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    Wink Could the Net be killing the planet?
    It's Saturday night, and you want to catch the latest summer blockbuster. You do a quick Google search to find the venue and right time, and off you go to enjoy some mindless fun.

    Meanwhile, your Internet search has just helped kill the planet. Depending on how long you took and what sites you visited, your search caused the emission of one to 10 grams of carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.

    Sure, it's not a lot on its own — but add up all of the more than one billion daily Google searches, throw in 60 million Facebook status updates each day, 50 million daily tweets and 250 billion emails per day, and you're making a serious dent in some Greenland glaciers.

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    There is no way to avoid this, except to stop existing. Even the decomposition of your body contributes to greenhouse gasses, but no more after that.

    Hmm, perhaps war is the answer? Fewer people! Or we can hope for a pandemic. Or mass sterilization?

    Nah, just ban google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe-Shopping-Spree View Post
    There is no way to avoid this, except to stop existing. Even the decomposition of your body contributes to greenhouse gasses, but no more after that.

    Hmm, perhaps war is the answer? Fewer people! Or we can hope for a pandemic. Or mass sterilization?

    Nah, just ban google.
    Pandemic? War?

    Hardest part might be that "ban Google" thing; pandemics and wars would be easy by comparison, don't you think?

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    Carbon emmision is not causing global warming, it's a consequence of it.

    Global warming is a cyclical phenomenon, dependent on what's happening on the surface of the sun.

    There are two HUGE issues facing mankind right now.

    1: The seas are slowly dying. The seas produce 80% of the oxygen in our atmosphere. Surface plants produce 20%. If we don't stop polluting the seas we will all suffocate because there won't be enough oxygen to breathe.

    2. The medical/pharmaceutical industry is slowly destroying mankind. (For profit.)

    That may not be a bad thing, because, if we don't allow the pharmaceutical industry to destroy us, we will destroy the entire ecological system through genetic engineering.

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    Just gotta love such a positive forum thread to start a new week. LOL!

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    GridMaxx 230w Solar Panel

    I have one for each of my two computers and will be buying 2 more for my tv's, then a few more for my appliances and so on. I will no longer be killing the planet.

    Personally I think instead the net is killing brain cells with the stupidity and stuff going around on it. Jersey shore is much more deadly than the carbon from the electricity used to run my comp.
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    We produce about 1kg of carbon daily just from breathing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merchant Consultant Team View Post
    Meanwhile, your Internet search has just helped kill the planet. Depending on how long you took and what sites you visited, your search caused the emission of one to 10 grams of carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.
    Much better than me burning my newspaper when I'm done looking at the movie listings...
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    Nice to focus on the search instead of driving to see a movie.

    Anyway, I hope technology solves this problem so we can drive, surf the net, air condition our homes, etc... without burning fossil fuels.

    The sun is the answer and I hope we can figure out how to capture and store more of the sun's energy soon. We're getting there and hopefully Moore's law will apply so the solar and battery technology will get better while the price gets lower.
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    sure hope so....this planet sucks

    come on skynet - finish us off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OICUAM2 View Post

    Anyway, I hope technology solves this problem
    Technology has already solved the problem, but humans will not implement it.

    The solution is in your pants. I'm not kidding!

    With the world population doubling every 40-60 years, no amount of fiddling with recycling, solar, and electric cars will be enough. The number of breathing, eating, burning, driving, heating, cooling humans keeps doubling!

    Never-mind, lets ban google anyway LOL !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe-Shopping-Spree View Post
    Technology has already solved the problem, but humans will not implement it.
    It's politics and retaining current positions of economic power over humanity. Solar and wind power sources should be so much further developed. A UCLA study released earlier this year showed that rooftop solar panels placed on Los Angeles homes would produce enough power to run the entire city.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe-Shopping-Spree View Post
    Never-mind, lets ban google anyway LOL !
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateHound View Post
    A UCLA study released earlier this year showed that rooftop solar panels placed on Los Angeles homes would produce enough power to run the entire city.
    I did some research a few years ago on PV panels for our house, and to get enough power to supply half of our usage, it would have taken enough PV panels to cover about half of our roof and it would cost as much as pay for electricity for over 10 years. And that didn't factor in battery life (for storing power), maintenance, etc.
    Quote Originally Posted by OICUAM2 View Post
    Nice to focus on the search instead of driving to see a movie.
    Doh! Good point, 10 grams to look up the showtimes. 10 pounds to drive to the theater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoe-Shopping-Spree View Post
    The solution is in your pants. I'm not kidding!
    Whew, for a moment I thought you were going to suggest reclaiming methane...
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    Hi Michael, a few years is a long time for PV now! If you or OICUAM2 are really interested and have time to goof around, buy that PV educational kit. I built my first 30 w panel with my little cousin, then I invested in more "cells" and here I am now on my way to the 5kw goal, maybe grid-tied in a year or two. If I had a million dollars I would bring manufacturing back to small town USA and start making panels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    Whew, for a moment I thought you were going to suggest reclaiming methane...
    Well, we can go back to the good 'ol horse 'n buggy days. Plenty of horse d** to create methane. But of course, city streets were perilous to cross & the smell on a hot day...whew!

    Plus, more peeps download movies to their computer instead of driving to a theater. People don't drive to the library, they look it up on the Internet. And best of all, which is why ABW exists: folks are buying online instead of going to malls. Much less gas emissions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoyUnltd View Post
    And best of all, which is why ABW exists: folks are buying online instead of going to malls. Much less gas emissions!
    Good point! Affiliate marketing is saving the earth! Maybe even the universe. We should be proud of ourselves for sure

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    Saving the earth & the universe >> so that tracking will not be effected

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    Saw a solar panel power unit at Costco the other day for $299 that provides enough power to dimly light a 60W bulb (55 watts output). Hurry while they last!



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