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Environment

Post by Nodack » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:12 pm

I saw a couple of articles talking about the Antarctic ice shelf melting and wildlife around the world becoming a thing of the past and thought I would share.

Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54091048

Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report by the conservation group WWF.

Thwaites: 'Doomsday Glacier' vulnerability seen in new maps



Scientists may just have identified Thwaites Glacier's Achilles heel.
This Antarctic colossus is melting at a rapid rate, dumping billions of tonnes of ice in the ocean every year and pushing up global sea-levels.


So sad...
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Re: Environment

Post by Nodack » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:17 pm

August 2020 was the hottest month ever in Phoenix, breaking record set in July
https://www.abc15.com/news/state/august ... et-in-july

The average high temperature in August also topped 110 degrees for the first time ever, putting our average summer high temperature at 108.5 degrees.

Phoenix has also experienced a record number of days at 110 degrees or higher this year. That count stands at 50 days, which completely shatters the previous record of 33 days set back in 2011. We could still add more to this record tally, too.

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Re: Environment

Post by Mori Chu » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:00 am

Our children and grandchildren will never forgive us for what we are doing, and not doing, to the planet. The very future of life itself is at stake. But hey, I hear climate change is just a Chinese hoax!

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Re: Environment

Post by Nodack » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:00 pm

Northern Hemisphere sees its hottest summer on record
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-envir ... -on-record
The three-month season from June through August broke a record that had been set in 2016 and tied in 2019.

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Re: Environment

Post by Superbone » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:42 pm

Humans aren't good at dealing with future issues. They mostly deal with current issues. Well, global warming is now a current issue. I hope it's not too late to do something about it. At least slow it down so a few more generations have a chance before rocketing to Mars to live in a bubble.
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Re: Environment

Post by Nodack » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:04 pm

Sometimes I wonder how we got this far.

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Re: Environment

Post by Cap » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 pm

Nodack wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Sometimes I wonder how we got this far.
We never had Trump until now.

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Re: Environment

Post by Indy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:57 am

Nodack wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:04 pm
Sometimes I wonder how we got this far.
That graphic that shows "If the earth's history were represented by a single year" doesn't it say that humans first appeared at like 5 minutes to midnight on December 31st? We have only been here a blink of an eye in cosmos time.

EDIT--I was a little off. https://biomimicry.net/earths-calendar- ... 20we%20are!

So homosapiens showed up around 11:36 pm.

The industrial revolution started at 2 seconds to midnight...

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Re: Environment

Post by Mori Chu » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:29 am

Two major glaciers are breaking off:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate- ... -thwaites/

I think we are in for some very rough years in the future. I worry about the world we are leaving to our children. Our species may not have very many years left to exist at this rate.

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Re: Environment

Post by Cap » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:31 am

Mori Chu wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:29 am
Our species may not have very many years left to exist at this rate.
We’re looking at Malthusian catastrophe, not extinction.

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Re: Environment

Post by Superbone » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:39 am

Cap wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:31 am
Mori Chu wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:29 am
Our species may not have very many years left to exist at this rate.
We’re looking at Malthusian catastrophe, not extinction.
A Malthusian catastrophe (also known as Malthusian trap, population trap, Malthusian check, Malthusian crisis, Malthusian spectre, Malthusian crunch) occurs when population growth outpaces agricultural production, causing population to be limited by famine. It is named after Thomas Robert Malthus, who suggested that while technological advances could increase a society's supply of resources, such as food, and thereby improve the standard of living, the resource abundance would enable population growth, which would eventually bring the per capita supply of resources back to its original level.
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Re: Environment

Post by Nodack » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:40 am

I wonder if they have bets in Vegas on this. Will we all die from the environment, famine or war? I think all three simultaneously. The environment gets so bad there is famine and a fight over the limited resources left leading to a final war and the end of man.

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Re: Environment

Post by Superbone » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:42 am

Nodack wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:40 am
I wonder if they have bets in Vegas on this. Will we all die from the environment, famine or war? I think all three simultaneously. The environment gets so bad there is famine and a fight over the limited resources left leading to a final war and the end of man.
What good would it be to win that bet?
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Re: Environment

Post by Indy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:51 am

Superbone wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:42 am
Nodack wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:40 am
I wonder if they have bets in Vegas on this. Will we all die from the environment, famine or war? I think all three simultaneously. The environment gets so bad there is famine and a fight over the limited resources left leading to a final war and the end of man.
What good would it be to win that bet?
maybe it pays out in clean water

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