Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mother Jones: Marijuana Causes Global Warming

Mother Jones: Marijuana Causes Global Warming

by William Bigelow 18 Mar 2014, 1:58 AM PDT
In an article from Mother Jones, the authors imply that marijuana growing is causing global warming. Watch the way the article moves deliberately to its focus on the environmental dangers of marijuana growing to the climate change climax. The authors write:

1. Of the estimated 22 million pounds of marijuana grown each year in the United states, nearly 80% comes from California, Tennessee, Kentucky, Hawaii, and Washington.

2. In 2013, California authorities seized 329 outdoor grow sites and hauled away: 1.2 million plants,119,000 pounds of trash, 17,000 pounds of fertilizers, 40 gallons of pesticides and 244 propane tanks, 61 car batteries, 89 illegal dams, and 81 miles of irrigation piping.

3. Trespass grows accounted for 72 percent of outdoor plants seized in California in 2013.  Nearly half of the cannabis eradicated by law enforcement nationwide was on public or private land.

4. During California’s growing season, outdoor grows consume roughly 60 million gallons of water a day-50 percent more than is used by all the residents of San Francisco.

5. An estimated one-third of America’s pot crop is grown indoors.

6. An indoor grow module accommodating 4 plants sucks as much electricity as 29 refrigerators.

7. In California indoor marijuana grows account for about 9 percent of household electricity use.

8. Nationwide, the electricity used by indoor grows is enough to power 1.7 million homes. That’s equivalent to the output of 7 large power plants.

9. For every pound of pot grown indoors, 4,600 pounds of CO2 goes into the atmosphere.

10. The production and distribution of pot in America emits as much carbon as 3 million cars.

Voila! Global warming!

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Note: Robert McKay was a director at the Foundation for National Progress, a contributor for the American Bridge 21st Century, and is the chairman for the Democracy Alliance.
George Soros was a contributor for the American Bridge 21st Century, a member of the Democracy Alliance, the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society, and a supporter for the Center for American Progress.
Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for Demos, the Center for American Progress, and the Climate Reality Project.
Jay T. Harris is a senior fellow at Demos, was the president of the Foundation for National Progress, and a publisher for Mother Jones.
Michael Moore was an editor for Mother Jones, is a William Morris Endeavor Entertainment client, and Ari Emanuel’s client.
Ari Emanuel is the co-CEO & director for William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, and Ezekiel Emanuel’s brother.
Ezekiel Emanuel is Ari Emanuel’s brother, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and was the health care policy adviser for the Barack Obama administration.
Carol M. Browner is a senior fellow, director at the Center for American Progress, was the energy czar for the Barack Obama administration, and a director at the Climate Reality Project.
Albert A. Gore Jr. is the chairman for the Climate Reality Project.
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