Global Warming, What Can I Do? ~ Unlikely Burrito

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I saw this polar bear strolling on thin ice, and it left me to wonder, “What can a Burrito like me do to stop global warming?”

First: understand the problem: There are numerous articles linked from this page that offer a wealth of information. http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html (be sure to look at the North Pole retreating ice graphic about half way down the page)

Second: simple lifestyle adjustments:

  • Switch motors = bike, walk, carpool, combine trips, public transportation
  • Eat Greener = eat less meat and dairy
  • Smarter homes = lower your thermostat, use new fluorescent bulbs,
  • unplug tvs, chargers and computers

Third: get involved!

Please take a moment to visit http://www.stopglobalwarming.org

At http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_actionitems.asp you can join over one million other supporters to demand our leaders to freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now. Also on this page you will see over 30 relatively easy and quick methods for you to “individually” make a difference. I know, not everyone can make every change listed, but real change comes from each individual action. Be aware of global warming in your daily life and express your concerns to your friends and family. “We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution.”

You can also get involved locally by encouraging your neighbors, city, schools and other organizations to think about the global warming problem with each decision they make. Encourage recycling, bike paths, ride share, eliminating plastic bags and less wasteful use of energy in heating and lighting. The list goes on and on but in reality there is no time to waste. Our planet needs your help.

Sources:

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/globalwarming/whattodo/whattodo-05.html

http://www.stopglobalwarming.org/sgw_actionitems.asp

http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/science/topics/globalwarming/index.html

http://organicmania.com/2008/08/03/ten-things-every-parent-can-do-to-help-fight-global-warming/

http://tinyurl.com/com6ug

 

 

 

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106 responses to “Global Warming, What Can I Do? ~ Unlikely Burrito

  1. I wonder if Palin has a recipe for polar bear chili.

  2. Hi gang.

    Sorry for not posting on topic, however the other day I left a comment on TM about maybe Cheney had something to do with the death of Ranger Pat Tillman.

    Today I see that Allen Roland put up a post on the same topic. Interesting read if anyone is interested.

    http://blogs.salon.com/0002255/2009/04/01.html#a2318

    See if I can make it back later.

    God Bless.

  3. stopbrianspam

    Here’s one way to save the planet: Stop enabling Brian’s obsessive and insulting email blasts that undermine the credibility of other posters here.

  4. AP most people here no longer read Trail Mush, glad you posted the link here.

  5. Nothing on any of the MSM sites about that AP, big and great news if it’s true!

  6. AP are sure this isn’t an April Fools prank, did you read the original post on Kos?

    “DSCC Chairman Charles Schumer publicly accepted Coleman’s concession for Senate Democrats. “I never fucking thought that idiot would concede,” Schumer said, “but he did.”

    RNC Chairman Michael Steele hailed the concession as a victory for the GOP. “This opens up a fresh new Senate seat for us to target in 2014,” Steele said.”

    http://tinyurl.com/e34ma

  7. Brian…

    Just found out it was a April Fools joke. Guess I got took.

    Oh well maybe better days are ahead.

    Time for the sack. Take care and…

    God Bless.

  8. It’s a good one AP, I can’t blame you for wanting it to be true! Maybe Coleman will get the hint, unlikely, but we can hope!

  9. Good morning everyone!

    AP, April Fools day always gets me one way or another…. 😉 and like Brain, I am glad you posted here, don’t read the other, it’s not relative anymore.
    ____
    I am writing a letter to our local paper and my city council to proposed banning plastic bags. It’s a small step, but one I think everyone can accomplish without much effort.

  10. ….just saw our baby-troll was back last night…..awe…….kind of sad. 😦

  11. dnd

    Good morning Sra Burrito. Great post.

    Now don’t get me started on wind power 😉

  12. Hey everyone….want to give you guys a heads up….One of my favorite causes is TOMS Shoes, and the company is being highlighted on CNBC tonight Thursday, April 2nd 9p | 1a ET.

