Introduction: Against Global Warming

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I am something worried by the global warming, and I try to make the little thing that it is within my reach to avoid it, or at least not to contribute to increase it.

One of the human attitudes that increase the problem is the waste economy. I know that my behavior won't change the course of the history, but I trust in that there are millions as me distributed by the planet. Surely not in the countries of the this way called "first world" that they spend millions of tons of valuable resources per second without true necessity, but yes in Latin America, África and other places not so "developed".

Step 1: A Grain of Sand in the Desert

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Among the countless ways of avoiding the waste, today I present you a way to take advantage of the deodorant until the last drop.

I use roll deodorant because it is more economic, I like it more than spray, it is more portable and it works better. If I use it "usually" until it ends, it is always in the bottom a quantity that I have checked that it is good more for three or four days. That which is not anything worthless.

Step 2: A Way to Diminish the Problem

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It happens that the deodorant is not liquid, it is a slight cream. Then it flows very slowly.

To avoid that the deodorant is seated in the inferior part of the container, the solution is obvious: to turn it. As the one that I use it has rounded cover, I stuck him with tape a cover of soda to be able to put it "paws it up".

Step 3: Finally:

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When, in spite of my desperate efforts, it doesn't leave a tiny piece more...


I cut with a knife the neck of the container, and with one finger I take out what is in the interior.

As it reaches for about three days, meanwhile I maintain it closed in normal position (not turned).

Step 4: Epilogue

I clarify it again for if somebody didn't understand it:

I make this to diminish the unnecessary consumption, not for the money that can mean.

For the price of the deodorant, I could spend two or three per day, but that it would be an attack against the ecology.


rimar2000 (author)2010-03-13

I need you say more. I don't understand, I live in Argentina and I don't speak English.

TheBatchies (author)rimar20002010-03-13

I will do my best...
Que es calor globo.
I am not very good. I did not know you were from Argentina. Sorry.

willymacoy (author)2010-03-11

If we tackle the underlying assumption here then we can make even greater savings. That is that we need to use deodorant (this is different than antiperspirant) at all. The smell comes from decomposing bacteria. Just make sure that you get the day's remains off by vigorous scrubbing and you will find that the next day's underarm fragrance is benign. I haven't used deodorant for 10 years after I was told this. And no-one notices.

rimar2000 (author)willymacoy2010-03-12

Oh, that is awesome, I didn't knok it. Thanks, I will try it. With regard to the instructable itself, you may have noticed that it is only a warning to those who wasted no sense. Say, an excuse to say it. I believe that all humanity is making improper use of resources, beyond whether or not that the cause of global warming, which can be discussed for a long time.

rimar2000 (author)rimar20002010-03-12

knok=know, pardon. If you don't understand some words, think I speak Spanish, please.

Pumpkin$ (author)2008-02-09

just don't expect the media to change anytime soon either: 1) Media continues to downsize and reduce its pay scale (far below that of a meteorologist's salary,) and 2) A meteorologist would seek a balanced story and not agree to a sensational headline written by an activist editor. Our climate does change -- always has and always will, but we little humans in westernized cultures only live on average of 75 years and not all of that time is dedicated to observing and disseminating data. So, the best solution for now is to question those who believe in the theory of global warming, beginning with your hometown newsroom. There is no better example of inept reporting than a recent article by LiveScience on the encroaching tree line across Canada's arctic tundra.

Coffee bean (author)Pumpkin$2008-02-26

yep u people need to stop watchin tv

rimar2000 (author)Coffee bean2008-02-27

Thanks for giving me counsels to live.

I don't know that YOU need. Perhaps would agree you to think a little more in this matter, and to become aware of its gravity.

Thundertydus (author)rimar20002009-12-02

Global warming has been around since the dawn of time, It's natural
can't you hippies leave nature to the polluters, by the time global warming actually gets a DANGEROUS situation, the world will be gone (Aprox 1.2-2.3 Million years)

rimar2000 (author)Thundertydus2009-12-03

Thanks for the "hippie" compliment.

