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I think I may be past my Thursday deadline but, I’m making up for it anyway. So Happy Thursday all.

The first months of January is almost over and so far, it’s been a good month for me. I’m hoping that the alignment of the stars will remain in my favor for the rest of the year.

Monthly Reading Round-up

I’m well on my way to hitting my target for year. My aim is reach 35 books, which also include Audiobooks. This month, I managed to finish four and have already started on my fifth and sixth books.

So here’s my list for January:

  1. Nothing Ventured – Jeffrey Archer
  2. The Road – Cormac McCarthy
  3. Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas – Hunter S. Thompson
  4. Dracula – Bram Stoker

I’m determined to make sure that I have good mix of novels, non-fiction and classics.

My Great-grandchildren May Never Drink Milk

I read a chilling article yesterday on the production of milk. By far the most environmentally damaging production process for milk is cows’ milk. Second was, almond milk.

Farmers require vast areas of land for rearing cows and cow feed. The land can’t be put to any better use. Interestingly enough, this is not what impacts the environment. The most damaging effect is the cows’ burping or passing wind, which releases methane gas into the atmosphere. Methane is one of the most potent of the greenhouse gases.

Almond milk on the other hand stresses the environment in a different way. Almond trees require enormous amounts of water to grow. One liter of almond milks requires something like 120 liters of water. As a result, the land around the regions are becoming arid and the pumping up the ground water is creating the risk of sink holes. California is home to some of the largest almond farms and riskiest sink hole phenomenon.

To think that a household item like milk may become “extinct” is astonishing. I can’t even imagine my day without it. I haven’t always been a huge advocate of saving the planet but, I’ve tried to do my small part in not harming it.

We’ve all read about global warming, the ozone layer and protecting the environment as we were growing up. It suddenly seems like all the warnings have started to come true 30 years later and it’s difficult imagine what 30 more years of sustained damage could possibly to do our Home.