Teacher: Raúl Vega
Objective: To realize how important is to take care of our planet. Task: Read and write your own comment about these important topics. (No more than five lines) Web site: http://www.climatehotmap.org/global-warming-solutions/ Dead line: From October 6th to October 8th. Until 5:00pm.
1) For: Fourth Semester.
Topics: a) Boosting energy efficiency
b) Greening transportation
c) Revving up renewable
2) For: Fourth Semester.
Topics: d) Phasing out fossil fuel electricity
e) Phasing out fossil fuel electricity
f) Exploring nuclear
3) For: Fourth Semester
Topics: g) Developing and deploying new low-carbon and zero-carbon technologies
h) Ensuring sustainable development
i) Adapting to changes already underway
Solutions to Global Warming
There is no single solution to global warming, which is primarily a problem of too much heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere. (Learn more about the causes of global warming.) The technologies and approaches outlined below are all needed to bring down the emissions of these gases by at least 80 percent by mid-century. To see how they are best deployed in each region of the world, use the menu at left. a) Boosting energy efficiency: The energy used to power, heat, and cool our homes, businesses, and industries is the single largest contributor to global warming. Energy efficiency technologies allow us to use less energy to get the same—or higher—level of production, service, and comfort. This approach has vast potential to save both energy and money, and can be deployed quickly.
b) Greening transportation: The transportation sector's emissions have increased at a faster rate than any other energy-using sector over the past decade. A variety of solutions are at hand, including improving efficiency (miles per gallon) in all modes of transport, switching to low-carbon...