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Campaign: Taking Action on Climate Change

What if Global Warming and Severe Climate Changes could be reduced and ultimately eliminated?

What if soil erosion could be reversed and unusable agricultural land could be reclaimed? What if crop production could be increased 20% and germination of seeds accelerated. What if landfills were no longer needed for any organic waste? What if by increasing soil carbon we could emit 336 TRILLION fewer kg of carbon in the form of carbon dioxide into the air worldwide. What if 2400 wastewater treatment plant operators in the U.S. converted all their biosolids into rich organic fertilizer that could be used anywhere without restrictions, utilizing "vermistabilization" instead of multimillion dollar processing that uses energy and chemicals to produce a product that is landfilled, incinerated, or applied to land with strict regulations? What if all this was possible and already proven and used in other countries but not the U.S.?

What if the lowly redworm was the solution to all of the above? Charles Darwin, Dr. Roy Hartenstein, and Dr. Clive Edwards would all agree that vermibiotechnology is the easiest, most effective, and least costly solution to the above issues. I want to establish funding and grant opportunities to perform research which confirms that utilizing redworms to destroy pathogens in municipal biosolids and thus meet E.P.A. Class A Part 503 Processes to further reduce pathogens as an alternative methodology for pathogen reduction. My company name is W.O.R.M.S. (Worms Operating to Reduce Municipal Sludge) and I want to revive research begun initially in 1978 by Dr. Roy Hartenstein and carried on by Dr. Clive Edwards in 1997. It's time that the U.S. join the rest of the world in using vermitechnology to dispose of wastes in an environmentally safe, cost effective manner.


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    Yes, it would be nice of local governments could be encouraged to use earthworms to compost their sewage sludge. If industrial waste could be kept out of the sewage, I could see that worms could make what was left of sewage sludge after the worms finished with it safe to use as fertilizer. I am too poor to donate money to much of anything.

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    Don Moore

    Destroy the EPA since it is unconstitutional and a danger to this republic. They spread lies like CO2 being a cause for climate change. Anyone that believes this crap is brain damaged and is afraid of true debate.

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      jerryscholder ( Idea Submitter )

      Don; I'm not really fond of the EPA either, however your opinion as framed within mindless chatter does not provide you with much credibility either. Go back to school and re-take basic Science.

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    jerryscholder ( Idea Submitter )

    Sorry Don; I forgot to mention basic Chemistry.

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