Pumpkin$ (author)rimar20002009-12-03

Rage more, If this was true, it would have happened already. PLUS:

The Newly "Cooked Books"

I smell what they're cookin: Starts With A, ends with GENDA

rimar2000 (author)Pumpkin$2009-12-03

Pumpkin$, sorry but I don't understand you. Consider I speak Spanish, not English. On line translators they are, obviously, limited.

Pumpkin$ (author)rimar20002009-12-03

Apologies, It was recently investigated (and found to be true) that figures for temperature change were false. The "Data" was false, biased, and altered to benefit a political agenda. What Agenda, or plan, appears to be either a distraction for the public, or simply another way for the government to control people, World Wide.

By the way, a couple things didn't make sense to me:

We were using "Green Light bulbs" to cut down on emissions. L.E.Ds are, and will always be more efficient.

The process for the creation of a hybrid car causes more damage than a diesel fueled truck. The battery's byproducts are extremely hazardous to the enviroment.

This is not an excuse for people, organizations, or the government to be wasteful, but it's wrong to deceive the common man for his absolute loyalty to a cause.

God Bless America, The Blood of my Brothers and Fathers, and the world in it's advance for peace and prosperity.


rimar2000 (author)Pumpkin$2009-12-04

 It's likely you're right. One never know where one stand, because whose "cut the potato" always lie ruthlessly.

Anyway, a wise and conservative use of the resources need not be a burden to anyone. 

Coffee bean (author)rimar20002008-02-27

i actually was joking but i don't watch tv.

Pumpkin$ (author)2008-02-27

it's so funny how the masses have been sucked into the liberal media! I think, a while back on the news someone mentioned GREENLAND(a giant hunk of ice) was melting. I mean can you be that surprised? the whole thing is just a natural cycle. this is just gonna be another repetitive step in the developement of the earth. I'm sorry that half the world has been misled:(

darkinertia (author)Pumpkin$2008-10-10

lol you know whats so funny? ignorance. and how it seems to reek havoc on the masses, despite the abundance of knowledge there is out there. do your research, and im not talking about watching fox news, google is your friend. you cant possibly deny the fact that we are doing damage to our environment, and im not going to explain it all in this box. if you want to be a civilized human that live in our society, do yourself a favor and learn, if not, we can only hope your not a majority in the US

xACIDITYx (author)Pumpkin$2008-04-13

YES!!! Thank you! It's a cycle, and Al Gore is full of crap.

If so, why didnt it melt thousands of years ago..?

... What did I say about being stupid?

rimar2000 (author)xACIDITYx2008-09-10

You have not said anything about yourself.

xACIDITYx (author)rimar20002008-09-10

It was a joke, because he was making a pretty unintelligent comment.

rimar2000 (author)xACIDITYx2008-09-10

Pardon Skate6566, your comment appeared under mine, therefore I interpreted that it went directed to me.

xACIDITYx (author)rimar20002008-09-10

Oh, sorry. Nope, nothing against you.

Truly, the Earth is billions of years old. Wouldnt this have happenned already?

strumbot (author)Klaus Baude 1232008-09-25

Indeed The Earth is quite old, and it has been through this many times. The global temperature soars, and then it falls. The earth will survive, life will adapt. Even if humans are causing a large portion of Global Warming it does not matter. I am all for doing what we can to protect our home and keep it clean, but even if Humans never used fossil fuels, light a single fire, or passes gas. This would still happen. It is inevitable. We can only hope that we all survive long enough to stop waring over resources and find a way to colonize the stars. Which of course brings its own ethical issues.

Pumpkin$ (author)strumbot2008-09-25

Thank you Spock your the federation's finest XD

and yes it's a cycle

rimar2000 (author)Pumpkin$2008-09-26

Pardon, I don't speak English, I don't understand your comment (the first part). But you say "and yes it's a cycle" without any doubt, without possible appeal. I envy your security, Pumpkin. Or perhaps I would should to say "irresponsibility"?

