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Today I attend a lecture talking about the errors within the focus of the US energy market and the ability to face the challenge of carbon dioxide pollution by Roger Sant. The emissions of carbon dioxide and other long-lived greenhouse gases that build up in the atmosphere endanger the health and welfare of current and future generations by causing climate change and ocean acidification. Long-lived greenhouse gases, which trap heat in the atmosphere, include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases. These gases are produced by a numerous and diverse human activities.
Throughout this lecture, I realized that the risks to public health and the environment from climate change are substantial and far-reaching. Lecturer warn that carbon pollution and resulting climate change are expected to lead to more intense hurricanes and storms, heavier and more frequent flooding, increased drought, and more severe wildfires—events that can cause deaths, injuries, and billions of dollars of damage to property and the nation’s infrastructure. Some of these impacts already have been observed. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas pollution leads to more frequent and intense heat waves that increase mortality, especially among the poor and elderly. Other climate change public health concerns raised in the scientific literature include anticipated increases in ground-level ozone pollution, the potential for enhanced spread of some waterborne and pest-related diseases, and evidence for increased production or dispersion of airborne allergens.
Therefore, the emissions reduction is the starting point for any mitigation program. This involves taking a fresh look at ongoing operations to challenge standard operating practices from the new perspective of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Each plant or refinery strives to optimize its operations for…...

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