Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Global Warming - the book

If you're looking to find out more about global warming - and what you can do about it - I recommend "Global Warming" by Chris Spence.

It's American, so expect things to be in pounds, miles etc - and it will focus highly on the USA. But other than that it's pretty good. There should be a copy at your library, or at your local bookstore.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Cool the Globe

You may remember in an earlier post i higlighted the solar cell petition hosted by channel seven's Sunrise programme. While the petition has been retired after having the desired effect (the government announcing that the rebate would remain intact) the Sunrise programme continues it's great support of the greenhouse issue.

They have now launched a Cool the Globe website. With news, tips and information it is well worth visiting.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Jumping In

This was the advertisement that energex sent out to encourage people to sign up for earth's choice - the program that allows you to purchase renewable energy rather than coal-based power.

I had already decided to sign up for earth's choice - but this ad prompted me into action (I think it was the cool picture of the frog). Anyhow, it turns out to be quite simple. If you're an energex customer, just call 13 12 53 and have your account number ready (it's written on the top of your bill).

By purchasing solar and wind power (and by not wasting power) we can reduce the amount of coal we burn, and hence the amount of carbon dioxide we put into the air.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Vote Power

There are some people who are in a great position to reduce greenhouse emissions. I call them politicians. Fortunately, here in Australia, we have a federal election next year, and so politicians' interest in our opinions is pretty much at its peak.

If we let our politicians know that global warming is an important issue to us, they will eventually get the message ... Either do something about greenhouse emissions, or cancel that order of business cards with "Member of Parliament" printed on them.

My local member (for federal parliament) is Michael Johnson. His email is Michael.Johnson.MP@aph.gov.au and his website (where he has a survey) is www.michaeljohnsonmp.com

So if you live in the seat of Ryan, why not drop him a line of encouragement for him and the government to take action on greenhouse emissions. In fact, even if you don't live near me, drop him a line anyway - I'm sure he'll appreciate it.