Saturday, January 30, 2016

"Cannabis vs. Climate Change" in brief...

Paul von Hartmann Salient highlights of “Cannabis vs. Climate Change”

“Essential civilian demand” is justified by the increasing likelihood of “extinction level events” that threaten “cascading systems failures.”

For the first time in mankind’s history, ‘time’ has become the limiting factor in the equation of survival. The extreme urgency of initiating effective measures for resolving global systemic imbalance justifies initiation of Cannabis-inclusive, civilian emergency preparedness procedures in all regions where “hemp” may be grown.

All concerns about ‘marijuana’, whether real or imagined, pale in comparison to the imminent certainty of our unthinkable future on a solar UV-Broiled planet.

Solar UV-B radiation, making it through Earth’s atmosphere to the surface of the planet, is increasing due to the erosion of stratospheric ozone; and loss of aerosol monoterpenes, caused by the deaths of sub-Arctic boreal forests and marine phytoplankton.

Cannabis is both unique and essential in offering several, time-sensitive, “strategic” environmental services. For mankind to initiate an effective, proportionate, biogenic response to climate imbalance, the rapidly “closing window of opportunity” is of primary consideration. Unprecedented conditions of global systemic disintegration require immediate implementation of timely, emergency preparedness procedures, in preparation for the Spring planting season of 2016. There is not another growing season to waste.

- Hemp is the only crop that produces complete nutrition and sustainable biofuels from the same harvest. This inarguable fact makes Cannabis unique and essential for increasing food security and nutrition, at the same time it provides for regional production of bioenergy feedstocks 

- Hemp is the only crop capable of producing sufficient quantities of atmospheric aerosol monoterpenes in the time we may have left, to replace solar-protective stratospheric aerosols that have been reduced by approximately 50% in the past sixty years

- Hemp is uniquely essential in producing the world’s best available source of organic vegetable proteins, and other essential nutrients

- Hemp is capable of expanding the world’s arable base with a non-invasive, beneficial, pioneer plant, increasing the carrying capacity of the Earth.

- Hemp sequesters more atmospheric carbon per acre than any other food crop (9 US tons per acre, per growing season)
- Hemp phytoremediates nutrient-depleted soils, chemically and radioactively contaminated lands
- Hemp conditions compacted soils
- Hemp is an essential agronomic tool for reducing soil erosion by wind and water