Gris Anik - Blog http://www.grisanik.com Gris Anik - Blog :: Path toward system change en Gris Anik http://www.grisanik.com/static/images/logo-rss.png Gris Anik - Blog http://www.grisanik.com 221 55 Leaves carbon cycle diversion – planning http://www.grisanik.com/blog/leaves-carbon-cycle-diversion---planning/ his article is extension of the previous posts "Carbon Sequestration by Leaves and Dead Plants Carbonisation", "Carbon Sequestration by Leaves - Part 2" and "Carbon Sequestration ...
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2017/10/18 14:00 Gris Anik
Carbon Sequestration Beyond Tree Leaves http://www.grisanik.com/blog/carbon-sequestration-beyond-tree-leaves/ When we talk about biochar, usually trees are considered as a usual candidate for production. However, even the fastest-growing tree needs at least 10 years to get to a decent size; among other things, this this is the reason I strongly oppose tree cutting, regardless of the purpose, except when it is absolutely necessary. Instead, using tree leaves would be much more fitting (at least temporary), as they have ...
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2017/10/11 09:06 Gris Anik
How much electricity do spam emails waste? http://www.grisanik.com/blog/how-much-electricity-do-spam-emails-waste/ SPAM emails. Everyone with an e-mail box gets them. They are quite annoying, but that is not all: they waste huge amounts of energy. How much energy is wasted? According to anti-virus software specialist McAfee: “More than 80% of the world's email traffic is now spam, and the transmission and receipt of unwanted email gobbles up 33 TWh of electricity a year”, which is the equivalent of the electricity used by 2.7 million US homes, if we take ...
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2017/10/04 12:30 Gris Anik
Carbon Sequestration by Leaves - Part 2 http://www.grisanik.com/blog/carbon-sequestration-by-leaves---part-2/ Note: If you have not read Part 1 it is strongly advised to read that first. There are a few misunderstandings about this method I would like to clarify: why, how, cost efficiency, feasibility, etc. I have a tendency to forget to explain things, assuming that people know them already or that my previous writing ...
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2017/09/27 14:00 Gris Anik
Carbon Sequestration by Leaves and Dead Plants Carbonisation http://www.grisanik.com/blog/carbon-sequestration-by-leaves-and-dead-plants-carbonisation/ To prevent the catastrophic effects of global warming, as explained in the previous post “How much does switching to totally clean energy cost?” we need to use two general approaches: stopping future greenhouse gas emissions (which is best done by stopping the burning of fossil fuels as explained and significantly reducing meat & dairy consumption, as well reducing food waste) removing existing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, down to a stable level (around 350ppm). In many previous posts, I’ve already discussed how to tackle the first point. In this one, I will propose alternative ideas on how to deal with removing greenhouse gases from ...
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2017/09/20 06:58 Gris Anik
How much does switching to totally clean energy cost? http://www.grisanik.com/blog/how-much-does-switching-to-totally-clean-energy-cost/ In order to fix global warming, there are two general approaches we need to take: stopping future greenhouse gas emissions and removing existing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, down to a stable level (around 350ppm) Currently, the highest contributors to global warming are the greenhouse gases Carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4)-both significantly added to Earth’s atmosphere as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution and resultant changes in our lifestyles. As the main cause of global warming is the usage of fossil fuels, this post will show what it takes to replace all our energy sources with clean energy and how to do it quickly enough, in order to avoid terrible consequences that can, in some predictions, lead to the extinction of ...
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2017/09/13 13:45 Gris Anik
Sensible Patronage http://www.grisanik.com/blog/sensible-patronage/ Politics, economy, ecology, wealth distribution, automation... it seems the entire world is falling apart. You would like to help and do something, but you do not know how. The simplest thing you can do right now to make our world a better place - one that does not require lot of your time or resources - is called patronage. ...
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2017/09/06 13:16 Gris Anik
What is the Risk of Being a Patron? http://www.grisanik.com/blog/what-is-the-risk-of-being-a-patron/ One of the complaints I have heard against patronage is that the people you support may trick you. Let’s consider that scenario. Let’s say we start by giving $1 per month, and we do that for the next 12 months. After 12 months, we’ve realized that the person you have pledged to has not done much. We feel tricked and decide to stop ...
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2017/08/30 14:00 Gris Anik
Religious Donations http://www.grisanik.com/blog/religious-donations/ Somehow, throughout history, we have been gathering around our fires and holy grounds. For thousands of years, we have been told that we should build places of worship. Even now, when one would think we’ve had enough time for everything to settle down, different religious leaders still compete to build more, taking yet more ...
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2017/08/23 08:57 Gris Anik
It is Your Fault the Rich are Getting Richer http://www.grisanik.com/blog/it-is-your-fault-the-rich-are-getting-richer/ No, this is not one of those motivational speeches where I am trying to convince you that you can become rich if you start wishing. Also, it is not one of those stories where I am explaining that you’ve let this happen by not engaging in political processes. Although all those contributed to the issue, this is not what I want to address ...
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2017/08/16 16:00 Gris Anik