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Old 07-12-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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Is this going to make a difference in our state....

After Governor Crist kicked off the 2 day Conference on Climate Change this morning, the first panel dealt with addressing any concerns that might still exist that global warming is man made.

In recent years, Florida has become cognizant on having homes built to code to withstand hurricanes. Now, Elliot said, it must do the same based on energy. Fenton said 190,000 homes were built in Florida last year, but only 2% of them were EPA star efficiency homes. One of the criticisms of solar power is that it’s so expensive, and Fenton says it is now – but won’t be in less than a decade>
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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And how HOA's fight green homes every step of the way.
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Old 07-12-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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How many barrels of oil does it take to manufacture a solar panel large enough to power a small home?
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I hesitated posting since you probably remember that I personally don't believe in global warming. Sure there have been high temps, but there were also high temps throughout history such as the 30s. My thoughts are that there will be several groups of people who will have huge monetary gains because of this.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I hesitated posting since you probably remember that I personally don't believe in global warming. Sure there have been high temps, but there were also high temps throughout history such as the 30s. My thoughts are that there will be several groups of people who will have huge monetary gains because of this.
You are correct, this type of situation always means monetary gains for someone. To reach a solution and implement will mean millions or billions for generations to come...
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I think the "green movement" has become another tool of government control. What I like is breaking free from energy dependance, whether coal, nuclear, biopower, solar, etc.
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Old 07-12-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Living in Paradise
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I think the "green movement" has become another tool of government control. What I like is breaking free from energy dependance, whether coal, nuclear, biopower, solar, etc.
So what do we use?
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I would use whatever you can access cheaply. Bio and some solar works for me, especially since the powers that be will not allow me to set up a home nuclear reactor.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I hesitated posting since you probably remember that I personally don't believe in global warming.
Say whaaaat???

After our Department of Agriculture nixed the plans to update our Hardiness Zone Maps (they did all the research, but found the results too disturbing to publish), The National Arbor Day Foundation went ahead and said 'we'll do it'.

You can find it here on arborday.org, be sure to check out the animated map depicting the changes between 1990 and 2006........

http://arborday.org/media/zones.cfm
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:26 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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In the 70's leading scientists were worried temperatures were falling too quickly and that we were facing a new ice age. They were looking into ways to melt the polar caps to warm things up. Go figure.
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