My comment on Christianas' Message

Apparently, the movement to make the world aware of this danger ahead is already a huge success. It is also a fact that the world is so busy finding a single answer in the halls of convention centers manipulated by agents of big corporations... ever looking for a way to rail the conclusions into something that serves only their best interest in the guise of something green. The clock has been ticking since... The real picture isn't really all that nice. As a matter of fact... it is very much alarming. 

While everyone waste the time in reaching agreements for the ever elusive answer to global warming... Let me invite everyone to think and ponder on this. "Why not focus in things you have full control of?" If everyone will focus on things they can control... then we can solve climate change much easier. If 70% of GHG comes from land transportation... that means... We as a consumer motoring public can control or CUT about 70% maximum of the total GHG. If we can do that, then we can control the climate! - makes sense? Why go so far? We can't stop the Ice from melting... but We can stop the global temperature from rising any further by simply cutting on our Emissions by at least 90%! While everyone has been busy looking for answers... we have been making near ZERO Emissions a reality on a daily basis... ONE CAR AT A TIME!...

This is the real and active solution. So far... the Kyoto Protocol and the Durban Meetings are only passive approaches... lip services... and no real actions in reversing the effects of the Greenhouse Effect. Before we forget the real problem to begin with. God willing... the rest of the world will soon find out and adopt the solution+action that I and the rest of my small group have taken. Silently, we are saving the planet - and we don't need the bells and whistles of tri-media for our rewards. The smile on the faces and the taking away of the realized guilt from each vehicle owner that our solution-technique is the reward in itself already. May God Bless Us All... and Guide into the right path towards Climate Solutions. 

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Notes to ponder

NASA claims that the government could slow down worldwide global warming by cutting down on soot emissions. Studies by NASA show that cutting down on soot would not only have an immediate cooling effect, but would also put a stop to many of the deaths caused by air pollution. When soot is formed, it typically travels through the air absorbing and releasing solar radiation which in turn begins to warm the atmosphere. Cutting soot emissions would be an immediate help against global warming, as the soot would quickly fall out of the atmosphere and begin to cool it down.

Cutting back on soot emissions would buy us time in our fight against global warming. Soot is caused by the partial burning of fossil fuels, wood and vegetation. Soot is known to contain over forty different cancer causing chemicals, and a complete cut would offer untold health benefits worldwide.

Environmental conservation has always been a topic for lengthy discussions, but up until recent times, global warming and climate changes were vague subjects, with no hard proof. Not surprisingly, the previous lack of attention to these issues have created a very gloomy outlook on our future. So, considering all this, what could be the biggest contributor to climate changes through global warming? Transportation - the man-made iron horses, flying machines and sea monsters, so to speak.

The question we have now is how green is our transportation? The majority of the worlds' vehicles are fueled by oil (petrol, diesel and kerosene). Even if they rely on electricity, the stations used to generate this electricity use fossil fuels for power! Excluding vehicle manufacture, transportation is responsible for 14% of the artificially created greenhouse emissions, mostly carbondioxide.

Automobiles, trains and planes are all responsible for this problem, but cars are the highest impact-makers. They release approximately six times more carbondioxide than a plane and seven times more than sea vessels.

What is Air Pollution?

Air pollution is somewhat difficult to define because many air pollutants, at low concentrations, are essential nutrients for the sustainable development of ecosystems. So, air pollution could be defined as:A state of the atmosphere, which leads to the exposure of human beings and/or ecosystems to such high levels or loads of specific compounds or mixtures thereof, that damage is caused. With very few exceptions, all compounds that are considered air pollutants have both natural as well as human-made origins.

Air pollution is not a new phenomenon; in Medieval times, the burning of coal was forbidden in London while Parliament was in session. Air pollution problems have dramatically increased in intensity as well as scale due to the increase in emissions since the Industrial Revolution.