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Hate to Say I Told You So, Climate Change Deniers, But…

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The methane feedback loop appears to be ramping up.

Beckwith goes on to say, This is abrupt climate change in real-time. Humans have benefited greatly from a stable climate for the last 11,000 years or roughly 400 generations. Not any more. We now face an angry climate. One that we have poked in the eye with our fossil fuel stick and awakened. And now we must deal with the consequences. We must set aside our differences and prepare for what we can no longer avoid. And that is massive disruption to our civilizations.”

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Crazy Environmental Effort #3: Sustainable Power

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My family voluntarily pays more than we have to for our electricity and natural gas. This may seem a crazy notion – indeed, some of my neighbours have said as much, but less indelicately (“it’s interesting and cool”) – but it’s the right thing to do. Traditional energy is underpriced, because the price does not include the energy’s total cost to the environment and our health. Renewable energy (currently) costs more, but the price represents the real cost. So I’m willing to pay, not just for myself, but to expand the viability of renewable energy, and to ultimately lower the cost for everyone.

I’m trying to save civilization for my kids. And yours too. You’re welcome.

Bullfrog Power offers renewable, carbon-neutral energy for households and businesses.

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Crazy Environmental Effort #2: Solar Hot Water Heater

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We have on the roof of our house a solar hot water heater. The system, made and installed by Global Solar Energy Inc., takes municipal cold water under normal pressure and heats it before delivering it into our gas hot water heater, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat the water, and shrinking our carbon footprint.

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Crazy Environmental Effort #1: Heating Only As Much As I Need

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When I make tea, I drain the kettle, fill the mug I’m going to use, and pour the water from the mug into kettle. That way I am boiling exactly the correct quantity of water, saving both energy and time.

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