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UN Environment Agency Warns of Effects of Rising Sand Use

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https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/05/07/world/europe/ap-eu-un-sand.html

sand?
really?

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"GENEVA — The U.N.'s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and building work has contributed to beach erosion, flooding and drought. "


isn't it kinda nice how they included "beach erosion, flooding AND drought" in the sane sentence?

(no, the n is for sarcasm)

These people don't have enough money to spend, it must be nearing 'budget time'

but wait: there's more:

"In a new report launched Tuesday, UNEP urged a re-think about the use of the world's second-most extracted resource, after water, by industry, governments and the public.
UNEP said demand for sand and gravel amounts to 40-50 billion tons every year, and pointed to the need for conservation, recycling and a look for alternatives like sawdust."

i spilled my beer laughing

Sand, Beer and Water
1, 2, 3 for me, why do they have sand as number two? and why do I have water as number three?

idk, gotta go think about this

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sand?
really?

comments:
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"GENEVA — The U.N.'s environment program is warning about the overuse of sand resources, saying a three-fold increase in demand over the last 20 years amid increasing population, urbanization and building work has contributed to beach erosion, flooding and drought. "

" If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand." -- Milton Friedman
 

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Global warming & sand = glass ! Ohh dear, what will we do with all that glass ?? :don't    know2:

edit: Get rid of ALL politicians & the world will recover in record time !!!
 

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I know one thing, the price of sand has skyrocketed over the years. I'm paying $90 a yard, up from $30 10 years ago.

I wish I would have had the foresight to get into aggregates way back.
 

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I know one thing, the price of sand has skyrocketed over the years. I'm paying $90 a yard, up from $30 10 years ago.

I wish I would have had the foresight to get into aggregates way back.
I'll bet some of that $60 difference is going towards;
Increased Taxes, across the board
Increased Costs to move the sand around: fuel, newer trucks/loaders for emissions purposes, higher insurance rates, driver costs, higher taxes
Increased EPA rules / admin rules to follow

Everywhere I look, there's some additional cost affecting the private sector, some additional requirement, some additional tax / fee that is acting like a boat anchor tied to our collective ankles

along with that is monetary inflation still working it's way around


and to think:
if we had HRC, this would now be front page news and it would be used as a deflection away from her latest crime
 

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I grew up in sand & gravel. Dad's business was "The Sandman"
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