What simple things can we do to help stop global warming?

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Avatar do usuário Flavia.lm 3885 1 9 86
Question: What simple things can we do to help stop global warming?

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- Use less energy: take shorter showers, wear more clothes instead of turning up the heat, turn off equipments that are not in use,
- Plant a tree,
- Bike or walk instead of using the car.

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Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
Plant and harvest your own vegetables. Get a boxfull of earth fit to plant your vegetables in. At harvest time, they must not know what fate awaits them. Rather than yanking all of them off at once, talk them into accepting their fate, saying you do it for a noble cause, that of helping stop global warming.
Avatar do usuário JacksonB 95 2
- We could eat soy instead of meat, I mean, a bull needs way more water and land(and the trees that would be destroyed as well) than a soy plantation (in the same proportion).
I'm not vegan (and I know I'm being hypocrite) but a friend of mine is, and he feels disgusted with meat now.
- And then the amount of land we'd save planting soy we could plant national trees.
- And we could also highlight sanitation everywhere.
- Put some more money in education.
And so on...
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Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12350 1 22 206
To actually make it work we'd have to build larger max security prisons[1]. Larger enough for massive lots of bad car drivers and corrupt politicians who get around in non-ecological, hectometric-long, gas-guzzling limousines. Keeping these people in jail will keep them from polluting the air, at least. Not unless they start farting, I guess.

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[1] Bangu type prisons don't live up much to expectations any longer than do Carandiru type prisons.
A simple and important thing that we can do is take care about gadgets on stand-by . The stand-by function, spend as energy as when the gadgets are turned on.
We need to take care about the nature, to recycle is very important too.
Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
For what it is worth here is the opinion of one "gringo". ;)

First we must acknowledge that the actions of one person will have almost no effect on global warming, and that any effect would be minuscule. However if each person on earth would do just one or two things each day then the effects would be prodigious. Even one nation can not reverse global warming and it will take all nations working together to stop it, especially the largest polluters, The United States, China, India, and Japan, and Brasil.

The most immportant things that WE can do is to lead by example in our daily lives and demand that our political leaders do the same. For example:

1. Walk to the bakery to get our rolls (pao zinho) for breakfast
2. Ride a bicycle to work or school.
3. Unplug all electrical devises when not in use.
4. Plant a tree especially in a city.
5. Recycle our trash and garbage.
6. Use a home water filter and refill your bottled water containers (you get the same quality at a fraction of the cost and save oil which is what plastic is made from).
7. I know that this one will go against the customs of Brasil especially Paulistas and will really hurt some feelings, but I am compelled to say it. :lol: Our names are not Senna, or Fittipaldi and if we would all drive a little slower, and not accelerate and brake so rapidly it would really help. :D :lol:

Thanks for reading my verbose correspondence.
Avatar do usuário ailime 60 1
In my opinion, we can not stop global warming but reduce its accererated speed pace by cracking down on release of carbon dioxide into the air by cars, industries, burning of the forests by reinforcement of new law. The production of ethanol is a good exemple of a greener approch of our government, because it`s more cost-effective and releases less carbon dioxide during its production when compared to ethanol made in the USA and what`s more, ethanol fueled cars pollute less than others that are filled up with petrol or natural gas. Increase the investments in source of energy like the sun, water or wind(solar, eolic and hydroelectric energy) should be the short or even a long term target of our goverment.
Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
ailime escreveu:In my opinion, we can not stop global warming but reduce its accererated speed pace by cracking down on release of carbon dioxide into the air by cars, industries, burning of the forests by reinforcement of new law. The production of ethanol is a good exemple of a greener approch of our government, because it`s more cost-effective and releases less carbon dioxide during its production when compared to ethanol made in the USA and what`s more, ethanol fueled cars pollute less than others that are filled up with petrol or natural gas. Increase the investments in source of energy like the sun, water or wind(solar, eolic and hydroelectric energy) should be the short or even a long term target of our goverment.


Ailime,

Will you put up with a few more suggestions? If so here we go, with a rewrite. ;)

In my opinion, we can not stop global warming, but we can reduce the pace of increase by cracking down on the release of carbon dioxide by cars, industries, the burning of forests and by passing new laws and strict inforcement of all laws. The manner in which the Brazilian Government has overseen the production of ethanol is an excellent example of producing an alternative fuel in a more efficient, and ecologically friendly manner than even the USA has mannaged. Furthermore this renewable fuel pollutes less that any other widely available fuels for vehicles. We also need to increase our investments in alternative sources of energy such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydro generation of electricity, these increases in research and development must be for both the short and long term.

Based on some of your posts I think you have a good basic understanding of English and just need to improve a few areas such as contex and structure. As an interesting exercise, you could let me know what you think of this rewrite and why I changed what I did.

Thank you for listening.
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Avatar do usuário ailime 60 1
Bill,

No, I am not put up with you, but pretty happy with your suggestions and corrections, because if you are not corrected you can not improve at all. So, thank you very much again.

Your text is perfect, as always. And, you asked me to let you know why you made some changes. So, here we go!
1) "Speed pace"": I guess speed here is redundant, so you kept just the "pace",
2)" Passing new laws " instead of "reinforcement of new laws", because the meaning here is to create new laws; "reinforcement" here is not adequate for new laws. On the same way,"inforcement of all laws" suits well, because refers to laws that already exist.
3) The second phrase is too long, I could have stopped in "USA and make an additional phrase.
4) ""Such as"instead of "like, because here I am giving exemples.

That is what I found for now, not mentioning the structure of the text that of course yours is unbeatable.