Which Third World Countries Produce Green House Gases

12:00 am July 5th, 2013

Although Westerners are accustomed to thinking of China and India as third world nations, in the last 20 years rapid industrialization has caused these two countries to join the West in greenhouse gas output. Thanks to its reliance on coal for electricity generation, China is now the most polluting country on the planet. India is the fourth most polluting.

Less populous nations with petroleum resources are also contributing heavily to climate change. Whether these countries are in the Middle East, Africa or elsewhere, exploitation of carbon based energy is a common cause. Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and More »

What Role Does Heavy Industry Have In Green House Gases

12:00 am May 15th, 2013

Green house gases are carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere when we burn fossil fuels. You can easily see the exhaust fumes coming from cars in winter, so just imagine that all carbon dioxide gases were visible”from every truck, every train, every plane, and every factory. That’s just a scant beginning.

While technology is working hard to reduce the production of these gases by using solar and wind energy, for example, we must always remember that all manufacturing, even for the sake of reducing pollution, produces green house gases. The special sands More »

Which Countries Produce The Most Green House Gases

12:00 am March 23rd, 2013

Many countries emit a high amount of carbon dioxide emissions. The main contributors are countries that have a large population and big production capabilities. Countries must work together to safeguard the planet from environmental catastrophes. As a result, several countries are now implementing new regulations to control the amount of carbon dioxide emissions that are going into the air. In addition, countries are also looking for new ways to provide better forms of sustainable energy.

Out of all countries, China takes the More »

What Is The Definition Of Green House Gases

12:00 am June 12th, 2012

Green house gases are those that have been deemed by the EPA as harmful to humans. Green house gases, when released into the atmosphere, will build up over many years. Rather than dissipate, these gases effect temperature as a whole, affecting global warming. Carbon dioxide is the gas most people are familiar with, it is released mainly by automobiles. Although carbon dioxide is good for plants, it is not healthy for humans.

Methane is another type of More »

What Is The Role of Green House Gases In Global Warming

12:00 am June 16th, 2011

Imagine that you had a small cat opening in your front door—big enough for a kitten to get through but not an adult cat. After a while your house would be full of cats, as small ones came in, grew, and couldn’t get out.
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are like that cat door: they let in light and heat from the sun; but when the earth tries to send the heat back out in a different form (microwaves, the same kind you heat food with), some of the microwaves can’t get through the greenhouse gases. More »

Do Green House Gases Harm The Environment

12:00 am June 3rd, 2011

The subject of greenhouse gases and the environment is complex. First, humanity would be foolish to think certain types of gas emissions do not harm the environment. Anyone that has flown over the city of Los Angles during the summertime and witnessed the thick brown smog hanging over the city understands carbon is harming the atmosphere in some way. Only the scientists can tell us exactly how. Nevertheless, the earth is like every other organism that it hosts. It has an ability to heal itself to a certain More »

How Do Greenhouse Gases Affect The Environment

12:00 am May 17th, 2011

You have probably heard a lot of talk about Global Warming and how greenhouse gases are one major reason for the earth’s climate change. Scientists are saying that heat from the sun’s rays are not being completely absorbed by the earth’s surface which is creating greenhouse gases to settle and remain in the atmosphere. They say that the earth’s temperature is rising. The rise of the earth’s temperature is causing changes on the earth that will affect its environment.

It has been reported that because the earth’s temperature is rising that glaciers along with polar ice More »

How do Greenhouse Gases Affect the Environment?

12:00 am March 23rd, 2011

How do greenhouse gases affect the environment? Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide and methane are accumulating in the earth’s atmosphere, this causes the atmosphere to warm up. The gases allow the sun’s radiation to enter the earth’s atmosphere, but prevent the radiation from escaping the atmosphere. The earth must be able to release this radiant energy so as not to overheat. The increase in temperature could produce changes in the world’s climatic patterns.
The combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, is a large cause of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. These gases have increased as the result of human activity.
Increases in world temperatures would cause the polar ice caps to melt causing sea levels to rise. This would result in many coastal areas to become under water. Ocean currents could be diverted, if the Gulf Stream were to change, Europe could become a cooler and drier place. Plant and animal life could become extinct or be forced to move.
electric companies in texas are trying to be part of the solution, by eliminating greenhouse gases.
By generating electricity from renewable sources like wind instead of burning coal or natural gas will produce less air pollution.

Some Resources

12:00 am December 15th, 2010

If you’ve decided that it’s time you stopped just listing to the buzz words and start to better understand the problem of global warming, we suggest the following resources to get you up-to-speed so you’ll not only know what the facts are, but perhaps even become inspired to evoke some type of change.

The Greenhouse Effect: Warming the Plant (Darlene R. Stille) is intended for younger audiences (ages 9-12) but sometimes to truly understand a problem you have to get the elementary basics as a foundation before you can move forward. It’s 48-pages and a perfect read for all family members to start a conversation. One reviewer called the book an “invaluable tool to explore, analyze and reflect about this problem that concerns with all those people who live in our little planet.”Global Warming and Climate Change Demystified (Jerry Silver) looks at scientific data gathered from weather instruments, satellite telemetry, ice cores, and coral sections that reveal how the Earth’s temperature is changing, and it goes on to examine the causes of climate change, including both natural processes and human-generated greenhouse gases. This source is touted as More »

Personal Solutions

3:14 pm November 12th, 2010

You don’t have to be a scientist to come up with a solution to the global warming problems that are currently facing the world. Here we offer some easy-to-incorporate ideas that anyone can incorporate in their daily life to help reduce the impact of global climate change.Get a home energy audit. As with any solution you have to first understand the magnitude of the problem, and there’s only one way to get a clear understanding of where potential energy savings may be than through an energy audit offered by most utility companies. In lieu of having someone come in an immediate fix is to replace an outdated thermostat with a new programmable one (which in most cases reduces a family’s carbon dioxide emission by 5 percent).Shed light on the situation. You’ve seen those funny looking light bulbs but may have not yet used them in your home. By switching one regular light bulb with an energy-saving option in every household, global warming pollution could be reduced by more than 90 billion pounds over the course of the bulb’s life. That’s with one bulb. Imagine the impact if you changed every bulb in your home!Thaw out. If you have a freezer in a utility room or garage that really isn’t being used as efficiently as you imagined when you first purchased it, consider unplugging it except when absolutely needed (for holidays, parties, etc.) and a typical family’s carbon dioxide emission will be reduced by almost 10 percent.Plant your own forest. Chances are if you moved into a new(ish) home in a suburban area the land was cleared of trees so the builders could more easily access the building sites. Do your part and replant those trees in your yard or get a group of homeowners together to plant groupings of trees in some common area. Not only will these trees provide desirable shade during the summer months, but they’ll help reduce energy bills (which means less fossil fuel use).Send an email. We would say “write a letter” to policymakers, but that would require paper to write it and gas to deliver it. Kind of defeats the purpose, wouldn’t you agree? Instead, email elected officials and business leaders in your immediate geographic area (and beyond, should you feel compelled) and let them know of your concern and ask for their stance and solutions on global warming.