Wednesday, August 31, 2011

European River Cruise Ships use Hybrid Engines and Solar

In years gone by the steam ships cruised up and down the Mississippi River in the United States, carrying vacationers to see the sights up and down the river. In 2012, Europe river cruises offer vacations on these very long cruise ships. Powered by hybrid engines and solar power they offer luxury with a lower carbon footprint. Checkout more at: See eco-friendly cruise ships.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Oil Company Backed Republicans Carve Out Funding To Study Climate Change.

      Since the initial effort of Rockefeller to monopolize the oil industry, the efforts to keep the money flowing from our pockets to the oil companies still exists. For years fuel saving devices created by inventors get gobbled up, hidden or delayed. The eyeopening, climate change movies of recent time, have woke up the public to the plight of the world if we stay on our present course. The cigarette companies for years skillfully deceived the public making them believe nothing was happening to their bodies if they sucked smoke into their lungs. Smoke pours out of our tail pipes of the gas guzzlers, we suck that down our lungs, but also puke it into the environment, and oil companies do not want us to do anything about it. It means less money goes into their pockets if we change. In the recent budget battles, Republicans in Congress, cut NASA funding for the very satellites used to track hurricanes and study weather. These satellites are also suppose to track climate changes. The money gets cut from NASA. This was not the first time it was blocked. The Bush Cheney stopped a satellite from launching in 2001. The effort to stop the truth about climate change.  We are already hearing Republican candidates for president proclaim climate change as an unproven fact. If they have their way they will block any efforts to help scientists track the evidence of how bad it is!
      Innovation is not always easy, but it becomes a much harder struggle when change of innovation, means less money to those who already have it. However it is a battle that must be waged and won. The longevity of life as we enjoy it on this planet depends on this victory. So much can be gained for the majority of the planets inhabitants if we push for the new innovations that can make the difference. Green technologies can be the next internet that can drive Wall street to higher levels to help push our economy in the right direction.

1936 A Year of American Inovation, Can We Do It Again?

In 1936 the depression lingered on with unemployment continuing to fall to 16.9%. Hitler's Germany continued to show the world it was not scared of anyone. The 1936 Olympics caused Hitler humiliation when his Aryan Supermen were dominated by the great Jesse Owens. Germany's Hitler, Italy's Mussolini and Japan formed an alliance which would show it's real reason for creation in World War II. Many of America's unemployed traveled to California hoping to get work but the the local police chief posted guards at main entrance points blocking the " undesirables" which was proved illegal and later stopped. The Boulder dam was completed later renamed the Hoover Dam. 

President Franklin Roosevelt continued to encourage Americans to move ahead. The race was against the horrible depression and the push of Germany. Germany created the Helicopter this year and was working on the atom bomb. This caused America to do the same. I don't know if there is any relationship but it was the year they created sunscreen as well! In New Jersey the first Drive in movie was opened. The high cost of drive in, in comparison to indoor movie caused the early closure of this new innovation.
 Cars were created by machines and men. This video is worth the time to watch. A MUST WATCH - Fascinating1936 footage of car assembly line video.

Our fore fathers have left us examples of: "When the going gets tough the tough get going!" 

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?

If you ever needed motivation to change the way you are living, take the time to use this handy tool. Here is the link: EPA Climate Tool

There is another tool that Yahoo has, it is:  Yahoo Carbon Footprint Calculator

The EPA calculator is very interesting how it can be used to determine what you can do to change the huge impact you are contributing to the global climate change. It can be used to determine if a car purchase is needed, or just driving less. It can show you the impact of a light bulb to solar panels. I was shocked at the size of my carbon footprints! Time to get motivated!