Saturday, March 21, 2015
Latest forecast from both NASA and some international sources is that North America will fall into a decades long drought if the war on the environment goes on. This map shoes areas of decreased soil moisture in brown as compared to current levels. Your tomatoes wont' grow in that.
Next time your crazy neighbor talks about Obama's war on coal, correct him, it's a war on drought. And the guys we are fighting are in control of the US Congress, and on the payroll of fossil fuel.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Today the Guardian stated it has set out to expose the fossil fuel industties, to start a movement to turn public opinion to fixing global warming, they ask for industry insiders to come forward with stores, they ask every institution to divest from fossil fuel, specifically they ask Bill Gates to divest immediately or bare the brunt of what's coming.
This is a style of social activism from a newspaper that hasn't been seen since the great William Allen White of Emporia Kansas was the soul of journalism fighting corruption with his brand of get the facts, don't let a politician answer a question with an untruth and let it stand, find out, call him out, print the fact and report that he lied. A shame the first large paper to rejoin this ideal is not in the US.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Sea ice is the lowest this March ever seen off much of the state. Palin might be able to see Russia, but over water not ice.
150 years ago an Irish Scientist John Tyndall put CO2 in a glass and shined light on it, the higher the content of invisible CO2, the higher the temperatures rose. A few years later other scientist started calculating the warming trend that lay ahead as we burn fossil fuels, their prediction has has unfortunately come true.
Putting a fee on fossil fuel at the well, mine or port of entry aligns with conservative principals - the pottery barn rule - you break it you buy it, in this case who ever pollutes it pays to help correct it. This puts the ability to correct it on the consumer, the ultimate polluter as we buy and use all this crap. The fee on carbon would be given monthly to every American household equally to offset higher prices, but by making energy efficient choices of products they can save more of the dividend received and cause the market to bend towards low carbon use and a cleaner world without so many regulations. It's based loosely on the Alaska yearly oil dividend they put on oil production. Never thought I could learn something from the snowbillies, but so it is.
Monday, March 16, 2015
*Carnivore has a short gut, herbivore a long gut up to 2.5 times their height/length.
*Carnivore do not gain cholesterol from eating meat, herbivore get high cholesterol if they eat meat.
*Carnivore have teeth that tear, herbivore have teeth to snip off and grind.
*Carnivore drink by bringing water up on cupped tongue, herbivore pull water in by lip and suction action.
*Carnivore can get all the protein needed from meat, herbivores can get all the protein needed from plant based diet.
Cancer, heart disease, stroke, overweight, diabetes, sleep disorder, dimentia, almost all of these can be avoided, reduced, put off, or even treated with a diet of beans, nuts, fruit, vegi's, whole grain, brown rice, dark greens and spices, lots and lots of wonderful spices. You are not designed to eat meat, you are a herbivore.
Look at Russia, any wonder they are feeling aggressive, it's been a warm winter, could bode ill for their wheat if they have a hot spring.