Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Natural resources OIL and TREES

  Trucks of Art:

I just knew you were waiting on this Pig Truck.
The now:
We have driven and stood under the Alaskan pipeline. I cannot wrap my mind around worldwide things, BIG STUFF, like humans pump 8.8 million barrels a day out of the ground, we WILL run out one day! Humans, as a rule, kick the can down the road. Let the next generation pick it up (fix it). That attitude shows up in finances. There was a time when there was no credit cards. People had to ‘pay as you go’. Politics, borrow and spend, the kids will pay it. Etc.

Now just for the fun of it look at it from my unlearned point of view..... Removing that much oil must creates a giant void, to an ignorant boy that is scary. Things 'cave in' don't they? Even if you fill that hole with salt water, it would lower the oceans some, surely!  In Florida we have these ‘sink holes’ every once in a while. What if…....?.   Nah… I have no idea what I am saying, just thoughts that go through my mind that fill my own voids. LOL
Hey, oil is a renewal resource, if you have an extra billion years to spare waiting…. Oh wait……. my teachers said the oil came from the dinosaurs when they died off.  We don’t have any dinosaurs handy, maybe we can use water buffaloes.

Did you know that 10 trees are planted for every tree cut nowadays?  You know they purify the air, taking the CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) we breathe out and converting it to O2 (oxygen). Also for your information, yearly one tree 100’ tall with 200,000 leaves takes in 11,000 gallons of water and releases moisture into the air to become rain (I knew you wanted to know that!). Trees are renewable resources for heat, building and furniture. Forests themselves are not immediately renewable, they are working on that.

Nite Shipslog

PS: It wasn’t just the dinosaurs, but all life that dies and sinks with the silt to the sea bottom to be heated and changed over 30 million years. So if you give it a billion years, you can have a surplus. Lemme know how that comes out!

BTW.. Who grows all this plastic we use?


Chatty Crone said...

I think Georgia has a billion trees - or had - they are cutting them down in bunches - do you think they plant trees to replace ours?

Mevely317 said...

Oh, if you could see the legions of log trucks that pass by each and every day on their way to the mills! You've given me much to ponder this rainy eve.

Lisa said...

Well GOOGLE SAYS “Natural 'plastic products' occur in such things as animals' horns, animals' milk, insects, plants and trees”
But now days plastic is mostly manmade from synthetic materials.
Just think about it though. Using plastic has only been around less than 60 years.

I’ve thought about purchasing a metal straw or using paper ones. And Ive also thought about using natrual bamboo toothbrushes.

From Rainy Gtown


trees are indeed a precious commodity.

betty said...

Its good they plant more trees than they harvest. We seem to have a lot of oil, not sure how much is left, but grateful for it now and hopefully in the future.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

WE do have a lot of natural resources to be thankful for, but we also have to think about the generations to come too. Lots is being done for conservation but truly a lot more is needed. What comes around goes around. Here I've been making an effort to use more plates and silverware instead of the paper and plastic kind. Every little thing we can do matters.

Dar said...

I'm so grateful that the trees we cut and use for lumber & firewood are replaced in our woods with the millions of saplings growing beneath the umbrella of branches that dropped. We have a conservationalist come in every 5 years to assess our forest. He's been quite pleased with the way we 'select cut' to renew our resources. After his analysis, he sends us a detailed report of every plant, shrub, flower, mushroom, insect, even birds nests, tree growth of everything assessed in a one acre area. It's gratifying that we're doing something right with our acreages. When we do log a few loads off every few years, a guy called a scaler, comes in and grades each log before it goes on the trucks. We are then paid according to the health, age, size and type of trees we processed. It's quite interesting. I feel good about the way we have kept our land sustainable for our future generations. Life is great in our little piece of heaven.
love n' hugs from our woods to yours. It finally stopped snowing and it's knee deep on a 6'6" man. We won't be logging anytime soon.