Monday, May 25, 2009

"Amazing global warming facts" !!!!

Is global warming happening?

Yes. Earth is already showing many signs of worldwide climate change.

• Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

• The rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century's last two decades were the hottest in 400 years and possibly the warmest for several millennia, according to a number of climate studies. And the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports that 11 of the past 12 years are among the dozen warmest since 1850.

• The Arctic is feeling the effects the most. Average temperatures in Alaska, western Canada, and eastern Russia have risen at twice the global average, according to the multinational Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report compiled between 2000 and 2004.

Are Humans Causing It?

The report, based on the work of some 2,500 scientists in more than 130 countries, concluded that humans have caused all or most of the current planetary warming. Human-caused global warming is often called anthropogenic climate change.

• Industrialization, deforestation, and pollution have greatly increased atmospheric concentrations of water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, all greenhouse gases that help trap heat near Earth's surface. (See an interactive feature on how global warming works.)

• Humans are pouring carbon dioxide into the atmosphere much faster than plants and oceans can obsorb it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Here is some simple and basic designs of an eco house, eco houses are buildings helping the enviroment. I'll describe/ explain how i would like my eco house to be.

My eco house is very healthy to the enviroment. See how those examples of eco houses at the top are made out of concrete,plaster and tiles, well my designed house is made with bamboo sticks and normal wood just to be extra eco friendly. Because building materials are poluting our plants/ trees instead of helping the plants to grow, (it's sort of like the eco building materials are encouraging the plants to grow).

My life style is much more simple than modern life now. All my gear and equiptment is also eco friendly, I would obveasly bring a matress and a few other home things (but i would keep my electricity bill down with only bringing about 10-15 electronics). My eco friendly gear would be items like a solar power heaters from the top of the ceiling spreading all around the rooms(to stop the heater running just shove a mat over the solar power heater), and also more items like my own recycling machine at home to prevent some native/ not native birds and other animals being killed by tangling rubbish (damaging their body and limbs, causing them to not catch prey or reach food and other reasons of them dieing).