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Friday, June 28, 2019

George Washington Gives God His Due

In George Washington’s First Inaugural Address, he makes reference to the invisible hand of God that helped form the then fledgling nation: 
“...it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage...”

https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals/inaugtxt.html

"By the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability and expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, altho' death was levelling my companions on every side."
George Washington July,1755

Artificially Induced Climate Change

“Artificially induced climate change” is just a fancy way of saying that mankind has released an untold volume of greenhouse gases into the biosphere by freeing vast amounts of carbon in the burning of fossil fuels, let loose nitrous oxide thru fertilizer production and use, and released refrigerants, etcetera that is indirectly causing the permafrost and oceanic clathrate to melt and release additional methane which results in further amplifying the greenhouse effect that this planet depends on to keep it from being a giant snowball but, because you can have too much of a good thing, we are now facing an eventual hothouse planet and, at the very least, possible civilization collapse that will far exceed in magnitude any that have come before.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2011/feb/04/man-made-greenhouse-gases

https://climatechange.lta.org/get-started/learn/co2-methane-greenhouse-effect/

https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/Browse_by_Topic/ClimateChangeold/whyClimate/human/human

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect-our-planet/

https://news.berkeley.edu/2012/04/02/fertilizer-use-responsible-for-increase-in-nitrous-oxide-in-atmosphere/

Hope for Climate Change Reversal

If we keep doing what we’ve been doing without changing our way of thinking and ways of doing things that created the problem, then we will all together surely wind up where we’re headed. So, you’re either part of the problem OR you’re part of the solution(s).

80+ Doable Approaches to the “Drawdown of Carbon Dioxide”
http://samslair.blogspot.com/2019/06/doable-approaches-to-drawdown-of-carbon.html?m=1
Note: Click on solutions listed in blue for articles associated with that particular topic.

Gasoline from carbon captured from air:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/carbon-engineering-liquid-fuel-carbon-capture-neutral-science/

Biochar:
https://samslair.blogspot.com/search?q=Biochar+&m=1