November 19, 2010

Climate Crisis Question of the Day

Joe Romm of Climate Progress asked an interesting question:

What should I say to a group of people who donít follow the climate issue closely but are interested in the issue and what they might do?

I really liked this suggestion:

Whatever you do stress that it is possible for a single person to make a difference now. Not only possible, necessary.

This was another good one.

Despite the massive propaganda being driven from those who make profit off the status quo, it is definitely worth our while to make a difference however we can.

Posted by Mary at November 19, 2010 01:15 PM | Environment | Technorati links |

I agree make sure everyone knows the just them doing something locally can make a huge difference

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Posted by: Chris Hanson at November 22, 2010 10:50 PM

I'm pretty sure local activism is dead in this country. If its not dead, its severely ill.

But, lets hope not :)

Posted by: Jude at November 24, 2010 06:56 PM

Climate change is everyone's responsibility. For anyone who does not understand it, I just ask them to ensure that they switch off the lights, when they leave the room. This one simple responsible act, can save around ten percent of energy. There are quite a few more, but this one, everyone understands.

Posted by: Jay Ajay at November 25, 2010 01:16 AM

Climate changes all the time. I recall a 1922 article about how far north they were able to travel without encountering ice. I wonder what man did to cause that back in 1922? Answer...nothing, it's natural.

Mary likes to make fun of conservatives all the time. They don't measure up to her progressive ideas. Me, it's conservative to conserve. Maybe she and many of her friends shouldn't make fun of conservatives all the time. I have a solar house, courtesy of Oncor and Solar City. Today, my system made 15.27 kWh. Not bad for November 26th, less than 30 days of the shortest day of the year! We bring our own bags to shop with. Turn lights off whenever possible. Keep our temperature settings high in the summer and low in the winter.

Look at W's Crawford Ranch, he uses geothermal energy for heating and cooling, none of that R134 stuff. He also has a 'brown' water system using both rain runoff and wash water in the house for irrigation purposes around his property. His house was designed to keep the heat off the sidewalls of his house, he had a tin roof installed to radiate the suns energy away from the house. His footprint is very small out there in Crawford. Probably much smaller than Mary's.

Remember folks: its conservative to conserve.

Posted by: peter the bellhop at November 26, 2010 03:23 PM

It's an interesting question and I think a great conversation to have. I always ask people to make small steps. Does it negatively affect your life to use a reusable bag at the grocery store? If not, then why not give it a try?

We can't ask everyone to bike to work starting tomorrow as nice as that might be, but it would be nice to start making small changes now so that larger ones are easier later on.

Posted by: Mark's Wine Clubs at December 20, 2010 04:00 PM