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Read - Pennsylvania Assembly Passes First Global Warming Law

"A coal-rich state, Pennsylvania emits one percent of the world’s greenhouse gases responsible for global warming,
more than the emissions of 105 developing countries combined." Environment News Service. July 3, 2008.

SB266 - called the Pennsylvania Climate Change Act - Providing for a report on potential climate change impacts and economic opportunities for this Commonwealth, for duties of the Department of Environmental Protection, for an inventory of greenhouse gases, for establishment of Climate Change Advisory Committee, for a voluntary registry of greenhouse gas emissions and for a climate change action plan.

Evaluate what the bill sets out.

1. How will it impact your family?

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Well, I'm a net - Winner | Neutral | Loser

What factors could improve the outcome for you?


2. How will it impact your school?

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We are net - Winners | Neutral | Losers

Identify one step your class/school could take to improve its impact on the environment.


3. How will it impact your community?

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In total, we are net - Winners | Neutral | Losers


How is power generated for your community?


How is power generated for your school or family?


Which Alternative or Sustainable Energy sources are possible for your community?

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Identify 3 careers or jobs that might come from or benefit from this law.


"Solar funding is especially important as solar photovoltaics create more jobs per megawatt of
capacity than any other energy technology - 20 manufacturing and 13 installation/maintenance
jobs per installed megawatt. The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group reports that if only
10 percent of the homes in the Mid-Atlantic States used some solar power, 25,390 jobs would be
created, with a payroll of $364 million by 2014. " John Hanger, PennFuture


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"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas A. Edison

"I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success." Thomas A. Edison

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." Thomas A. Edison

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Posted 7/2008 by Cynthia J. O'Hora
This work is released to the public domain
in honor of Thomas Edison who did not let the naysayers stop him.

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