The Case Against - The Campaign to:
“...stop issuing permits for fossil fuels.”
Open Letter to the Mayor of Huron*, California.
And all signatories of: “Elected Officials To Protect California**”
September 29, 2018
Huron Mayor Rey Leon aka Mayor Rey León de Hurón
Mayor, you are doing some great stuff for Huron, keep it up.
RE: Fresno Bee 24 Aug 2018 - “... stop issuing permits for fossil fuels”**
I rarely read the Fresno Bee, but I was in the hospital for surgery and a copy of the 24 Aug 2018 issue was left on my food tray. I have, over my now 77 years, developed a number of time tested and trusted sources for news and information. The Bee is not even in consideration - other than possibly for local events.
As a former Mayor myself, (6th largest city in Los Angeles County at the time) I like to keep my fellow mayors backs covered. However, your statements, as quoted in the Bee, about the environment and causes and effects are largely unsubstantiated in actual raw data. I hope you will be able to extract yourself from the politically correct conspirators in the anti-fossil fuel movement, to consider real world ramifications of not having fossil fuel.
I’ve reviewed your LinkedIn history and understand that you have been involved in the green movement for a considerable time. So, much of what I am stating in this post should be familiar to you. Perhaps not as “conveniently” stated as you are accustomed.
First, apparently from the photo (see image 1) in the Fresno Bee (as noted the Bee is not exactly a bastion of accuracy, so who knows what was really in the photo) you have surrounded yourself with a large number of fellow carnivores (possible exception being the gentleman in the sports jacket). All others are observably heavy (pun intended) consumers of meat, cow’s milk, and eggs.
Are you aware that the number one environmental issue (far and above all others) is water pollution? (Especially, ground water). And what is the greatest cause for the worldwide contamination of our water? YOU, and the other people in that picture!!!. Perhaps you know that over 67% of crops (1) in the U.S. are grown to feed animals - plus 20% of all fish caught are fed to animals (2). Just so humans can eat animals.
The single greatest contributor to water pollution is animal waste not just excrement and urine (3) but the process of getting a living animal killed (or milked), butchered, packaged, and delivered to your table. In addition, over 45% of all animal greenhouse gas emissions are from producing and processing food to feed animals (2). That does not include the methane emitted by said animals (which may be worse than all the production and use effects of “fossil” fuels).
“While carbon dioxide (CO2) is typically painted as the bad boy of greenhouse gases, methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas.”(4)
“It takes about 100 calories of grain to produce just 12 calories of chicken or 3 calories worth of beef”(1). This does not include grazing land which is considerable (accounting for at least 60% of cattle’s life).
“Animal protein production requires more than eight times as much fossil-fuel energy than production of plant protein..”(5). I get it you want to have-your bacon-and-eat-it-too.
“Humans in America consume upwards of 3 times the daily recommended amount of protein”(5). Thus wasting water, livestock, and, you guessed it, fossil fuel.
“Standard American Diet (SAD), heavily comprised of animal protein and dairy. [There are]...7.9 billion acres of arable land in the world; If it takes 3.25 acres to feed one person the typical western diet, then our 7 billion+ people would required over 21 billion acres, or the equivalent of almost three planet Earths.(6)
If you really believe in “environmental health” then your real focus should be getting people off SAD and onto a vegan (herbivore) diet.
To simplify it: “The energy consumed (water, grain, et.al.) to produce one “quarter pounder” of beef would feed 3 people for an entire day”(6). So basically 3 children will starve for an entire day because you had a 1/4 pounder at Mickey Dees.
Let’s continue. What about ethanol? After all, as most believe fossil fuel is just old plants (mixed with some animals) and ethanol is new plants (fertilized with animal stuff and of course petroleum (aka fossil fuel) from which is derived pesticides), does your campaign against “fossil” fuels include all plant based fuels?
“Every time you make 1 gallon of ethanol, there is a net energy loss of 54,000 Btu. ...70 Percent More Energy Required to Make Ethanol than Actually is in Ethanol... Abusing our precious croplands to grow corn for an energy-inefficient process that yields low-grade automobile fuel amounts to unsustainable, subsidized food burning..."(7)
Cornell Professor Roger Segelken
It is far more expensive (and more damaging to the environment) to produce ethanol than just about anything else. The cost to produce ethanol consumes more energy than the amount of ethanol produced. Adding to that cost, cars get less miles per gallon and wear out faster.
Ethanol is similar to the cost/benefit (environmental/damage) ratio as is growing food to feed animals for humans to eat.
