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global warming - is Global Climate Change te eb a D Lars...

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1 Global Climate Change Lars Tomanek, Ph.D. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Center for Coastal Marine Sciences D e b a t is o v er Global Climate Change: Working on Sustainable Solutions Dr. Lars Tomanek Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Center for Coastal Marine Sciences
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2 Who can fix the planet? ..has last judgment… called the debate over. . ..calls for volunteers. . but everyone is waiting until… ..spreads inconvenient messages… while traveling too much. . ..too democratic. .to be a leader Who can fix the planet? ..does not drive a Toyota Prius. . ..too smart to be a leader…. don’t trust him…. .
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3 Who can fix the planet? You! Me? Cal Poly Students in the Environmental Proteomics Laboratory What can I do? For your next trip to LA or San Francisco, rent a Prius for $60 with your friends. Short long trip for something ridiculous: Compensate for it by renting a Prius. Try car sharing.
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4 Laurie David Become a hot environmentalist! The Solution is You! An Activist’s Guide $9.95 H i l a r ous f u n y o w d b c m e di n L D v d What can I do? Subscribe to a vegetable box from Cal Poly’s organic farm. It is local and low-impact. The more colorful the meal the healthier it is. Need to learn how to cook? Frying pan, olive oil, wooden spoon and a knife to cut up the vegetables. http://www.calpolyorgfarm.com/
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5 What can I do? Turn thermostat down by 1.0-2.0°C. Turn air conditioning up by 1.0-2.0°C. Add insulation to a roof, doors, and electrical outlets. What can I do? Use a fluorescent light bulb. It is 75% more energy efficient.
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6 Design tomorrow’s lifestyle Biomimimcry http://www.biomimicry.net/ Use nature’s design solutions: Biomimicry Example: Lotus paint – surfaces that clean themselves when it rains http://www.biomimicryguild.com/ Nature’s design – sustainability CEO of carpet company Interface has turned his company into a green business.
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7 Design tomorrow’s lifestyle Find ways to chill people from warming (by Diesel). Is it carbon neutral? Think business opportunity Plastics than can be put into the compost.
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8 Think business opportunity nau.com Carbon sequestration: a path to mitigate
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9 Watch a movie Be part of a network of engineers http://www.o2.org/index.php
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10 Be smarter – chill out from climate shock $ 14.95 Web resources: Center for Sustainable Design: http://www.cfsd.org.uk/index.html Intergovernmental panel on climate change: http://www.ipcc.ch/
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '08 term at Cal Poly.

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