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100% Renewable Roadmaps for 139 Nations Reveal Far-Reaching Benefits


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100% Renewable Roadmaps for 139 Nations Reveal Far-Reaching Benefits

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Stanford professor Mark Jacobson and 26 researchers have developed revolutionary roadmaps for 139 nations to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2050.

"We're not just trying to examine the climate benefits of reducing carbon but also the air pollution benefits, jobs benefits, and cost benefits."
—Mark Jacobson, report author


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Just an idea? How about working on bicycle infrastructure projects (Wikipedia: Cycling Infrastructure). Furthermore, work on the building of functioning reasonably priced bicycles such as China’s Flying Pigeon (Wikipedia: Flying Pigeon) with over 500 million produced in China since 1950. Reduce carbon, air pollution benefits, job benefits, and cost benefits. Just think, millions of less cars on the road, and great exercise, and fun, too.


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The town where I live is expanding the bike and walking paths along the existing unused railroad tracks that also parallels the highway and which will connect nearby towns. People will be able to bike/walk safely now instead of along the highway and it might attract more bike tourists to the area. I could see bike paths being added adjacent to highways and other roads being not only a major source of jobs but also providing safer routes for people to bike on.


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Ithurielspear love what your town is doing with the cycling infrastructure, really fantastic. These and other cycling infrastructure projects can be expanded nation-wide, or world-wide for that matter. Furthermore as in China’s Flying Pigeon Bicycle Company, we as a nation, or world could easily be producing fully functioning, reasonably priced, or subsidized bicycles for every man, woman, and child in America, or around the world. This is not the total answer to the worlds, or America’s problems concerning 100% renewable roadmaps, etc., however, it is a great start that would reduce carbon, air pollution, put people to work reducing unemployment, etc., the cost benefits are just endless when one also factors in the major reduction in motor vehicle accidents, reduction in obesity through bicycling exercise, diabetes reduction, increase in better cardio-vascular health, and other health benefits. In addition, also being in tune with, or getting to know your other bicycle riders (increased socialization), and viewing the world at a slower pace (smelling the flowers), the benefits seem so very endless…


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Using heat to make electricity to make heat is very inefficient. Whole cities can be heated 100% all year with district heating powered from industrial waste heat and solar heat connected to borehole seasonal heat storage. Do the lowest cost first.


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I used to own a People Power Vehicle (PPV) a few decades ago. It was essentially a three wheeled, two passenger driven bike with a gear shift, bucket seats and a plastic chassis, low to the ground, that looked like a sports car. It was fast and beautiful, costing only $500 at that time. It was however, too wide for the road and too slow to keep up with car traffic. Now with bike lanes, that problem has been solved. We loved it and used it frequently. Used ones now sell for thousands.

https://www.google.com/search?q=people+powered+vehicle&client=safari&rls=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiP_O3xy_LVAhWILSYKHX82BksQsAQILg&biw=1280&bih=739


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Too bad there’s still no mention of INDUSTRIAL HEMP in climate change articles.
Buildings made with HEMPCRETE, (HEMP hurds, lime, and water) need no heating or air conditioning and sequester tons of carbon. They’re waterproof, fireproof, and antimicrobial. https://www.google.com/search?q=hempcrete+houses&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjzgtj4tvPVAhXr6YMKHQgyDfsQsAQINQ&biw=817&bih=435

Growing the biomass for the thousands of superior products we’ll make will help heal the atmosphere as well.

INDUSTRIAL HEMP can be made into superior food, clothing, shelter, fuel, plastics, varnishes, and so much more. Demand this miracle weed be freed!

Switching to INDUSTRIAL HEMP in the cotton field alone would be a huge benefit, as cotton uses nearly half the world’s pesticides. HEMP fiber is far superior to cotton, so it’s a win, win, win situation.

Switching from trees to industrial hemp would dramatically reduce the deforestation of the planet.

INDUSTRIAL HEMP can be grown virtually anywhere, so growing and manufacturing it will create billions of jobs all over the world. The regenerative wealth would be spread into many peoples’ hands. The present, oligarchs-take-all system we’ve got going on isn’t working for us or for the Earth.


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Stop posting the same message in different forums.