Salt Lake Community College Student Council Commitee
United States of America

Fossil fuels are burned to produce energy used for transportation, electricity generation, heating, cooling, manufacturing, and many other applications.

The use of Fossil fuels contributes about 85% of the carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere.

Power plants contribute:

33% of total NOx emissions
70% of total SOx emissions
30% of total Mercury emissions

The burning of coal, oil, and natural gas (fossil fuels) are altering the composition of the atmosphere and contributing to climate change.

These activities have led to increased concentration of a number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere including carbon dioxide and nitrous oxides.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) predicts the average global temperature will increase 1.6? to 6.3? Fahrenheit by 2100. While it may not sound like a lot, a change at this rate would be greater than what has occurred over the past 10,000 years!!

As a result of global warming, sea level is expected to rise by about 6 to 37 inches by the year 2100 due to the melting of glacial ice.

Other effects may also include extreme weather events such as an increase in heavy rains and droughts. Changing regional climate could alter forests, crop yields, and water supplies. It could also threaten many types of ecosystems, human health, birds, and fish.

Wind power generated in the form of electricity by converting the rotation of turbine blades into electrical current by means of an electrical generator.

The energy supplied by the windpower reduces the current threat of global warming.

Wind energy is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, and reduces toxic atmospheric and greenhouse gas emissions if used to replace fossil-fuel-derived electricity.

For electric production, windpower is relatively the only form producible without causing pollution.

Pollution imposes costs on society in the form of increased health expenses, reduced agricultural productivity, among many other problems.

Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas produced when fossil fuels are burned for alternative electricity production, impose even greater costs on society in the form of global warming.

We, the undersigned students, faculty, and staff members, call on Salt Lake Community College, to increase the current student fees by one dollar per credit hour, per semester, not to exceed a max. of twenty dollars, to purchase wind power.

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