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Posted: Sep 22, 2022 - 12:18pm

“I’m not a scientist,” he said.
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Posted: Sep 13, 2022 - 11:05am

The 7 climate tipping points that could change the world forever
As the world warms, these Earth systems are changing. Could further warming make them spiral out of control?

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Posted: Sep 5, 2022 - 7:43pm

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Tomorrow - my birthday huzzah! - is supposed to be the hottest day of the year here in Drugsville: 112˚ Fahrenheit. 
 

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Posted: Sep 5, 2022 - 7:41pm

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I wish I could be there to fry your egg head on a rock and pull your tail! Happy Birthday Eve there mister!


zim zam zamoo!




























(the voice came out of a kangaroo)
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Posted: Sep 5, 2022 - 7:00pm

 Manbird wrote:
Tomorrow - my birthday huzzah! - is supposed to be the hottest day of the year here in Drugsville: 112˚ Fahrenheit. 
 
I wish I could be there to fry your egg head on a rock and pull your tail! Happy Birthday Eve there mister!
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Posted: Sep 5, 2022 - 3:47pm

 Manbird wrote:

Tomorrow - my birthday huzzah! - is supposed to be the hottest day of the year here in Drugsville: 112˚ Fahrenheit. 



whee!
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Posted: Sep 5, 2022 - 3:45pm

Tomorrow - my birthday huzzah! - is supposed to be the hottest day of the year here in Drugsville: 112˚ Fahrenheit. 
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Posted: Sep 2, 2022 - 10:49am

First came the heatwaves, then the floods: Why Pakistan is on the frontline of the climate crisis
“Literally a third of the country is under water,” Pakistan’s Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehman warned this week, after the death toll from the nation’s devastating floods topped 1,100 after record monsoon rains. The torrential downpours come after a series of heat waves, highlighting Pakistan’s vulnerability to climate change.

Since early June, Pakistan has been the victim of flood after flood: from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the Himalayan foothills, to the arid regions of Balochistan and Sindh in the south, riverbanks have burst and destroyed houses, roads and bridges. Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes.

Climate Change Minister Rehman described it as a “crisis of unimaginable proportions”, telling AFP news agency that "it's all one big ocean, there's no dry land to pump the water out".

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Posted: Sep 1, 2022 - 2:15pm

 rgio wrote:

Why Do Some People in New Jersey Suddenly Have Bags and Bags of Bags?

A ban on single-use plastic and paper bags in grocery stores had an unintended effect: Delivery services switched to heavy, reusable sacks — lots of them.

Nicole Kramaritsch of Roxbury, N.J., has 46 bags just sitting in her garage. Brian Otto has 101 of them, so many that he’s considering sewing them into blackout curtains for his baby’s bedroom. (So far, that idea has gone nowhere.) Lili Mannuzza in Whippany has 74.

“I don’t know what to do with all these bags,” she said.

The mountains of bags are an unintended consequence of New Jersey’s strict new bag ban in supermarkets. It went into effect in May and prohibits not only plastic bags but paper bags as well. The well-intentioned law seeks to cut down on waste and single-use plastics, but for many people who rely on grocery delivery and curbside pickup services their orders now come in heavy-duty reusable shopping bags — lots and lots of them, week after week.

While nearly a dozen states nationwide have implemented restrictions on single-use plastic bags, New Jersey is the only one to ban paper bags because of their environmental impact. The law also bans polystyrene foam food containers and cups, and restricts restaurants from handing out plastic straws unless they’re requested.

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Emily Gonyou, 22, a gig worker in Roselle Park who provides shopping services for people through Instacart, said she was surprised when she learned the delivery company had no special plans for accommodating the ban. “They pretty much said, ‘OK, do exactly what you’re doing, but with reusable bags,’” she said.

Compared to single-use plastics, the more durable reusable bags are better for the environment only if they are actually reused. According to Shelie Miller, a professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, a typical reusable bag, manufactured from polypropylene, must be used at least 10 times to account for the additional energy and material required to make it. For cotton totes, that number is much higher.

The goal of bag bans is to reduce reliance on single-use plastics like the thin bags that became ubiquitous decades ago and which are manufactured from fossil fuels and can take many lifetimes to degrade in a landfill. Many, of course, don’t make it to landfills at all, but get swept away in the wind and end up stuck and flapping in tree branches, or else they pollute waterways and oceans. Paper bags are sometimes seen as an eco-friendly alternative because they are more recyclable and made from trees, a renewable resource, yet they take significantly more energy to produce.