“If all the automobiles in the United States were fueled with 100 percent ethanol, a total of about 97 percent of U.S. land area would be needed to grow the corn feedstock. Corn would cover nearly the total land area of the United States.”(7)
By-the-way (BTW), there is a working “scientific” theory (yet to be proven otherwise) that “fossil” fuel is abiotic (8). In other words it is naturally produced from the earth’s magma core. A process that has been replicated in a laboratory. This would mean oil is not a depleting resource.
I presume that Huron, like most communities in the world, has streets paved with asphalt, aka bitumen, aka orimulsion “-which became the ‘fourth fossil fuel’ in the mid-1980s”(9). [Orimulsion is, also,] the cost-effective choice when compared to other fossil fuels used to generate electricity.” Unless you have to haul it in from out of state.
Speaking of diesel fumes, “Hot bitumen (asphalt paving) gives off emissions that can cause minor respiratory tract or eye irritation after prolonged, close exposure...”(10). On any paving day this pollutant alone is greater than the I-5 diesel trucks impact on Huron. That is another tough sell to Huron’s citizens and businesses to convert all the streets to concrete to avoid fossil fuel pollution.
Wind Turbines and Solar Panels combined, makes up a whopping 0.8% (zero point eight percent, that is less than 1%) of World Energy (see image 2). What is perhaps most discouraging, renewables are not keeping even with increased energy demand. They are falling behind.
In order to achieve 100% renewable energy California would have to rent the states of Nevada and Arizona and entirely cover them with solar panels and wind turbines. What happens when the wind stops and/or the sun goes down (aka nighttime)? Do you really want to have your lovely town depend on it’s survival based on whether or not the wind is blowing? In addition, non-fossil based energy would require massive structures for an energy collection system being placed in the ocean along our coastline.
I will not even go into the wholesale death of bats and endangered animals from wind turbine and solar farms.
Need I go on?
The only possible way to get off of “fossil” fuels is using nuclear power, which is the safest, cleanest, and most cost effective of all fuel choices (bar none). Hopefully you know this if you have done any kind of research beyond watching the 1979 Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, and Jack Lemmon movie “China Syndrome.”
So why don’t you put away all this silliness about stopping fossil fuel and simply advocate for something that would actually solve the problem -nuclear energy?
Mayor: “Science has linked climate change to petroleum use and Huron is suffering from it.”
Can you name one scientist not affiliated with the United Nations or being paid as a “climate change” advocate who makes this claim? Have you personally seen any actual “raw” data, not computer model data? At worst case, humans’ CO2 production may contribute 2% to 4% to climate change --the actual human produced CO2 is 1 part in 10,000 (1:10,000) of the atmosphere.(11)
Are you aware that in an independent study conducted in 2009, two-thirds (2/3, 67%) of NOAA’s earth based thermometers were miscalibrated?(12) One can only imagine the miscalibrated state of thermometers in the rest of the world. And yet they (you know who) claim worldwide accuracy within 1 degree Celsius over 50 years and shout that this is a settled trend.
Do you know it’s a scientific fact that every single person who ate carrots prior to 1899 is dead. BTW, that is not science. But one could say death is associated with eating carrots.
Historical climate fact, the volcanic eruption of Mount Tambora on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia in 1815 is credited with causing the year 1816 to be known as the “year without a summer” in the United States (13). It led to unpredictable and devastating weather conditions worldwide, cholera outbreaks in India, crops destroyed in China, and in Europe, food supplies dwindled, leading to starvation and panic. One single event via mother nature. So much for anthropologic global warming (AGW).
Mayor: “It [Huron] ... is exposed to emission from diesel truck traffic nearby on Interstate 5.”
Do you have even a single source to justify this statement? The amount of diesel truck emissions, as trucks travel passed Huron nearly 5 miles away, pales in comparison to the agricultural emission spewed into your city by the farms between I-5 and Huron proper. I believe agriculture is Huron’s single biggest revenue generator and jobs producer.
Mayor: “We’re in the San Joaquin Valley, the most contaminated air basin in the nation.”
This may well be true, but what is the ongoing source of “contamination”? I’m sure you know. It’s called food production. And it was even worse before we had cars. “Central Valley pollution is largely particulate matter, from pollen, fertilizing, and harvesting crops...”(14 & 15). Which, and yes of course, includes the fossil fuel needed to do such. And the fact that we live in a basin with the tallest mountains in the country on one side. “Food production accounts for more than 51% of all the pollution in the entire state”(15); which is far more concentrated in the Central Valley.
