Green or environmental are regular spelled key words. Policies and marketing are are flooded with points of sustainability and renewable resources. So let's have a look at a few developments of the last decade at what has got politicians, scientists and the western world so fired up.
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs
Incandescent lamps are an item of the past in many cases and are incredibly energy inefficient compared to the new compact fluorescent light bulbs. While giving the same amount of light, they use less power and have longer rated life. On the other point of view, just like all fluorescent lamps, CFLs also use mercury which makes their disposal more difficult.
In spite of this inconvenience, they're still much more considerate both towards our environment and our wallets though their price is normally a bit higher then the price of standard light bulbs, they can save much more in the long run.
Extreme weather can include such things as especially powerful storms; heat waves or droughts that are longer or hotter than normal, for example, they are the events that see the the extreme side of nature. In the last decade, several very rare and striking natural catastrophes were observed all around the world, beginning with an unexpected, enormous heat wave in Europe in 2003, continuing with the destructive hurricane Katrina in the US in 2005 and massive flooding all around the world in 2006, ending with a string of earthquakes across Haiti in 2008. There is arguments amongst climatologists whether the human race is having a damaging effect on our planet, though it has been agreed that catastrophes like this are only the start and there is more to come.
Renewable energy is a type of energy that comes from natural resources - sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished.
Since 2000, the use of renewable energy sources has grown considerably and hopefully, this trend will continue in the future, for it is a key part of sustainable development. We can no longer rely on the supplies we have at the moment to make electricity and need to look in more directions to create it To cut emissions and discover long term answers to the supply, renewable energy is an important part of our future.
Mexican Gulf Oil Tragedy
This incident is one of the most recent natural catastrophes that caught world's attention. A large explosion and subsequent fire hit the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit on the 20th April 2010, the unit is in the region of 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. To begin with the reports indicated that the oil leakage was negligible, how wrong those reports actually were. Only six or seven weeks later those reports were announcing there were up to 19,000 barrels a day being lost and that was only the start of it.
Oil related fiascos are extremely common, yet they seem to keep appearing in a quite repetitive manner. When is enough, enough, when do we admit that we may not be capable of drilling underwater for oil without damaging the world around us?
Going green is a matter of personal decision - everybody can decide for own way. I am trying to be green Toronto condos agent. Can you imagine any way for you?