What the G20 protests are really about

The G20 (Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors) Summit which took place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, during June 26–27, 2010. During this time, violent protests have taken place for multiple reasons which I will discuss today. An infamous group known as the Black Bloc, made up of both anarchists and activists were responsible for the upbringings that occurred in the violent protests. Read more »

Going green for the first time

Going green is not as hard as it sounds, and with all the green technology and products that already exist you might already be greener than you think. In most cases, deciding to make eco-conscious purchases and lead a greener lifestyle is a purposeful decision that is made, but more and more the decision is being made for us as part of a collective decision of society. Either way, if this is the first time that you are going green, changing any part of your lifestyle for the better, there are lots of things that you should consider and know about before going forward. Read more »

Cloud patterns and the climate

The researchers at the University of Auckland in New Zealand have revealed their measurements of global average cloud height in the first decade of the twenty-first century. In the ten-year period, the global cloud height has dropped by 1%, or around 30 to 40 metres everywhere in the world. These numbers may seem insignificant, but 10 years is a short period considering earth’s history. The decline in cloud altitude in such a short period means something quite important might be going on. Read more »

Power your kitchen with green energy

Are you using energy drinking light bulbs in your kitchen? Have you been complaining about costly utility bills? By going green with your kitchen, you’ll be able to see a difference in your energy bills. Not only will you be helping yourself by lowering energy costs in the home, but you will also be able to help the environment. The kitchen is one area of the house that consumes a ton of energy, as you will be cooking and using lighting. When you’re going to be eating, you will be using lights in the dining room. Cooking will consume tons of energy, as your stove’s consumption remains high. Read more »

Could green energy help with climate change?

The world has become incredibly dependant on energy sources, mainly because they have moved towards an industrialized society. As our needs increase, the countries need for energy would increase as well. When energy consumption grows over the capacity that we are able to sustain, there will become a very huge problem that the entire world would need to deal with. Today, most of the countries are using non-renewable energy sources, such oil, natural gas and coal. Due to these energy sources, both our environment and future well being is being disturbed. By going fully into green energy, we will be able to avoid any further effects on global warming and climate change. Read more »

2010 Haiti earthquake

Tectonic plates rub up against each other due to the transform movement, creating friction. Eventually, that friction builds up to the extent where it needs to be released, thus creating an earthquake. One of these earthquakes ended up being one of the most devastating natural disasters of the 21st century — the Haiti earthquake of 2010. The Haiti earthquake happened on Tuesday, January 1st, 2010, at the epicenter at 4:53 pm EST. The epicenter of the earthquake was just 25 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. This was one of the biggest reasons for the high death tolls. Read more »

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