Pumpkin$ (author)rimar20002008-09-26

I was agreeing with strumbot

rimar2000 (author)strumbot2008-09-25

Yes, I agree with you. I eat meat, but I don't kill neither cows nor chickens without necessity. Although the global warming-up was not a fault of the human beings, that does not change the fact that we should be a little more respectful with the nature. I do not say that we leave us to sting for the insects for not damage them, I say simply that we take care of what there is.

It's easiest to ignore the problem. And It's more comfortable, too. Especially if one it is part of the problem, and the solution would imply to change conducts and/or habits.

wipecarbon (author)2008-02-07

Global warming is far a bigger threat to humans than terrorism is. Most people might not look at global warming as a big threat because it is abstract to them, than terrorism. Humans can try to win a fight against terrorism, but it is absolutely absurd to fight against the force of nature. Wipecarbon campaign kick start a million pledges from all of us to reduce the emission of carbon as well as reduce the side effects of global warming. Make a difference , Make a Pledge.

Coffee bean (author)wipecarbon2008-02-26

Global waring is what we humans call seasons. But till now we couldn't exactly keep tabs on parts of the world like Alaska. And it cost more cool to make an gallon of ethanol that will be and equal ratio to a gallon of gas AND simply wiping all carbon (BTW the whole world is carbon based) and terrorism is a bigger threat because it is something that we can do something about and that kills people not icecaps.

rimar2000 (author)Coffee bean2008-02-27

I am 63 years old, and I can speak you about before and now with respect to the global warming-up.

The hurricanes, the floods and the droughts (that always there were them, but now there are more) also kill people, and many more than the ones that kills the terrorism. Or is not thus?

strumbot (author)rimar20002008-09-25

While i respect your age and what you have seen in your life time, 63 years is not nearly enough time to gather personal evidence. Now if you were close to 55 Million years old then I could take you seriously. Yes the earth oceans are getting warmer, but that has happened before. 55 million years ago saw a significant warming trend that allowed the expansion of our primate ancestors. Global warming is a natural trend and and attempting to delay is trying to fundamentally control natural selection.

rimar2000 (author)strumbot2008-09-25

Cut&Paste; of another mine comment: Although the global warming-up was not a fault of the human beings, that does not change the fact that we should be a little more respectful with the nature. I do not say that we leave us to sting for the insects for not damage them, I say simply that we take care of what there is. You say "Global warming is a natural trend...". ¿Do you know it with certainty, or it is a capricious affirmation?

strumbot (author)rimar20002008-09-25

I agree there is a need to be conscientious of our impact. "Do you know it with certainty, or it is a capricious affirmation? " I would say with relative certainty. The geological and anthropological evidence is hardly surreptitious.

Coffee bean (author)rimar20002008-02-27

I don't is? it let see some facts on natural events vs and war to ever happen.

Pumpkin$ (author)wipecarbon2008-09-25

global warming is not an organism thriving on hate and fear.... right? it also does'nt shoot at people that refuse to abandon their religion and join it's

rimar2000 (author)wipecarbon2008-02-08

You have realized that my instructable goes beyond simply propose to save 3 days of deodorant -and consistently, of its container. I try modestly to contribute to fight the attitude of waste without control that is seen everywhere, but especially in the thus called "developed countries". I entered to but I could not find the place to sign the pledge (¿proposal? I speak Spanish, pardon). I feel very involved in seeking a solution to the problem of the global warming-up.

pindalanderz (author)2008-09-09

global warming is a load of garbage. if we are warming up, it isn't our fault. think about this: according to al-gore's graph the oceans rise before the carbon dioxide levels. this can mean only one thing. the oceans are giant masses of liquid. these giant masses of liquid store carbon dioxide and other gases. when the oceans release even the slightest bit of "greenhouse gases", (mostly water vapor actually) this is probably because it is dissolving more soluble compounds. it can't just keep dissolving things. it has to get rid of the less soluble compounds that it is already storing such as salt, or numerous other substances. also, water vapor is responsible for up to 70% of reflected sunlight. carbon dioxide is responsible for up to 6%. Humans are currently responsible for approximately 12% of all carbon dioxide production. this means that humans contribute approximately 0.0072 % of global warming if the current calculations are correct plus whatever other gases we make which are not blamed. like I said previously, al gore is full of it, his house puts out 20 times more pollutants than everyone else's and humans aren't responsible for global warming.

