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2019
2018's excess of climate-change-related planetary disasters is a proliferation of data, proof points, evidence, and more that the US House of Representatives has to work with. Be brave; be strong.

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Sustainable vs Non-Sustainable:

It comes down to a question of renewable vs non-renewable. Only resources are sustainable; this is why there's no such thing as "clean coal". There never was. What the monsters in Republican governments (local, state, and federal) lie to you about is everything. Why do you elect liars to lead you? They gleefully destroy what the planet takes Billions of years to form. Their destruction spells your doom.

We [do not need to recreate the smog and pollution crisis of the 70's to know](motherjones.com/politics/2011/) that renewable resource energy is the better way to plan for future energy needs. Stop drilling in Alaska; stop everything the TRE45ONists are doing.

iea.org/renewables2018/

Algae eats CO2 as it is converted to Biofuel

Algae is a highly-effective alternative energy that does not require the seismic activity of drilling or fracking. In fact, it can actually remove excess CO2 from an environment, as CO2 is the "food" it needs to accelerate production of fuel.

In 2014, engineers at the Department of Energy‘s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory "[devised] a way to turn algae into crude oil in less than an hour. That oil can then be refined into gasoline that can run engines."

Algae converts CO2 into triacylglycerol and can break down into a sludgy form of organic crude material (biomass), that can then be further broken down, chemically converted into ethanol and biofuel.

"Well, it is a basically simple process that uses temperature, pressure, and time to accomplish the chemical conversions ... A lot of people think of fossil fuels as, you know, dinosaurs and giant ferns and things. There is some of that, but the bulk of the organic matter was algae. Gradually the organic matter converts into slightly different forms, which make up the material that comes out as crude oil or natural gas.”

Source: science.dodlive.mil/2014/01/01

How some Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction

"“Well never see bison roaming the entire Great Plains again,” said Proctor. “We’ll never see 20 million to 30 million bison again. No one is trying to go back in time. We’re trying to go forward. We’re trying to restore this important animal where we can, where people want them, and to the level where they will help restore the natural balance.”

For any of this to happen, Native American tribes will be key. They have the land and the desire to bring back the continent’s largest land mammal. And it’s not just bison, Proctor said. They have been instrumental in conserving wolves, grizzly bears, swift foxes and black-footed ferrets among other species.

Magnan said Fort Peck’s “dream” is to have 2,500 buffalo in their conservation herd running on more than 40,000 hectares. Already the tribe has passed a resolution to purchase more land.

“It’s amazing … with limited budgets and widespread poverty, [Native American tribes] are the leader in wildlife restoration when compared to the state wildlife agency,” he said. “In reality, it was not the buffalo that left us, it was us that left the buffalo. So we have to do something.”

theguardian.com/environment/20

Warnings regarding the polar bears were issued; proof proof proof. All the proofs point to true. motherjones.com/environment/20

Eleven researchers publish sharp critique of EPA fuel economy logic
EPA made incorrect assumptions in 2016 and 2018; most recent are more damaging.

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

The Hidden Power Law of Ecosystems

"Frustrated by the small scale of many ecological studies, macroecologists were looking for patterns and theories that could allow them to describe nature broadly in time and space.

Brown and Maurer had been influenced heavily by regularities in many ecological phenomena. One of these, called the species-area curve, was discovered back in the 19th century, and formalized in 1921. That curve emerged when naturalists counted the number of species (of plants, insects, mammals, and so on) found in plots laid out in backyards, savannahs, and forests. They discovered that the number of species increased with the area of the plot, as expected. But as the plot size kept increasing, the rate of increase in the number of species began to plateau. Even more remarkable, the same basic species-area curve was found regardless of the species or habitat. To put it mathematically, the curve followed a power law, in which the change in species number increased proportionally to the square root of the square root of the area."

Source: nautil.us/issue/29/scaling/the

Q; Which foods have the heaviest carbon footprint? A: The ones that use the most energy to produce the least benefit.

Did you know that cattle are not even native to the US? Cattle should not be farmed! Source: cbc.ca/news/technology/food-cl

"The results reveal that Amazon is being destroyed at the fastest rate in a decade. Satellite data revealed that over 3000 swore miles of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest was lost between August 2017 and July 2018. The amount of rainforest is 10 times the size of New York City.
The total amount of loss equates to a 13.7 percent growth in total deforestation from the previous year and represents roughly 1.185 billion trees, a horrific number." tiredearth.com/node/553

How to sell FSBO and learn about title transfer; keep the corrupt parties away!

One ton of recycled aluminum saves 40 barrels of oil

"One ton of soda cans made of recycled aluminum saves 21,000 kilowatt hours by reducing untouched bauxite ore that would have to be mined, shipped, and refined. This is an energy saving of 95%."

nitro.ekofi.science/one-ton-of

Attended some years ago, and glad to meet people trying to clean up their state: maybe other Texas cities ought to be more like:

cleantx.org

Sustainable vs Non-Sustainable:

It comes down to a question of renewable vs non-renewable. Only resources are sustainable; this is why there's no such thing as "clean coal". There never was. What the monsters in Republican governments (local, state, and federal) lie to you about is everything. Why do you elect liars to lead you? They gleefully destroy what the planet takes Billions of years to form. Their destruction spells your doom.

We [do not need to recreate the smog and pollution crisis of the 70's to know](motherjones.com/politics/2011/) that renewable resource energy is the better way to plan for future energy needs. Stop drilling in Alaska; stop everything the TRE45ONists are doing.

iea.org/renewables2018/

"More and more Americans are discovering the truth about solar: It saves money and helps the planet. In fact, every four minutes another American family installs solar panels on their home. A clear indication that solar energy has become a cost-effective energy option for homeowners .

But mistaken beliefs about solar persist—it’s too expensive, too complicated, too unreliable. Going solar really is far easier and less costly than most folks think."

[Source](worldwildlife.org/stories/sola)

"What we know from history is that [we] need a really small group of innovators ... that can demonstrate how to do things differently and once that gets mainstreamed, change happens really quickly." - [Source](youtube.com/watch?v=qHWwxBEfik) E. Pieters Urbanized

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