Mayor: “In Huron, our economy has been blasted due to the drought, very much related to climate change.”
I literally don’t know where to begin with such a ______ statement.
First, back to you. An average carnivore (omnivore, if you have some vegetables with your meat, milk, and eggs) wastes at least 1,500 gallons of water a day (eating 3 meat meals a day wastes as much as 4,000 gallons a day) over and above that of a vegetarian (aka herbivore at 300 gallons per day) (16). That is between 45,000 and 120,000 gallons of wasted water every single month by each and every person eating an animal based diet (aka SAD).
Second, the “drought” in California was a politically motivated and managed effort by the same kind of people who want to stop issuing permits for fossil fuel in the State. That’s right you are part of your own problem. Yes, there was a natural lessening of rain due to cooling conditions in the Pacific ocean, but there was never a “shortage” of available water for Huron or any other agricultural need. Shortages were faked by those who’s interests are to destroy farmers in the Central Valley.
You of all people should know the “drought” was contrived, -I realize this happened before you were Mayor.
“In July 2009, action by the Federal Bureau of Reclamation to protect threatened fish reduced irrigation pumping to parts of the California Central Valley causing canals leading into Huron and the surrounding areas and the farms that rely on them to dry up. Unemployment has reached over 40% as farms dried up.”(17)
Third, you do know that cooling water and air are what cause less rain/water to be distilled/evaporated from the oceans (18), which is what causes natural drought shortages? So called “global warming” would dramatically increase the rain delivered to the mountains and valleys, especially in the Central Valley. Further more, if warming were happening the snow melt would have increased.
To prove this, just put a pot of water on your stove and see how much evaporates while the burner is turned off. Then, try it with the burner turned on. Duh. As to CO2 causing warming, stick a straw (please don’t use a plastic straw) in the water and blow your lungs out (that’s CO2 BTW) you will not warm that pot of water a single degree. You will not carbonate the water either.
Mayor: “Pollution has increased one-hundred fold due to the wildfires that are occurring all around us.”
First, what has wildfire pollution got to do with fossil fuels?
Second, are you aware that “wildfires” in the U.S. have declined steadily over the last 6 decades to the point they are nearly half of what they were in the 1940s and 1950s. This is worldwide as well (see chart 3) (19). BTW, 95% of wildfires are started by humans. Fewer people fewer fires, right? Oh, wait our population has more than doubled while fires have been cut in half. You’re right it has to be global warming, NOT.
Third, the problem we have in California is, once again, our “tree-huggers” have dominated politics so we have not properly managed our forests. The forests in California are a disgrace from both disease and fire intense ground foliage. Had lumber companies been allowed to harvest and manage, we could have avoided much of the “pollution” being spewed today.
Fourth, as noted earlier, “Central Valley pollution is largely particulate matter, from pollen, fertilizing, and harvesting crops; which, and yes of course, does include the fossil fuel needed to do such.”(14 & 15)
Mayor: “... stop issuing permits for fossil fuels” Why? What is your endorsed alternative?
The only result from not being energy self-sufficient in California is, it will cost more to feed our families, grow our crops, and travel; and will reduce our ability to compete in the world market for exports. Without its own fossil fuel resources, California would have to import energy from other states and countries, making us vulnerable to their whims and conditions.
All of this is especially bad news for Huron.
There is near zero benefit for what you are advocating, other than aesthetics. I challenge you to produce any credible evidence to the contrary.
The goal of your friends at “stop permits for fossil fuel” and others is to make everything so expensive that no one will be able to afford to have any children, thereby not just slowing the population growth; but reversing the earth’s population from 7.5 billion to somewhere in the 5 billion range (or less) (20). Just ask them, what is the goal for the ideal population for planet earth?
BTW, have you read, or do you know anyone who has read, any of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports? Now at least you know of someone who has. Right, I have. Believe me when I tell you that there are high school students who could construct a better report than that of Dr. Naomi Oreskes, who wrote the most (in)famous 2007 Chapter 4 IPCC 4th Assessment (21). It is filled with “sophomoric” arguments using syllogistic logic. For example, Dr. Oreskes (and the IPCC) claims the data supporting warming came from the American Meteorological Society (AMS). But, when I contacted the AMS they stated their conclusions were based on the IPCC data. This is called circular reasoning (logic) -a “circ-loop.”
