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Humans Have Used Up All of Earth’s Resources For the Year
 
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Humans have exhausted a year's supply of natural resources in less than eight months. Earth “Overshoot Day” marks when our demands on the planet exceed its ability to regenerate resources. The world's population is currently consuming roughly 1.6 planets a year and with current deforestation, soil erosion, water stress, consumer consumption and a booming population, The Global Footprint Network estimates that the figure should rise to two planets by 2030. Eliot Hill and Mark Shovel discuss our carbon footprint on The Lip News. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/12/humans-have-already-used-up-2015s-supply-of-earths-resources-analysis Newest Lip News playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N47WyhJNDXU&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGcjJDo6cQBCQprDMQyUQY3r BUZZSAW interview clips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA1IbcsMQBQ&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeWhHPas6M9sKUhThquDNOc CRIME TIME clips playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGLOmIcPMO4&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeC9DbpSnIvd2i9BHh2dBvv BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc) Highlight Videos- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF_hdkdBf-Q&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeu2DCf6Ouo7hTsA5QB2MAL MEDIA MAYHEM short videos playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0_Rjqy9zqY&index=1&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGcz4un-zws5sMlCLk3NNjDP https://www.facebook.com/thelip.tv http://www.youtube.com/theliptv
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Why natural resource use matters?
 
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In this brief clip, the International Resources Panel and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) answer the question: Why managing our natural resources matters?
Views: 14938 UN Environment
Paul Gilding: The Earth is full
 
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http://www.ted.com Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to http://support.ted.com
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A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism
 
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Why should you care about the well-being of people half a globe away? Kurzgesagt Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cRUQxz Support us on Patreon so we can make more videos (and get cool stuff in return): https://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt?ty=h Kurzgesagt merch: http://bit.ly/1P1hQIH Facebook: http://bit.ly/1NB6U5O Twitter: http://bit.ly/2DDeT83 Instagram: http://bit.ly/2DEN7r3 Discord: https://discord.gg/Fsstncs The music of the video here: Soundcloud: http://bit.ly/2G3hGb2 Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/2FSMKac Facebook: http://bit.ly/2qW6bY4 THANKS A LOT TO OUR LOVELY PATRONS FOR SUPPORTING US: Flavio Storino, Alice Balcon, Hari Krishnan, Warren Wiscombe, Sara Zeglin, Asiryan Alexander, maarten sprengers, William Northern, Kerem Mimaroglu, Yana Kultysheva, Josh, Keaton Anderson, Croconaw, Peter Steinberger, Jonathan Diamond, Troy McConaghy, Paddy, Darko Sperac, Peter Burkhalter, Chris Amaris, Tyler Lovell, John Ruble, Chase Henson, Arpita Singh, Edward C.P., Andreas Edlund, Ryan Bubinski, Paul Greyson, Jerry Ding, Austin Sundquist, Daniel Link, Tim Johnson, kayleigh dreste, Johan Sjöblom, Max Stuart, Mush Rain, Andor Baranyi, Eduardas Afanasjevas, Bill Clem, Jake Smith, Stephen Woerner, Jeff Sorensen, Christopher Damsgaard, Eduardo AV, Michael Gawenka, Florian Hoedt, Lucas Nyman, Nathanael Baker, Martin Wierzyk, Mauricio Streb, Karl, Rameet Chawla, Joachim Andersen, Avinash, Erik Golden, Glenn Stoltz, Elliott Nelson, Andrew Averett, Ben Wei Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2 A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place
The End Of The Oil Age, How Much Is Left And What Will Happen When We Run Out
 
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Imagine the day when the world is turned up side down, when mankind is plunged in to a mad max style future, a dystopian future of war, famine and financial chaos. This is the day when the worlds most precious resource runs out. **REMEMBER TO SUBSCRIBE FOR MUCH MORE TO COME** FʘLLʘW THE VENDOR 101 Subscribe - https://www.youtube.com/c/TheVendor101 Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+TheVendor101 Twitter - https://twitter.com/thevendor101 What we use it for- Oil is the life blood that is pumped though our modern world, with out it we could not fly to popular holiday destinations, travel to work in the comfort of our vehicles or maybe even watch this video on YouTube, plus many more little perks of modern life. We rely on oil to power many applications within our lives and as of early 2015, the IEA Oil Market Report forecast the average demand would be 34 billion barrels of oil for the year. At this rate, how long can we go on pumping oil out of the ground without exhausting our supplies? Were does it come from- Oil is formed according to a leading theory, by dead organic material accumulating at the bottom of the oceans, riverbeds or swamps. Over time this material was gradually covered by sediment, Millions of years of this process caused the sediment to grow heavier and heavier, resulting heat and pressure which transforms the organic layer into a dark and waxy substance known as kerogen. Some types of kerogen gradually changed in to oil or natural gas and collectively these are known as hydrocarbons or fossil fuels. This process according to scientists probably takes at least a million years. How much is left- According to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, there are 1.3 trillion barrels of proven oil reserve left in the world's major fields, which at present rates of consumption should last 40 years. This has meant that governments and oil companies have been forced to look for sources of oil in more difficult locations, such as the deep sea. However this requires intensive and costly processing. The challenge facing engineers is extracting the oil and gas from these deep locations. At present much of it is so difficult to get at that it actually takes more energy to extract it than it gives back in use. So there is plenty more oil available, it's just really hard to get to and find. What will happen to the world- Some peak oil theorists believe that we have already passed the point of maximum oil production, what is clear is that oil is getting harder to find and extract, and this is reflected in rising prices. Those price increases encourage users to decrease consumption and inventors to create alternatives. Most likely, petrol and diesel use will disappear by legal mandate once a clearly-superior alternative is developed. But what if a superior alternative isn't developed? What if we run out of oil, natural gases and run out of time to build nuclear power plants. What if we run out of energy to fuel our modern society's? What will happen to man kind? Well life as we know it would come to an end. All the everyday items made from oil would no longer be produced, Virtually all transport would stop and so would nearly all manufacturing. This would result in Food production coming to a halt, millions would freeze in colder climates and masses of people would be unemployed, meaning that they could not purchase the increasing costly price of the most basic foods. Eventually millions upon millions would starve to death. The replacements- However, thanks to extremely clever and persistent inventors, there are many other replacement energy technologies that are being used and are being developed. Hopefully, by the time we do finally run out of oil, then we will already have a superior alternative to the black gold. Attributions - Mad Max_ Fury Road - Official Theatrical Teaser Trailer Life Value - Zenon K Aeroplane - Rahul Barfa NeoGeo (2012) by Marina Zurkow New York City - Sandy Blackout-Tony Sjöman Timelapse Coal Power Plant-Jeff Grewe Driving to Girdwood-Brant Olson Wind Turbine Inspection by CloudCam Music - "Phantom from Space" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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How do Humans interact with Natural Resources' Flows? | Phoebe Koundouri | TEDxAUEB
 
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Central to Prof. Phoebe Koundouri’s research is the implementation of sustainable spatial and dynamic management of the interaction between humans and natural resources' flows, as the only non-self-destructive path of socio-economic development. Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Professor Koundouri presented examples of her team's work during the last 20 years, focusing on sustainable management of inland waters, coastal and offshore waters, food-water-energy nexus, forest and biodiversity, etc. and implemented in more than 60 different countries around the globe. The output of this work has influenced policy and attracted mass media coverage all over the world. Professor Dr.Phoebe Koundouri has a PhD,MSc and MPhil on Economics from University of Cambridge(U.K).She’s a professor of Economics & Econometry focused on natural resources,energy and environment in AUEB,a visiting professor in LSE(London School of Economics),the Founder and Scientific Director of ΙCRE8: International Center for Research on the Environment and the Economy and owns the greek chair of United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.Phoebe Koundouri is among the top 1,5% of female economists in the world,with lots of academic distinctions,published books and research publications.In the last 20 years,her research has been funded with more than 20 million euros,resulting in executed projects and in important contribution on policies’ formation all over the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
Views: 1256 TEDx Talks
Have We Already Used Up Earth's Resources For The Year?
 
