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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Global Warming: Let's Ignore Reality and See What Happens

Ayn Rand stated,"You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality".

CO2 levels have doubled and are now at 400 ppm. Even if all fossil fuel consumption ended abruptly today, the rate of ice cap melting would remain constant, ocean acidification would not decrease, etcetera.  CO2 absorption by the ocean has slowed to the point that such can no longer cushion our excessive carbon dioxide release. The carbon dioxide in the air today will be there for a long, long time.

Currently, we are adding 2 ppm of CO2 yearly; but even if CO2 release levels remained constant, the percentage of atmospheric greenhouse gases will increase beyond that because it's no longer being readily soaked up in the seas. The only rational choice is to drastically cut fossil fuel consumption now, not later.

If the human race became very proactive suddenly, we could likely avoid "anthropogenic global warming", even though it's already too late to avoid a lot of the climate change effects. 

Suggestion: Plunk down $1 a day
to an environmental group of your choice.
[My choice is NRDC:
https://www.nrdc.org/get-involved]

Personal Dental Health Care

Some of us are not as blessed as others when it comes to dental health. As one of these people, I selected a very good dentist that I visit every six months. Additionally, I have developed a personal dental health care routine that has had surprisingly excellent results. The following is the description of my daily routine:

Upon arising, I rinse my mouth with water and then an oral rinse. After breakfast, I brush my teeth with normal toothpaste. Before lunch, I do oil pulling using sesame oil. After lunch, I brush teeth with baking soda and rinse with hydrogen peroxide (swish in mouth until oxygen release foaming ceases). Chew xylitol gum. After supper, I drink water and take apple cider pill to assuage desire for sweets as they occur. [In general, try to avoid refined flour and sugars.] Chew xylitol. At bedtime, use water pic (add bit hydrogen peroxide), floss and then use fluoride gel toothpaste (example: Gel Cam). Do not eat or drink anything to give fluoride a chance to set.

Though the above might seem bothersome, if you slowly implement the elements that make sense to you, then you'll be better off.