Monthly Archives: March 2016

Final post 2 Solar power to PSU

Throughout of the history of human development, selecting the superior and eliminating the inferior is inevitable. At the very beginning, human can only get the fire from the forest fires causing of the thunderclap. Then, people start to light a … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Meat and Water Use

What I want to achieve through this post is there be a big realization of what water use means to agriculture in industrial farms. I am currently upset with how much water intake it takes just to produce one simple … Continue reading

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Final Blog Post #2: Clean cooking

In some parts of the world, the way that they have to cook their food is through a “stove” that is made from other substances than we see in developed countries. For example, many under- developed countries have to use … Continue reading

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Outline/bibliography for blog post #2 – Biofuels

Kaitlyn Christy Math 33- Environmental Math Blog Post #2 Outline Biofuels- Algal Biofuels   Topic I am Writing about: Algal Biofuels Vs. Gasoline (Efficiency and Economics)   Audience: The audience I am writing for are for economists, environmentalists, and people … Continue reading

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Final Blog Post #2 – Algal Biofuels vs Gasoline

Kaitlyn Christy Math 33 Environmental Math Final Post on Energy- Biofuels   Blog Post 2: The Benefits of Algal Biofuels Vs. Petroleum Gasoline   Right now, oil and petroleum gasoline are becoming harder and harder to obtain. In the near … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise Florida and Global Warming

Topic: How long before we lose Florida to Global Warming Audience: Naysayers about Global Warming and more specifically the public that believes them. Source 1: Natural Resources Defense Council “http://www.nrdc.org/globalwarming/florida/execsum.asp”  Relevant claims: Discusses the possibility of Florida property damage and loss … Continue reading

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Solar Power to the School

Penn State University has been trying to reduce their energy consumption and convert to cleaner energy as of late to reduce their Greenhouse emissions and “Go Green.” They even entered competitions which assign student teams to the task of outlining … Continue reading

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The Colder It Is, The More You Burn

It’s easy to see that exercising is a big part of a lot of people’s lives, especially from the looks of it on a college campus. People either do it to just stay fit, or have a goal for the … Continue reading

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Assignment 2 Final Post

We currently live in a time where many people are conscious of the impact humans are creating on the world. One impact is the way we create energy through the burning of fossil fuels, which is releasing carbon dioxide (CO2) … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Climate Impacts on Water Resources

Topic: Severe weather changes would be resulted by Global Warming. As temperature increases, water resources are especially affected. Droughts, melted glacial ice, declining sea levels are all consequences. Human activities are also affected and eventually the balance between climate, energy and … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: The Sky Window is Closing

Topic:  Talk about the sky window and how it relates to global warming.  This is a topic that not many people may know about and thus I feel this will be a very informative post about how the sky window … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Food Miles

Topic: Discuss the impact of food transportation and how it relates to climate change. Audience: people who interested in knowing more about how far their food travels or about buying local products. http://www.religioustolerance.org/tomek33.htm discusses the pollution due to land travel … Continue reading

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Assignment #3 Bibliography: Not all farming is clean.

Topic: For my third topic I will look at how industrial farming in the United States, both livestock and crop farming, is a major polluter of methane and carbon dioxide. I will look at how the pollutants from industrial farming … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3; water waste

The topic of water waste is a very revelant idea that has been talked about for years now. From the ways we are wating water to the areas where we can cut back and so on. This is not only … Continue reading

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Final Post; Efficiency of solar panels

Considering the topic of energy I have always been interested in the idea behind solar panels and how efficient they really are. Solar panels are a more up and coming industry, although very ground breaking it seems the majority is … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Meat and Climate Change

Topic: I will discuss how livestock, namely cows, negatively affects the environment. Through my piece, I will try to convince readers to eat less meat if they truly care about the environment. I plan on doing this by presenting statistics on … Continue reading

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Hybrid vs Gasoline Vehicle

Today, many Americans are becoming more environmentally conscious, therefore many eco-friendly vehicles have emerged as an attractive alternative to gas-powered cars. A hybrid vehicle is a fuel efficient vehicle having two motors- one is a gasoline powered motor and the … Continue reading

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Assignment 2: The Government and Solar Power: A Perfect Match

Slowly but surely, alternative energy usage is becoming a major trend in the US. While fossil fuels remain the dominant source of energy, nuclear, wind, and solar energy have become more popular. Many people may feel that alternative energy is … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: How did the climate change and how will the climate change in my hometown Chengdu?

