Environmental Concern and Location. . .

Environmental Concern and Location. . .

Postby garethace » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:25 pm

Just thought that I should share it with you guys, for your entertainment/interest.... not a bad post by any standards, and it does raise a quite interesting point in relation to the environment.... I notice that environmental science is part of architecture curriculum more these days....

I have found that a persons level of environmental concern
depends on where they live a lot. I grew up in Michigan,
which is mostly flat, and has a low population. Polution
just blows away. There is very little environmental concern.
Most people drive gas guzzling vehicles and a lot of people
just burn their trash and heat their house with wood. I
remember one of my friends who is into high powered vehicles
saying that you could just bash all of the stuff in a catalytic
converter out for better exhaust flow. He would just put a
piece of pipe on there if a catalytic converter wasn't required
by law. They don't check to make sure that the catalytic converter
is actually working though. He just rebuilt the engine in his
truck with a bunch of aftermarket parts. It is a 390 (old, very
large engine; used to be used in busses and such, I believe).
He spent about $4000. He used an expensive aluminum head,
aftermarket crank shaft, headers, aftermarket carburator, and
various other parts. He was planning on driving it to work
every day, about 32 miles there and back. It requires premium
gas, and it may get 5 miles to the gallon or so, I don't really
know. It would definately be under 10 miles to the gallon.
Hopefully he has reconsidered with the higher gas prices.


Brian O' Hanlon.
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Postby garethace » Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:30 pm

http://www.aceshardware.com/forum?read=115069973

Just read through some of the other replies, some excellent points of views and slants coming into that thread.... a lot coming from the United States,.... a nation with major interests in the whole area of energy consumption. The prospect of a 'hydrogen economy' is mentioned amongst other things....

http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/24495/story.htm

U.S. citizens are the biggest carbon dioxide emitters with an annual average of 19.4 tons each.

Japanese emit 9.1 tons, while the average Ethiopian accounts for just 100 kg.
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Postby garethace » Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:28 pm

Anyone have any opinions about my forum suggestion made here:

http://www.archiseek.com/content/showthread.php?s=&postid=22897#post22897

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