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According to the Global Footprint Network, we as a planet have already used up Earth's resources for the year. In the 50 years of keeping record of Earth Overshoot Day, this is the earliest the day has occurred. It used to happen regularly in September, and last year it fell on August 13. This means we are not living sustainably. Earth doesn't have enough time to regenerate the resources we are taking from it. Carbon dioxide emissions continue to be the worst factor, accounting for 60% of the demand on nature. The GFN says that if we change the way we live on this planet though, we could reduce our carbon footprint by 2050. http://fusion.net/story/334242/earliest-earth-overshoot-day-ever-august-8/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
Views: 1716 Wochit News
natural resources are being used way to much
 
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"Be TOUGH as NAILS!" | Dan Pena (@danspena) | Top 10 Rules
 
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✎ Dan Peña's Top 10 Rules For Success. Need motivation? Watch a Top 10 with Believe Nation! Grab a snack and chew on today's lessons from a man who went from growing up in a tough neighborhood, starting his business with only $820 and growing it to $450 million within 8 years, and becoming known as the 50 billion dollar man with his Quantum Leap Advantage method! He's Dan Pena and here's my take on his Top 10 Rules for Success Volume 3! ★★★ BUILD UNSTOPPABLE CONFIDENCE ★★★ Get a FREE video every morning to help you build your confidence for the next 254 days. Find out here: http://evancarmichael.com/believe/action-plan.php ★★★ SECRET BONUS VIDEO ★★★ What are the success rules from Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Kanye West, Tony Robbins, and Elon Musk that had the biggest personal impact on me? Find out here: https://www.evancarmichael.com/top10bonusvideo/ 📜 DAN PENA'S RULES 📜 1. Keep on going 2. Don't care what others think 3. Don't be an expert 4. Be tough as nails 5. Just f***ing do it! 6. Be a warrior 7. Leave your comfort zone 8. Love what you do 9. Turn your life into a process 10. Seize the opportunity 11. BONUS - Keep an open mind ✈ THREE-POINT LANDING QUESTIONS ✈ 1) What opportunity in front of you do you need to seize today? 2) How will you leave your comfort zone to seize it? 3) When others criticize you, what will you do / think / say to yourself? ✎ More about Dan Peña. After service in the US Army in which he left as an officer in 1969, he received a BS degree in Business Administration. Upon leaving college, he worked in real estate. In 1982, he founded Great Western Resources Inc. (GWRI) with $820, a Houston-based natural resource company. He developed QLA method which is based on his years of experience buying and selling businesses. He is also the founder and chairman of The Guthrie Group, an investment consortium. Before he founded GWRI, he was the Chairman of JPK Industries. He has been featured in many US publications such as the Los Angeles Times. He currently resides at Guthrie Castle, Scotland, the United Kingdom where he hosts his exclusive seminars. He participates in various charitable activities, like a “Faith Foundation” a Primary school in Rwanda. ★ RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU ★ If you liked this video, you'll love these ones: • Are You Ready for the Trump Era? - https://youtu.be/I4jXyYuaoXM • Dan Pena's Top 10 Rules For Success - https://youtu.be/_qSzTQScywo • Dan Pena MOTIVATION - https://youtu.be/IQxoGPATPbo ❤ HELP TRANSLATE THIS VIDEO ❤ If you loved this video, help people in other countries enjoy it too by making captions for it. Spread the love and impact. https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=nYadA3UY2CA ✔ SOURCES ✔ [Dan Peña - The 50 Billion Dollar Man] https://youtu.be/5Qt64XLtMJE https://youtu.be/bh4Z4IlXsqE https://youtu.be/pMixqtjBWl0 https://youtu.be/YTlyXqb6SRA https://youtu.be/73f94oIBYx8 Alpha Male Motivation https://youtu.be/vkWE7_C_k9k Western Wolf https://youtu.be/lN9pNpZCQvQ 7sa_ TZ https://youtu.be/-uHNkQY80Xg JasonCapital https://youtu.be/6JRLB6HGxZk Dan Lok ♛ BUY MY BOOKS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE ♛ Some used the ideas in these books to build multi-billion-dollar businesses. I'll give you the simple-yet-powerful formula that they used (and you can) to realize your dreams. Get yours. http://www.evancarmichael.com/oneword/ http://www.evancarmichael.com/top10/ ✉ JOIN MY #BELIEVE NEWSLETTER ✉ This is the best way to have entrepreneur gold delivered to your inbox, and to be inspired, encouraged and supported in your business. Join #BelieveNation and feel the love. http://www.evancarmichael.com/newsletter/ ⚑ SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL ⚑ If you want to do great things you need to have a great environment. Create one by subbing and watching daily. http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Modelingthemasters ¿ COMMON QUESTIONS ¿ • What is #BTA?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsY8bmTUVP8 • How do I get one of Evan's t-shirts?: https://www.evancarmichael.com/gear • Why does Evan look like Nicolas Cage?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZHRniTcRwo • Why does Evan make so many videos? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEKxGA8xr1k • How do I vote for the next Top 10 video Evan should make? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0arZb0xLIDM • How do I vote for the next #7Ways video Evan should make? https://youtu.be/sXgcP79xrNQ ツ CONNECT WITH ME ツ Leave a comment on this video and it'll get a response. Or you can connect with me on different social platforms too: • Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evancarmichael/ • Twitter: https://twitter.com/evancarmichael • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EvanCarmichaelcom • Website: http://www.evancarmichael.com ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you for watching - I really appreciate it :) Cheers, Evan #Believe
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Why Are People So Stupid? Inequality, Materialism, Environment
 
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Not being rude, but do you ever wonder why people are so stupid? 'Speak for yourself' you might be thinking, but the fact you are reading this indicates maybe so. You might be one of many who find that others are self centered and careless. Perhaps you're frustrated that the planet is being decimated and it's natural resources used up. Are you feeling dismay that 85 people, yes just 85, have as much wealth as the poorer half of the world's population? Let's explore why it feels like other people can be so stupid sometimes. Article version of this video is here: http://www.spiritual-awakening.net/2014/04/why-are-people-so-stupid.html#.U4uZb_ldU70 SUBSCRIBE to this spiritual channel by clicking 'subscribe' above - to receive spiritual inspiration on your journey through life. Visit: http://www.spiritual-awakening.net because we are raising the mass vibration with spiritual information. Get updates, spiritual inspiration and memes on social media. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/spiritual.awakening.net Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/spiritawakening Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpiritAwakenNet Google+: http://www.google.com/+SpiritualawakeningNetplus - Raising the vibration through mass meditation: http://www.globalunitymeditation.com **Support this channel with Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/NickySutton Subscribe to my GUIDED MEDITATION channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2LASUo1Omgk1pLkGQ01cjg?sub_confirmation=1
Views: 5985 Spiritual Awakening
5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10
 
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Hank gives the run down on the top five ways humans are negatively impacting the environment and having detrimental effects on the valuable ecosystem services which a healthy biosphere provides. Like Crash Course? http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Follow Crash Course! http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse T*mbl Crash Course: http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Table of Contents Ecosystem Services 00:51 The Importance of Biodiversity 04:07 Deforestation 06:42 Desertification 06:49 Global Warming 07:59 Invasive Species 08:51 Overharvesting 09:20 Crash Course/SciShow videos referenced in this episode: Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D7hZpIYlCA Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leHy-Y_8nRs Ecological Succession: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZKIHe2LDP8 Climate Change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Jxs7lR8ZI Invasive Species: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDOwTXobJ3k Food Shortage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPLJP84xL9A References and image licenses for this episode can be found in the Google document here: http://dft.ba/-3n5P Support CrashCourse on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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Different Sources of Energy, Using Energy Responsibly, Educational Video for Kids
 
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Learning about the different sources of energy. The difference between renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Learn ways to conserve energy right at home, and make a difference! Recommended for grades: 4 - 6. Kids Educ SUBSCRIBE TO US http://www.youtube.com/user/KidsEduc?sub_confirmation=1 To see the more kids movies go to http://www.youtube.com/user/KidsEduc
Human Population Through Time
 
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It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion? Download the video in HD: http://media.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/AMNH_HumanPopulation_DOWNLOAD.mp4 Related content: Population Connection http://worldpopulationhistory.org/map/1/mercator/1/0/25/ UN World Population Prospects https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/ Real-time population counter http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ NASA EarthData https://earthdata.nasa.gov NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu Video credits: Writer/Producer AMNH/L. Moustakerski Animator AMNH/S. Krasinski Sound Design AMNH/J. Morfoot Scientific Advisors AMNH/S. Macey AMNH/J. Zichello Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Images PhyloPic David Hillis, Derrick Zwickl, and Robin Gutell, University of Texas World Population used courtesy of Population Connection, ©2015 Other Population Data Sources Population Connection United Nations, “World Population Prospects: 2015 Revision” US Census Bureau Maps and Event Sources Encyclopedia Britannica Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center NASA NOAA Needham, J. Science and Civilisation in China TimeMaps Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database *** Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=AMNHOrg Check out our full video catalog: ‪http://www.youtube.com/user/AMNHorg‬‬‬‬ ‬‬ Facebook: ‪http://fb.com/naturalhistory‬‬‬‬‬‬ Twitter: ‪http://twitter.com/amnh‬‬‬‬‬‬ Tumblr: ‪http://amnhnyc.tumblr.com/‬‬‬‬‬‬ Instagram: ‪http://instagram.com/amnh‬‬‬‬‬‬ This video and all media incorporated herein (including text, images, and audio) are the property of the American Museum of Natural History or its licensors, all rights reserved. The Museum has made this video available for your personal, educational use. You may not use this video, or any part of it, for commercial purposes, nor may you reproduce, distribute, publish, prepare derivative works from, or publicly display it without the prior written consent of the Museum. © American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY
Cities Skylines #2: HOW TO OIL INDUSTRY - Maximizing NON-Renewable Natural Resources
 
