I never thought of sand as a non-renewable resource, but there's only a limited supply: and to make things worse, it keeps getting washed into the sea. At Cape May, New Jersey, the US Army Corps of Engineers have just finished rebuilding a beach: here's why.
Thanks to the folks from the Corps for showing me around!
There's more about their project here: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/Factsheets/Fact-Sheet-Article-View/Article/490778/new-jersey-shore-protection-cape-may-inlet-to-lower-township/
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And thanks to Elmo Keep for linking to the article that inspired this video!
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The army engineer never said “rising sea levels” as Tom did, he just mentioned storms. Does he not believe in global warming or does he just think the main objective of sand pumping is to minimize storm damage?
Another good example of Malthusian thinking. It is only a matter of time before someone finds a way to use available other types of sands for desired applications or even invents ways to make bigger grains out of small grains of sand.
We actualy developed an alternative using sand from desert a while ago. polymer concrete has a lot of upsites over regular concrete but when you build big you want to build save so you don´t risk using a new material unless you have to or someones done it before you.
There's already sand wars & dis-info, you even believe the sea levels are rising. There not that's just cover up, sand gets scooped out by billions of tons, shores slide into ocean to level off, it then appears sea levels rise. Sand men blame "rising sea level" sand men keep jobs.
Well once you're able to construct a set of Atoms to the exact needed size of the Sand Grains you need for Concrete ... creating sand would be manageable in a Human Lifetime ... then half of that after 5 Years ... and Half of that after another 5 Years, until 40 Years are over (Half of a Human Lifetime) and the time to create the needed ammounts of sand have drasticaly moved downwars like a negative logarithmic curve with a upper or in this case lower limit aslong Humanity won't be a Kardevscale Type 2 Civilisation. In wich case this can be done aditionaly 10 Years ... just that by that time the technology is elaborate enugth that there would be a 60/40 Energy Expendatge (60 Energy, 40 Product)
How much sand is in the ocean? Once they can't get it from the beaches the only place to really turn is going to be sand from the ocean itself so the ocean floor will be mined for sand. That should wipe out a lot of species. What fun. 😐
I love this edgy look! I was so excited that her hair, even as short as it is now, was still able to be put into the fun and trendy dutch pigtail braids! Instead of braiding to the ends, I ended them in close together pigtails at the nape of her neck. After I finished braiding, I tugged on the outsides of the braid gently to loosen them and make them a little messy and fun! Since she doesn’t have enough hair to tie around the elastics, I made sure to use elastics that matched her hair so they blend in as much as possible. You could also cover them with clips or bows! A view from the back of her Dutch pigtail braids! A great braid for short hair is a micro accent braid! My biggest tip for braiding short hair would be to add in small slices of hair rather than big ones. I did a small (micro) braid along a slightly curved deep part for anther cute and edgy look! You could also do another one next to it if you wanted a little more to the look, but I really liked how simple this one was. You can see how the part curves a little better from this view of the back. I ended the braid close to the head with an elastic that matched her hair. For our fourth style, we did a 3/4 french braid! Super simple but also super cute! You could do any type braid! It would also look cute using a Dutch braid or a fishtail braid! I loved the side view of this braid! I will for sure be doing this one next time she goes to gymnastics or swimming, whichever comes first! Our last braid is two four dutch lace braids into two loops in the back. Start off by parting the hair down the middle. On each side of the part, do a dutch lace braid, adding hair in from only the section closest to the part as you braid. Tie the braids together in the back with a small elastic and before you pull the hair all the way through to make a ponytail, leave it in a cute little loop! If the hair is a little bit longer, you could do a tiny bun. Repeat this directly under the braid you just did so you have two rows and two loops.
We will have to be coming up with lots more short hair braids in the future, so be sure to give us a follow over at our newly redesigned blog Abella’s Braids to see more as we do them!
Thanks for reading! See you again this time next month!
love these ideas! My daughter recently cut about 8 inches off her hair and is loving her shorter hair, but I’ve mostly been at a loss of what to do with it! Thanks!
Abella has been begging me for at least a year, probably closer to two years, to cut her hair. I posted a photo on Instagram with a question in the caption. “Abella has been begging me to cut her hair short, do you think I should let her do it?” Almost everyone said “YES!” So thanks to all of the good advice from my followers, we did it…and we haven’t regretted it for a second! I think she looks so cute and it really fits her personality! It’s for sure a lot harder to come up with braids but it’s pushed me to step out of my comfort zone! We wanted to show you that even if you have short hair, there are lots of cute braids you can still do!
This first braid (above) is three ladder braids. Start out with a part deep to one side. On the side with less hair, start out by doing a waterfall braid along the part. Under that one, do another waterfall braid, but incorporate the waterfall pieces from the one above it as you braid. Under that one, do a french braid. Incorporate the waterfall pieces from the second braid as you go. We braided each one to the ends and used elastics that matched her hair to tie them off.