The ban in New Jersey, which applies to grocery stores 2,500 square feet or bigger, is meant to encourage in-store shoppers to skip single-use plastic and paper entirely, and instead bring their own reusable bags.

But that, of course, doesn’t work for most online orders.

In the past three years or so, the nation has seen a major uptick in online grocery shopping. While some of those people have returned to in-person shopping as pandemic restrictions have eased, others formed a new habit. About 6 percent of food and beverage sales are online, according to an executive at Coresight Research, a retail advisory firm.

“There’s clearly a hiccup on this,” said Bob Smith, a New Jersey state senator and co-sponsor of the bill, “and we’re going to solve it.” Mr. Smith said that the legislature would most likely create an exception by amending the rule to allow paper bags for online orders.

A spokeswoman from Instacart said the company was making sure it was complying with state laws and was choosing the most cost-effective reusable bag option for their customers...




Or the delivery companies could pick up bags from the customers and, like, reuse them
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Posted: Sep 1, 2022 - 6:27am

Why Do Some People in New Jersey Suddenly Have Bags and Bags of Bags?

A ban on single-use plastic and paper bags in grocery stores had an unintended effect: Delivery services switched to heavy, reusable sacks — lots of them.

Nicole Kramaritsch of Roxbury, N.J., has 46 bags just sitting in her garage. Brian Otto has 101 of them, so many that he’s considering sewing them into blackout curtains for his baby’s bedroom. (So far, that idea has gone nowhere.) Lili Mannuzza in Whippany has 74.

“I don’t know what to do with all these bags,” she said.

The mountains of bags are an unintended consequence of New Jersey’s strict new bag ban in supermarkets. It went into effect in May and prohibits not only plastic bags but paper bags as well. The well-intentioned law seeks to cut down on waste and single-use plastics, but for many people who rely on grocery delivery and curbside pickup services their orders now come in heavy-duty reusable shopping bags — lots and lots of them, week after week.

While nearly a dozen states nationwide have implemented restrictions on single-use plastic bags, New Jersey is the only one to ban paper bags because of their environmental impact. The law also bans polystyrene foam food containers and cups, and restricts restaurants from handing out plastic straws unless they’re requested.

Sign up for the Climate Forward newsletter  Your must-read guide to the climate crisis.

Emily Gonyou, 22, a gig worker in Roselle Park who provides shopping services for people through Instacart, said she was surprised when she learned the delivery company had no special plans for accommodating the ban. “They pretty much said, ‘OK, do exactly what you’re doing, but with reusable bags,’” she said.

Compared to single-use plastics, the more durable reusable bags are better for the environment only if they are actually reused. According to Shelie Miller, a professor at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, a typical reusable bag, manufactured from polypropylene, must be used at least 10 times to account for the additional energy and material required to make it. For cotton totes, that number is much higher.

The goal of bag bans is to reduce reliance on single-use plastics like the thin bags that became ubiquitous decades ago and which are manufactured from fossil fuels and can take many lifetimes to degrade in a landfill. Many, of course, don’t make it to landfills at all, but get swept away in the wind and end up stuck and flapping in tree branches, or else they pollute waterways and oceans. Paper bags are sometimes seen as an eco-friendly alternative because they are more recyclable and made from trees, a renewable resource, yet they take significantly more energy to produce.

The ban in New Jersey, which applies to grocery stores 2,500 square feet or bigger, is meant to encourage in-store shoppers to skip single-use plastic and paper entirely, and instead bring their own reusable bags.

But that, of course, doesn’t work for most online orders.

In the past three years or so, the nation has seen a major uptick in online grocery shopping. While some of those people have returned to in-person shopping as pandemic restrictions have eased, others formed a new habit. About 6 percent of food and beverage sales are online, according to an executive at Coresight Research, a retail advisory firm.

“There’s clearly a hiccup on this,” said Bob Smith, a New Jersey state senator and co-sponsor of the bill, “and we’re going to solve it.” Mr. Smith said that the legislature would most likely create an exception by amending the rule to allow paper bags for online orders.

A spokeswoman from Instacart said the company was making sure it was complying with state laws and was choosing the most cost-effective reusable bag option for their customers...


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Posted: Aug 29, 2022 - 1:18pm

Major sea-level rise caused by melting of Greenland ice cap is ‘now inevitable’
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Posted: Aug 28, 2022 - 11:03am

How climate change spurs megadroughts
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Posted: Aug 24, 2022 - 9:23am

Most bleak federal report yet on high-tide/sunny-day tide floods
Remember the octopus in the Miami parking garage in 2016? Think of it as today’s modern-day canary in the coal mine.
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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 12:35pm

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The water shortage is going to impact not only agriculture but fracking too. 