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Let's play Cities Skylines part 2. How to drill for Oil, and make dat sweet Oil industry money. ◢Subscribe!: http://bit.ly/1ycoGsk ◢Facebook - http://fb.me/MassiveNetwork ◢Twitter - http://twitter.com/MassiveNetwork ◢Google+ - http://goo.gl/gEiI5 Massive Network's Cities Skylines Walkthrough & Gameplay is a hybrid! Including a review, in-depth look of Cities Skylines gameplay.
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5 Factors You Didn't Know That Truly Influence "Oil Prices" | Investing 101 ANIMATION
 
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When we were young, teachers would remind us to treasure natural resources as it will eventually used up one day. Therefore, the prices of these resources will keep appreciating. However historically, we have seen big volatility in crude oil price. So what are the real reasons behind it? The supply will affect the of crude oil prices. For example, if we discover a new oil field, which as an abundant of natural resources. This increased supply will cause a drop in the oil prices. Conversely, reducing supply of oil will make the price increase. For example, in 1973-1974, the production of oil reached its maximum, which caused the production process to slow down and the oil prices rose from $5.4 to $17 per barrel. This is the famous oil crisis in the 70’s. The demand as well as the economic growth will affect the oil prices. During the recession, people will consume less and the production sectors will slow down all production in order to cut cost. As a result, the demand for crude oil drops and conversely the oil prices. For instance, in 2000, the industrial sector grew rapidly which pulled up the demand. Together with the effect of the middle east political crisis, the oil prices rose drastically and led to the energy crisis in the 2000. War will also affect the oil prices. It is because oil has been served as a tactical reserve which is essential for wars. Especially when there are wars happening in the oil-producing countries. It may lead to a shortage of oil supply and cause the oil prices to rise. The US dollar will also affect the oil prices. As most of oil prices are priced in US dollar and oil prices will drop when US dollar appreciates. Assuming $100 USD can purchase a barrel of crude oil. Due to the expectation of the dollar to appreciate, the attractiveness of oil today will drop conversely the oil prices. For example, during the US sub-prime crisis in 2007, the US dollar depreciated along with the effect of energy crisis, oil prices rose to the historic high reaching $147 per barrel. Drilling requires both time and monetary cost, such as salaries and machineries. When oil prices dropped below the production cost, producer will cut down any production or the business itself. The supply will drop and cause the oil prices to rebound. This is the reason why the drilling costs are important to oil prices. For example, during 2015 to 2016, the US crude dropped from $112 to $26. Many oil companies closed down. The demand of oil self-regulated after cutting the supply and the oil prices eventually rebounded. As a result, there are many reasons behind the movement of oil prices, some have short term effects, others can last for a long period of time. Being able to understand the underlying reasons is extremely insightful in predicting the trends of oil prices. =============================== YouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCc33m48vLcYXxgfnwtytK-g Facebook: https://facebook.com/161384107682138
Views: 6215 Gregory Sy
Tragedy of the Commons │ The Problem with Open Access
 
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The semantics of the model I'm working from use common goods/common property/ common pool resources (resources used by multiple people) and common property regimes (the institutions or social arrangements between people, the property rights regarding common pool resources). We were taught that "the commons" is sort of an old term. It has issues because it blankets both common pool resources with no communication, no rules, no accountability, no punishment for those who break the rules, etc. (open access) and common pool resources with some cooperation or institution in place (common property regimes). When you get away from those aspects that allow people to trust one another and work together, the system looks like an open access system. The tragedy of the commons model describes what happens in that open access system. But not what happens when a common property regime is in place. But the term "commons" doesn't distinguish between the two. Further watching Some Field Ecology " Allan Savory: How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi... Patreon https://patreon.com/user?u=849925
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Guess Which Country Uses The Most of Earth's Resources
 
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We hit Earth Overshoot day...8 months into the year. This is the day, globally, that we use up all of the resources earth can provide in the year. Which country is the best and which is the worst at reducing carbon footprint? Kim Horcher and special guest Meredith Placko (Host, Writer-- geek.com, Frederator) discuss! Read more: http://gizmodo.com/we-ve-devoured-a-year-s-worth-of-natural-resources-in-j-1784968887 SUBSCRIBE to NerdAlert- It's an easy and free way to support us! http://goo.gl/QLz0LM NerdAlert is a talk and discussion show for the well-rounded nerd, bringing you tech news, gaming, geek culture and more EVERY DAY of the week with host Kim Horcher and friends. Proudly part of the TYT Network. FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/NerdAlertTYT TWITTER: https://twitter.com/NerdAlertTYT KIM: TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kimscorcher INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/kimhorcher/ MEREDITH TWITTER: https://twitter.com/mplacko
Views: 6777 NerdAlert
Where does gold come from? - David Lunney
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-does-gold-come-from-david-lunney Did you know that gold is extraterrestrial? Instead of arising from our planet’s rocky crust, it was actually cooked up in space and is present on Earth because of cataclysmic stellar explosions called supernovae. CERN Scientist David Lunney outlines the incredible journey of gold from space to Earth. Lesson by David Lunney, animation by Andrew Foerster.
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√√ Case Studies on Natural Resources | Industrial Chemistry | iitutor
 
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https://www.iitutor.com Case study 1 Natural resource: guano (natural nitrogen/phosphate fertiliser formed from bird droppings) These natural resources in Peru and Nauru rapidly became depleted as intensive-farming practices developed around the world. Synthetic replacement: superphosphate Superphosphate is produced from crushed phosphate rocks treated with sulfuric acid. The mixture of hydrated calcium sulfate and calcium dihydrogen Case study 2 Natural resource: natural rubber Natural rubber [poly-cis- isoprene ] is derived from the latex of the rubber tree. The latex consists of a polymer colloid of a monomer called isoprene, see Figure 5.1(1). The precipitation of the rubber particles from the latex produces an elastic, sticky, gummy mass. In 1839, Charles Goodyear found that by vulcanising (i.e. cross-linking the polymer chains with short sulfur chains) the natural rubber a non-sticky, elastic product was produced. This vulcanised natural rubber soon became used in a wide variety of products including tyres, insulation, mattresses and rainwear. Rubber production could not keep up with demand, especially from the vehicle industry. A synthetic replacement was needed. Synthetic replacement: synthetic rubber Polymer chemists developed synthetic rubber polymers of butadiene and copolymers of styrene and butadiene in the 1940s. In 1955, Firestone and Goodyear discovered how to cheaply make synthetic poly-cis-isoprene using stereoregulating catalysts. The synthetic rubber is identical to natural rubber, and today synthetic rubber makes up any shortfall in natural rubber production. Case study 3 Wood With the expansion of cities into the countryside, the clearing of land for farming, and the rapid deforestation of old-growth forests, there may well be a severe shortage of wood for furniture and building in the near future. A shortage of wood will increase the cost of what is available so that it is too expensive for the ordinary consumer. One of the possible replacements for wood in furniture is polypropylene. Petrochemical-based polymer replacements for wood There are many ecologically aware companies around the world producing replacement timber from recycled plastics. Plastics such as polyethylenes, polyvinyl chloride, polypropylene, and PET can all be recycled. Many of these recycled plastic products are also graffiti-proof and do not require painting or other maintenance common to wood products used in public places such as parks and bus stops. Polymers such as HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PET, polystyrene, and polypropylene are effective replacements for wood and ivory (amongst other natural products). However, the production of these polymers also requires a significant amount of a natural product, petroleum. Although the amount of petroleum required is only a few per cent of overall petroleum usage, it is still significant. In fact this amount will become more significant as this non-renewable resource is used up. In time, better technology will have to be developed to make these polymers from renewable feed stocks such as ethanol or cellulose. Polypropylene can be moulded into almost any shape required by the furniture industry, has excellent weather ability, is easy to maintain, is lightweight, and is available in many colours. Mixtures of low density polyethylene and high density polyethylene are also available in an extruded form that can look like wood and be used for the same purposes. In addition these materials don't have the impact on the environment that logging has. Others Other possible replacements for wood are aluminium and steel, but these are considerably more expensive to extract and refine than polymers. Cellulose-based polymers Cellulose-based polymers do not rely on the petrochemical industry for raw materials. These polymers—such as cellulose acetate, cellulose nitrate, and rayon—are a good solution to the problem of diminishing natural resources. Unfortunately, while these polymers make excellent fibres and light¬weight, low durability plastics, they are not suitable for the full range of applications required to replace natural products such as wood.
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Environmental Econ: Crash Course Economics #22
 
