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The Coz
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California is not raking their forests like they should!

8/31/2022 10:40:28 AM

utowncha
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well, they dont manage their forests correctly, but climate change just exacerbates those consequences.

8/31/2022 10:43:23 AM

Bullet
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd8mohXiIu0

(rake the floor)

8/31/2022 10:45:47 AM

The Coz
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Come to think of it, Oregon and Idaho and Arizona and New Mexico and Colorado better start raking as well.

8/31/2022 11:10:23 AM

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" California's entire central valley was flooded 150 years ago. I bet that was humanity's fault as well."


why are you so committed to being a denialist?

8/31/2022 1:35:55 PM

Pupils DiL8t
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IPCC's AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2023

https://report.ipcc.ch/ar6syr/pdf/IPCC_AR6_SYR_SPM.pdf

3/22/2023 12:40:00 PM

eyewall41
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Biden didn't help anything by approving the Willow Project in Alaska.

3/22/2023 5:52:07 PM

Pupils DiL8t
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The way that people rally around fossil fuels at even a modest increase in energy prices doesn't provide much hope for the future.

3/23/2023 8:05:12 AM

The Coz
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Stop subsidizing fossil fuels.

3/23/2023 9:44:43 AM

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http://web.archive.org/web/20120728113033/www.washingtonmonthly.com/features/2011/1101.leonard-2.html

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"Last year, the Obama administration made a noble run at cutting oil and gas subsidies. Republicans in Congress shut down that effort."


https://www.technologyreview.com/2011/03/23/196198/ethanol-blamed-for-record-food-prices/#:~:text=Demand%20for%20ethanol%20from%20corn,started%20tracking%20prices%20in%201990.

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"The increased production of ethanol has a large impact on corn prices, not only because it’s a major source of demand, but also because the demand is fixed."


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/article/are-corn-subsidies-making-us-fat-#:~:text=The%20people%20who%20ate%20the,higher%20risk%20of%20abnormal%20cholesterol.

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"The people who ate the most subsidized food had a 41 percent greater risk of belly fat, 37 percent high risk of obesity, 34 percent higher risk for elevated inflammation, and 14 percent higher risk of abnormal cholesterol."


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Subsidies are often useful when they're first introduced for a certain purpose. But the problem with the dynamic between government and industry is that once they are introduced, most of the time, it is very hard to make them go away.

[Edited on March 23, 2023 at 11:44 AM. Reason : .]

3/23/2023 11:42:56 AM

Bullet
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https://www.wral.com/story/global-heat-is-just-the-latest-2023-extreme-that-shows-an-earth-in-crisis/20942838/


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"The past three days have each broken or tied records as the Earth's hottest day since at least 1979 and likely far longer, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data, accessible via a University of Maine website."

7/6/2023 3:02:32 PM

The Coz
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I don't ask this to try to somehow debunk the claims being made, but I admit to being ignorant about how global average temperature can be established with confidence, especially historically. Wouldn't this depend on the number and the even distribution of measuring stations across the whole surface of the earth?

7/6/2023 3:52:29 PM

rwoody
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Maybe this?
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2018/03/23/heres-how-scientists-reconstruct-earths-past-climates/

7/6/2023 7:25:00 PM

rwoody
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Since you responded so enthusiastically to that one, heres another for free!!
https://what-if.xkcd.com/132/

This isn't specifically about your question but does talk about how you can measure average temperature for an area by just measuring the temperature of ground water. Science is neat!

7/7/2023 5:05:46 PM

rwoody
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Another good one
https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/156rt4d/eli5_how_can_scientists_accurately_know_the/jt1ci8s

7/23/2023 1:09:46 AM

The Coz
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How do we take a global average temperature? And does every point on Earth get equal weighting? Only land areas? Only sea level? Surely not. It's hot, though.

7/23/2023 10:56:43 AM

Pupils DiL8t
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https://www.cnn.com/2023/07/25/world/gulf-stream-atlantic-current-collapse-climate-scn-intl/index.html

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"A new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature, found that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current – of which the Gulf Stream is a part – could collapse around the middle of the century, or even as early as 2025...

The AMOC is a complex tangle of currents that works like a giant global conveyor belt. It transports warm water from the tropics toward the North Atlantic, where the water cools, becomes saltier and sinks deep into the ocean, before spreading southwards.

It plays a crucial role in the climate system, helping regulate global weather patterns. Its collapse would have enormous implications, including much more extreme winters and sea level rises affecting parts of Europe and the US, and a shifting of the monsoon in the tropics.

For years, scientists have been warning of its instability as the climate crisis accelerates, threatening to upset the balance of temperature and salinity on which the strength of these currents depend.

As the oceans heat up and ice melts, more freshwater flows into the ocean and reduces the water's density, making it less able to sink. When waters become too fresh, too warm or both, the conveyor belt stops...

They found 'early warning signals' of critical changes in the AMOC, which led them to predict 'with high confidence' that it could shut down or collapse as early as 2025 and no later than 2095. The likeliest point of collapse is somewhere between 2039 and 2070, Ditlevsen said."



Warning of a forthcoming collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-39810-w#Sec2

7/25/2023 6:16:58 PM

moron
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They can just burn more coal and gas if they’re so cold

7/26/2023 10:34:09 AM

Bullet
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https://www.npr.org/2023/08/14/1193723648/just-how-hot-was-july-hotter-than-anything-on-record

8/15/2023 9:39:39 AM

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