

She heard the train stop and her son saying, ‘All of You b*****ds who want off, get the f**k off now, cause we’re in a hurry! And all of you b*****ds who are getting on, g et the f**k on, cause we’re going down the tracks’.

The horrified mother went in and told her son, ‘We don’t use that kind of language in this house. Now I want you to go to your room and stay there for TWO HOURS.
When you come out, you may play with your train, but I want
you to use nice language.’

Two hours later, the son came out of the bedroom and resumed playing with his train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say,’All passengers who are disembarking the train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you.
We thank you for travelling with us today and hope your trip was a pleasant one.’

She hears the little boy continue,

‘For those of you just boarding, we ask you to stow all of your hand luggage under your seat. Remember, there is no smoking on the train.
We hope you will have a pleasant and relaxing journey with us
today.’

As the mother began to smile, the child added……….

‘For those of you who are pissed off about the TWO HOUR delay, please see the fat bitch in the kitchen.’

October 15, 2008 Posted by | Adult Humour | Leave a comment