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So, if economics is about choices and how we use our resources, econ probably has a lot to say about the environment, right? Right! In simple terms, pollution is just a market failure. The market is producing more pollution than society wants. This week, Adriene and Jacob focus on the environment, and how economics can be used to control and reduce pollution and emissions. You'll learn about supply and demand, incentives, and how government intervention influences the environment. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark, Eric Kitchen, Jessica Wode, Jeffrey Thompson, Steve Marshall, Moritz Schmidt, Robert Kunz, Tim Curwick, Jason A Saslow, SR Foxley, Elliot Beter, Jacob Ash, Christian, Jan Schmid, Jirat, Christy Huddleston, Daniel Baulig, Chris Peters, Anna-Ester Volozh, Ian Dundore, Caleb Weeks -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Most Eco-Friendly Cities in the World (Part 1)
 
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Most 10 Eco-Friendly Cities - Top 10 List Many countries and city governments have been taking action in order to clean up the messes of the past. Ecology has become one of the major philosophies in all societies, as we, as a people, have a goal to leave the Earth for our descendants in a better state than when we found it. If we can follow the example set by these Top 10 Eco-Friendly Cities of the world, we’ll be well on our way to sustaining Earth for many more generations to come. https://www.facebook.com/toptruths/ https://www.toptruths.com https://www.advexon.tv LIKE / SHARE / SUBSCRIBE 10. Oslo, Norway Eco-efficiency is important in this city, and it begins with grass-roots involvement. Oslo residents are encouraged to clean up, go green, and create a climate that features better air quality, eco-efficiency, biodiversity, and an abundance of clean, natural resources. The streets of Oslo look fantastic, due to local contributions being made to keep the area sustainable and highly-functioning for all of its residents. 9. Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm is among the cleanest cities in the world. It was the first city to win the European Green Capital Award, and it has a noble long-term plan to be fossil fuel free by 2050. The riverside city is stunning and features lots of natural landscape, such as beautiful trees navigated by cycling paths. Environmental policies are prioritised in Stockholm, and as such, the streets are clean and the urban city has a country-like feel to it, despite having tall buildings and a large number of residences. 8. Columbia, Missouri, United States Investing the time to become an eco-friendly city certainly has its benefits, such as energy reduction which in turn lowers costs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. In Columbia, Missouri, businesses are incentivised to improve their energy efficiency though a city-wide grant system. Columbia’s City Green program determines how much energy a particular business uses, and then offers to pay for half the cost of an energy audit. Once the audit is completed, the city will pay for repairs up to $12,500. To keep the city looking great, Columbia has a number of green groups, which are coalitions of like-minded people who collaborate to achieve common environmental goals. These groups clean rivers, restore animal habitats, and promote beautification, restoration, and citywide recycling. 7. Vancouver, Canada Vancouver’s most notable performance is in the area of CO2 emissions. In The Green City Index, Vancouver boasts the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per capita of any city. Additionally, the city’s ecological goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent and planting 150,000 new trees by 2020, making it one of the greenest cities on the map both literally and figuratively speaking. 6. Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban, South Africa These three towns in Africa all share a spot on the greenest cities list. It is very hard to pick just one city since all these three are very strong in different categories. For example, Cape Town and Johannesburg is said to have most green spaces in the whole continent. While Durban managed to take a lead because of its target to become a zero-waste city within 20 years and carbon neutral by 2050. 5. San Francisco, United States San Francisco used to be a capital city of the Hippy movement, but it would be wrong to say that this is the only reason this city is one of the greenest around the globe and the most ecological in North America. This city was the first in the United States to introduce the coloured bins recycling system to homes and workplaces, making recycling easy and accessible, and more importantly — legally obligatory. The fantastic public transport system and government’s encouragement for people to use more electric cars also helped San Francisco to be one of the eco-friendliest cities in the world. Playlists: TOP Educational: http://bit.ly/TTEducational TOP 10: http://bit.ly/TOPTruthsTop10 TOP Cotroversial: http://bit.ly/TOPTruthsControversial TOP Science & Tech: http://bit.ly/TOPTruthsScTech
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The Earth Is Running Out of Resources to Sustain Life
 
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THANATIA -- The Destiny of the Earth's mineral resources
 
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Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion? These are all root causes of future disruptions that need to be addressed today. This book presents a cradle-to-cradle view of the Earth's abiotic resources through a novel and rigorous approach based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics: heat dissipates and materials deteriorate and disperse. Quality is irreversibly lost. This allows for the assessment of such depletion and can be used to estimate the year where production of the main mineral commodities could reach its zenith. By postulating Thanatia, one acquires a sense of destiny and a concern for a unified global management of the planet's abiotic resource endowment. The book covers the core aspects of geology, geochemistry, mining, metallurgy, economics, the environment, thermodynamics and thermochemistry. It is supported by comprehensive databases related to mineral resources, including detailed compositions of the Earth's layers, thermochemical properties of over 300 substances, historical energy and mineral resource inventories, energy consumption and environmental impacts in the mining and metallurgical sector and world recycling rates of commodities. Authors: Antonio Valero Capilla / Alicia Valero Delgado Publisher: http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/7323
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The Phosphorus Challenge
 
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www.phosphorusplatform.eu / www.espc2013.org Phosphorus is essential for worldwide food security. This irreplaceable natural resource is being used up increasingly fast. The demand for phosphorus is growing and virtually all phosphorus rock is mined in countries outside of Europe. In Europe, phosphorus is not being treated sustainably. It disappears from the food chain as animal manure, human excreta and organic waste. However, solutions are available. We invite you to www.phosphorusplatform.eu to participate, collaborate and innovate.
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Chris Martenson's presentation at the Gold & Silver Meeting in Madrid
 
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Subscribe to our newsletter at http://www.goldmoney.com/goldresearch. In this video Chris Martenson, economic analyst at http://chrismartenson.com and author of 'The Crash Course', explains why he thinks that the coming 20 years are going to look completely unlike the last 20 years. In his presentation he focuses on the so-called three "Es": Economy, Energy and Environment. He argues that at this point in time it is no longer possible to view either one of those topics separately from one another. Since all our money is loaned onto existence, our economy has to grow exponentially. Martenson proves this point empirically by showing a 99.9% fit of the actual growth curve of the last 40 years to an exponential curve. If we wanted to continue on this path, our debt load would have to double again over the next 10 years. By continually increasing our debt relative to GDP we are making the assumption that our future will always be wealthier than our past. He believes that this assumption is flawed and that the debt loads are already unmanageable. Martenson explains how exponential growth works and why it is so scary that our economy is based on it. In an example he illustrates how unimaginably fast things speed up towards the end of an exponential curve. He shows that an exponential chart can be found in every one of the three "E's" for instance in GDP growth, oil production, water use or species extinction. Due to the natural limitations on resources, Martenson comes to the conclusion that we are facing a serious energy crisis. This energy predicament is namely that the quantity of oil as well as the quality of oil are in decline. He shows that oil discoveries peaked in 1964 and oil production peaked 40 years later. Martenson also shows how our return on invested energy is rapidly declining -- the "cheap and easy" oil fields have already been exploited. In 1930 the energy return for oil was 100:1 or greater. Today it is already down to 3:1 and newer technologies such as corn-based ethanol only provide a 1.5:1 return. Martenson predicts that the time in between oil shocks will get shorter and shorter and that oil prices will go much higher. Not only oil but also other natural resources are being rapidly used up as well. At the current projected pace of use, known reserves for many metals and minerals will be gone within the next 10 to 20 years. The energy needed to get these non-renewable resources out of the ground is growing exponentially. So we live in a world that must grow, but can't grow and is subject to depletion. The conclusion out of all this is that our money system is poorly designed and that we need to rethink how we do things as quickly as possible. After finishing his presentation Chris Martenson answers questions regarding a rise in efficiency, alternative technologies and oil prices. He also responds to questions regarding electricity, shale gas, gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and uranium and the race for global resources. This video was recorded on November 16 at the Gold & Silver Meeting 2011 in Madrid.
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Chris Martenson: Resource depletion and the monetary system
 
