Photo taken from Apollo 17 in 1972
The EPA has put togetherof what scientists know for certain about climate change. Scientists know with virtual certainty that human activities are increasing the levels of in the atmosphere. They have also observed that the earth’s mean temperature has increased steadily for the past 120 years. See and of this change developed by NASA.
Thehas stated that this increase in the earth’s temperature is very likely due to the rising levels of greenhouse gases emitted by human activities. See a of the sources of CO2 emissions for a typical household. Scientists predict that as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, average global temperatures and sea level will also continue to rise.
Climate Change Resources:
- Global Warming and our Changing Climate – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (pamphlet)
- Evangelical Environmental Network’s Global Warming Briefing for Evangelical Leaders
What ACU Is Doing:
- , sponsored by the ACU Outdoor Club, for ACU to use wind-powered renewable energy instead of a coal-burning power plant.
- A list of Facilities and Campus Managementon the ACU Campus
- Sustainability and Stewardship details the philosophy and actions of ACU's environmental stance. Check out the activities for Climate Week 2008
to see what's coming up.
Dr. Money's chapel speech (.mp3)
Jan. 28, 2008
What You Can Do:
- Know your environmental footprint. Use the to know your current lifestyle's greenhouse gas emissions and to see how big an impact a few changes could make.
- Purchase a car with better fuel economy. or see how efficient your own vehicle is.
- that is environmentally friendly. View a list of providers for your area. Visit your provider’s website and view the electricity facts label to find out the level of emissions.
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions at home. Here are from the EPA.
- Use the EPA’s to estimate your household’s greenhouse gas emissions and see how much you could lower your emissions by making small changes.
- Take the Pledgeto live more sensitively to the environment and see how your actions add up.
- The oceans are one of earth's more endangered habitats. Learn about the , and make with these regional guides from .
Local and Statewide Initiatives:
- about the Department of Defense Energy Team’s visit to Dyess
- – Perry Dedicates Expansion of Buffalo Gap Wind Farm
- about Roscoe Wind Farm
- that mentions ACU Outdoor Club petition
- on Texas Wind Energy
- Search Abilene libraries
- Search other libraries
Original page by Kayla Hewitt.
Maintained by Laura Baker.