Monday

Local StLouis Green Builder WINS Ridgid Tool

Scotts Contracting aka @StLHandyMan on #Twitter just won the 4Ah battery on the September Promotion offered by Ridgid Tools 
Scotts Contracting aka @StLHandyMan Wins September RIDGID Tool Promotion
Scotts Contracting aka @StLHandyMan Wins September RIDGID Tool Promotion










Thank You Ridgid Tools.  I will put the RIDGID 4Ah battery to work Building Green and Sustainable Projects for the Homes and Businesses for the Great People of the StLouis Region!


For those who haven't used or heard of the Great Tools Ridgid manufactures check out the following YouTube Video of the New Ridgid 2Ah and 4Ah Hyper Lithium batteries



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My Take-ACA with Doc and Nurse comments

  • When I have a health question I go to the people that work in the field for answers to my questions.  Here is the responses in re to a few of my questions I asked to a Doctor and an RN.
    Sonny Saggar quote, She's right. The ACA is as big as Roosevelt's New Deal in the 30s

    Scotts Contracting

    Good Evening Mr Sagar, The ACA has been in all the news as of late. On a personal level it seems like a good deal. My Mother, RN Doctors office manager, from a small town where I grew up says, "its a lot of paperwork and they added a staff member". She also said,"with more preventive care will help in the end". When I mentioned your place Downtown and all the healthy activities that are going on in your building. She said that. "the ACA encourages a Healthy Lifestyle and is part of the preventive actions". What are your thoughts, is this a good thing for people? Have a good evening. Scotty ps: She also commended you for your Health Conscious endeavors.
  • Sonny Saggar


    Sonny Saggar

    She's right. The ACA is as big as Roosevelt's New Deal in the 30s
  • Scotts Contracting


    Scotts Contracting

    thank you for your thoughts and for re-affirming what all I've read and heard about it. I honestly can't believe the Republicans are fighting it so hard. Anyway...Have a good evening and a Great Week. Peace out.
  • Sonny Saggar


    Sonny Saggar

    If it's as bad as they claim, they should let it happen and then win the next few elections
  • Scotts Contracting


    Scotts Contracting

    I don't think (85%) they are going to shut down the Govt for any reason or delay the Oct deadline. It won't pass or be signed into effect. Its all smoke and mirrors. I've personally been enjoying they way they have been making fools of themselves and hope others are seeing it also.
  • Sonny Saggar


    Sonny Saggar

    most don't know what to think but it'll all be ok in the end
  • Scotts Contracting


    Scotts Contracting

    Agreed things usually turn out that way. My bigger concern is the Climate after reading the last news by the UN climate change folks. They painted a pretty grim future. We all may need the health care.
    can I share this conversation with others who may be interested in the ACA thingy?
  • Sonny Saggar


    Sonny Saggar

    Of course
    I do have some Republican friends who are not all bad Paul McKee for example.
  • Scotts Contracting

    Scotts Contracting

    Thank You for answering my questions about the ACA act. /// I'm an X republican voter and proud that I voted for Mr Obama in the last election. /// Mr McKee has a very grand vision that I've found leaves little room for a small company to invest in the area. Ex1: 2 of his properties are adjacent to one of my clients properties and his organization has slowed the redevelopment of their properties by not maintaining the buildings and allowing drug dealers to use them as a base of operations. Ex2:Their company also has unrealistic pricing of their properties- specifically empty lots that adjoin other good properties that keep existing property from expanding or improving on that immediate area. In some of the other areas I do approve of what I have witnessed. I do admit it is a Grand Vision for the area.
  • Sonny Saggar

    Sonny Saggar

    Unfortunately there will be some teething pain, and some people will get upset, but the grand vision is what must take precedence.
  • Scotts Contracting

    Scotts Contracting

    controlling the market is just what the ACA is attempting to get rid of-comparing one to the other. And is very similar to what they are doing in the area in re the buildings.






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StLouis Think Locally Act Globally

The Term: Think Locally - Act Globally- that was first introduced to me in Columbia MO way back in 1999 is becoming ever more needed since the last IPCC report and the suggestions to reduce this Global Warming Trend that is affecting and changing the Earth's Weather Patterns.
  • The IPCC report shows the Man Made CO2 is creating warming temperatures Worldwide.
So what does this mean for the StLouis Region and how do we as a whole: Think Locally-Act Globally?

