Climate Change Update
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) one month ago
For those interested in climate change issues, here are two interesting and recently published articles and one interview. I find the article about the oil industry wanting help in building sea walls especially ironic!

"Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change" by Nathaniel Rich New York Times, August 1, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/i...v=top-news


"Oil Industry Wants Help with Storms" by Will Weissert, Associated Press, August 22, 2018

https://apnews.com/4adc5a...ba6b63d171


"2018 Revealed Just How Ill-Prepared We Are For Climate Change: Somini Sengupta, international climate reporter for The New York Times, discusses the dire consequences of rising temperatures, such as drought, famine, disease, war and increased migration" Fresh Air, August 15, 2018

https://www.npr.org/2018/...ate-change
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-196) 25 days ago
MCD'S MORE FAKE NEWS...BUT what we do know about MCD and her knowledge of energy is practically zilch. Only what she reads and cherry picks for her vision of the day...

Go back to bed and wake up with a goal of understanding energy of the past and the future. So far it's way over your head.
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Posted by Kelly (+2568) 25 days ago
Nice ad hominem!
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 25 days ago
Here's some news which is somewhat hopeful.

"Canadian Company Says It Can Make Cost-Effective Fuel by Sucking Carbon Dioxide from the Air"

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/...-1.4700785

"In Switzerland, A Giant New Machine is Sucking Carbon Directly from the Air"

http://www.sciencemag.org...rectly-air
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-196) 24 days ago
So what MCD come back is Highly cost prohibitive...what an idiot.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11902) 24 days ago
Reply to The man from snowy plains (#376849)
The man from snowy plains wrote:
So what MCD come back is Highly cost prohibitive...what an idiot.


Yes, and the President is a traitor who is colluding with the Russians to make the United States of America a vassal state. So what is your point?
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 24 days ago
Something else to consider:

"Rising CO2 Will Leave Crops--and Millions of Humans--Less Healthy" by Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News August 28, 2018

https://www.ehn.org/carbo...1-99045989

"How More Carbon Dioxide Can Make Food Less Nutritious: Carbon dioxide helps plants grow. But a new study shows that rice grown in higher levels of carbon dioxide has lower amounts of several important nutrients" by Brad Plumer, New York Times, May 23, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2...rming.html

"High CO2 Makes Crops Less Nutritious: Climate Change Could Increase Deficiencies in Zinc and Iron, New Study Suggests" by Eli Kintisch, National Geographic, May 9, 2014

https://news.nationalgeog...e-science/
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Posted by David Schott (+12554) 23 days ago
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Posted by Oddjob (+134) 20 days ago
I'm sure it has absolutely nothing to do with 80 years of land and timber mismanagement by the central planners in Washington DC.
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Posted by David Schott (+12554) 20 days ago
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Canada was burning up, Europe was burning up... yup, definitely the fault of the "central planners" in D.C.

https://www.businessinsid...res-2018-7
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11902) 20 days ago
Reply to Oddjob (#376876)
What's the name of that big river in Egypt?
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Posted by Bridgier (+8092) 20 days ago
But you know who REALLY mismanaged timber resources? Yeah, that's right - the TEACHER'S UNIONS
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Posted by Oddjob (+134) 19 days ago
Canada? Europe? Same managers, same group-think. When you mismanage everything to the point of catastrophic failure, blame your incompetence on some nebulous rabbit-hat act.

Prairies full of cheat grass are courtesy of the Bureau of Land "Management". Not climate change. Forests full of beetle kill and tinder-dry dead-fall are supplied by the USFS after they traded foresters and loggers for fire contract managers. Burning a forest or a million acres of range land is the only thing these people are actually capable of doing successfully.

Tell me; does the U of M Forestry School even have classes in Forestry or sylvaculture, any more? Or is it just Contracts and Landscape Architecture?

P.S.

I'm glad to see you boys have honed up your debate skills..
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Posted by David Schott (+12554) 19 days ago
Didn't Manfred Mann do a song for you, Oddy: "Blinded by the Hate"?

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Posted by Bridgier (+8092) 18 days ago
https://www.usu.edu/weeds...grass.html
Did BLM exist in the 1850's?
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