Reversing Climate Change

First and foremost: laptops are a privilege. Please return them to the cart after use.

So we’ve researched it and found some problems.  Now it’s time to find solutions!  Can we stop climate change?  At this point, I don’t know.  But there’s always something we can do about our situations!  Maybe the actions to take now are to lessen the effects!

Some effects:

Read up on “Day Zero” in Cape Town South Africa.  It’s not easy to prove that their water crisis is the direct result of us driving 10MPG SUVs to and from the grocery store.  It is easy to see that their climate has changed.  (Remember, 18th century European sailors stopped there on their way to Asia specifically for their water!)

Look at the steps the people are taking to avert this crisis.  Is it working?

Laptops are a privilege. Please return them to the cart after use.

Want to do something more technological?

Check our Elon Musk’s Gigafactory.  Where are they selling their batteries? (They’re not just going into Teslas.)

 

Are you more into agriculture? 

Look at how technology is changing watering and fertilizing practices here in Northeast Tennessee.  There are companies selling drone based aerial imagery back to farmers to help them better use water and fertilizer.

Laptops are a privilege. Please return them to the cart after use.

Where are we going with this?

Over the next few days you will research and propose things that we can do to help with the problem.  It could be as simple as turning off your computers when you put them back in the cart at the end of the day.  It could be as complicated as water use policy for the TVA.  Find something that interests you!

 

And as a final reminder. Laptops are a privilege. Please return them to the cart after use.  If I find another MacBook wedged into a book and not in a cart you will work exclusively from original sources and all papers will be due in cursive, in Chicago style with full inline citations.

 

Warm regards

-McLaughlin