Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
Turn off the AC and take your clothes off.<br><br>Come down here and try that. This time of year, just breathing makes you sweat.<br><br><br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by MacBozo on 06/25/08 04:03 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
I really don't think "population control" is the answer. At least nowhere near the top answer. Consumption and emissions in developed countries are by far the highest compared to, for example, most of Africa, where population is booming but they still have no where near the consumption and emission rates we do.<br><br>Of course a big plague along the lines of Lea's thinking, taking out massive amounts of people in one go would improve the situation. Environmentally, anyway...<br><br>Things will still go on largely unchanged. I haven't heard much in the way for alternatives to the huge of amount of fuel burned by jetplanes flying all over the world every day. And there are numerous problems along these lines.<br><br>I try to do my part, but I am afraid the only way things are going to get better is after they get a lot worse. I would think it was impossible, but has anyone looked at Germany's example? Man, they know how to get things done over there. They have put all kinds of things in motion in the last few decades: windpower as I mentioned in a previous post, and some cities over there are achieving amazing levels of recycling, and safe sustainable disposal of the leftover garbage. <br><br>We are STILL what we repeatedly do. -Aristotle
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#368919 - 06/25/0811:14 PMRe: For those who actually care...
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Turn off the AC and take your clothes off.<p><hr></blockquote><p>It costs less to cool a house than it does to warm one. Do you turn your heat off in the winter and wear a coat and hat? <br><br>
Alec was saying about everyone doing their bit. I do mine by keeping the AC off. I may be uncomfortable but I won't die from a little sweating. It's a certainty I will die without a little warmth and since the condo board doesn't allow campfires in my unit, I reluctantly put the heat on. <br><br>It isn't about cost. You've missed the entire point. It's about the accumulation of a bunch of little things that make a difference in our energy usage. Like Alec said, folks like to point fingers and say someone should do something. Well, that someone should be you or me or a million folks. The problem is the majority don't want to give up their technological comforts.<br><br>
Would like to know how this guy gets around. He talks a good talk but what is his personal situation.<br><br>I remember way back when Ralph Nader was trying to sell books in the 70's. Some one wondered what car he drove. He responded that he didn't drive a car but that he used taxies.<br><br>Well, my goodness to golly, riding in a taxie sure saves on the use of cars. <br><br>dave<br><br><br><br>
If we don't count our blessings We are just wasting our time
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>Well, my goodness to golly, riding in a taxie sure saves on the use of cars. <p><hr></blockquote><p> It makes a large difference. The amount of oil used to create a car is substantial. Sharing vehicles such as taxis saves a huge amount.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
When I was in graduate school and very very poor, we lived in an apt. right across from Fresh Pond, in Cambridge. There was nothing between us and the great N'east except the pond and some bleachers (from which I learned never ever again to live anywhere across from a park with bleachers . . . but that's a different story). In the winters we kept the thermostat at 55º F. One winter, a couple of friends came to visit and stayed for a week. They never removed their coats the whole time they were there. We felt a little bad about it. <br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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