Future of our childrens environment

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Future of our childrens environment

Postby mintcc » Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:05 pm

We put so much effort and $$$ on our kids so that they can have abright future. Given the rate of global warming, though sometimes I worry about what kind of earth they will be living in when they grow up.

Saving energy, recycling and buy carbon offset for our contribution to CO2 is one of the small things we can do to help the earth stay in good condition longer.

To calculate how much carbon emmission we generate http://www.bp.com/extendedsectiongeneri ... Id=7029058


And what we can do :

http://www.tufts.edu/tie/tci/TakeAction.html
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Chan ... eutral.asp

Of course, given the number of mismanaged organisation out there, we need to be careful that our money is actually helping out the reduction of CO2 rather than going into the sink or contributing to some private bank account:

http://www.tufts.edu/tie/tci/carbonoffsets/ratings.htm

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:57 pm

Yes, just like the dinosaurs, we humans are killing ourselves by killing our very planet. Within the next 100 years, the world will run out of petroleum. It will be left to our children to survive the chaos... and the sins of their parents.

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Postby phantom » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:56 am

Saw this news that there is this company Nanosolar that can make very cheap solar panels, normal US$3 per watt, this only cost US$0.3 per watt. http://www.nanosolar.com/ Imagine all our house and HDB flats have all these solar panels printed at the roof top, with Singapore abundant Sun, I am sure it will help alot in keeping global warming down.

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Postby super_dad » Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:36 pm

Most important I feel...is to quickly come out with 0 emission cars. I think most of the global warming problems were contributed by vehicles on the road, day after day.

The technology seems to be here already...but for the mass market to adopt it, something must really spur it on...else it will just be too late.

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Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:57 pm

Better still har... how about no cars? How about all of us just work at home, and communicate through virtual worlds? Literally, the dream world. I'm still waiting for the day where roads are replaced entirely by travellators. I don't think I like teleportation, at least not since "The Fly".
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Postby mintcc » Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:06 pm

Ha ha, while working from home is not possible totally, there are really some times when you can do that, when there are no meetings, appointment with clients. May be once a week working from home is reasonable.

Companies should issue workers with labtop with web cam and encourage IM. Some times people can be even more efficient working from home.

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Postby phantom » Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:43 pm

Actually working at home for IT personal should be possible. Not alot of meetings to attend, now video conference so advance, can use that and you can more quality time working from home. Imagine I wasted 3 hours daily traveling in my previous job which I could have saved.

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Postby super_dad » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:22 pm

Fuel cells seems promising...dunno when we can adopt it as the standard...replacing petroleum.

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Postby kaitlynangelica » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:50 am

It's not just the level of global warming am worried about. It's the level of competitiveness. PP who can't catch up will get left behind. It's unlike our grandmother's era where you could still get by without paper qualifications.

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