Pumpkin$ (author)pindalanderz2008-09-25

yeah not counting his fleet of planes, suvs, and hot headed liberals lol

rimar2000 (author)pindalanderz2008-09-09

pindalanderz, you can say that you like, and I can think the opposite thing, and so for ever. Neither you neither me can test our affirmations, but the discussion exists, and the alone fact that there be many people that think that the global warming-up himself is due in large extent to the human action, is in and of itself sufficiently important as so that we lend him attention. Of course, is incomparably more comfortable and soothing to deny the problem, or the possibility that we have blames for it. That is exactly what do the countries more compromised with the problem. We the ones that live in the "third world" do not have option: we don't participate of the festival, but we receive the trash. Perhaps that is the reason that we see the things since another perspective. Pardon by my 'automatic translator' English, I speak Spanish.

pindalanderz (author)rimar20002008-09-13

I agree with you in the sense that we are contributing to air pollution and water pollution. It has been proven that the world is heating up. I just think that global warming is not our biggest concern right now because the citizens of a country can hardly do anything to slow the process of global warming. I believe in global warming, I just don't think that humans are responsible for it. did you know that the spot in Antarctica is colder than ever even with the ozone hole? Also, in Al-Gore's movie, he used a computer animated clip from another movie "the day after tomorrow" to stress the effects of global warming. We should be focusing on the "dead zones" in our oceans, places where nothing lives within a 250 mile radius. -your 'automatic translator English' is easily understandable.

rimar2000 (author)pindalanderz2008-09-13

You and me agree in any point. Maybe neither you nor me are in the very true.

The numbers that can be seen about the problem, so much in TV as in the web or any another middle (media (I correct the automatic translation)), they are not dependable by the simple fact that save (except) honorable exceptions they are shown for people interested in defending one or another extreme. Itself (they) hidden information that can weaken the own point of view, or is exaggerated and dramatizes (dramatized) the one that reinforces it.

Knowing this, I maintain that, BY THE DOUBTS, (it) is preferably to give a little importance to the theme, modifying (our) habits of waste, in the measure that be (are) not vital for us.

I use

fwjs28 (author)2008-09-13

sun spots maybe....

rimar2000 (author)fwjs282008-09-13

Maybe, maybe not. I don't know it. Neither you. ;) In the doubt...

Pumpkin$ (author)2008-04-13

READ THIS LOL! copy and paste to your browser!,25197,23411799-7583,00.html lol now there's your sign!

Nesagwa (author)2007-10-20

Unless you recycle all of these plastic bottle, I dont really see how a quarter ounce of roll on deodorant is really helping anything other than your wallet.

LordGarion (author)Nesagwa2007-10-27

Let's keep it simple and say on average each American uses 1 tube a month and that half the population uses deodorant(bout 150 million). Thats 37,500,000 ounces wasted a month which equals 450,000,000 ounces a year which equals(at 4 ounces per bottle) 112,500,000 bottles worth wasted per year.

How much energy and resources do you think it takes to make all the plastic, deodorant, and labels for that many? How much pollution and waste is generated making the parts to maintain the equipment that makes it and the trucks that deliver all of it? Not to mention the pollution generated from the transport of the product itself and all the parts needed for maintenance. Then you have the cardboard boxes, the glue, the equipment that makes the boxes, the extra maintenance needed on those machines from the extra work, etc etc etc.

And you ask if it's really helping...shame on you.

While I don't buy the whole "man is causing global warming" cry for a moment(we produce well under 1/2 a percent of total greenhouse gases if you include water vapor, which is the most prevalent GH gas we have and the government likes to mostly ignore when giving us these dire warnings).

I would like to conserve all that fuel that was wasted for no reason and I would really like to not have all that extra pollution end up in my air, water, and soil where I end up eating, drinking, and breathing it.

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