Since the greatest contributor of the CO2 that is causing Climate Change is from Burning Coal to Produce our Electricity and from Automobile Exhaust- it just makes sense to use less.  For this green blog post I'm going to share a few suggestions in order from Least Expensive to Most Expensive tips for your home or office.
  • For those who did not know the supplier of our Electricity Ameren UE listed as Union Electric [to confuse the public- Ameren UE creates electricity from burning the Dirty Coal supplied by PeaBody Energy] has the 4th Dirtiest Coal Burning Plant in the USA.[Union Electric Co.'s Labadie plant, Missouri (18.5 million metric tons)]
The following listed web links are will direct you to other blog postings on this site. Please Feel Free to Share your tips in the comment section.

  1. Shut off unused electrical devices, lights, etc
  2. Recycle
  3. Changing Light Bulbs to less Wattage or even better LED type lamp bulbs
  4. Wash Clothes in Cold Water
  5. Heat and Cool efficiently- Change the HVAC Air Filters-Service HVAC Units
  6. Seal Air Leaks- Doors, Windows, etc
  7. Add Insulation where needed
  8. Water Heating with Solar or Point of Demand type H20 Heaters
  9. Solar Electric Systems
  10. Geo Thermal Systems both heat water and warm/cool your home by using the Earth
This is not a complete list just a few simple suggestions of the things I do and plant to add to my home.  For additional info on the subject the USA Department of Energy has even more ways to save.

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Saturday

My Climate Change Experiences verified by IPCC

  I use my personal experiences and the Climate Scientists 

vouch for and uphold my observations.


I can remember when I was young growing up on the Family Cattle Ranch in North Missouri.  
The Winters were long and the Snow Drifts were Huge (way over my head creating perfect 
opportunities for Snow Forts and Tunnels in the Back Yard).  

The Bad Winter Weather I experienced growing up, started in November and Lasted 
until the month of March and into April it was 4-5 months of Brutal Winter Weather.
Winters were so cold that Farm Equipment wouldn't start even though they were plugged
into heaters all night. 


High Desert Pic-Will be Missouris Future with Climate Change


Circa year 2000- The Weather now (since the early
 to mid 80's) I do not feel we have had extended 
periods of cold temperatures in Missouri that keep 
the snow that falls during the Winter months from thawing 
out within a few days. Scotty







It also seems to me that, "the precipitation we now get
has more Ice with less Snow 

and seems to melt within weeks- nowadays it seems faster melting times than ever
before in my memory. I can actually say I haven't seen any snow last longer than a 
week per my daily observations and mental notes.


We now know Global Warming ie: Climate Change caused by "Exhaust Gases or 
GHG's Emissionsfrom using Fossil Fuels from Coal and Oil called CO2 is the major 
cause of the warmed temperatures that are causing the: Extreme Weather Patterns-
Droughts, Floods, Increased Summertime Temperatures, etc


Read the new IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published 
September 27,2013


So I asked myself- 

"Why don't the Governments and Politicians of the World 
act to reduce these GHG Emissions?" 

I can't speak for the other countries in the World, but 
I will point out some facts I have been preaching now for months.


The Rich and Powerful Fossil Fuel Industry supports Politicians both Democrat and 

Republican, which keep the Politicians in-line and in the Pockets of the Coal and Oil 
Industriesthrough Donations for Re-Elections, Pet Projects, etc. 

Read and Research for yourself at: Dirty Energy Money 
http://dirtyenergymoney.com/view.php?type=congress

Global Warming and Climate Change is Science the GOP 

can't wish away- Politicians need to: "Step away from the 

Monetary Feed Trough filled by Big Oil and Big Coal"  


The National Academy reports concluded that 

"scientific evidence that the Earth is warming-is now overwhelming.

Party affiliation does not change that fact


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Friday

Sep27 2013 Statements via UN ClimateChange Panel

The following report is as copied from the IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and plainly shows that CO2 created by Human Activities is affecting the Worlds Climate.

STOCKHOLM, 27 September - "Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident in most regions of the globe, a new assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes".

  1. View the press release on the latest IPCC Sept 27 Climate Change Press Release by viewing this pdf at http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/docs/ar5/press_release_ar5_wgi_en.pdf
  2. Renewable Energy Resources and Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change Summary for Policy Makers and Technical Information via Google Cloud https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1gFp6Ioo3akeGxneEJCejQxdzg/edit?usp=drive_web

  • Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia. The atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amounts of snow and ice have diminished, sea level has risen, and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased. 

  • Each of the last three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth’s surface than any preceding decade since 1850. In the Northern Hemisphere, 1983–2012 was likely the warmest 30-year period of the last 1400 years. 

  • Ocean warming dominates the increase in energy stored in the climate system, accounting for more than 90% of the energy accumulated between 1971 and 2010 (high confidence). It is virtually certain that the upper ocean (0−700 m) warmed from 1971 to 2010, and it likely warmed between the 1870s and 1971. 

