Hello Guacamole, Bye Bye Global
By Mark Neckameyer
July 14, 2007
This is not a joke! Scientists tell us that just one mature
avocado tree annually produces the amount of oxygen needed by
ten humans. Avocado trees doing their photosynthesis thing consume
carbon dioxide, the bad global warming gas at predigious rates...
Remember what they taught us in High School biology ... 6H2O
+ 6CO2 ----------> C6H12O6+ 6O2.. Each and every grown-up
Avocado tree removes 35,000 pounds of CO2 per year from the atmosphere.
As an added benefit avocado trees through their leaves trap
dust and smog. They filter and clean the air. Shade from groves
of broadleaf avocado trees would also reduce harmful ultra-violet
solar radiation and lessen the risk of contracting skin cancer.
We eat lots of avocados at my house, sliced into salads and especially
as Guacamole dip. Doing a little Internet research I find that
on Superbowl Sunday alone more than 160 Million avocados are
creamed and eaten in the US. Another 300 Million 'cados are
consumed the rest of the year It is incredibly easy to grow
avocado seeds into beautiful, plush trees. I have asked my wife
to save all of our avocado pits. We use toothpicks to suspend
them from a glass of water then plant them in the ground when
they have sprouted roots. I started doing this about two years
ago and I already have a veritable grove of gorgeous young avocado
trees growing in what used to be part of my backyard lawn.
Avocado trees are gorgeous, looking a little like magnolia trees
but with the added benefit that they will eventually provide
tasty salads and most importantly, Guacamole. One year's worth
of US eaten avocados will develop into 450,000,000 trees and
will provide all the oxygen needed by entire the Earth's human
Avocados grow easily without needing much water or extra fertilization
in fully half the US including the entire Sun Belt and most of
the Deep South and Southern Plains. They harbor almost no insect
pests, require virtually no care and as I wrote earlier, they
are beautiful trees. We can plant them for free everywhere ...
on golf courses, traffic mediums, behind homes ... everywhere!
OK so they won't grow in places like Alaska, Oregon and Washington
State but maybe Alaska trades Avocado seeds with say Arizona
in return for plantable live Christmas trees that will produce
similar environmental benefits and then Minnesota trades with
Florida, Illinois with Texas, etc. In a few years we have billions
of trees and start converting surplus fruit into ethanol to end
dependance on foreign oil. Mentioning oil, avocado oils do wonders
for ageing female complexions and we will be able to keep our
Baby Boomer women looking young and vibrant forever using almost
free avoocado oil.
Do you agree that this idea saves the world from global warming
destruction? Anybody know Madonna so we can have a concert to
kick it off? Al Gore looks like he eats lots of Guacamole so
do you think he will pitch in? We could use a volunteer who
has a private jet at his disposal! Just think what we can accomplish
if we can get Mexico to participate!
Received July 14, 2007 - Published
July 14, 2007
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