Reminds me of the story of the man riding the train to work and everyday he would ask the conductor the time; believing that railroad time was always accurate. Finally one day the conductor asked, why the man asked the time every day. The man said he was responsible for setting the time on the clock in the town tower. Whereby the conductor informed him that he set his watch by the time on the town tower clock.
Are you aware of Methane Hydrate?(22) There are sufficient quantities of methane hydrate on earth to support the current rate of carbon based power consumption and growth for in excess of 1,000 years. That’s just scratching the surface (literally) the real amount is yet to be discovered because there has not yet been a method developed to explore for it beneath the surface.
Natural Oil Seeps and Spills (23). “Crude oil and natural gas naturally enter the ocean at areas known as ‘seeps.’ These hydrocarbons leak out of the ground through fractures and sediments, in the same way freshwater springs bring water to the surface.”
How Much Do Seeps Leak? In just southern California alone --“..these seeps contribute about 5 million gallons of oil to the ocean annually...”
“A 2003 report from the National Research Council (23) estimates that, on average, approximately 160,000 tonnes [176,000 tons U.S.] of petroleum enter North American waters through natural seeps each year.”
“...locations of seeps are consistent and predictable...” we know where they are but are prohibited from relieving them because of idiotic governmental rules and people like yourself.
Drilling off the California coast where these seeps have been located, would relieve the pressure and eliminate these continuously occurring natural disasters. Since we know where this oil is, there is no need for test drilling, and because of their close proximity to the shore, the cost to extract and deliver is drastically reduced; and the environmental safety is outstanding.
Is relieving these seeps part of the plan at “stop issuing fossil fuel permits”? Or do they just not care that our beaches are continually being polluted?
If you choose to fact check be sure to use multiple sources; a typical left wing source is “Snopes” and often they will slant and disparage opposition. The Bee is notorious for erroneous information so if you didn’t say what was quoted, so be it. However, even Google with its demonstrated liberal leaning bias will cough up fact after fact that what I’m telling you is accurate.
The harder problem is removing oneself from the “echo chamber” of those who do not know what they are talking about, aka “science deniers” or more accurately “solar deniers.” The sun being the real cause of warming and/or cooling (18). Did you know that in some places the temperature drops as much as 50 degrees after the sun goes down?
If you really truly believe in “fixing” the environment, the single greatest impact with virtually no government intervention – just choose to not eat meat, milk, or eggs. This would be a far, far greater benefit to mankind than all the anti-fossil fuel initiatives combined.
Other than wanting to be politically correct (PC, aka “saying whatever is popular”), or feel good; –If you eat meat, drink cow’s milk, consume chicken eggs you cannot lay (pun not intended) claim to being concerned about the environment. It’s a lie, hypocrisy , or ignorance – your choice. You cannot pretend to care about environment or climate change and be an omnivore.
In order to end the use of “fossil” fuels, it is essential to do two (2) things:
1. Become a vegetarian (vegan is best) and
2. Support nuclear energy.
Outside of these two things anyone who professes otherwise is a liar, hypocrite, or just plain ignorant – your choice.
Just wanted you to know I’ve got your back. So if you have anything else to say on the environment feel free to check-in with me.
*Huron, California is located in central California in Fresno County it is a city of 1.6 square miles and a population as of the 2010 census was 6,754, up from 6,306 at the 2000 census. BTW/FYI, http://cityofhuron.com/ is not working.
I had to go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huron,_California to get info on Huron.
**Elected Officials To Protect California, is the anonymous group behind the “stop issuing permits for fossil fuels” petition campaign. http://californiaelectedofficials.org/
End Notes and Sources
Rey León, I believe it is Spanish for Lion King, was elected Mayor of Huron in 2017, Founder/Executive Director, Valley LEAP, 2008, Fresno, CA Latino Environmental Advancement & Policy (LEAP) is a Latino-Valley based environmental justice community institution in Fresno CA. Founder/Chair, SJ Valley Regional Green Jobs Coalition, 2008. https://www.linkedin.com/in/reyleon8/
1. Institute on the Environment (IonE), University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN, 1 Aug 2013. “... in the United States, where just 27 percent of crop calories are consumed directly... more than 67 percent of crops ... goes to animal feed. And a portion of the rest goes to ethanol and other biofuels. ...100 calories of grain to produce just 12 calories of chicken or 3 calories worth of beef...
