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Re: Lake Effects
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2017, 07:51:33 PM »
Most reaction say it's about fertiliser. Is that a fact ? The interesting about that is that most land can not produce anymore without fertiliser, or very little. Because they use the same land over and over again. It's exhausted. Put that together with more natural disasters, like hurricanes and floods, forst fires. And it can effect the global food supply in a dramatical way. And that's bad news for the forests we have left today. Because if you can not use the land every year anymore, we need much more land. And what is left, rain forests, national parks...... Time to stop growing the world population i think.


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Re: Lake Effects
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2018, 06:13:03 PM »
Toxic Algae Blooms Occurring More Often, May Be Caught in Climate Change Feedback Loop
The blooms, primarily fed by farm runoff but exacerbated by warming, release methane and CO2. Lake Erie is a 'poster child' for the challenge.
Blooms of harmful algae in the nation's waters appear to be occurring much more frequently than in the past, increasing suspicions that the warming climate may be exacerbating the problem.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) published newly collected data on Tuesday reporting nearly 300 large blooms since 2010. Last year alone, 169 were reported. While NOAA issues forecasts for harmful algal blooms in certain areas, the advocacy group called its report the first attempt to track the blooms on a nationwide scale.

The study comes as scientists have predicted proliferation of these blooms as the climate changes, and amid increasing attention by the news media and local politicians to the worst cases.

Just as troubling, these blooms could not only worsen with climate change, but also contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. ...
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