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Twyla Dell Earth Day 2021
Bonus Episode22nd April 2021 • Dead America • Ed Watters
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Twyla Dell Earth Day 2021

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Ed Watters:

To overcome, you must educate. Educate not only yourself, but educate anyone seeking to learn. We are all Dead America. We can all learn something. To learn. We must challenge what we already understand. The way we do that is through conversation. Sometimes we have conversations with others. However, some of the best conversations happen with ourself. Reach Out and challenge

Ed Watters:

Today, we have a returning guest, Dr. Twyla Dell. Twyla is a published author an environmental leader and a fuel transition historian. She has written five environmental books, she is podcasting and blogging on reducing gasoline use. Twyla, thank you for joining us again. And we are super excited to hear what you have to share with us today. Would you like to just introduce yourself to the people

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yes, I'd be delighted to and actually we're up to six books now. Ed because we've just published Good night gasoline, that is a picture book, I just sent it to you look for it in your email. And it is gorgeous. And in 20 pages, we have told people how to abandon their gasoline addiction because of what it is doing to the world. And what will happen when we do so we have the

Ed Watters:

Yeah, that's very important for us to realize our consumption is the demise of our atmosphere.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yeah, gasoline is the greatest burning gasoline is the greatest pollution that we do. And not burning gasoline is the best way to stop that pollution. If every one of us is running around at a pound of carbon dioxide per mile, we can stop that. We can just just back away from the whole gasoline, power structure, the whole oil and car and media trinity that runs our

Ed Watters:

Well, that's always a good thing. You know, you've got to be out there fighting the fight to get things done. So on your one sheet that you sent over, there was a particular thing that caught my eye. It states, there has never been a more dire time to get this message to the public. as citizens of the world, we have given the responsibility of stopping climate change to the

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

No, and if you know we all recycled something and we feel righteous about it. And every time I brought a tin can, or plastic bottle, I feel good, but really you know those recycled pieces of material boil down to about the size of a pencil eraser, and we've got gasoline of burning co2 by the 1000s of pounds that we never mention. And when Biden and his 40 leaders talk

Ed Watters:

Well, that's true. Speaking of Biden, today being Earth Day 2021 Biden released today that he has a target of 50% reduction in greenhouse emissions by 2030. Do you think that is possible Twyla,

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Well it's not only possible, they should move it up to 2025, the planet Can't wait, the Arctic Circle can't wait. We have a one way ticket on this planet, and there's no going back, we just have to get this in hand. And if all of us are still running around burning gasoline, like, there's no problem, we have missed the time that we have to stop this. And we can't even keep

Ed Watters:

Yes. Speaking of that, you know, you have a new website. how we can stop climate change now.com. Here. In the U.S., air pollution kills around 100,000 people every year, it's the cause of 3% of all U.S. deaths, which is more deaths than traffic accidents, and homicides combined. The air pollution cost the American economy up to 1 trillion per year. So while some still debate, the

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yeah, 1970's.

Ed Watters:

So it was created to induce an awareness to the population. Do you know if that really has taken off and met the targeted goals that it wanted to meet?

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

I don't know the original goals. But of course, it certainly has stirred up the kind of response that we see today. We're now into 30 some years into it. And it has claimed more and more attention as the planet has spoken more and more with the kind of weather that we're getting. That's the vocabulary that Mother Earth talks to us with, through storms and, and the kind of

Ed Watters:

Yeah, well, a lot of people are like ostriches with their heads in the sand. They don't want to face reality. And it takes people like you Twyla out there being aggressive, to get people to be aware of what they are actually doing. gasoline, the history of it, it started back with Edwin Drake.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Well, before Edwin Drake, there was George Bissell. And actually, April 16th, is the 166th anniversary of the identification of gasoline in an oil sample that was given to Benjamin Solomon who was a professor of chemistry at Yale University at the time. And he was given the first oil sample gathered by two attorneys from Dartmouth, New Hampshire. And they were looking

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

was to create a world using oil instead of animal products, because whales were being killed all the way up into Alaska. They were fishing dry. Not that they were fish, but they were punting dry the oceans of the world trying to get oil from these magnificent animals. And they had to have a substitute lard from animals was used for grease for the few machines that they had. But as the Industrial

Ed Watters:

You know, the world is hooked on oil. And like you mentioned, so many products that our world depends on comes from this oil.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Well, there's nothing wrong with those other products it's gasoline that's the problem.

Ed Watters:

Is there any other way to get gasoline? That's a cleaner fuel? I know like in what was it in the 80s? I believe they started adding ethanol to it.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yeah. you know, that isn't all that different. It isn't. And it's so hard on the environment. I mean, all you're doing is robbing Peter to pay Paul, you're plowing fields of corn. I mean, really is this what we want to do, we have to get out of, of that whole mindset of having our cake and eating it too. We have to leave behind this whole paradigm. And Ed by the way, I've

Ed Watters:

Oh, it seems like it's getting more momentum towards you know,

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

There is absolutely there is

Ed Watters:

Yeah, alternative methods of energy. But still, they're still pushing on with oil heavily and I I see their fracking for natural gases. What What do you see with that Twyla about this fracking in wells like that?

