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Unformatted text preview: PS 175 07:10 Three Problems Climate Change o Global warming caused by human activity o The earth is expected to warm between 2.5 and 10.4 Farenheit by 2100 Peak Oil Energy Supply o The time at which world oil production begins to decline roughly when the world supply has been consumed. When peak oil arrives, oil prices will rapidly rise Energy price shocks or energy crises o Wars or other events cause energy prices to surge upward o Severe short term economic problems result Possible Solutions Alternative energy and Conservation o Both face technological obstacles o Both face political opposition Can Alternative Energy Save Us? They get a lot of press Hydroelectric power Dams Environmental consequences making it undesirable You cut off fish migration routes Dams eventually silt up Windpower Windmills a traditional, clean, renewable energy source Noise and aesthetic objections, birds run into blades...
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- Fall '10
- Political Science