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the greatest green man

Do you know what are jet streams? the Coriolis effect? You have heard about el Niño – or la Niña, for all that matter?

Do you know how the degree of salinity of the water is a vital factor on figuring the weather?

Even more,

Do you know how much we are all fucking up our planet?

Once upon a time, when I was feeling at my most restless and I needed a meaning in life, I became a surfer. I decided not just to surf, but to become a surfer. To do that, I had to get in tune with nature, pay attention and count the waves, listen to the wind and feel how strong and long the wind gusts go… to be nature, I had to stay out there, and see, and listen, and feel… and then I had the privilege to be a part of nature -because nature actually let me be a part if it, and I had have honor to feel its immensity until this day…

It was then, on those times, that I became a big fan of meteorology and all vagaries of nature. There are so many fascinating meteorological phenomenon’s, so many, one could be writing forever. But in this post, nevertheless, I want to focus on my favorite green man, a hero I have followed for a long time and I respect and admire intensely:

Al Gore.

This guy -2007 Nobel Peace Prize- has been fighting like there is no tomorrow to conscious us of how insensitive idiots we are behaving with our planet, and how –fighting seriously and strongly- we can repair it. His book, An Inconvenient Truth” is a passionate, inspirational and fervent crusade to halt global warming’s deadly progress by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it.

Read abut the whole process and be inspired: Climate Crisis. Fascination guaranteed.

Also, get the daily dirt on matters of the earth from his blog Take Part

See the evidence on these pictures and get involved!

SO! I challenge you to do your part, to become more green, to love your earth and give back what earth has giving you unconditionally.

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Want to help stop global warming? Here are a dozen simple things you can do:

Change a light
Replacing one regular light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb will save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Drive less
Walk, bike, carpool or take mass transit more often. You’ll save one pound of carbon dioxide for every mile you don’t drive!

Recycle more
You can save 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by recycling just half of your house-hold waste.

Check your tires
Keeping your tires inflated properly can improve gas mileage by more than 3%. Every gallon of gasoline saved keeps 20 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere!

Use less hot water
It takes a lot of energy to heat water. Use less hot water by installing a low-flow showerhead (350 pounds of CO2 saved per year) and washing your clothes in cold or warm water (500 pounds saved per year).

Avoid products with a lot of packaging
You can save 1,200 pounds of carbon dioxide if you cut down your garbage by 10%.

Adjust your thermostat
The simple adjustment of moving your thermostat down just 2 degrees in winter and up 2 degrees in summer could save you about 2,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Plant a tree
A single tree will absorb one ton of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

Turn off electronic devices
Simply turning off your television, DVD player, stereo and computer when you’re not using them will save you thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide a year.

Try Meatless Mondays
Skipping meat one day per week would help save over 35,000 gallons of water. Cutting meat out of your diet entirely would help save 5,000 lbs of carbon emissions per year.

Unplug
Unplugging hair dryers, phone charges, toaster ovens and power cords when not in use can save up to 20% on home energy use.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Nice post!
    Very informative blog. I learn a lot of knowledge and I look forward to future post.
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    August 6, 2010
  2. Here in the US I am flabbergasted over and over again by people who refuse to see the FACTS. A co-worker of mine always makes this comment when it’s cold (in the winter, in Chicago): “So where is this Global Warming?” ARGH.

    August 11, 2010

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