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Challenging the ideas that would sa {Env.}


ve us.
Energy saving light bulbs
They could be worse for our environment than good.
Energy saving light bulbs are made with mercury that is a highly toxic substance for our soils. 
(Not even Walmart seems to be prepared to collect and recycle them.) 
What are we, consumers, doing with them once they broke down? 
Should there at least not be a warning sign on its packaging?
 
Hybrid cars
This dual system of battery powered and combustion engine ads so much weight to the car that its consumption in fact is not less. 
In addition I’m asking ourselves if we are questioning the high cost on the environment to recycle those batteries after these cars get off the road?
 
Wind energy
This may be the biggest disaster to our global climate we are hiding to ourselves! 
What do you do when you want to dry something? 
You turn on a ventilator. 
Well that is exactly what these big wind farms are doing, the speed of their blades are drying the atmosphere which in turn makes micro climatic changes that combined may chance our global weather even more than by burning fossil fuels.

Look at the Grand Canyon, since California installed these huge wind farms there is no rain anymore to fill the river below that is now drying out at an alarming speed.
 
Solar power
We are now starting to hear that these voltaic panels’ life cycles would be no longer than 5 years! 
However recycling them again is very difficult, cost money and the process is very harmful to our environment.
 
Conclusion
Are we really moving forward in our fight to a cleaner world or are we just seeing some well played ‘games’ from politics and industries? 

 
Please share your opinion!

Date: 2007/05/03Views: 10820From: laurent - Belgium