If there were no trees,
there would be no roots to hold the soil
- land would just blow away.
The Great Dust Storm
You probably know Algae Oil is potentially good for the environment. It's a renewable form of oil energy that does not contribute to climate change. But did you know Algae Oil can be the ultimate planet saver! Alas, no government or investor would do it because it would cost too much money...
until it became our only choice, our last chance...
then it would be cheap.
It would seem money is the leader... nothing personal it's just business.
Cutting trees or worse, burning trees to replace with palms for palm oil is the opposite of smart, but a very good example of decisions based upon income.
Burning releases all the carbon that has been locked away for hundreds of years, but it gets worse. In 25 years the palms will burn for new palms… that's a load of environmental, deforestation, biodiversity and extinction issues.
Are we to repeat the same?
THE LAST TREE
• EASTER ISLAND
“What do you imagine the islander was thinking when he chopped down the last tree.” Anthropologist Jared Diamond asked.
“By now the meaning of Easter Island for us should be chillingly obvious. Easter Island is Earth writ small. Today, again, a rising population confronts shrinking resources.” babsreingold.com
There's a real need for money, and decisions based upon income lead us to burn trees.
Back then, Easter Island built boats but without trees they became poor. Today Indonesia is burning and someone is making money… but for how long before decisions based upon income leads to a greater poverty.
What is Algae Oil?
How can be the ultimate planet saver!
What if it was expensive but... our last chance?
Several years ago I figured 100 billion trees would do the job… that's my planet surrounded by trees. Then China started to plant 1-2 billion, now China plans 26 billion over the next decade. Countries around the world are planting large numbers as a solution. 100 billion might do the job if they don't all burst into flames and release their stored CO2. Trees are absolutely valid sequesters of CO2... until they burn or rot releasing all of the stored CO2!
Carbon Capture & Storage CCS
was promised to be the solution by capturing and sequestering CO2 from coal-fired power stations,
but so far, it's only achievable small scale... but even if they get it to effectively work
- if it ever escaped it would devastate the planet... not unlike 100 billion trees.
The storage of CO2 proves elusive,
but as Winston Churchill said, "Never never give up".
WHAT'S THE JOB • SUCK IT UP • STORE IT • POUR IT
Crossing the CO2 400 ppm threshold we enter unknown territory,
and methods of lowering CO2 back to 350 ppm must include storing it safely.
POUR IT IN
There was a time I thought, "grow algae near power stations and force feed algae CO2 to grow, harvest and make oil, then pour the oil back in the ground and Hey Presto! That's an ecological solution that's pretty secure, but of course that will never happen - it's always a decision based upon income.
Q. Who would make oil and pour it back into the ground to sequester CO2?
A. Someone who likes to lose money.
But if it's our last chance... but is it possible?
Turning CO2 into oil that will then safely act as permeant storage of CO2 isn't all that bad a concept,
just expensive... but a good idea isn't a good idea if it makes a profit.
There we go again, decisions based upon income.
But now you know pouring Algae Oil in old oil fields underground would just sit there... like all good oils do.
It's a far better storage medium than trees and CCS!
Algae Oil poured is a real potential planet saver.
To all Chief Executives of Big Business, Re: Climate Crimes,
Dear CEO, is it a crime to make a profit? No, not at all. Expressly stated in your employment contract you must make a profit or lose your job. So buckle up you are in for a ride - you might knowingly dump pollution into a river but it's just another decision based upon income - fail and you will be replaced with someone who does make a profit for us.
Us, who is us?
Us is the shareholders who vote. Shareholders vote for profit but you know things could be different global warming this, climate change that. It makes total sense to vote for profit, you have bills and expenses... what are you supposed to do? But you want to do good for the planet too, so you are caught, to vote for your income today or forgave it for what? Make less profit?
And imagine you are brought to justice for committing a pollution or climate crime... and the clean-up costs. Well it's not you the shareholder it's some turkey at the top who will answer... but it's still the shareholder who votes.
Why am I targeting you the shareholder?
Because it's your money... it's your vote.
We have a choice but can we afford it? As you take on debt, as governments take on debt (then who is in charge) the bank is. Money talks! You [the shareholder] have the votes that count, it leads to the very top of big business, and outcomes could be very different.
Obviously it must be a decision based upon money, but look at it from the ground up! The soil, the very basis of life is our focus. Everything comes from the soil - it is the Planet Earth itself - our cradle. Which investment makes profit, enriches the world and is good for you, me and the planet... more.