How do we prevent global warming?
  • How do we stop global warnign from reoccuring?
  • How do prevent green house gases from ouccuring?
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    If the federal government and the states stopped subsidizing the heavy producers of greenhouse gas, the prices of activities that damage the climate would go up dramatically. While this would cause some hardships, it would also provide incentive for people to cut down on their usage. We have become a society of spoiled brats, and our demands on the planet are too great to be sustainable for long.

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    The main reason for the issue of global warming is the emitting of green house gases in huge amounts. Especially carbon dioxide. So if we can control the emission of these gases to atmosphere we will be able to control the issue of global warming.

    Carbon Dioxide is emitted to atmosphere mainly by the combustion of hydrocarbons, in order to generate energy. If we can move towards more clean technology like solar power then we will be able to  control global warming for some extent. 

    Naturally there is a mechanism to control the amount of Carbon Dioxide in atmosphere and it is called photosynthesis. As the amount of forests in the earth is depleting rapidly this natural process of carbon dioxide absorption is weakened. Hence we need to protect our forests in order to solve this issue.

    After all the attitude of people is very critical. If they can live a simple life style it will be the key path to the solution

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    We can all try to drive a little bit less in gas-powered automobiles. Walking and biking, if taken up in mass, can help to reduce emissions world-wide. 

    This doesn't mean we should all stop driving all the time, but if everyone drove 10% less, we'd see some ecological benefits. 

    Developing clean methods for the production of electricity will help too in the long run. 

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    The first thing we need to do to reduce greenhouse gases and prevent global warming is to get everyone to agree that greenhouse gases cause global warming.  Since it is still a controversial subject (because some people would rather make money than worry about the environment), we are not going to make any progress until we come to some sort of agreement on this issue.  Alternatively, we would have to get political leaders who can do something about it.

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    I think that we need a carbon tax.  If we tax the amount of carbon used in making goods and services, we give the private sector an incentive to use less energy.  We do not tell them how to reduce their emissions.  Instead, we simply tell them that lower emissions equal lower costs and leave them to figure out how to accomplish that.  This is something that businesses do much better than government.

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    The quickest way to avert global warming would be to immediately curb our production of greenhouse gases, particularly through the burning of fossil fuels. But the economic impact of this would be catastrophic and politically inconceivable. So it seems that the best way to do this would be to incentivize the development of clean energy sources. This would have to accompany a change in culture- we would need to make a commitment as a society to limiting our consumption of energy.

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