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Watch the full 71-minute video at http://www.goldmoney.com/martenson-presentation. In his presentation Chris Martenson - economic analyst at http://chrismartenson.com - shows how not only oil but also other natural resources are being rapidly used up as well. At the current projected pace of use, known reserves for many metals and minerals will be gone within the next 10 to 20 years. The energy needed to get these non-renewable resources out of the ground is growing exponentially. So we live in a world that must grow, but can't grow and is subject to depletion. The conclusion out of all this is that our money system is poorly designed and that we need to rethink how we do things as quickly as possible. This video was recorded on November 16 at the Gold & Silver Meeting 2011 in Madrid.
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Primitive Technology: Wood Ash Cement
 
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Primitive Technology: Wood Ash Cement - Creating wood ash cement from scratch Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subPT | Never miss a video! Enable ‘ALL’ Notifications! More videos, watch me cultivate and cook yams from scratch: http://bit.ly/2L5HmqY Follow Primitive Technology: Wordpress: https://primitivetechnology.wordpress.com/ Patreon: https://patreon.com/user?u=2945881 Watch More Primitive Technology: Latest Uploads: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGnWLXjIDnpBR4xqf3FO-xFFwE-ucq4Fj Pyrotechnology: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGnWLXjIDnpBVRqu5lz5JGaQxjPs7q3CJ Shelter: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGnWLXjIDnpBBsdKZb-vy30o88SIxItp2 Weapons: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGnWLXjIDnpA-XGDrrmVgBnSXx15i2Awp Popular Videos: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGnWLXjIDnpAb29Lrdki5BPjTpMon8zla Partial credit for this idea goes to James Keane who I discussed this with on my wordpress site (see conversation): https://primitivetechnology.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/lime/#comment-9736 I developed an experimental cement from made only from re-fired wood ash as its cementitious material. It was mixed with crushed terracotta as an aggregate and formed into a cube. The cement set hard after 3 days and did not dissolve in water after this period. Process: First I burnt bark and leaves in a kiln at high temperatures to produce well burnt, mostly white wood ash. The ash was then mixed into water and stirred well. The excess water was poured off and the resulting paste was made into pellets and allowed to dry. A pellet was then re-heated in the forge until it glowed about orange hot. This was then taken out, cooled and dropped in a pot of water. The pellet dissolved and boiled due to a chemical reaction with the water. The paste was stirred and crushed terracotta (old tiles from previous projects) was added and mixed to form a mouldable mortar. This was formed into a cube and allowed to set for three days (in the video, a cube made exactly the same way 3 days previously was used due to time constraints). The resultant cube was strong and made a slight ringing sound when tapped with a finger nail. It was placed in water for 24 hours to simulate a very heavy rain event and did not dissolve or release residues into the water. My current theory: The main component of wood ash consists of calcium in some form (e.g. calcium carbonate, calcium oxide). This can be up to 45% from my research. Calcium is in higher concentration in the bark and leaves of a tree. When the ash is mixed with water, the soluble component of wood ash (10% pot ash) dissolves into the water. But seeing that it does nothing for the cementing process, it is drained off leaving the insoluble calcium (and other components) in the paste. Doing this probably raises the relative percentage of calcium in the paste to about 50% or more. Most of the other 50 % consists of silica and alumina which are pozzolans, materials that chemically react with calcium hydroxide to increase the durability of the cement product. The paste was then made into a pellet and fired again to high temperature to convert all the calcium compounds to calcium oxide. It also reduces any charcoal in the pellet to ash if it hadn’t already been burnt the first time. This step seemed important as un-fired ash pellets only partially hardened and would fall apart in water, though retaining a weak undissolved 5mm thick crust. I can only surmise that re-firing the ash just gave a greater conversion of the calcium components to calcium oxide. The pellet is slaked in water converting the calcium oxide to calcium hydroxide. This cement was mixed with crushed terracotta which may also help in some way that I’m not aware of as I only did this one experiment and did not test other aggregates yet (e.g. sand, gravel etc.). Terracotta is porous and might hold together better than other materials. The mixture is allowed to set in air where carbon dioxide reacts with calcium hydroxide to form calcium carbonate cementing the aggregate together. After this, the cement will not dissolve in water. Use: I think this material might have a potential use as a mortar holding rocks or bricks together in wet environments where limestone or snail shells are unavailable for making cement. Wood ash is a pretty ubiquitous material to most natural environments inhabited by people using biomass fuels. Wood ash cement turns a waste product into a valuable building material. From my research, wood ash is already being used as a partial replacement for cement in the building industry without decreases in strength of the final product. But I’ve only just started experimenting with it and don’t know its full capabilities and limitations. Calcium content of wood ash differs depending on the species of tree, the part of the tree burnt and the soil it’s grown on. Cautious experimentation is still required before committing to a hut built from this material.
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Using Up Our Resources
 
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Former Sierra Club president David Brower talks about the depletion of Earth's resources, noting that, over the past fifty years, the United States has used up more resources than the rest of the world throughout all of history.
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World War II, A War for Resources: Crash Course World History #220
 
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In which John Green teaches you about World War II, and some of the causes behind the war. In a lot of ways, WWII was about resources, and especially about food. The expansionist aggression of both Germany and Japan were in a lot of ways about resources. There were other reasons, to be sure, but the idea that the Axis needed more food can't be ignored. Citation 1: Lizzie Collingham. The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food. Penguin. New York. 2011. p 30 Citation 2: Collingham. p 102 You can directly support Crash Course at https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is nice, but if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing this content.
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Water Resources
 
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005 - Water Resources In this video Paul Andersen explains how water is unequally distributed around the globe through the hydrologic cycles. Seawater is everywhere but is not useful without costly desalination. Freshwater is divided between surface water and groundwater but must me stored and moved for domestic, industrial, and agricultural uses. Subsidized low cost water has created a problem with water conservation but economic changes could help solve the problem. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: “Center Pivot Irrigation.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 20, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Center_pivot_irrigation&oldid=677028017. “Desalination.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, September 4, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Desalination&oldid=679383711. File:LevelBasinFloodIrrigation.JPG, n.d. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LevelBasinFloodIrrigation.JPG. Hillewaert, Hans. English: Aquifer (vectorized), May 25, 2007. en:Image:Schematic aquifer xsection usgs cir1186.png. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aquifer_en.svg. Ikluft. Aerial Photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 Crossing, Just East of Interstate 580 Junction., September 11, 2007. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kluft-Photo-Aerial-I205-California-Aqueduct-Img_0038.jpg. Kbh3rd. English: Map of Water-Level Changes in the High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer in Parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming, 1980 to 1995., February 27, 2009. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ogallala_changes_1980-1995.svg. moyogo, Water_Cycle_-_blank svg: *Wasserkreislauf png: de:Benutzer:Jooooderivative work: Water Cycle, SVG from Wasserkreislauf.png, November 13, 2011. Water_Cycle_-_blank.svg. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Water_Cycle-en.png. NCDC/NOAA, Michael Brewer. English: Status of Drought in California, October 21, 2014., October 23, 2014. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/MapArchive.aspx. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Drought_Status_Oct_21_2014.png. “Ogallala Aquifer.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, July 20, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ogallala_Aquifer&oldid=672198863. Plumbago. English: Annual Mean Sea Surface Salinity from the World Ocean Atlas 2009., December 5, 2012. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WOA09_sea-surf_SAL_AYool.png. Rehman, Source file: Le Grand PortageDerivative work: English: The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, China., September 20, 2009. File:Three_Gorges_Dam,_Yangtze_River,_China.jpg. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ThreeGorgesDam-China2009.jpg. Service, Photo by Jeff Vanuga, USDA Natural Resources Conservation. Level Furrow Irrigation on a Lettuce Field in Yuma, Az., October 4, 2011. USDA NRCS Photo Gallery: NRCSAZ02006.tif. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NRCSAZ02006_-_Arizona_(295)(NRCS_Photo_Gallery).tif. Station, Castle Lake Limnological Research. Castle Lake, California, January 14, 2008. [1]. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Castlelake_1.jpg. Tomia. Hydroelectric Dam, December 30, 2007. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hydroelectric_dam.svg. USGS. English: Graph of the Locations of Water on Earth, [object HTMLTableCellElement]. http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/waterdistribution.html - traced and redrawn from File:Earth’s water distribution.gif. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth%27s_water_distribution.svg. version, Original uploader was Sagredo at en wikipedia Later. English: These Images Show the Yangtze River in the Vicinity of the Three Gorges Dam, September 29, 2007. Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Rehman using CommonsHelper. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ThreeGorgesDam-Landsat7.jpg. “WaterGAP.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, April 22, 2014. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WaterGAP&oldid=605287609. “Water in California.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 31, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Water_in_California&oldid=678801793.
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OVERPOPULATION IS A LIE AND A MYTH
 
