Feb. 13th, 2011

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Tentative thesis: Climate change should begin at the domestic level, with the individual goal of a self-sustaining, greenery-replenishing way of life.

Sources:
“The Island in the Wind” by Elizabeth Kolbert-Pro wind power, about an island entirely run by wind power
Introduction To Permaculture by Bill Mollisan-Self-sustaining agriculture, energy, and architecture
“State Solar Panels Are as Big an All Outdoors” by Marla Dickerson-Pro individualistic solar power, independent from "big energy"

-Wind, solar, hydro and other forms of power supply should be utilized in ratios that are best suited to the local area.
-New architecture should take advantage of natural heating cycles to reduce energy use.
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Kolbert argues that the reason such large scale wind power got accomplished was because it became a community effort. Dickerson, however, argues that solar farms are much more cost effective than individual and home solar panels. Although these two sources disagree on who should purchase the energy sources, they do agree on a more fundamental issue, which is that energy is most should be produced on a large scale.

--I might be revising my thesis again. :)

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