Thursday, August 5, 2010

Climate Change, Cost to Economy, German Approach to Green House Effect by Prof Frank Waetzold

What have you learned from the talk? Which consequence do you think will affect you most if climate change is not mitigated? Do you have any idea to save energy in SST?

29 comments:

  1. I think that the world will be too hot for humans to stay in it and the animal will be extinct.

    We can switch off the fans when not in use and use higher temperatures for our aircon

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  3. I have learnt more about global warming and how some animals react to it. The destruction of earth and many natural disasters will occur. Yes we can have solar panels.

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  4. I have learned that we must do something to stop global warming before it accelerates. I think the heat will affect me the most. I think we should try not to use the aircon too often but use the fan instead.

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  5. I have learned the consequences of climate change like extinction of many species,etc. and what can be done to solve this.
    if climate change is not mitigated, water and food supplied will be cut down and the temperature will increase and it will affect me as I cannot adapt to higher temperature and water and food are essential for me to survive. To save energy in SST, we should use energy saving electrical appliances.

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  7. Global Warming has a very bad effect on earth.The bad change of weather,causing droughts and floods will make more people to die.We can not use the air con that much or dont switch on the lights when the classroom is bright enough.

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  8. What have you learned from the talk?
    I learned that the green house effects and how germany tries to save energy.
    Which consequence do you think will affect you most if climate change is not mitigated?
    There will be more flooding and 5-10% increase in hurricanes which will cause USA double the damage cost.
    Do you have any idea to save energy in SST?
    We can try to off the switch when not in use.

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  9. I have learnt about what damage climate change has caused to the environment. We won't have supply to food, and we might starve to death. The whole building to be solar-powered.

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  10. I learnt that the Earth could still be safe event though the temperature of Earth is increasing every day. If Germany can make 80% of their power source is renewable. We can conduct outdoor activities instead of indoor activities.

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  11. I learnt more in depth into the green house effects, and its consequences on our Earth. I think the hotter weathers make me more frustrated. I can promote the idea of using the 3R's.

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  12. Just to add-on, students must do something before charging their Mac, like cycling a bike to charge a battery to power the school.

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  13. I learnt the different causes of global warming and what bad things it can cause to the economy.No food. Hydrogen powered macbook

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  14. I learnt that the earth is in serious danger of global warming while there are solutions for it. The environment can affect the economy and Not many people are aware of the risks. SST can use solar powered buildings and wind turbines as the place is very very windy. Get SST students to run on the treadmill to generate electricity.

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  15. I have learnt about the damage global warming and climate change has caused to the environment and also to humans and other species. I have learnt about how climate change affects the economy.

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  16. I have learned that we have to do our part to save the Earth and what damage Global Warming has done to the Earth, such as melting glaciers.
    The Earth will not have any hope and the Economy will be in great danger.
    I think we should have some natural lighting in various places such as the multi purpose rooms, learning oasis. We also should have a day in which classes do not use the air conditioner. We should use energy saving bulbs.

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  17. I learned that humans have caused a drastic change to the climate and this has caused nature to reveal its dark side. The climate has become warmer and is causing animal life to migrate and causing plant life to adapt to the new seasons.
    If global warming is not changed most life on Earth would disappear but life has gone through this type of change before and some are even worst so, life can readapt to the new environment with new species replacing the old ones like it has been for all the time that Earth has gone through. But many life will still disappear.
    By using Bio fuel in SSt that can use Carbon Dioxide to make energy. By turning SSt's roofs into solar panels, By building wind turbines on the roofs. By using hydro power(something like a watermill) to produce energy. These ways can help with reducing Global Warming and will be good for the school too.

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  18. I learned how global warming affect the Earth and mankind. The glaciers melting, there will be lesser water supply and may have more floods. SST could reuse the energy used.

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  19. use the solar panel for the blades of the turbine and put the turbine on the rooof

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  20. Change the lighting of the hall. One huge magnifying glass and only one small light bulb to lighten the whole hall

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  22. Day by day, global warming has been warming up the earth bit by bit. Each and every one of us should do our part and help the earth. If not, one day the earth might be in a terrible condition.

    We should save electricity by turning off lights/electrical appliances when not in use. We also need to do the 3Rs, recycle/reduce and reuse to slow down the burning of waste since it causes alot of greenhouse gases to be produced.
    To save energy in school, we can off the keyboard light when it is not required to save more energy so that lesser energy is used. And, when we charge the mac, we should charge the mac until its full and switch it off. I think that if we continue to charge after its full, energy will be wasted. This applies to other electrical appliances too like handphone.

    Just some random ideas :D

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  24. I learnt that Global warming is not a environmental problem only. It affects the economy as well. Things become more expensive, because less food is available. More and more disasters will happen, and will affect the economy, because businesses cannot continue during disasters.

    If it is not mitigated, things will get worse and worse and the human race will slowly die off, because there is not enough resources. Disasters will get moer frequent, and we may die like in the movie 2012.

    We can convert the roof to a one that can be kept. When it is sunny, we can open the roof, to let the light in, and when it is raining, we can close it.

    The roof will let in fresh air, as opposed to that given out by the aircon

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  25. 1. I have learnt how serious global warming is (I knew that global warming is very serious, but never imagined how much)

    2. The effect of global warming that would affect me the most is the increase in tempreature of the surroundings.

    3. I think that SST can not only turn off the lights/fan/air-condition when not needed, but also involve SST students by giving them performance tasks that will make them think of feasible solutions to solve global warming.

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  26. 1. What have you learned from the talk?
    From the talk, I understand better what are greenhouses gases and the advantages and disadvantages of it. I also learned that the world temperature has increased 0.7 degrees between 2009 and hundred years ago (around 1909).

    2. Which consequence do you think will affect you most if climate change is not mitigated?
    If climate change is not mitigated, the temperature will keep increasing and we will have to bear with the heat. Ice/snow in north and south pole will start to melt and animals living there will die. Crops will also start to die due to the heat and maybe there will be drought.

    3. Do you have any idea to save energy in SST?
    If possible, I can invent a device that can collect all types of energy (example kinetic energy if in a vehicle, light energy from the Sun etc.) There will be another instrument for the device to be attached to. After being connected, the device and instrument serves as a powerpoint, where electrical appliances can be plugged in for it to work. That way, we will not need to use energy from power points and saves energy for SST.

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  27. The effect of global warming will affect your GDP.
    The temperature would rise , food and water supply will cut down.
    Allow the charger of the mac to stop charging when it is full by itself, allow the light and fans to off by itself when no human is around, create a product that can use the heat created by the mac and change it to electricity

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  28. Not being able to admire animals and plants and the environment. Also, I think we should use more energy-efficient products to save the environment.

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