In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their 4th report stating human caused climate change is ‘unequivocal.’ To understand how a scientific panel can clearly, and with no doubt, make such a statement about carbon dioxide emissions, we need to understand the trends that led to the 2007 IPCC report.
This is post two of our four-part series on renewable energy. If you tuned into our blog post yesterday, we introduced the idea of using renewable energy as a way to keep up with economic demand while reducing our impact on the environment. It may have left you with some questions about what our options are – so keep reading to learn about some of the major trends in renewable energy, including solar and wind power!
What is solar energy?
This is post one of a four-part series examining the pros and cons of six renewable energy sources. Understanding the benefits and limitations of renewable energy is an important theme repeated throughout the AP Environmental Science course framework.
Today, June 5, marks World Environment Day 2015, the theme of which is: “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume With Care.” Every person on the earth influences the environment each day through consumption of resources including water, food, and energy. With the current world population over 7 billion, there are over 7 billion individual influences on the environment every day. As you, just one in over 7 billion, consume with care today, consider the following statistics:
Hypoxia is the depletion of dissolved oxygen to such an extent that water can no longer support its living organisms.
From the U.S. to Jakarta communities are embracing alternative transportation and going car free. Community-wide initiatives such as Car Free Days and Bike to Work Day have quickly gained popularity and even converted some from car commuters to bike commuters.
As we start the New Year many of us will have resolutions on our mind. People tend to focus their resolutions on self-improvement and often forget to consider the world we live in. Last year at PopEd, we started creating “eco-resolutions” that would serve as not only lifestyle changes but would also have positive impacts on our environment.
Here’s what some of our PopEd staff have to say about their 2015 eco-resolutions and their favorite eco-change of 2014.
What is your 2015 eco-resolution and how do you plan to keep it?