Redefining agricultural yields: from tonnes to people nourished per hectare
Emily S Cassidy, Paul C West, James S Gerber and Jonathan A Foley, 2 May 2103
2. 20% of fish is fed to animals; 45% of all animal greenhouse gas emissions are from producing & processing food to feed animals
3. Pig Excrement Spills Into North Carolina Floodwater, Bloomberg, 18 Sep 2018.
The real concern, he said, is the hog lagoons. “The waste just sits there,” he said. “It’s not treated in any form. We are talking about hundreds of thousands of pigs.”
NC has 3,300 lagoons ... blamed for polluting groundwater... Hog waste contains E. coli ... dangerous levels of E. coli in water even after floods receded. 10,000 hogs and 1.7 million chickens died... North Carolina is home to more swine than any state besides Iowa -- 9 million of them, more hogs than New York City has humans. ...reared on contract for companies including Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s biggest pork processor, which is owned by Hong Kong’s WH Group Ltd.
The average pig produces about three to four times the amount of organic waste as a human each day, according to Daniel Andersen, an Iowa State University...
4. “While carbon dioxide is typically painted as the bad boy of greenhouse gases, methane is roughly 30 times more potent as a heat-trapping gas.” “A more potent greenhouse gas than CO2, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms (Nature),” Princeton Research, March 26, 2014, By Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications. “NEW RESEARCH FINDINGS FROM PRINCETON UNIVERSITY”
5. Animal protein production requires more than eight times as much fossil-fuel energy than production of plant protein... 7 Aug 1997, Cornell University, “U.S. could feed 800 million people with grain that livestock eat, Cornell ecologist advises animal scientists.”
6. “The energy consumed (water, grain, et.al.) to produce one “quarter pounder” of beef would feed 3 people for an entire day.” “The demand for meat,” he says, “has a multiplier effect of 10. You need 10 times as much land, 10 times as much [feed], 10 times as much water to produce one calorie of meat as you do to have one calorie of vegetables or grain.” on J. Morris Hicks website at www.hpjmh.com WSJ on 9-3-2011, the CEO of the world’s largest food company (Nestle was quoted) Mr. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.
Standard American Diet (SAD), heavily comprised of animal protein and dairy. 7.9 billion acres of arable land in the world; If it takes 3.25 acres to feed one person the typical western diet, then our 7 billion+ people would required over 21 billion acres, or the equivalent of almost three planet Earths.https://plantricianproject.org/footnotes
7. “Every time you make 1 gallon of ethanol, there is a net energy loss of 54,000 Btu." Ethanol from corn costs about $1.74 per gallon to produce, compared with about 95 cents to produce a gallon of gasoline. – 70 Percent More Energy Required to Make Ethanol than Actually is in Ethanol: Cornell
"Abusing our precious croplands to grow corn for an energy-inefficient process that yields low-grade automobile fuel amounts to unsustainable, subsidized food burning,"
If all the automobiles in the United States were fueled with 100 percent ethanol, a total of about 97 percent of U.S. land area would be needed to grow the corn feedstock. Corn would cover nearly the total land area of the United States.
March 6, 2009, Cornell Chronicle, by Roger Segelken
8. There is an alternative theory about the formation of oil and gas deposits that could change estimates of potential future oil reserves. According to this theory, oil is not a fossil fuel at all, but was formed deep in the Earth’s crust from inorganic materials.
The Environmental Literacy Council, 1625 K Street, NW, Ste 1020, Washington, DC - https://enviroliteracy.org/energy/fossil-fuels/abiotic-theory/
9. Orimulsion became the “fourth fossil fuel” in the mid-1980s. It is derived from the bitumen that occurs naturally in large reserves in the Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela. It is estimated that there are more than 1.2 trillion barrels of bitumen available in reserves, an amount greater than 50 percent of the world's estimated oil reserves.
Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons, primarily coal, fuel oil or natural gas, formed from the remains of dead plants and animals. In common dialogue, the term fossil fuel also includes hydrocarbon-containing natural resources that are not derived from [living] animal or [living] plant sources. https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/fossil_fuel.htm
Bitumen aka asphalt (in US) aka bitumen of Judea, or Syrian asphalt, is a naturally occurring asphalt that has been put to many uses since ancient times.
10. Hot bitumen (e.g., asphalt paving) gives off emissions that can cause minor respiratory tract or eye irritation after prolonged, close exposure.
11. The Climate Chronicles: Inconvenient Revelations You Won't Hear From Al Gore--And Others, by Joe Bastardi, Jan 2018
“...humans contribution to CO2 is 1 part in 10,000 of total greenhouse gases.”
