|Here are links for the videos referenced in this website. |
| ||* Climit Crisis Links|
| ||1.||Acidification of the oceans |
| ||2.||The Great Pacific Garbage Patch shows the swirling gyre of plastic debri in the Pacific Ocean|
| ||3.||A camp video on the travels of a plastic bag|
| ||4.||Shifting hardiness zones animation of the shift in hardiness zones from 1990 to 2006 |
| ||5.||Deforestation in British Columbia|
| ||6.||Deforestation and death of pine trees in Western United States|
| ||7.||Arctic sea ice is thinner and there is less of it.|
| ||8.||Videos on record breaking flooding and music about severe rains on the east coast |
| ||9.||Methane release methane from melting permafrost|
| ||10.||Methane release from beneath the oceans|
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| ||* The Challenge |
| ||1.||Coal represents the largest challenge in terms of stopping and reversing global warming. Jeff Goodell's introduction to his book: Big Coal.|
| ||2.||Coal mining is a dirty business. It is dirty when it is mined. About 67% of U.S. coal is now extracted above ground in strip mines.|
| ||3.||Beautiful scenic mountains (1458 mountain tops to date) in over 24 states, have been destroyed. |
| ||4.|| It is dirty when it is burned. The fumes from coal power plants in a timelapse video.|
| ||5.|| Local leaders trying to limit stackgas emission from coal fired power plants to prevent asthma attacks. |
| ||6.|| Many of the power plants that do remove pollutants from the smoke stacks add this waste to these same stagnating ash ponds! Toxins from these plants are associated with severe health problems in local population. |
| ||7.||Watch how even low levels of mercury damages neurons.|
| ||8.||The coal industry, in fact, has conspired to hoodwink the public and the Congress with the advertising slogan "Clean Coal", a process that has never been demonstrated to exist on a commercial scale or to be economically viable.|
| ||9.|| Legislative "grandfathering" policy essentially allows for a minimum 20 year waiting period for the "clean coal" tooth-fairy to appear. Allowing the CO2 pollution to continue unchecked, protecting these pre-existing powere plants from the clean air act and condemning the planet to catastrophic climate change.|
| ||10.|| Petroleum is also clearly an issue but production has reached its peak. Soon production will begin dropping world wide by an estimated 4 to 5% per year.|
| ||11.|| Tar sands, a viscous form of petroleum called bitumen, are found in extremely large quantities in Canada and Venezuela. They are a potent source of green house gases. Scientiest believe that the tar sands of Canada constitute a deadly threat to our planet. The US and Canada must agree not to develop them.|
* The Solutions
||Cap and trade
||The natural gas reserves (video) in North America (Canada) are limited.
||Discussion of the "smart grid".
||Dr. Amory Lovins a renowned expert in energy solutions gives jargoned but insightful analysis of solutions.
||Dr. James Hansen explains the urgency of crisis and the consequences if we do not act immediately. Plain english.
||Discussions at Google over smart grid gadgets. Some may make it.
||Efficiency upgrades to the home
||A passive house video
||Energy efficient commercial buildings that result highly cost effective, architecturally varied, healthy and beautiful work environments
||Scientistss and citizens protest emissions from coal fired power plants
||Dr. James Hansen speaks out against "Cap and Trade".
* Lumps of Coal Campaign
| || ||Former Vice President Al Gore "Get Crazy" interview on Saturday Night Live |
| || ||The fight for a coal free america: THE MESSAGE:|
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