Fabulous short interview of lawyer for oil company by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Nathan Thurm interviewed by Robert F Kennedy Jr
This is tragically priceless.
In a massive new study published Wednesday in the influential journal Nature ( http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature20150 ), no less than 50 authors from around the world document a so-called climate system “feedback” that, they say, could make global warming considerably worse over the coming decades.
That feedback involves the planet’s soils, which are a massive repository of carbon due to the plants and roots that have grown and died in them, in many cases over vast time periods (plants pull in carbon from the air through photosynthesis and use it to fuel their growth). It has long been feared that as warming increases, the microorganisms living in these soils would respond by very naturally upping their rate of respiration, a process that in turn releases carbon dioxide or methane, leading greenhouse gases.
It’s this concern that the new study validates.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/7/1608385/-The-Earth ... uman-Species
(Sorry if it's not a direct link...you can copy and paste...it takes me to a different screen when I click the reply button so I'm not sure if this is the right way to reply...it's been awhile since I've been on here...)
But the link above is an excellent visual history for the Earth's temperatures and where we are headed. Very useful for sending to people who try to deny climate change. Also yes, very scary--especially with the upcoming regime change.
- Party Poop-er
Since I share the same concerns about bee health/survival, I broached concern about the incoming EPA head, an avowed climate change denier.
All of a sudden, her tone became hostile and she said, "I think he is a fantastic choice!" and went on to denounce the current EPA leadership.
How is it possible that someone who professes concern for bees and their importance in agriculture, at the same time, think that climate change is NOT a factor in bee survival?
So many of these appointees are so wrong for the job in so many ways.
I believe there are too many unthinking people who are unwilling to learn what they need to know to make informed decisions. I don't understand her beliefs either.
- For the Love of Pigs
Check out the animation.
This animation tracks the relative amount of ice of different ages from 1990 through early November 2016. Seasonal ice is darkest blue. Ice that is 9 or more years old is white.
A great interview of Norm Chopsky put out today. He describes the republicons as the most dangerous group in human history.
http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/4/26/1656465/-Chomsky-d ... uman-history
[edit - forgot to finish a sentence - Lynx]
When I was young, I would crawl on my stomach for hours to get close enough to hide and watch without being seen The Great Blue Herons fish in one of the largest GBH rookeries in the world. They are still there but in no where near the same numbers - also a protected area, the difference being much less water. I would trap muskrat (humanely, let them go) I would see fisher cats, some beaver, the occasional pair of river otter - I would stay all day and night when I found them, silently enjoying them like no other animal. None now.
It was in the White Mountains one winter day in 2001 where wildlife taught me I had been wrong about everything. I had been alone mostly, for over 2 months, up and out before dawn each day. I stopped one mooring as the most beautiful sunrise came up over the mountains and allowed myself several minutes to take in the beauty of the place which I had not done prior. I could not afford that luxury but on this day I was overcome and for a few minutes the danger was not important to me, the beauty was. I watched an eagle soaring and thought to myself, for the first time, why are we doing this, making plans for war each day when such beauty is everywhere.
p.s. the trump administration has hidden the linked page. It just ain't, no more.Published on Jan 8, 2014
President Obama's Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, explains the polar vortex in 2 minutes—and why climate change makes extreme weather more likely going forward. Learn more at http://wh.gov/climate-change. January 8, 2014.