Joe Bastardi is an institution in the science of weather prediction and is co-chief Meteorologist at WeatherBell https://www.weatherbell.com/
12. “Watts and his fellow researchers found only 410 “unperturbed” weather stations out of the 1,218 stations used by NOAA to determine U.S. climate trends.” An independent study conducted in 2009, two-thirds (2/3, 67%) of NOAA’s earth based thermometers were miscalibrated?
13. 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, In summer 1816, countries in the Northern Hemisphere suffered extreme weather conditions, dubbed the "Year Without a Summer". Average global temperatures decreased by about 0.4 to 0.7 °C (0.7 to 1.3 °F), enough to cause significant agricultural problems around the globe. On 4 June 1816, frosts were reported in the upper elevations of New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and northern New York. On 6 June 1816, snow fell in Albany, New York, and Dennysville, Maine. Such conditions occurred for at least three months and ruined most agricultural crops in North America.
Year Without a Summer - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer
14. Why Does California's Central Valley Have Such Bad Air Pollution? Sep 2011
“The region’s agriculture is responsible for much of the region’s pollution.”
“The problem is getting better, but it’s by no means solved.”
15. But farmland in the Golden State emits about the same amount of certain pollution-forming gases as on-road vehicles, a new study shows. That’s much more than researchers had previously estimated, bumping up estimates of the total production of these gases in the state by as much as 51 percent.
California Farms Are a Silent but Sizable Source of Air Pollution
Soil microbes convert fertilizer to nitrogen oxides, emitting about as much of the gases as on-road vehicles in the state, by Deirdre Lockwood, February 6, 2018
16. "To produce a single pound of meat takes an average of 2,500 gallons of water-as much as a typical family uses for all its combined household purposes in a month. To produce a day's food for one meat-eater takes over 4,000 gallons; for a lacto-ovo vegetarian, only 1,200 gallons; for a pure vegetarian, only 300 gallons." Pg 341
Diet for a New America 25th Anniversary Edition: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Your Happiness, and the Future of Life on Earth, John Robbins, 2012 Edition, https://www.johnrobbins.info/
17. 2009 Reduced irrigation pumping to Huron to save “fish.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huron,_California
18. Analysis: Why the Sun Controls the Climate and CO2 is Meaningless
Climate Depot, by Admin, 12 Jun 2018
“Climate alarmists point to the warming of the oceans as evidence that CO2 is the cause. The problem with that theory is that they can’t explain how LWIR (Longwave Infrared) [which come from the sun] between 13 and 18µ warms the oceans (Click Here). LWIR between 13 and 18µ doesn’t penetrate the oceans and actually causes cooling through surface evaporation. Additionally, LWIR between 13 and 18µ is very very low energy EM Radiation when compared to EM wavelengths that do actually penetrate and warm the oceans, wavelengths mostly at the blue end of the spectrum. CO2, in reality, is a very weak Greenhouse Gas (Click Here) in terms of warming the atmosphere and the oceans.”
19. Source of Wildfires, image 3. The Blaze ...95% caused by humans...
‘First look at the facts’: Glenn Beck on climate change and California’s record-breaking wildfires, Glenn Beck, Aug 22, 2018 9:05 amhttps://www.theblaze.com/video/first-look-at-the-facts-glenn-beck-on-climate-change-and-californias-record-breaking-wildfires
20. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Really Wants Poor People To Stop Having Babies
The Federalist.com, 21Sep2014, by Mollie Hemingway
U.S. Fertility Rate Drops to All Time Low, Cut in Half Since 1950s
Breitbart, 24Sep2018, by John Binder
21. UN IPCC Chapter 4 IPCC 4th Assessment, page 65 to 99, “The scientific consensus on climate change: How do we know we’re not wrong?”
Dr. Naomi Oreskes, Publication date 2007/9/30
22. Methane Hydrate enough for consumption and growth over 1,000 years. https://geology.com/articles/methane-hydrates/
Methane Hydrate --The world's largest natural gas resource is trapped beneath permafrost and ocean sediments. Article by: Hobart M. King, Ph.D., RPG
23. Natural Oil Seeps and Spills
“...estimates that, on average, approximately 160,000 tonnes of petroleum enter North American waters through natural seeps each year. “ “The waters off southern California are one area in particular which host hundreds of known, naturally occurring oil and gas seeps. These seeps contribute about 5 million gallons of oil to the ocean annually, with wide year to year variation. They likely have been leaking for thousands of years.” “What Are Natural Oil Seeps?” 2003 report from National Research Council, NOAA
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