Gaia's not playing favorites. She's had enough of everybody.


Gaya's crying, can't you hear her crying
Like a whisper, oh so very soft and low
If you listen, underneath the status quo
Will she still be friends and once again
Pardon our ignorance?
Can we make ammends so near the end?
Is there no second chance?

No one hears when gaya cries
No one cares to wonder why
Can't they see the tears in gaya's eyes?
Gaya's crying (yes she is)

Selfish children, greedy little children
Took her loving and gave her nothing in return
Like invaders, everything is slash and burn
Count up every face and every race
That we will never see
Count the human ache we can't escape
The tears are for you and me

As her lovely green eyes
Turn black
And her pretty blue dress
Turn black
And her gentle red lips
Turn black
Everything that she has
Turn black
And is it too late?
Turn back
Is it too late?
Turn back
Is it too late?

No facts of life, no birds and bees
Can't see the forest, can't see the trees
Oh pitiful capricious lies
That hide the tears in gaya's eyes

Gaya's Eyes by Todd Rundgren from Second Wind


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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 11:57am

The water shortage is going to impact not only agriculture but fracking too. 

Gaia's not playing favorites. She's had enough of everybody.
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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 10:45am

kontrived kontrarian kurtster wrote:

There are more than one kind of deniers ...


Deniers of science. Deniers of racism. Deniers of lost elections. Etc., etc., etc.

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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 7:03am

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"Four nuclear plants depend on water flow for cooling"




misleading photo as this is a branch of the river, not the river itself...not to say there is no issue with the lack of rainfall.
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Posted: Aug 22, 2022 - 5:15am

 kurtster wrote:

. . .
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There are more than one kind of deniers ... the deniers of any type of natural or cyclical reasons or causes.


Of course, we only know of most of those developments you cited because of scientific research. And the vast majority of experts in relevant fields are opining that causes other than natural ones have us facing the relatively imminent, catastrophic effect on a global level.

The relevant question is not whether there are natural causes of some of what we are experiencing or observing, but whether these experts are correct.

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Posted: Aug 21, 2022 - 10:15pm

One of the biggest reasons I decided some 40 years ago to stay in Cleveland was its proximity to 20% of the world's fresh water.  Growing up in California defined the importance and uncertainty of a water supply.  One of the original drivers of splitting California into two states was over water.  The North had it and the South was a desert and needed to import its water from the North.  As well defined in the 1950's so this is hardly a recent revelation.  The great aqueducts were built by Gov Jerry Brown's father Gov Pat Brown.  They were designed only to move water without any thoughts of building storage and reserve systems into it.  That is their greatest failure and very apparent now.

Even back in the 60's I remember it being a big deal when the Colorado River actually made it all the way to The Sea of Cortez in Baja.  It rarely happened way back then.  And there was only a third of today's population then ...

Yeah, surprise, surprise, surprise ... no one saw this coming ...

Climate has always been changing and in the SW USA, geology has played a part.
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Petrified Forest National Park

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The park's earliest human inhabitants arrived at least 8,000 years ago. By about 2,000 years ago, they were growing corn in the area and shortly thereafter building pit houses in what would become the park. Later inhabitants built above-ground dwellings called pueblos.

Although a changing climate caused the last of the park's pueblos to be abandoned by about 1400 CE,

more than 600 archeological sites, including petroglyphs, have been discovered in the park. In the 16th century, Spanish explorers visited the area, and by the mid-19th century a U.S. team had surveyed an east–west route through the area where the park is now located and noted the petrified wood. Later, roads and a railway followed similar routes and gave rise to tourism and, before the park was protected, to large-scale removal of fossils. Theft of petrified wood remains a problem in the 21st century.


It's a wonderful stop btw.  Went through it in the late 60's during a cross country road trip.

Oh and there are real natural causes for rising ocean levels, which have been rising steadily for centuries already.  The Pacific basin is shrinking and the Atlantic is getting shallower with a growing land mass in the middle.  The Mid Atlantic Ridge.  The largest underwater mountain range on the planet and rapidly growing which will also affect currents.

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There are more than one kind of deniers ... the deniers of any type of natural or cyclical reasons or causes.
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Posted: Aug 20, 2022 - 1:12pm

"Four nuclear plants depend on water flow for cooling"

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