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The Heat Is On

It's easy to blame others when it's so difficult to look to yourself for the solutions. John Doerr, Silicon Valley’s moneyman, isn’t spending any time finding someone to blame for the Global Warming crisis. He’s busy trying to find solutions, looking to technological innovation to save mankind from catastrophic climate change.

Doerr, who was appointed to be on President Obama's Economic Advisory Board in 2009 following the economic downturn, says green technology will be the biggest "biggest economic opportunity of the 21st century." 

Identifying the type of consumption that is creating the carbon-dioxide, which can eventually destroy us all, is the first step in developing green technology that will save the planet.

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While California is taking the lead in creating laws that limit harmful greenhouse gases, its residents are still driving much more than others across the country.

In 2008, California vehicles used 364 million barrels of gasoline, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Texas came in second that year in gasoline consumption with 288 million barrels.


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2008 U.S. Gasoline Consumption By State

 Yet, several Berkeley residents in California looked at industry and lack of government regulation as the cause for the Global Warming crisis. Only when asked about their role in climate change did these residents recognize they also contribute to the problem.

Word On The Street: Global Warming

 

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Read more about Global Warming at The New York Times

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