In the latest (and sadly final) season of the wonderful TV series The Newsroom created by Aaron Sorkin receive news channel his big chance to be first with information about a new report from the EPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) but are shocked by climate researcher clear message about earth’s early doom:
Nothing new if you’ve read IPCC reports, but it is rarely so straightforward on TV in real life. Here is more information about the milestone of 400 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere: NASA, Per Holmgren SVT
The towns in the southwestern United States, it is not easy right now. The drought means that the lack of rain and snow noticed even more than before. All water stocks have started theirs. San Diego importing water from the north for huge sums of money. Los Angeles has for years known of the major risks. In Las Vegas, is the future of gaming. Ironically, precisely because of gambling. In fact, the city’s deplorable environmental management for many years may make it into a future ghost town.
If we start in Los Angeles, it’s actually an example of a city that works a lot to improve the environment. Recently they stopped completely with selling plastic bags in stores. Instead, the emphasis is on paper bags that can be reused. To a city of Los Angeles size make this reduces the estimated production of plastic bags with 2 million copies per year. This is them absolutely in the forefront of many American cities. If we instead turns eyes about 45 mil to the east, it sounds different. Las Vegas as a city is a slap in the face for many environmentalists. The city center has long been a center of drugs, crime and prostitution, although it is something that is being changed.
Already in the 1800s as people came to Vegas, but it took until 1911 before it officially became a city. No harm done to date, the Colorado River was also closely so water was available to residents. Although the city was in the middle of the desert so sat people down here as it was between Salt Lake City and Los Angeles were large cities already and a good place to stay overnight. But then it goes downhill. In 1931, legalized gambling and the now world-famous casino facilities started up. Luxury for luxury is built on The Strip. Neon signs that never turns off has drawn extremely much energy in recent decades. The brilliant idea to start this project in the incredibly hot Nevada desert makes even more energy is used to cool down the city with air conditioning available everywhere, around the clock. Combine that with flights from all over the world who come here every day and you can figure out that Las Vegas is fast becoming a city that many require to be improved environmentally.