    If you get a chance take a look…

    I have my Toms on right now…. 🙂

  13. dnd

    So what’s on the Queen’s iPod? Beyonce? Usher? Big & Rich? Allman Brothers? ZZ Top? AC/DC?

    Inquiring minds want to know…

  14. nannymm

    Good Morning!
    Very useful post, UB. The links are terrific. I was happy to see that I am already doing many of the things recommended. But, of course, I can still do better….

  15. Lots of Broadway show tunes dnd

  16. dnd

    Show tunes? You mean the soundtrack from “The Blues Brothers” movie?

  17. Yo nanny, where you been? inquiring minds want to know!

  18. *scratches my head*

    Was the Blue Brothers on Bway?

  19. dnd

    Off Broadway. The Palace Hotel Ballroom. Route 16. Lake Wazzapamani.

  20. We here in the apple call that off-off-off Bway.

  21. I heard there was a little JayZ on the ipod too…. rumor has it the Queen is quite inspired by the American hip hop scene.

  22. nannymm

    I’ve been doing spring cleaning, Brian. This darned house is way too big and takes forever to get through. At the rate I’m going it’s going to take a month. But I thought I’d stop by for a few minutes before I head out to do some shopping.

  23. shopping? Are you going out to get a just in time bday president for someone we both know and love?

  24. heading to the dog park…..it may be the warmest day of the year thus far 57…right now…

    enjoy!

  25. horsedooty

    “Now don’t get me started on wind power ;)”

    what’s wrong with wind power? We here at the Fort have been under a high wind alert for the last week. Much higher than usual. Wish I had a windmill. The powers that be have made them illegal in the city limits because they make too much noise.

  26. nannymm

    That’s tomorrow, Brian. Today I need bins to organize my storage room. 😉

  27. nannymm

    We have several large wind farms up here. I’m all for them. They’re much better than buying oil from the middle east.

  28. dnd

    Nuthin’ wrong with wind power Doots. Remember I’m the guy who picked T. Boone Pickins to be Sec. of Energy. 😉

  29. horsedooty

    well, I wouldn’t go that far with T. Boone by offering him the Sec of Energy but I would let him by lunch or dinner. Hummm, I wonder if he knows he has a long lost cuz residing here in Ft Worth? Wonder if it is too late to get in the will?

  30. Looking like the prez has won over the G20 crowd, Dow is up almost 300 points. Never under estimate the power of having a prez the world likes.

  31. Global Leaders Meet in Bid to Resolve Rift on Economic Plan

    LONDON — Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced the much-anticipated final statement worked out by G-20 leaders here on Thursday afternoon to regulate international banking, promising stricter oversight of aspects of the financial industry including hedge funds, tax havens and executive pay.

    “The era of secrecy in banking will come to an end,” he said.

    http://tinyurl.com/cbntuo

  32. I think the “unspoken” msg from the G20 meeting will be “America is back!”

    I’m excited.

  33. Trillion bucks to go the IMF!

  34. Detention at Afghan Base Is Subject to U.S. Courts

    A federal judge ruled on Thursday that some prisoners at a
    military air base in Afghanistan can use U.S. civilian courts
    to challenge their detention.

  35. The president looks exhausted! And he still has Paris and Turkey to.

  36. dnd

    Constipated. That’s what the cuisine of England will do to you…

    There are a lot of really great Indian restaurants in England. The prez needs to get him some chicken vindaloo, extra spicy, and saag paneer. Clean him right out.

  37. He’s traveling with his own chef.

  38. dnd

    That dinner at 10 Downing St. was enough to clog the pipes…

  39. I’m sure he’ll be touched by your concern for his colon health!

  40. dnd

    “TIANJIN, China — Chinese leaders have adopted a plan aimed at turning the country into one of the leading producers of hybrid and all-electric vehicles within three years, and making it the world leader in electric cars and buses after that.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/business/global/02electric.html

    Are you listening Detroit?

