As many of you probably already know from reports in the alternative and mainstream media
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Cannabis hemp is potentially the most abundant, globally distributed, nutritious and useful organic agricultural resource on Earth.
Hemp also sequesters carbon from the atmosphere (nine tons/acre/year); regenerates depleted, compacted and contaminated soils; while producing atmospheric aerosols called "monoterpenes" that reflect solar radiation back into space and seed cloud formation. There is simply NOTHING that even comes close to hemp agriculture for its proximate effectiveness in addressing many problems at once, including and especially climate change.
"Radiative forcing is the change in the balance between radiation coming into the atmosphere and radiation going out."
In a recent teleconference call, Eban mentioned that Focus the Nation is not concerned with increasing UV-B radiation. Well, that's a choice...
But people ought to consider that even more immediately dangerous than global warming is the increasing UV-B radiation ("global broiling") that is being ignored. By its nature, global broiling is much harder to measure and discern the impacts of than global warming, but that doesn't man it isn't having devastating effects. Genetic mutation, impaired immune response, and stunted growth are all happening right now as the result of global broiling.
Consider that the massive mysterious die-off of bees all over the world, neatly labeled as"Colony Collapse Disorder" may actually be a result of immune system failures in an indicator species. By the time we figure out what's killing the bees, it could be too late to do anything about it. All solutions must be considered if we are to avoid the synergistic collapse of environment, economics and social structures upon which we all depend.
Time is the limiting factor in the equation of survival.
How bad do things have to get before all solutions are considered?
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I suggest that people reference the Conference of Mayors resolution of June 2007, which recognizes the drug war as having "failed" and communicate to their elected officials that the counter-productive drug policy, based in punishment, is suppressing consideration and discussion of what may be the most viable measure for addressing climate changes (both global warming and global broiling), Cannabis agriculture.
Consider for a moment that even in the midst of radical global food insecurity and epidemic malnutrition, because of 'marijuana' prohibition, the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organization doesn't even recognize the world's MOST nutritious seed as food for humans.
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This level of informational negligence is effecting discussion of climate change solutions. How sad and pointless that such a failed policy could be harming so many people in so many ways. Now that our elected officials are paying attention to climate change, it is time to point out that part of the solution is to stop creating problems.
I invite anyone who understands the potential for employing nature to heal nature, to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my cell at 831 588 5095.
I particularly challenge the spiritually vital community to do the right thing by putting "drug war" rhetoric (and the phony moralism that's been associated with it) aside long enough to investigate the TRUE value of Cannabis agriculture, as a source of biofuels, oil rich protein, effective herbal therapeutics, paper, cloth, paints and varnishes, building materials, bio-degradable plastics, as feed & cover for wildlife and much more.
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and pass this information on to your elected officials.
Best wishes to all,