  • Over the last two decades, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have been losing mass, glaciers have continued to shrink almost worldwide, and Arctic sea ice and Northern Hemisphere spring snow cover have continued to decrease in extent (high confidence). 

  • The rate of sea level rise since the mid-19th century has been larger than the mean rate during the previous two millennia (high confidence). Over the period 1901–2010, global mean sea level rose by 0.19 [0.17 to 0.21] m.

  • The atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide have increased to levels unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years. CO2 concentrations have increased by 40% since pre-industrial times, primarily from fossil fuel emissions and secondarily from net land use change emissions. The ocean has absorbed about 30% of the emitted anthropogenic carbon dioxide, causing ocean acidification. 

  • Total radiative forcing is positive, and has led to an uptake of energy by the climate system. The largest contribution to total radiative forcing is caused by the increase in the atmospheric concentration of CO2 since 1750. 

  • Human influence on the climate system is clear. This is evident from the increasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, positive radiative forcing, observed warming, and understanding of the climate system. 

  • Climate models have improved since the AR4. Models reproduce observed continental-scale surface temperature patterns and trends over many decades, including the more rapid warming since the mid-20th century and the cooling immediately following large volcanic eruptions (very high confidence). 

  • Observational and model studies of temperature change, climate feedbacks and changes in the Earth’s energy budget together provide confidence in the magnitude of global warming in response to past and future forcing. Approved SPM Headline Statements 27 September 2013 

  • Human influence has been detected in warming of the atmosphere and the ocean, in changes in the global water cycle, in reductions in snow and ice, in global mean sea level rise, and in changes in some climate extremes. This evidence for human influence has grown since AR4. It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century. 

  • Continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further warming and changes in all components of the climate system. Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • Global surface temperature change for the end of the 21st century is likely to exceed 1.5°C relative to 1850 to 1900 for all RCP scenarios except RCP2.6. It is likely to exceed 2°C for RCP6.0 and RCP8.5, and more likely than not to exceed 2°C for RCP4.5. 

  • Warming will continue beyond 2100 under all RCP scenarios except RCP2.6. Warming will continue to exhibit interannual-todecadal variability and will not be regionally uniform. 

  • Changes in the global water cycle in response to the warming over the 21st century will not be uniform. The contrast in precipitation between wet and dry regions and between wet and dry seasons will increase, although there may be regional exceptions. 

  • The global ocean will continue to warm during the 21st century. Heat will penetrate from the surface to the deep ocean and affect ocean circulation. 

  • It is very likely that the Arctic sea ice cover will continue to shrink and thin and that Northern Hemisphere spring snow cover will decrease during the 21st century as global mean surface temperature rises. Global glacier volume will further decrease. 

  • Global mean sea level will continue to rise during the 21st century. Under all RCP scenarios the rate of sea level rise will very likely exceed that observed during 1971–2010 due to increased ocean warming and increased loss of mass from glaciers and ice sheets. 

  • Climate change will affect carbon cycle processes in a way that will exacerbate the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere (high confidence). Further uptake of carbon by the ocean will increase ocean acidification.

  • Cumulative emissions of CO2 largely determine global mean surface warming by the late 21st century and beyond. Most aspects of climate change will persist for many centuries even if emissions of CO2 are stopped. 

This represents a substantial multi-century climate change commitment created by past, present and future emissions of CO2.

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaption can also be viewed via: Google Cloud



Added 9/28/13
While browsing through my Google News Feed on Climate Change I found that numerous reporting agencies have used the above report in citing information for their organizations.  Here are few of the articles from credible sites:


Quartz - ‎5 hours ago‎
In a landmark report, a global panel of leading scientists again called the evidence for climate change “unequivocal” and for the first time said humans are “extremely likely” to be the dominant cause.
CNN - ‎Sep 27, 2013‎
(CNN) -- The world's getting hotter, the sea's rising and there's increasing evidence neither are naturally occurring phenomena.

The Guardian
20 hours ago
Written by
George Monbiot
Climate change and global warming are inadequate terms for what it reveals. The story it tells is of 
climate breakdown.
NBCNews.com - ‎19 hours ago‎
“Continued emissions of greenhouse gases will cause further global warming and changes in all components of the climate system,” the IPCC report said.
National Geographic - ‎Sep 27, 2013‎
“Many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia,” begins the report, which summarizes the worldwide changes worldwide wrought by climate change and its likely future effects. “Each of the last three decades has been ...
Nature.com - ‎Sep 27, 2013‎
Without drastic emission reductions or controversial technical climate fixes, global warming is more than likely to continue throughout the 21st century and might severely alter our planet's natural environments and the living conditions of billions of ...


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