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OVERPOPULATION IS A LIE AND A MYTH Debunking the Myth of Overpopulation Anne Roback Morse and Steven W. Mosher OCTOBER 1, 2013 We are contacted all the time by people asking for how they can refute the arguments of those who believe that the world is overpopulated. So we have decided to create a short primer called “How to Debunk the Myth of Overpopulation in Three Easy Steps.” Before we start, however, let’s define overpopulation. Overpopulation describes a situation where the number of people exhausts the resources in a closed environment such that it can no longer support that population. Let’s imagine that our PRI offices were to suddenly become a closed environment, with nothing allowed in our out. Obviously, I and my colleagues would exhaust the available resources very quickly:  The water cooler would be drained dry, the refrigerator would be emptied out, and the oxygen would be all used up. Obviously, my office has too many people for its natural resources, but I haven’t started trying to eliminate my co-workers to ensure my own survival.  I haven’t launched a sterilization campaign against my younger colleagues or encouraged my older colleagues to jump out of the windows.  Why? Well, of course I am constrained by Catholic moral teaching.  But aside from that, I know that my office is not a closed environment. Neither are most instances cited by overpopulation zealots, such as crowded cities or poor countries.  None of these are closed environments. Other instances of phony overpopulation occur when humans create artificially closed environments. If someone locked me in my office, most people wouldn’t blame my resulting demise on “the overpopulation of the office” but on the cruel person who locked me in. Similarly, if government policies prevent food from being transported to where it is needed, or distributed to those who are hungry, “overpopulation” is not to blame.  It’s the policy, stupid. In addition, overpopulation is defined as a problem created by the numbers of people, not their behaviors.  If every person demanded his or her own continent or island, the world would seem “overpopulated” very quickly. Let’s keep these things in mind as we consider the argument that the earth, as a closed environment, is overpopulated. Is Spaceship Earth (as they like to call it), running out of resources? Let’s evaluate:   1) “Food: there isn’t enough!” Since the time of Thomas Malthus, who lived in the early 1800s, doomsayers have gloomily predicted that mankind would outbreed its food supply, resulting in catastrophic famines.  Yet the world currently produces enough food to feed 10 billion people, and there are only 7 billion of us. That is, with 7 billion human minds at work, we produce enough food for 10 billion human bodies.[1]Imagine how much food we can produce with 10 billion minds! “But there are still hungry people in the world!” Yes, hunger remains a problem in some parts of the world, but it is not caused by the number of people. Commenting on the recent Somali famine, Oxfam, an international humanitarian organization, stated, “Famines are not natural phenomena, they are catastrophic political failures.” “Well, we got lucky with the Green Revolution, and food production shot up, but we can’t count on something like that to occur again!” Why not? There is no reason to think that we are running out of human ingenuity.  If anything, a larger population means more opportunities for the kind of scientific collaboration and increased specialization that results in such scientific leaps forward. “Ok, but humans now eat higher up the food chain that we used to.  We can’t keep that up and still have enough for everyone!”  Sure, people in the developed nations eat more meat, which require much more energy input per calorie eaten than if we ate grains and plant proteins.  But that doesn’t mean that we will run out of food. We are eating higher energy foods because they are relatively cheaper than they used to be—and prices don’t fall when goods are scarce. The falling price of high energy foods indicates that they are becoming more plentiful, not less so.  According to the World Education Service, “world agriculture produces 17% more calories per person today than it did 30 years ago…This is enough to provide everyone in the world with at least 2,720 kilocalories (kcal) per person per day.” 2) “We are running out of water!” The earth is awash in water.  Oceans cover 70 percent of the planet’s surface to an average depth of 6,000 feet.  That’s why the earth looks blue from space.  You cannot use upor destroy water; you can only change its state (from liquid to solid or gas) or contaminate it so that it is undrinkable. https://www.pop.org/debunking-the-myth-of-overpopulation
Planet Earth - The Resources
 
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I made this video to present in my English class . Hope you like it . :)
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EVERY TREE ON EARTH IS BEING SUCKED DRY
 
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DAWN IN NASHVILLE ALL THE TREES LOOK LIKE THEY ARE ON FIRE IN ANOTHER DIMENSION OR FIRE THAT IS DIFFERENT
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Imagine Dragons - Natural
 
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Get Origins, ft. Natural, Zero, Machine and Bad Liar, out now: http://smarturl.it/OriginsID Shop Imagine Dragons: http://smarturl.it/ImagineDragonsShop Sign up for email updates: http://smarturl.it/ID_Email Listen to Imagine Dragons on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ID_Discography Catch Imagine Dragons on tour: http://imaginedragonsmusic.com/tour Follow Imagine Dragons: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImagineDragons Twitter: https://twitter.com/Imaginedragons Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imaginedragons LYRICS Will you hold the line, when every one of them has given up and given in, tell me In this house of mine Nothing ever comes without a consequence or cost tell me Will the stars align Will heaven step in will it save us from our sin, will it? ‘Cause this house of mine stands strong That's the price you pay Leave behind your heart and cast away Just another product of today Rather be the hunter than the prey And you're standing on the edge face up ‘Cause you’re a natural A beating heart of stone You gotta be so cold To make it in this world Yeah you’re a natural Living your life cutthroat You gotta be so cold Yeah you’re a natural Will somebody, let me see the light within the dark trees shadowing What’s happenin? Looking through the glass find the wrong within the past knowing We are youth Cut until it bleeds inside a world without the peace, face it. A bit of the truth, the truth That's the price you pay Leave behind your heart and cast away Just another product of today Rather be the hunter than the prey And you're standing on the edge face up ‘Cause you’re a natural A beating heart of stone You gotta be so cold To make it in this world Yeah you’re a natural Living your life cutthroat You gotta be so cold Yeah you’re a natural Deep inside me I’m fading to black I’m fading Took an oath by the blood of my hand, won’t break it I can taste it the end is upon us I swear gonna make it I’m gonna make it Natural A beating heart of stone You gotta be so cold To make it in this world Yeah you’re a natural Living your life cutthroat You gotta be so cold Yeah you’re a natural Music video by Imagine Dragons performing Natural. © 2018 KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records http://vevo.ly/LyzMS3
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Renewed Energy Song
 
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Here is a song I created to help my 6th grade students study. I hope you enjoy. So what we use fuels It's what people need We're just having fun We don't care who sees But these fuels will go out Supplies are limited Need to use renewed energy Uh, uh, uh Oil, gas, and coal are used up Forming from plants remains of animals Built up in rock in layers Keep it trapped below We dig down for it Chemical energy released you burn on it People use fuels for cooking, electricity, lighting, cars, and heating And use them up but they're limited Supplies down demand so great we all need to find a better way Yeah, uh you know what? Need fuels to use again Sun is on my face Solar panels in place Catching solar rays Biogas from rotting waste Geothermal heat energy, volcanic areas blowing all day Wind turbines turning away Water is safe flowing away Hydroelectric power station Renewable sources only used about 5% So what we use fuels It's what people need We're just having fun We don't care who sees But these fuels will go out Supplies are limited Need to use renewed energy Reservoir's flowin' there Hydroelectric power plant Spinning turbine activates generators A large dam Ocean's everywhere we going thermal energy Mechanical is up when tides and waves come And then there's hydrogen One proton one electron Simple but no gas around Always combination From the ground up organic hydrocarbons Separated reforming no pollution Fuel cells combining the two gasses really Hydrogen and oxygen producing electricity Convert the energy not losing charge As long as the fuel continues to be supplied F-U-E-L, C-E-L-L, G-A-S, 4 C-A-R'S, clean fuel see Natural gas methanol Can fuel cells fueled directly No reformer So what we use fuels It's what people need We're just having fun We don't care who sees But these fuels will go out Supplies are limited Need to use renewed energy Yea, nuclear energy Produced when atoms are broken apart Maybe best one but makes radioactive waste So, nuclear energy Produced when atoms are broken apart Maybe best one but makes radioactive waste So what we use fuels It's what people need We're just having fun We don't care who sees But these fuels will go out Supplies are limited Need to use renewed energy
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Science Video for Kids: How to Care for the Environment
 
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Do you know the difference between a biodegradable and a non-biodegradable waste? This video will teach you all about it. You'll also learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle waste. Watch the full video to learn more! #Education #Kids #Science Looking for more educational content? Check out our corresponding quiz: http://ow.ly/10mzzG
Views: 688538 Turtlediary
NEW INVENTION FOR WATER:To Save These All Natural Foods From Extinction!
 
