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Chapter Takeaways...
Chapter One:
It is a discussion of post 9/11 America. The security was increased to ridiculous amounts, and we declared war on other countries. The problem was we never acted like a country that was at war as we did in the past.
Chapter Two:
The problem addressed here are the main themes of the book. The issues are the population is growing in large amounts, the global temperature is growing making the world hotter, and we lack the discrepancy that we use to posses in the middle class.
Chapter Three:
Many countries are trying to duplicate the American lifestyle. The problem is that they aren’t doing it the same was the United States did, and are harming the environment in the process. However, to change there ways would be costly and that’s why it is not done.
Chapter Four:
This chapter looks at the abuse of power in oil rich areas. The people who are rich are rich by only the fact that they have oil in there area due to the geography of their particular country. This overall causes problems since these people may not always be the best rulers.
Chapter Five:
The earth is always changing, but the changed that is seen now is happening at a more rapid rate then ever. In a short time our world is changing faster then if let naturally to go. Yet, these changes are only the beginning.
Chapter Six:
Save the species of the earth. We as humans are contributing to the extinction of plants and animals that will affect our way of life eventually. We should try to help save these creatures, not destroy them.
Chapter Seven:
Sharing energy to poverty-stricken countries. The thought is that if energy got to these countries in a timely way some of the overall global issues that they are having would be neutralized thus making an impact on the world as a whole.
Chapter Eight:
This gives some of the best examples of how we can change our lifestyle to help with the environmental crisis.



HOT LOG TOPICS


- What are different forms of alternative energy? Is one more beneficial than another? why?- Discuss the Toyota Prius. How does the hybrid car help with oil prices today? How do they work? Will they help with our warming climate if people choose to use them?

- Today we have discovered how to harness solar power by use of wind turbines. What is the difference between regular wind turbines and hydroelectric turbines/how do they work? Which is better for our environment? is one more harmful than the other?



- More and more cars are becoming hybrid. Is there any point in making hybrid SUVs? consider the new hybrid Escalade when you discuss your topic.

Key Players/Terms/Sources Players:
Barack Obama: President of the United States
Al Gore: used to be a senator, Gore now travels the world promoting environmental care and works with the President towards a greener country
Steven Chu: Won the Nobel Prize, was the Secretary of energy, and works as a scientist at UC Berkeley
Terms:

geothermal: heating and cooling of buildings or homes is provided by the natural temperatures in the crust of the earth. This is simple to use and costs a lot less than cooling systems that are in use today.
hydroelectric: and wind turbine that is controlled or placed by or in the ocean or other water form
photo voltaic: are like sun panels. light is captured and stored as energy
solar energy: energy that is harnessed from the sun (this includes wind). examples are Wind turbines and solar panels

Sources:
http://www.energyrefuge.com/
(Above will Provide basic descriptions with links to articles on the specific topic provided)
http://www.altenergy.org/
(Above will compare renewable and non renewable energy, will tell how to transition into alternative energy, etc.)
http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/

(this link will provide you with updated articles, diagrams, and videos of alternative energy sources)

Survey Queries

Out of those who said that their families rated average in conserving energy, how many also agreed/strongly agreed that SA would benefit from alternative energy.
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- This shows that though some people may think that they rated well on their energy efficiency, they do not necessarily need to corporate it into their daily routine. Out of 120 people, only 21 agreed that our school would benefit from alternative energy.

Those who knew That we can harness the power of the sun through photovoltaic cells (etc) agreed that oil companies need to use alternative energy to remain profitable.
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Those who knew that non fossil fuel energy is alternative energy also agreed that the best way to save energy was by turning off your lights when you left the room.
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Out of the 46 who said Global climate change will have an economic impact, how many also agreed that climate change will provide economic opportunities?**
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