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Review of the Building a Better World in Your Backyard Instead of Being Angry at Bad Guys book.  

They’ve done some reviews of the book on the podcast before.

Some people have indeed passed the book along, signing it.

The dedication is to Paul's grandad.  He tells how his (step) grandfather raised him when he was a kid, and was the first adult who truly showed him kindness and concern.

The others would like a podcast about Paul's granddad; maybe that could be a paid podcast.

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Paul reads from the book.  It begins with a quote that without deviation from the norm there can be no progress. (Frank Zappa)

Paul reads from the book: world problems are really bad.  

Paul had been told vehemently that cancer kills 400x people than 200 years ago; he has found the source of info, but they put a lower figure in the book that would be less incredible.

Paul reads from the book about a protester protesting against fracking who heated his home with natural gas; when confronted with the contradiction, he also considered electric, which still originates with the grid and therefore natural gas—or going without.

Paul wonders if flying is not better than driving; he has seen a statistic of 5 gallons jet fuel per passenger on a flight, vs an estimated 150 gallons gasoline for driving a similar distance.  He thinks better data is needed about carbon emissions from various modes of transport.

If you’re going anyway, the jet plane might not be as much as you think.

Paul’s idea is to make where you live so appealing that you don’t want to leave it.

CO2 footprint is talked about much; Paul wants people to live a luxuriant life.

The book includes information on how you can heat without gas or electricity, or reduce so much it’s 1/10th.

The book is luring people with luxury and saving costs.  

Katy has a quote saying the book is useful even in subtropics.

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To Long Didn't Read; flights seem to be about 1/2 as fuel => CO2 usage as driving a standard gas car.  

Rhiannon Drake wrote:

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Paul wonders if flying is not better than driving; he has seen a statistic of 5 gallons jet fuel per passenger on a flight, vs an estimated 150 gallons gasoline for driving a similar distance.  He thinks better data is needed about carbon emissions from various modes of transport.

If you’re going anyway, the jet plane might not be as much as you think.

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This we can expand on and be more clear about.
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/tiff2png.exe/P100JPPH.PNG?-r+75+-g+7+D%3A%5CZYFILES%5CINDEX%20DATA%5C11THRU15%5CTIFF%5C00000730%5CP100JPPH.TIF  states


CO2 emissions from a gallon of gasoline : 8887 grams / gallon
CO2 emissions from a gallon of diesel : 10180 grams / gallon



I recently drove across the US and racked up ~2050 ish miles at about 23.4 MPG, or about 88 Gallons of Gas.  Or about 777 Kilos of CO2, not the greatest i'll admit.

From : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_economy_in_aircraft

I also recently flew across the US and racked up... 1800 miles or so, going to and from the same locations. ( with two layovers... )  The flights were on older yet full of passengers and they claim an equivalent MPG of ~ 60 ish.  so.... about 30 gallons of fuel, and about 305 Kilos of CO2.  


On the one hand, the drive also moved a seveal ton vehicle with me ( that was the entire plan btw).   The drive cost maybe $300 in fuel, and a maybe $250 for lodging, and maybe $100 for road snacks.   And that costs about as many dollars as the flight and such did.

 
 
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