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March 21, 2010

Our Planet Matters: The Breathing Earth Simulation

Filed under: Mama * Earth * Kids — Tags: , , — charndra @ 7:58 am

Just how much CO2 is released in Australia and New Zealand?

The Breathing Earth simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world, as well as their birth and death rates.

Check out the Breathing Earth Simulation

The Breathing Earth Simulation

Watch a simulation of total CO2 Emissions released during your visit!

In Australia 1000 tonnes of CO2 is released every 1.4 minutes.

In New Zealand 1000 tonnes of CO2 is released every 15.4 minutes.

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The Environment and Climate Change

Global warming (aka climate change) is probably the most important issue to face our generation, and quite possibly any generation in history. The worldwide scientific community is virtually unanimous in its agreement that global warming is happening, that that it’s our fault. If we let it get out of our control, the consequences – which will already begin occuring in most of our lifetimes – will be catastrophic. Just some of the consequences that can be reasonably expected are rising sea levels, more frequent and more severe natural disasters, large-scale food shortages, plagues, massive species extinctions, unprecedented numbers of refugees, intensified ethnic and political tensions, and a global economic depression the likes of which no one has ever seen.

The situation is still within our grasp, but we must act now, we must act strongly, and we must act together.

Individuals, companies, and governments across the globe must each do what they can to reverse climate change.

We will never get a second chance.

What can I do?

The good news is that there are plenty of things that we can do to reduce our carbon footprint. The key word is reduce. We can greatly lessen our impact on climate change by using the planet’s resources more responsibly. There are many things we can reduce, and many ways we can reduce them, but three of the major ones are: reduce the amount of animal products you consume (meat, dairy, eggs, leather, etc.), reduce the amount of fuel you use (car, air travel, etc.), and reduce the amount of electricity you use. If you’re interested, there are plenty of good resources on the net. I encourage you to so your own research.

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At My Green Nappy, check out these resources:

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1 Comment »

  1. My family has been trying to do lots of different things to help the environment. And a lot of the things we do don’t cost much money, but other things are out of reach for us and for many at the moment, like installing solar panels for electricity production. The government is contributing a monetary rebate, but I don’t think it is enough to help most average families obtain this earth friendly choice.

    Australia has a very high sun exposure, and we could be producing all of our own electricity from the sun, and yet we are still reliant on fossil fuels for energy. I want to know why don’t all government buildings have solar panels that feed back into the grid? And why isn’t it compulsory to install solar panels on all new homes, just like it’s compulsory to install a water tank? Sorry if this seems like a rant, I just think the government should be setting the trends for improving our earth by example.

    Comment by Sara Reid — March 26, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

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