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Do you know where your charcoal comes from

Those of use who use Rockwood do... its on the bag but this is crazy
https://newrepublic.com/article/161947/nigeria-where-does-grill-charcoal-come-from
LBGE, Charbroil Gas Grill, Weber Q2000, Old Weber Kettle, Yeti 65, RTIC 20, Too many drinkware vessels to mention.

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Just Vote- What if you could choose "none of the above" on an election ballot? Millions of Americans do just that, in effect, by not voting.  The result in 2016: "Nobody" won more counties, more states, and more electoral votes than either candidate for president. 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,268
    Humans are experts in not giving a sh!t about the planet in lieu of greed....
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  • BattlebornBattleborn Posts: 2,478
    Mine comes from Ace, most of the time. 
    Las Vegas, NV


  • womauswomaus Posts: 217
    Jeff Bezos?

    Kidding. Most of mine comes from a dead guy, Sam Walton.
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,966

    Is it just greed or is it a large populous nation with limited economic options available to much of their citizenry to earn a living?
    I'm sure most of us will willingly/gladly switch to electric smokers/grills right?
    Perhaps the answer is to switch to extruded coconut charcoal as it is made from a byproduct of coconut products made for a variety of food supply and industrial uses.


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  • buzzvolbuzzvol Posts: 534
    HeavyG said:

    Is it just greed or is it a large populous nation with limited economic options available to much of their citizenry to earn a living?
    I'm sure most of us will willingly/gladly switch to electric smokers/grills right?
    Perhaps the answer is to switch to extruded coconut charcoal as it is made from a byproduct of coconut products made for a variety of food supply and industrial uses.


    It’s okay, @nolaegghead   uses that bagged recycled plywood scrap, treated lumber, etc charcoal. 😜
    Lawrenceville, GA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,268
    Really boils down to world birth control, right?

    Annual world population since 10 thousand bce for owid

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  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,565
    1900 to now is pretty astounding. 
    Boom
  • 1900 to now is pretty astounding. 
    I think I’d use the word frightening. 
  • OhioEggerOhioEgger Posts: 766
    Great illustration of the word asymptotic.

    Modern (since the Middle Ages) healthcare is a huge part of the reason for this IMHO, but no matter how you look at it, it's staggering.
    Cincinnati, Ohio. Large BGE since 2011. Still learning.
  • dbCooperdbCooper Posts: 1,171
    Wars, famine and pandemics have historically played large parts in limiting population growth.  I would not discount any of them from continuing to do so.
    LBGE, LBGE-PTR, 22" Weber, Coleman 413G
    Great Plains, USA
  • BotchBotch Posts: 12,345
    dbCooper said:
    Wars, famine and pandemics have historically played large parts in limiting population growth.  I would not discount any of them from continuing to do so.
    Since 1700, that hasn't really happened much anymore.  I'm expecting a final bump downward due to Global Warming soon (which I don't think we're going to solve (scientifically we can, politically/financially we can't).  
    I hope I'm wrong, but I won't be here to see the answer (somebody send me a text then, mmkay?)  
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  • RyanStlRyanStl Posts: 573
    edited May 2021
    I heard India isn't doing so well with C19.  They were saying on the radio they are running out of wood to cremate the bodies. Could be fake news.
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 8,760
    I heard folks in Texas were burning baseboards to keep warm during the big power outage.
    canuckland
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,268
    edited May 2021
    dbCooper said:
    Wars, famine and pandemics have historically played large parts in limiting population growth.  I would not discount any of them from continuing to do so.
    I will bet that if each of us considers their past health problems/history/incidences of sickness and trauma and as well as those close to them, had we lived 100, 200 or 300 years ago there would have been far fewer of us due to increased mortality from lack of modern medical intervention.

    War, famine, natural disaster and pandemics are pretty horrific ways population can decrease.  I would hope the world collectively embraces family planning to mitigate the exploding population.  Sad to see some political parties, when in power, defund any humanitarian groups that promote family planning (primarily through birth control education and aid) because it violates their religious beliefs (with no regard to the religious beliefs of those receiving the humanitarian aid).

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 39,268
    Anyway, full circle here: more people, less trees, less charcoal, higher prices, lower quality.
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