  41. Not sure Detroit is listening, but Ed Schultz sure is, he was just commenting on it. BTW PUMA is pissed off Ed got his own show! tsk, tsk.

  42. dnd

    “BTW PUMA is pissed off Ed got his own show! tsk, tsk.”

    Me too. I wanted Stephanie Miller. I guess Phil Griffin doesn’t appreciate the subtle humor of fart jokes…

  43. so few do dnd, but are you pissed that Ed is getting his own show?

  44. Signs recession nears bottom, but layoffs persist

    http://tinyurl.com/dkt2zf

  45. dnd

    No Brian, not pissed that Ed is getting his own show, just think they should put it in the KO repeat time slot and leave 1600 alone.

    ps. The recession may be near a bottom, but it’s gonna be a long, long way out. Jobs are a lagging indicator, but the numbers out this morning were really bad.

  46. China Vies to Be World’s Leader in Electric Cars – NYT

    “Chinese leaders have adopted a plan aimed at turning the country into one of the leading producers of hybrid and all-electric vehicles within three years, and making it the world leader in electric cars and buses after that.”

    http://tinyurl.com/ca2dry
    ____
    note the 3 year time line….America needs goals like that …..

  47. I think that many jobs will never come back, the best way out is new job creation….too many people really were not all that productive at work….bottom line many corporations were fat….

  48. They are proposing legislation to keep college educated students in Ohio through offering tax incentives, if you live in Ohio for at least 5 years after graduation…..heard on the radio….this state suffers from “brain drain”…it so bad here Ohio may end up paying people to stay…now that’s just pitiful.

    What happen to the new Brian? pic?

  49. Geez dnd I didn’t say the streets are paved with gold, but lets enjoy whatever good news get. A few months ago everyone was screaming they were looking for a bottom, well it looks like we found one, it’s a good thing, we can catch our breath for a moment.

  50. dnd

    Sra Burrito,
    Wind turbines and electric cars. Great manufacturing base.

    Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II was here recently for the groundbreaking of a new Vestas plant. Vestas, based in Denmark, makes wind turbines.

  51. I changed my pic, not sure what you mean ub

  52. my puter shows the old one…must be my cache…saw the new one at work…it looked good.

  53. I saw that article about Vestas, I would like to see American companies doing that kind of thing.

  54. yeah, clear you cache, I had the same problem when I changed it.

  55. there you are, looks good….

    wow when the Queen touches you….that’s awesome….more people like the Obamas should go into politics…..

  56. dnd

    “I saw that article about Vestas, I would like to see American companies doing that kind of thing.”

    Two words: General Electric.

  57. Is GE actively in that market? ….because if they are, I might have to peek at their stock price.

  58. dnd

    http://www.gepower.com/businesses/ge_wind_energy/en/index.htm

    I don’t think this will drive their stock. GE is so huge they are basically a proxy for the S&P 500.

  59. GE is the only stock i own!

  60. dnd

    Best photo from the G-20: Obama, Medvedev and Berlusconi hamming it up for the camera.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2009/04/daily-photo-oba.html

  61. Thanks dnd … I see what you mean.

    They are talking about putting wind turbines out in Lake Erie…..you would think that they might look at the lake, first in foremost, as a fresh water source and clean it up…….after all most reports say that fresh water is the oil of tomorrow.

  62. dnd

    If you believe in America, GE is a good stock to own.

    I’d prefer BRKb.

  63. I love that photo!…..like they say a picture speaks a million words, and the only thing better than a photo is actually being there.

  64. ……or is it a billion words, thousands words , or a trillion words…I have lost count….. 😉

  65. dnd

    Sra Burrito, well, this is the 40th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire. 😉

  66. chocolate pie, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  67. lol the burning river, no wonder when I was in grade school we we doing reports on pollution!!!!and gas shortages and gas lines…..that is really at the core of what “ticks” me off regarding global warming….we knew we were screwing up 40 freaking years ago!!!!