After learning the climate models, there is a curious question generated in my mind. How to utilize what I learned from the class in my life? Well, the first thing appeared to me is that I want to analyze the climate … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: The Dangers of Rising Sea Levels

Topic: Why are sea levels rising? What impact will this have on coastal areas in the Eastern United States and other parts of the world? Audience: All nations, whether they were signatories at Pairs or not, as everyone needs to … Continue reading

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Public Transportation: America’s Future?

America has long been a nation of highways. The highway system owes its creation to cheap gasoline and the affordability of personal vehicles in the 20th Century. This diverged America from Europe, which massively expanded its public transportation network across … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3

My goal with this post is to take a deeper look at certain presidential candidates and their views on climate change. I want to take a deeper look into both their beliefs as well as statistical data to gain insight … Continue reading

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How Riding Your Bike Can Lower Carbon Emissions

Human beings are an active species. No matter what, we’ve always got to get somewhere. The main reason we’re always out and about it commuting to work. Now naturally opting to use a car is the more time-efficient method. Cars are … Continue reading

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Final Post 2: Penn State’s Solar Farm

Penn State has one of the largest campus’s in the country. The student body itself is upwards of 48,000. This means a lot of energy is required to keep the campus running. The campus has made many steps in the … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Water World

The Earth is ever changing. The Earth we live on now is significantly different from the world our ancestors and their ancestors lived on. The Earth is ever changing and if a species wants to survive they must change with … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Urban Cooling

Topic: Evaluate the positives of urban cooling by first explaining what it is and how it would benefit a society overall (through sustainability). Real-life examples will be shown to put the environmentally-friendly ideas into good use and compare that to a … Continue reading

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Bibliography: Climate Change in the Antarctic

Intro/thesis: Climate change is often discussed among scientists and the media because it is, of course, a major concern among environmentalists and climatologists. It has been a budding concern for many years and it is important that we understand the … Continue reading

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Food Energy in the U.S: The Average American Diet

It is common knowledge that food and a healthy diet is important for an efficient day-to-day life, isn’t it? The food we put into our body is broken down by our digestive system and turned into energy by biological processes. … Continue reading

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Blogpost 3 Bibliography: Solar Powered Airports

Blogpost 3 Bibliography: Solar Powered Airports There has been a lot of news about countries around the world implementing solar panels to their international airports in order to conserve energy. I believe that this is a reasonable topic to talk … Continue reading

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Bibliography 3: Sea level rise

Topic: I want to focus on the rising sea level rise that is associated with the warming of our planet. Specifically I want to talk about how the water rise will effect the coastal cities in the United States. I … Continue reading

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Blogpost 2 Final: Why Tidal Power Can Be Useful

Why Tidal Power Can Be Useful There is a new form of renewable energy that is rising in society’s energy sector: Tidal power. Tidal power, also known as tidal energy is a form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained … Continue reading

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Read and Respond #1: The Reign of Recycling

For this first read and respond assignment I have read John Tierney’s “The Reign of Recycling”.  I thought this was a very well written article but was lacking in one particular area.  I have always been taught about the three … Continue reading

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Theme and suggestions for blog post 3

“Blogging Themes” resources are suggestions for overall themes or broad questions to pursue in each blog assignment. There is no requirement that you follow the suggested themes – if you have a better idea that meets the assessment criteria, go … Continue reading

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Read And Respond: The Reign Of Recycling

This article raises a number of valid points regarding a topic most people have a surface-level understanding of, but may not get the whole picture. I myself fall under that category, as a college student who honestly recycles when I … Continue reading

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Read and Respond Assignment 1

This article has a very strong argument. Everyone is taught to do things that protect our environment and one way to do that is to recycle every single thing that we toss away. The rational behind this is that you … Continue reading

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