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http://arragon.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3340598 Conserve our Finite Resources with The New Rain Catcher This Incredible Invention May Save Us All! Peak Food Crisis: USE WATER CATCHERS To Save These All Natural Foods From Species Extinction! The truth is, we're living on a planet that has finite resources. We've always opted to extract the easiest resources first, while using more and more each year. Water is not being replenished nor saved. It is very scarce. Here's ten foods that will disappear forever with out drastic conservation technology. Salmon Tuna Honey Grapes Oranges Rain Catcher Natural Irrigation Monitoring Systems : Dave DeKeesh, MS is a professional Economist who gives you the new Rain Catcher [email protected] Arragon Economic Consulting & Publishing. It's a new invention which can save you money! It's only $14.95 and available only here for ordering. It will promote water efficiency on your monthly water bill up to 60%. http://arragon.webs.com/apps/webstore... Plus it's not only oil that's peaked. Natural gas, high grade uranium, many rare earth minerals, phosphorus and many other important resources have peaked as well. We're trying to grow beyond the planet's resource limits. So not only have we damaged the environment so much that we now get hit more frequently by more intense natural disasters, we've also used up most of the non-renewable resources that have been allowing us to live in this high-tech world. It's as if we're burning the walls of our house to keep ourselves warm. It can't continue forever. Eventually the use of these finite resources has to peak and then decline as their extraction gets harder and more expensive. And according to the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, the global peak happened in 2008. Now, this doesn't mean we're running out of oil, it just means we're running out of cheap oil. The Up-Coming Global Economic Superstorm by Dave DeKeesh, MS $47.95 http://arragon.intuitwebsites.com/ Copyright @ 2012 Arragon Publishing An American Moll A NOVEL IN FOUR PARTS by Dave DeKeesh, MS 275 Pages Only $47.95 http://arragon.intuitwebsites.com/An-... Copyright @ 2012 Arragon Publishing Other Books Available at Arragon Publishing by Dave DeKeesh, MS http://arragonpublishing.blogspot.com/ MERCHANDISE Get Your Compact DVD Set of ARRAGON PUBLISHING VIDEO BOOKS:: Upcoming Global Super Storm $19.95 1 Hour 30 Mins http://arragon.webs.com/apps/webstore/ American Gangsters DVD $19.95 1 Hour 15 Mins http://arragon.webs.com/apps/webstore/ ARRAGON PUBLISHING T-SHIRTS: I Survived The Economic SuperStorm I Love Arragon Publishing An American Moll Gun Moll's Soliloquy All T-Shirts $19.95 plus S&H http://arragon.webs.com/apps/webstore/ Email All Inquiries To: [email protected]
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Steps To A Sustainable Future
 
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Reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnYHFRq7-5s http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2008/11/26/amazing-frightening-green- facts-environmental-statistics/natural resources are being used up
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A natural way to filter water | Sustainability at Shell
 
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Shell has developed a different approach to purify water in Oman using reeds and hungry microbes. This video explains how the technology is being used at the Nimr oilfields together with our partners at Bauer Resources and Petroleum Development Oman. Read more and explore interactive stories on innovation in energy by downloading our free iPad app INSIDE ENERGY http://www.shell.com/home/content/innovation/inside_energy/ Welcome to Shell’s official YouTube channel. Subscribe here to learn about the future of energy, see our new technology and innovation in action or watch highlights from our major projects around the world. Here you’ll also find videos on jobs and careers, motorsports, the Shell Eco-marathon as well as new products like Shell V-Power. If you have any thoughts or questions, please comment, like or share. Together we can #makethefuture Visit our Website: http://www.shell.com/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Shell/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shell/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/shell Look us up on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/royaldutchshell Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/1271/
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Natural resources are being exhausted
 
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Meeting with Wisdom No. 7 Environmental Protection Starts From Within
Libyan Sahara Water from the Desert - The Secrets of Nature
 
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"Bahr Belá Má", "Waterless Sea", as the Sahara is called by the Bedouins. But deep beneath the dune fields and stone deserts expands an immeasurable reservoir of water resources. Using enormous technical resources, the Libyans have begun to extract fossil reserves of groundwater. Following oil, water is now arousing a new wave of euphoria. In the present desert climate, reserves are only being partally replaced and what has collected over a period of millions of years may be used up in only a few decades.
Views: 1832479 The Secrets of Nature
Which Is An Example Of A Renewable Resource?
 
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Solaculture arrays collect and fluidynamically concentrate the 3 sep 2011 our rapid consumption also depletes resources at a rate much faster than nature can create them. Top 10 renewable energy sources listverse. Renewable resources are those which can be replenished over time by some natural process, including farming. Check out some examples include oxygen, fresh water, solar energy, timber, and biomass. Googleusercontent search. Yourdictionary examples of renewable resources. Renewable resource simple english wikipedia, the free examples of renewable resources. What are renewable resources? Definition and meaning examples of resources non youtubedefine resource at dictionary. Renewable resources examples soft schools. Examples include solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass and geothermal renewable resources nonrenewable solar energy oil soil steel trees the table below gives several examples of each type resource solaculture fluidynamic concentrators. Some examples of non renewable energy resources are sources that our planet and living organisms use, but can be recreated by natural processes once they're used up 1 may 2009 while there many large scale projects described as since they not depleting any resource to create the. And the capture of that energy to do useful work for example definition renewable resources a resource can be totally replaced or is always use 'renewable resources' in sentence show more examples 7 sep 2014 we give resource, continually by natural processes, but beware! consider also 17 nov 2012. Look it up now! Renewable resource simple english wikipedia, the free examples of renewable resources. Wind as a renewable energy resource advantages & disadvantages. Renewable resource definition at dictionary, a free online with pronunciation, synonyms and translation. Define the terms renewable resource and nonrenewable give what are three examples of resources? Quora. Paper and trees for example, can be a renewable resources are an important aspect of sustainability. Examples of renewable resources green living lovetoknow. Solaculture array canopies supported by wire hoops. Energy resources definition & uses 9 sep 2015 wind as a renewable energy resource advantages disadvantages let's look little closer at five examples of 20 mar 2017 the rate which we are depleting natural has led to lot debate about their use explore some and 24 apr sources that cannot be diminished. Examples of renewable and non sources energy. Renewable resources may include goods or commodities such as wood, paper and leather. Gasoline, coal, natural gas, diesel, plastics and other fossil fuels are not renewable energy refers to the provision of via resources which naturally replenished fast enough as being usedsunlight, wind, biomass, rain, tides, waves geothermal heat recycling sometimes can go hand in. Examples of renewable resources examples. Energy information administration, the most frequently used renewable 10 jan 2017 it's cheaper now than ever b
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Indiana DNR's Robo-Deer Sting Operation | The Weekly Special
 
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Learn about the Indiana DNR's "Robo-Deer" and how they use it to nab poachers and hunters who break the law.
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Ten of the Top Scientific Facts in the Bible
 
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If it's true that the Bible contains scientific facts that were written thousands of years before man discovered them, the implications are staggering. These facts would be evidence that the Bible is the word of God, and its promise of Heaven and threat of Hell are therefore not to be mocked or ignored. "Ten of the Top Scientific Facts in the Bible" is a half-hour of awe-inspiring and faith-building video, filled with ancient biblical truths—the earth’s free float in space, the dinosaur and why it disappeared, laws of quarantine, the earth being round, and much more. This is a powerful resource to encourage Christians, and to challenge the most hardened skeptic to take the claims of the gospel seriously. "Excellent! This video will captivate you." -Jeff Seto, Aerospace Engineer & author. This video is a part of the Living Waters "Lightning Productions" resource line. This line is focused on creating simple yet powerful videos that can be used as effective evangelistic tools to reach the lost. The simplified nature of these new productions (in contrast to our higher budget and graphics-intensive movies) will enable us to produce more videos, and in a shorter amount of time. Watch more free videos and get other resources by Ray Comfort and Living Waters at http://www.LivingWaters.com
Views: 1456834 Living Waters
Earth Overshoot Day: Have we officially run out of natural resources?
 
