September, 2014

Climatic Changes – What will the Future Look Like?

Climatic Changes – What will the Future Look Like?

A famous Danish physicist by the name of Niels Bohr, once remarked, “Prediction is very difficult, especially when it’s about the future.” This remark is often used when predicting the future of climatic change. This tells us how extremely difficult it is to predict the future of climatic change. The climate of the globe has already changed since the industrial revolution, and it has been constantly changing ever since, due to the added greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.

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The Disease Fighting Traits of Traditional Chinese Food

The Disease Fighting Traits of Traditional Chinese Food

Traditional Chinese meals are made with boiled green vegetables, seaweed, and plenty of other plant-based food, and very little animal-based proteins. It also has spices and fish-based proteins that are made not only to provide energy, but often made to fight diseases. Ancient Chinese medicine practitioners believed that food does more than fill you up; it also helps you to stay healthy. Chinese food is often made to balance your body temperature and target specific areas of health concerns that are gradually made better with food. They also believe that eating spices and roots provide remedies for their various types of illnesses.

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Unleashing Your Potential Entrepreneurial Power

Unleashing Your Potential Entrepreneurial Power

The U.S. economy has been growing at a slower pace, following the great recession that ran from late 2007 to the middle of 2009. According to business week.com, one of the main reasons for the slower recovery of the U.S. economy is due to the fact that many of the starting businesses that fuel the U.S. economy after a recession are still struggling. This can be seen clearly by the falling number of start-up businesses between the years 2000 through 2010. The number of start-up businesses in 2000 was 634,276, which had fallen to 505,473 in 2010, along with the decreasing number of new jobs being created. (businessweek.com)

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The Environmental Impacts of Using Paper

The Environmental Impacts of Using Paper

Take a moment and look around you. You’ll see that there are a lot of things made out of paper. Paper is used for various purposes in our everyday lives. We use paper for storing information, printing books, newspapers, and magazines. Students buy books and notebooks in order to attend their classes. Each year, more than 2 billion books, 350 million magazines, and 24 billion newspapers are published (Frequent Questions | Paper Recycling | US EPA). We also use paper in our kitchen, bathroom, cars, and as packaging materials. According to the recyclopedia data, each person uses about 749 pounds of paper each year in the United States.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reach Record Levels

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reach Record Levels

This year, a record amount of greenhouse gases were added to the atmosphere. Studies showed a strong rise in carbon dioxide emission from 2013, at the rate of 2.3%. At the current rate, the total carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising rapidly, and the total emission of carbon dioxide this year will be around 40 billion tons. Leading environmental and climate scientists and the world leaders  at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have estimated a carbon budget, the amount of carbon dioxide that can be added to the atmosphere without triggering a dangerous level of climate change, and found out that more than half of the global allowance has already been used up.

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