Comments on: Discussing the Discussion http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/discussing-the-discussion/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Estetik http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/discussing-the-discussion/#comment-17801 Thu, 08 Apr 2010 17:56:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1371#comment-17801 There are a lot of ways to reduce carbon footprint but the hard thing is to put them into life. Most important ones are drive your car less, use bike instead, consider buying a hybrid car, use recycled paper, reuse items like attach, papers, folders, increase plant consumption, buy local progducts, in summary, obey green principles.

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By: David Lynch http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/discussing-the-discussion/#comment-17800 Wed, 31 Mar 2010 06:44:34 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1371#comment-17800 I couldn’t agree anymore and l might add the countries have to work together on this as it a waste of time if we can’t get a universal agreement from all countries that something needs to be done now and work together on solving and fixing the issue.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/discussing-the-discussion/#comment-17799 Sun, 14 Mar 2010 01:25:53 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1371#comment-17799 It is great to place an increased importance on improving public outreach it is something that should be done and is long overdo. But part of a sustainable development program must include the need for all families in all countries to have small, not large numbers of children. Maybe 2 children a family, maybe just 1 in some overly populated areas and countries. This kind of policy works best with broad public support. A major problem is religious dogma holds sway in a number of places and people are very easily influenced by fundamentalsim and preachersand priests. The fundamentalist christians and the Cathlic Church are stridently opposed to family planning, contraception, and choice. Even in a place like California, the religious right always has propositions on the ballot to eliminate choice, eliminate family planning. A sustainable population policy is needed but will require a fundamental shift in many peoples’ mindsets and will also depend on them having access to the scientific information just as easily as they now have access to religious dogma. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Al Bannet http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/03/discussing-the-discussion/#comment-17798 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 21:36:40 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1371#comment-17798 Mathy,

That’s all well and good, but I see a deliberate neglect of global consciousness pervading all of EPA activities, and a stubborn resistance to any such discussions. The motto is “Think globally and act locally” but it looks like people are afraid to think about any Worldwide environmental situations, like ocean dumping and proliferating landfills and the overcrowded airways and the loss of family farming and the destruction of wilderness by growing populations and their growing economies. People are addicted to economic growth imagine a “sustainable growth economy” even though planet Earth is slowly shrinking. The result of this myopia will be global ecocide unless people wake up and smell the garbage in time to reverse the growth syndrome and agree to live in peace and balance with the biosphere that supports them.

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