Sunday, May 4, 2008

The United Nations Wants U.S. to Reduce Carbon Footprint.

With a few choices, we can reduce our carbon footprints-

Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. That's what the grown-ups told us when we were kids setting out to explore nature on a hike, field trip or camp out. It seemed like the perfect philosophy. Who knew the footprints would get so big?

Your carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide you are responsible for, be it from your car's exhaust or the production of electricity to run your air conditioner. The average American's carbon footprint is 42,000 to 44,000 pounds a year according to the United Nations. By John Campanelli, Newhouse News Service.

The United Nations knows what the average American's footprint is and a list of things that we must do to reduce our carbon footprint. I wonder if the United Nations knows the carbon footprint of the Chinese, since they are the largest producer of carbon dioxide. With India population growth and growth of their industry, they are a close second. Question, what is the United Nation themselves doing to cut down on their carbon footprint? They should be setting the example.

Let's look at the big picture. On a countries total out put of carbon dioxide what percentage do people produce? What percentage does industry produces? What percentage does government produce? And what are governments of these three large producers of carbon doing to reduce their footprint?

Are they recycling half of their waste? How about getting rid of their extra cars? Here is a good one. How about using ceiling fans or free standing fans instead of air condition? Unplug all of their electronics and appliances when they're not in use. And last. Raising their thermostats 2 degrees in summer and lowering it 2 degrees in winter.

You see the population or people are the least carbon producers in a country. The government wants you to change your lifestyle while they don't change theirs. Why is this? Because they want you, the American people, to feel guilty for the way we live so the government can get more of your money in taxes. And the United Nations want more money from the United States.
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