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Today marks Earth Overshoot Day - the day by which the human race will have used more of Earth's natural resources than the planet can renew in the whole year World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We provide much more than the news of the day. Our aim is to empower people to explore their world. Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/JfY3NI Check out our website: http://www.wionews.com Connect with us at our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WIONews Twitter: https://twitter.com/WIONews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+WIONews
Views: 716 WION
Primitive Technology: Tiled Roof Hut
 
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I built this tiled roof hut in the bush using only primitive tools and materials. The tools I used have been made in my previous videos. It should be pointed out that I do not live in the wild and that this is just a hobby. It should be obvious to most that this is not a survival shelter but an experiment in primitive building technology. To cut and carve wood I used the celt stone axe and stone chisel made in this video. To carry water and make fire I used pots and fire sticks made in this video. Finally, to store fire wood and dry, unfired tiles, I used the wood shed built in this video. The wooden frame was built with a 2X2m floor plan and a 2m tall ridge line with 1m tall side walls. 6 posts were put into the ground 0.25 m deep. The 3 horizontal roof beams were attached to these using mortise and tenon joints carved with a stone chisel. The rest of the frame was lashed together with lawyer cane strips. The frame swayed a little when pushed so later triangular bracing was added to stop this. Also when the mud wall was built, it enveloped the posts and stopped them moving altogether. A small kiln was built of mud from the ground and a perforated floor of clay from the creek bank. It was only 25 cm internal diameter and 50 cm tall. Clay was dug, broken tiles (from previous batches) were crushed and added to it as grog and it was mixed thoroughly.This clay was pressed into rectangular moulds made from strips of lawyer cane to form tiles. Wood ash prevented the clay sticking to the stone. 20 tiles were fired at a time. 450 flat tiles and 15 curved ridge tiles were made with only a few breakages. 26 firings were done in all and the average firing took about 4 hours. The fired tiles were then hooked over the horizontal roof battens. An underfloor heating system was built into one side of the hut to act as a sitting/sleeping platform in cold weather. This was inspired by the Korean Ondol or “hot stone”. A trench was dug and covered with flat stones with a firebox at one end and a chimney at the other for draft. The flames travelled beneath the floor heating it. After firing it for a while the stones stay warm all night with heat conducted directly to the sleeping occupant and radiating into the room. The wall was made of clayey mud and stone. A stone footing was laid down and over this a wall of mud was built. To save on mud, stones were included into later wall courses. The mud was dug from a pit in front of the hut and left a large hole with a volume of about 2.5 cubic metres. The finished hut has a swinging door made of sticks. The inside is dark so I made a torch from tree resin. A broken tile with resin on it acts as a small lamp producing a lot of light and little smoke. The end product was a solid little hut, that should be fire and rot resistant. The whole project took 102 days but would have taken 66 days were it not for unseasonal rain. For a more in depth description see my blog (https://primitivetechnology.wordpress.com/). Wordpress: https://primitivetechnology.wordpress.com/ Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2945881&ty=h I have no face book page. Beware of fake pages.
Views: 57548577 Primitive Technology
Rick Rule | The Mining Industry Is Not As Capital-Short As It Pretends To Be
 
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Rick Rule is the President and CEO of Sprott US Holdings and has been in the natural resource investment business for about four decades. In this interview, Mining Stock Education host Bill Powers questions Rick regarding what he learned at the 2018 Sprott Natural Resource Symposium, how he assesses younger mining CEO’s, his thoughts on tin as a commodity, and his current assessment of the mining sector. Throughout the interview Rick offers sage investment advice on how to succeed at resource investing. To take Rick Rule up on the offer mentioned in this interview of rating and ranking your natural resources portfolio free-of-charge, email him at [email protected] Make sure to include both the name and the ticker symbol of the companies in your portfolio in the text of an e-mail, not in an attachment. In the subject line of the email write “Rate and Rank My Resource Portfolio.” 0:05 Introduction 1:23 What Rick Rule learned at the 2018 Sprott Natural Resource Symposium 4:10 How Rick Rule assesses and vets a younger, unproven mining CEO 7:28 Does Rick Rule think the junior mining sector generally attracts a lesser-quality CEO compared with other industries? 8:09 Discussing the appropriate compensation plan for an exploration company CEO 9:54 Rick Rule’s thoughts on tin as a commodity 13:01 What past time period does today’s resource sector remind Rick Rule of? 17:11 Does Rick Rule currently see any top-quality investment opportunities selling at a 50% discount? 18:53 Rick Rule’s parting advice and offer to rate and rank your resource portfolio Sign up for our free newsletter and receive interview transcripts, stock profiles and investment ideas: http://eepurl.com/cHxJ39 The content found on MiningStockEducation.com is for informational purposes only and is not to be considered personal legal or investment advice or a recommendation to buy or sell securities or any other product. It is based on opinions, SEC filings, current events, press releases and interviews but is not infallible. It may contain errors and MiningStockEducation.com offers no inferred or explicit warranty as to the accuracy of the information presented. If personal advice is needed, consult a qualified legal, tax or investment professional. Do not base any investment decision on the information contained on MiningStockEducation.com or our videos. We may hold equity positions in and/or be compensated by some of the companies featured on this site and therefore are biased and hold an obvious conflict of interest. MiningStockEducation.com may provide website addresses or links to websites and we disclaim any responsibility for the content of any such other websites. The information you find on MiningStockEducation.com is to be used at your own risk. By reading MiningStockEducation.com, you agree to hold MiningStockEducation.com, its owner, associates, sponsors, affiliates, and partners harmless and to completely release them from any and all liabilities due to any and all losses, damages, or injuries (financial or otherwise) that may be incurred.
State Department of Natural Resources gears up air attack for wildfire season
 
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TUMWATER — It’s May and the wildfire season is already on the minds of state Department of Natural Resources officials, who wonder if the season will be worse than last year. Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz joined her DNR Wildlife Aviation Aerial Firefighting staff at the DNR Tumwater hangar on Tuesday. They talked about how the agency’s flight resources are prepared for the 2018 wildfire season. Franz says the state’s fire seasons are getting worse. “We know that our fire seasons are getting longer,” Franz said. “They’re starting earlier and lasting longer throughout the years. A big component of us making sure that we manage our fires and keep them small and protect our landscape and also our communities is to ensure that we get on our fires as soon as we can. Our air assets are absolutely critical for us to do that.” Franz points out that the fire season has already started far earlier than normal. “Over two weeks ago we had a 300 acre fire in Okanagon County,” she said. “And just last week we actually had a fire just south of here and it was about 20 acres. It’s important that we call that out because that is a fire that is on the west side of our state. Many people believe that are fires are just in our central and eastern part, but the reality is we have fires throughout our state and we’re seeing more than more fires breaking out early in the season on the west part of our state. So even though we have had a lot of rain and snowpacke we should not feel comfortable that that means we are going to have a low or slow fire season.” That’s why DNR has boosted the size of its firefighting fleet, which now has nine helicopters, six amphibious single-engine air tankers and two Air Attack tanker planes under contract. The DNR has more than 60 personnel dedicated to aviation firefighting for initial attacks on emerging wildland fires. “Last year we were able to keep 90 percent of our fires below 10 acres because of a number of factors,” she said. “One, is that we got our aerial assets our early to keep those fires small. We also our equipment, not only our air assets but our other fire facility components out on the ground in those areas we knew would be more prone to fire because of forest conditions and others. And obviouly we would not be as successful without the collaboration of our federal and local partners. And last we made sure that we were training our firefighters so we could be collaborating before we even got to a fire.” Fire season is normally considered to be from May 15 to October 15. Franz says aircraft, equipment and teams are staged throughout the state at locations including Olympia, Omak, Colville, Deer Park, Dallesport, Kelso, Mount Vernon, Ellensburg and Wenatchee. While they look well maintained, some Bell “Hughey” helicopters in the fleet are 45 years old and have survived bullets and crashes during the Vietnam War. Maintenance costs on the nine copters in the fleet is $1,400 to $1,600 per flight hour plus fuel. Franz suited up and flew in one of the former military copters for the first time. “Last time I was in a helicopter was … over 20 years ago,” she said, sitting in the co-pilots chair before takeoff. The durable Bell aircrafts are used to drop more than 200-gallon buckets of water on fires.
A guide to the energy of the Earth - Joshua M. Sneideman
 
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-guide-to-the-energy-of-the-earth-joshua-m-sneideman Energy is neither created nor destroyed — and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneideman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from the sun to our food chain to electricity and beyond. Lesson by Joshua M. Sneideman, animation by Marc Christoforidis.
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