Episode 026: It ain’t easy being green

They tell us that the climate is changing. They tell us that the cause is man-made. They tell us that we have to make drastic changes if we are to have any hope of slowing, stopping or reversing the course we are on. Others say that climate change is a hoax, or a conspiracy. Whichever side of the argument you believe, I think we can all agree that clean air and clean water are good things, and our dependence on fossil fuels is not.

As homeowners, we make decisions that impact the environment. We look for ways to be more energy efficient in hope of saving some money and even saving the planet. But are we as “green” as we think we are?

 

Topics covered

  • A history of global climate change, heating and cooling cycles.
  • Why you should take both sides of the climate change debate with a grain of salt.
  • Examples of how climate change is continuous. The climate is not static.
  • Improving the energy efficiency of our houses (and the negative environmental impact of making those improvements that we also need to consider)
    • Insulation
    • Building materials
    • Appliances
    • Lighting

 

A Disclaimer

I am not a climate change scientist. I am not claiming expert knowledge in the area of climate change. I look at both sides of the debate with a critical eye and some common sense, and I present some points that offer (I think) fresh perspective. Some of my comments are meant to be somewhat snarky.  No disrespect of climate change scientists, or anyone else, is intended.

 

Resources and Links

Melting Yukon ices reveals 5,000-year-old archaeological treasures: So, that ice wasn’t always there….

History of Earth in 24-hour clock: Putting human history in perspective.

The Crying Indian

 

Woodsy Owl: “Give a hoot, don’t pollute”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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