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Well, that's going to go on for a long time. And there's not much we can do about it. But we can do something about gasoline. I keep coming back to that because this is entirely a realization. We call it conscious driving, all of a sudden you think, hey, what am I doing? I'm looking at my odometer, and I've just laid in another 100 pounds of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere

Ed Watters:

Well, you you state, we are losing more than any of us know, by using gasoline. We're just at that tipping point where if we don't take decisive action, we can lose a beautiful planet through destruction.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Well, we are, we are absolutely are and I think that Coronavirus pandemic has shown us that we can communicate other ways and travel other ways and we are just simply going to have to we're going to have to rearrange our communities so that they are easier to access. I say this even as the suburbs south of me are just proliferating over former farmland I mean it's a

Ed Watters:

Yes.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yeah. How much does it weigh?

Ed Watters:

Well, that's that's hard to say. Let's look at the it says that a full tank of gas averages 300 miles. This adds up to 15,600 pounds of co2 per year per driver. So that's how much that elephant weighs?

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yes. That's the equivalent of a bull elephant. And before you get to the elephant every 3000 miles you drive you're throwing the weight of your car into the atmosphere because it is a pound a mile. And, so that the book is so beautiful and so simple to show you a bull elephant, 15,600 pounds, and you've just created that over a year's time. And Mother Earth is saying, you

Ed Watters:

It states in your book. Also, the world currently emits 51 billion tons of carbon dioxide a year. That is enough to cause the sea level to rise. So how is the world emitting this? Just through gasoline? Or is there?

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

No, it's all of the greenhouse gases.

Ed Watters:

Okay. Okay

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Transportation, agriculture, building, everything. And transportation is only about 20% of that, that pie and cars are probably only 10% of the pie. But nevertheless, from an individual point of view, this is one of the the outstanding facts of gasoline is that it is so measurable, you know exactly when you've burned a gallon of gasoline, you've left behind 20 pounds. A

Ed Watters:

Yeah. So in this new book, which is beautiful, and I love the graphics, it says, How can you help, you can limit your use. You can keep track of your miles and drive less ride bicycles and walk more. There are great benefits of getting out of the car. Walking, riding, breathing the air, enjoying the atmosphere on your skin. When you're inside of a car, there's a lot going on that we do

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yeah, you can look it up. I didn't make it up. It's EPA.gov and EIA.gov. That's Energy Information Agency. In fact, I found that as I was researching for my book, which we talked about last time, Fueling Change, how we created climate change one fuel at a time. And I've found that and I thought Holy cow, I had no idea. I mean, this is a well kept secret. And understand when

Ed Watters:

Yeah, well, in this beautiful book, it also says spread the word. have discussions with your family and friends. This is how we get awareness flowing. Talking about it. And you know, when you have these discussions, have yourself a notepad and take down notes Twyla offers a lot of information on all of her websites. And I'll have all of those links for you in the show notes. But arm

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yeah. One of the books we brought out this year is a workbook called the Gasoline Diet. All of these are available on Amazon By the way, and it has pages of charts where you can keep track of your mileage. I don't have an app that does what I want it to do and I wish I did. But you know just have to do what we call a kitchen table exercise where you sit down with your family.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

But because the particulates are invisible, they are not seen unless you see a diesel truck or a badly in need of repair old car that's coughing out exhaust. Otherwise, we're just not aware of it. Because certainly over time, as you said, we've spent the entire 20th century learning how to make gasoline better because there was so much smog. So it was almost ground level. Also, people along

Ed Watters:

Well, no, I appreciate you coming on because this teaches people and that's what I'm about. I love to help people learn new things. And, you know, we've been fighting gasoline and this crisis for quite some time. I remember back during the crisis of the 70s when there were such long lines in the gasoline pumps.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

That's when we were playing politics with the gasoline. Yeah. stores and process and supply around the world that was in 1973 or,

Ed Watters:

yeah, yeah, it's 74.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Somewhere in there.

Ed Watters:

Right in there. And, you know, the amazing thing that I I particularly notice that people do and it kind of just irritates me a little bit. They sit and they will idle their car. For hours.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Yeah. And that's another thing is school lines. People mother's sitting there waiting half an hour for their child to come out of the building. Got to stop that.

Ed Watters:

Yeah. You know, just the awareness that the ease and convenience of what we're doing is making it so terrible.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

We're just asleep at the wheel quite literally.

Ed Watters:

Exactly, we're sleeping at the wheel So, Twyla, I sure do appreciate everything you do. And you know, I am going to keep pushing your agenda for you and share.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Thank you. Just wanted to say that today being Earth Day, we've asked people to join the Honk heard around the world at four 22pm no matter where they are do this. Because I've asked everybody to try to make this go viral at 4:22pm. Today, that is April, the fourth month and 22 being the 22nd day Earth Day. That's the honk heard around the world. And we put out announcements

Ed Watters:

Well, you know, Twyla you just gave me a mission, I'll do it. And I'll get on and simulcast this out and actually play our interview before it's even edited and we'll let people listen to it and send out that Honk heard around the world request. So Honk heard around the world.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Just like the shot heard round the world for the American Revolution. So this is my, my Honk heard around the world to stop burning gasoline.

Ed Watters:

All right. Well, with that Twyla I do want to thank you for coming on this Earth Day with us and spreading the message of a better world by eliminating our use of gasoline.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Thank you.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Does this tank of gasoline make me look fat?

Ed Watters:

Yes, it does.

Dr. Twyla Dell Ph.D.:

Start walking.

Ed Watters:

Alright, Twyla, thank you for joining us today and you enjoy your afternoon.

Ed Watters:

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