    My mother still has my report, I think I got an “A”….lol

  68. chocolate pie is fattening…especially if you don’t share.

  69. It’s my bday present to myself, shoot me for getting a head start!

  70. when is the day actually day? ……… BANG!

  71. dnd

    Sra Burrito,
    40 years ago there was concern about global cooling. Fortunately, science and technology has made significant advances in the last 40 years 😉

    I do remember President Carter reacting to the OPEC oil embargo. Man, did we blow that opportunity to get off oil. Lets hope we’ve learned.

  72. if gas isn’t 4.00 per gallon , people will not change……even the small cars you see, many times their mileage is the same as a bigger car….

    I want a car that can hold my dogs and other time hold 5 people – and get 30 + city.

    I have thought for years that a smart car companies would make cars that fit life-styles…vertical marketed cars. You camp this, dog this, you travel this….you commute this, you have toddlers this, you want to pick up chicks this…and so on…..the old “fill the need” concept….how foreign is this from their thinking???

  73. at the stroke of midnight I’ll be 51, someone shoot before then, please.

  74. dnd

    You were born at midnight?

  75. horsedooty

    you’ll live hell I am at least 13 years older than you. I have no pity. Feliz Compleanos.

  76. awe…I didn’t know it was so soon….My mother is 82, and she would trade places with you in a nano-second.

    You made it another year…that’s a good thing! no one is going to shoot you….it’s only a number…..and this is the lowest it will ever be from this point forward….so enjoy!

  77. lol dnd, and Doots! lololol

  78. life is hard …. then you die.

    “You dissolve into the minds of others, and you haunt them until they are tired of you, and even after.” ~ Hanif Kureishi

  79. House has passed the president’s budget, lets hope it doesn’t get too mangled in the Senate.

  80. dnd

    51 is the new, um, 50.

  81. dnd

    Given how well the First Lady and the Queen hit it off, I fully expect the Queen to be wearing sleeveless J. Crew any day now…

  82. My only consolation is that I look great for my age!

  83. horsedooty

    Look at it this way Brian. You are older right now than you have ever been before.

  84. Sources: Obama Plays Peacemaker in French-Chinese Smackdown Over Tax Havens
    http://tinyurl.com/cxwaml

  85. dnd

    Doots,
    As my dad use to tell me, getting older is better than the alternative.

  86. Keep pushing it doots, keep pushing it!

    yes dnd it’s fascinating how taken the queen is with the first lady. The queen as been at this a long time, and I think she really appreciated the first lady’s sincerity. I love the queen saying her to “now that we’ve met I hope you’ll keep in touch”.

  87. dnd, I think I would have liked your Dad. 🙂

  88. yes Brian, man-years are kinder than woman- years….men can look great as long as they are not drooling…..as they say, ” you have that going for you.”

  89. well I also had a very serious skin cancer scare about 25 years and haven’t left the house without sunblock and a hat since then!

  90. dnd

    Where was Sir Paul today? Can we expect him to greet the Obama’s in Paris?

  91. No, Paul the plumber……

  92. ohhhhhhhhhhh paul the plumber, of course.

  93. dnd

    “Paul McCartney?”
    Yeah, that guy you kids think got popular playing with Wings.

  94. Wings, yuck! Paul is my least favorite of The Beatles.

  95. Lennon is and was the Beatles…in my book

  96. President is going to be holding a town hall meeting in Paris in the morning, interesting.

  97. Palin calls for Begich’s resignation

    Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) called on Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska ) Thursday to step down from his seat and run in a special election in the wake of the Justice Department’s decision to drop corruption charges against former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska). Begich narrowly defeated Stevens in 2008, a contest overshadowed by Stevens’ October conviction.

    http://tinyurl.com/djhxb5

    Don’t hold your breath Sarah.

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