Posts Tagged ‘Earth’

Amazon: A-z of Global Warming

by John Doe
February 11th, 2008

iceberg.jpg The phrase global warming is a term that has been in common usage for some time and usually refers to the warming of Earth’s atmosphere, and which also implies a manmade or human influence.

Earth’s atmosphere is comprised of many gases, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water vapour to name a few. These gases are collectively called greenhouse gases and they keep the Earth’s temperature at a comfortable 15 degrees Celsius, without them Earth would be a chilly - 18 degrees Celsius. Since pre-industrial times, usually taken to be around 1750 we know from ice core records that Co2 levels were around 280 ppm, that’s 280 parts of Co2 per million parts of air. As industrialisation got underway mankind started to farm the land more intensely than ever before, deforest for agriculture and settlements, and later since around 1850 or so, burn fossil fuels for energy …

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Being Smart When Being Green

by John Doe
January 11th, 2008

smart-green.jpg With the need for turning your home into the green home for the sake of our planet, the problem is what do you do with your old “not-so-green” products? It is great to replace as many items as possible that will help the environment, but most people have no idea what to do with the items after the change.

Sure, if you need to purchase a new light bulb or a computer, try your best to purchase from companies that have a recycling program or information about recycling of products. Many many items that are being replaced are made from “not so friendly” materials and should be properly disposed of so that they do not end up in our landfills.

Computers: When you purchase a new energy saving computer (and the latest computers use about 25% less energy than older models, consider recycling by donating to your …

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