Energy, Environment and the Ugly American

Energy, Environment and the Ugly American
I use the blow-dryer every time after I take a shower and wash my hair. My TV stays on all night because my roommate doesn?t like sleeping in the quiet. The lights are on even when it is shiny outside. During all of these events, I didn?t give thought how much energy I was consuming in vain. Thankful I am for not bringing my car because I would?ve used it to go around the corner instead of walking.
Because of our sloth ways, our resources are waning. There are experts out there stressing to find other means for us to survive before our resources become completely depleted. After enrolling in this class I have realized just how lazy we really are as Americans. According to our Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering 101 notes, we consume more energy than almost the entire world combined. ?World Energy Production by Source says the Fossil fuels (oil+ coal+ gas) = 87% when U.S. Energy Production by Source (oil+ coal+ gas) = 88% (January 21st notes). Surprisingly we have no absolute concern over these statistics because we believe that our supply is plenty to live for many years to come. Ever since I first sat through the first energy lecture in egee 101 class, I have tried to decrease my energy consumption. I embrace the natural solar power that shines inside my room for free light and turn off the man made one until it gets dark. I limit my hair blow drying to once a day. It is not that I take only one shower per day, but just so I can contribute in my own particular way. Regardless of my roommate?s arguments, I limit her preferences to no electrical sound when we sleep unless is the alarm clock.

Energy, Environment and the Ugly American 7.3 of 10 on the basis of 3072 Review.