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Climate Change and the Changing of the Social Climate

Tammemagi (2009, p.221) claims that “We  must use the solutions technology has provided us. Yet hybrid cars, smokestack scrubbers, carbon sequestration, and solar and wind power simply are not enough. As for the, as we saw in chapter 5, these … Continue reading

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Solar Energy

Tammemagi (2009, p.197) claims that “Although solar energy can be used to heat homes and water directly, the most flexible use is with ‘photovoltaic cells’, which turn sunlight directly into electricity. The photoelectric effect was discovered in 1839 by a … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy

Tammemagi (2009, p.197) claims that “Renewable energy sources–such as windmills, solar panels, and hydro-electric generators, which produce no greenhouse gases–are an excellent way of combating global warming. The use of wind power, a seemingly simple and benign energy source, has … Continue reading

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Australia and The Kyoto Protocol.

Tammemagi (2009, p.192) claims that “To become international law, the (Kyoto) protocol had to be signed by at least 55 developed countries whose cumulative greenhouse gas emissions in 1990 formed at least 55 percent of the world’s total. Canada signed … Continue reading

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Fossil Fuel Emissions

Tammemagi (2009, p.168) claims that “Global warming is a very serious issue. Yet many people are not convinced that a problem exists, and if it does, they do not deem it sufficiently important to make sacrifices or changes in their … Continue reading

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