29 Oct 2018

We All Know the Only Way To Run Out of Sand is to Put Government in Charge of the Sahara

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There is no limit to the absurd catastrophic alarms generated by the Environmental Religion. They are as many as there are grains of sand on the beach.

Here we have the BBC quoting a German academic telling us that the world may be running out of sand (!).

We extract billions of tonnes of sand and gravel each year to make concrete for the building industry, and this is having an increasing environmental impact as beaches and river beds are stripped, warn campaigners.

Alongside this environmental damage, the building industry is also a major contributor to greenhouse gases – cement manufacturing alone accounts for 7% of global CO2 emissions.

In many countries, sand is often extracted illegally from beaches or river beds. But once sand is taken from a river, the water flow can become faster and more violent – and the water table alongside a river will fall, affecting farming along the river bank.

Dredging beaches for sand increases coastal communities’ vulnerability to storm damage – because sandy beaches act as sponges absorbing a storm’s excess energy – something that is increasingly likely because of climate change.

“The problem is that the demand for sand is outpacing what we know about the environmental impact of extraction,” says Dr Aurora Torres of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). “It is a hidden ecological disaster.”

RTWT

The article threatening us with running out of stars in the sky is coming next week.

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Lee

Yep. Someone invented a machine that will cover your voters back to sand. So the Gang Grene can feel all warm and fuzzy about it.

They clearly don’t understand where sand comes from…

Nor where the sand for concrete comes from .

These people need to get REAL jobs.



Lee

“convert your bottles” NOT “cover your voters.”

Dang autocorrect.



Surellin

Pretty much every bit of every continental landmass is underlain with miles-thick sandstone. We’re not short of sand, we’re short of the energy needed to convert sandstone back to sand.



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Sam L.

Artificial sand will be the Next Big Thing.



CC

Sand & gravel are the ground up essence of our planet; the Earth’s feces.
It’s OK if we harvest it; the constantly moving crust will make more.
Then it will compress it under tons of like material, & heat it up & cool it down
a bunch of times over eons, until it becomes rock again; repeat.



Galway Boy

Beach sand is not suitable for use in concrete nor for much of anything. That’s why you don’t see it being mined or excavated in mass quantities.



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