One issue at hand it simply that some nations, usually the most wealthy and industrialized ones, are in a position of being the worst polluters with the least to lose in the short run. The U.S., China, and India, as well as the Eurozone, have been notoriously resistant to real changes to their current policies, and often depend on ambiguous language and half-truths to wriggle out of committing to changes in future ones. Meanwhile, many South Pacific nations, and nations with low-lying coast lines, are already seeing some of their most valuable real estate submerged beneath rising sea levels.
Adults need city parks too. I was out earlier this week and had myself all bundled up and ready to go for a nice relaxing yet brisk walk. It was then that I realized I actually had to travel quite a bit for simple yet also missing luxury.
Just six years after hosting the world's first civilian nuclear accident in 1952, Canada's Chalk River facility was the location of another accident in 1958. This one is not known to have resulted in any deaths or major injuries, but it certainly had the potential to do.
The one thing that no one had any problems with was a decrease in electrical costs that were both ecological and economical. People don't seem to have a problem with self sufficiency as long as it doesn't affect them in any way.
Technology has progressed to the point where people can have their own personal wind turbine and generate electricity on their property to power their home. Personal wind turbines are perfect for rural farms because they often have several buildings on the property and don't have the stringent zoning laws of cities and towns.
I recently came across a great site, the Aggie Horticulture that had compiled a list of toxic and nontoxic plants. With the yearly toxic mushroom incidents I felt that I should share this site with everyone. Of course we have long known not to eat random plants that we come across, however if you happen to suddenly have a toxic weed in your yard it can be helpful to know before a young child takes a bite.
According to Chris Nelder, the current national grid with regards to energy support for our country would require well over a trillion dollars in infrastructure costs from now until the year 2030. It’s no doubt that the middle class (also known as: loyal American taxpayers) ideally contributes the biggest amount of support for the new infrastructure costs to avoid the grid from crumbling.