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Hemp For Victory: A Global Warming Solution

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What would you do if you knew a simple, peaceful solution to our problems is illegal? Would you demand that your government work for the good of the people? Would you educate yourself on how to implement this solution?

It’s time to solve global warming, toxic energy and economic woe problems.  A good next step to achieve those goals is to read the book Hemp For Victory: A Global Warming Solution by Richard M. Davis, now available on  Davis is the founder and curator of the USA Hemp Museum, , a private museum with a virtual wing. His book is an enhanced visit to the museum’s Environmental and Biofuels rooms.

Below is an excerpt from the book, Chapter 2, Hemp, Biofuels and Global Warming.

"Who: Every person on earth is at risk of dying from the effects of global warming. Global warming is also impacting on food, war, clean water and ultimately, human life on earth. We cannot live and keep our heads in the sand. Hemp biofuel burns clean, and hemp breathes in the excess global warming CO2 gas from the air as it grows.

Every person on earth deserves the means to food, clean water, shelter and other amenities. Hemp can help at every turn. Our forests are being cut mercilessly, hemp can help. Healthy forests clean the water and restore the carbon dioxide balance. Hemp can supply paper and building materials like press board, plaster, cement and plastics for shelter. Hemp can supply a complete protein and valuable fish type heart healthy oils, without which malnutrition can occur. Hemp is wind pollinated, which helps as an alternative food source in the face of the “disappearing bees” problem.

Hemp biofuels are domestic, plant based energy sources. Hemp grows quickly, breathes in carbon dioxide from the air as it grows, exhales oxygen as it grows, burns clean and can be economically produced and distributed. Wherever petroleum is used, it can be quickly replaced with hemp bio-fuels, which include alcohols, seed oil and wood, to produce energy. Hemp, a safe energy source, can be grown, processed and shipped from the same location without the need for a lot of storage space, empowering family farmers, oil processors and other ancillary businesses.

This shift can empower the true foundation of the American economy, the family farm.


What: Hemp bio-fuels have the power to replace fossil based oil, coal and gas quickly. Basic alcohols such as methanol, ethanol or butanol can be made from hemp to power automobiles, trains, planes, and any other power need.

Ethanol is now being used as an additive in gasoline to reduce pollutants. Vegetable oil from hemp can be mixed with methanol to make bio-diesel. Bio-fuels from tree wood are currently being used in thirty-three California energy plants.

Hemp can compete with tree wood, and leave the tree wood as an expanding carbon sink. Rather than coal and other polluting energy sources, alternative energy sources such as hemp must be employed. Hemp fuels do not cause acid rain as do fossil fuels.

When: NOW. THIS IS AN EMERGENCY! Any excuse for not legalizing and subsidizing the growing of hemp to mitigate and reverse global warming puts us all at risk. Until we all rise up and demand government action to legalize the growing of hemp, all we will hear are excuses.

First, convert from petroleum to hemp biofuel and other clean, efficient energies. The emergency in World War II showed us that hemp can be brought into production in as little as two years. Let’s get started now. California in 2006 came within one signature of having legal industrial hemp when the Republican Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the legislation. We hope for a quick reconsideration and passage of that bill.

Where: We need to begin at the source of the problem. Make no mistake about it, we are the problem. We must conserve to show the rest of the world that life can be lived and enjoyed without all the energy we now produce through oil and nuclear. Wherever oil or nuclear energy is used to power things, replace it with a clean, safe alternative like hemp bio-fuel, wind or solar power. We need to research the possibility of using some of our preserved lands to grow hemp on a temporary basis, or subsidize the growing to get it started as Europe has done. Hemp is a strong, sturdy plant that with a little bit of tending, produces great rewards.

Why: Given the dynamics of Global Warming, we are in danger of losing our lives. Tsunami, Katrina and other bizarre weather conditions are clues that when man outlaws nature, and has no respect for her laws, she responds in undesirable ways. Why, because we have a plan of action that has the potential to transform a crisis into a new more self-sufficient and lasting energy policy with hemp.

How: Re-hemp the planet.

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