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Consequences / Re: Near Term Human Extinction
« on: February 02, 2020, 10:54:08 PM »
Hi BC I don't post much but I do read a lot. Your contributions on this forum are much appreciated!

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Arctic sea ice / Re: When will the Arctic Go Ice Free?
« on: May 11, 2019, 05:39:05 AM »
In this highly interesting interview published on May 08, 2019, Wieslaw Maslowski talks with Guy McPherson about Arctic Ice. You might recall In 2012 Maslowski published a paper projecting the arctic would be ice free in 2016 + or - 3 years.


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Science / Re: Woods and Trees: Embodied carbon and albedo
« on: April 25, 2019, 04:18:44 AM »
I didn't know trees released methane. Maybe the destruction of earth's forests is a factor in rising levels of methane in the atmosphere?

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/trees-release-methane-what-it-means-climate-change/

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Policy and solutions / Re: Extinction Rebellion
« on: April 19, 2019, 05:05:35 AM »
Yours truely demanding the Nelson Council in New Zealand declare a climate emergency. See short video at link below.

https://www.facebook.com/josegcano.111/videos/271302860415158/




If not now, when?
If not me, who?

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Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: June 30, 2018, 02:44:08 AM »
NASA is due to send up ICESat - 2 in a few weeks, I wander if this will provide a clearer picture regarding sea ice area and extent data...

After launch, the fast-firing laser and sensitive detectors aboard ICESat-2 will allow it to collect precise measurements of Earth’s height. The mission is designed to focus on changes in the ice sheets and sea ice in Antarctica and the Arctic, where warming temperatures are having dramatic effects. The satellite will track the changes in these polar regions and around the globe.

Launch is scheduled for Sept. 12, 2018


For more information on ICESat-2, visit: https://icesat-2.gsfc.nasa.gov/

For updates on ICESat-2 and its Delta II at Vandenberg, visit: https://blogs.nasa.gov/icesat2/

For more information about NASA launches, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/index.html

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Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:13:48 AM »
Nice summary of Arctic ice conditions from National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)

http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/06/

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Consequences / The Holocene Extinction
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:27:38 PM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocene_extinction

There have been a number of topics and posts on this forum from all over the world regarding the current mass extinction event. Please read (at least) the summary of the following New Zealand Government Report published on 19.4.18.

Summary of the key findings from the report:

•Our soil is affected by erosion and intensive agriculture:

◦192 million tonnes of soil are lost every year from erosion – 44 percent of this is from pasture.


◦Soil quality testing shows 2 out of 7 indicators give reason for concern, with 48 percent of tested sites outside the target range for phosphorus content and macroporosity.



•Nearly 83 percent of our native birds, bats, reptiles, and frogs are classified as threatened or at risk of extinction (between 2010 and 2016).


•20 species of birds improved their conservation status (between 2012 and 2016).


•As well as loss of native vegetation across the country, coastal and lowland habitats continued to reduce.


•There have been significant shifts in land use in the last two decades:

◦10 percent increase in the total size of our towns and cities (between 1996 and 2012).


◦42 percent increase in the area of land used for dairy, and a 20 percent decrease in area used for sheep and beef (between 2002 and 2016).


◦shift in the past 15 years to higher numbers of animals farmed per hectare, especially in dairy.


◦net loss of 71,000 hectares of native land cover (between 1996 and 2012).


◦7 percent decrease in total area of land in agricultural production (between 2002 and 2012).


For the entire paper please follow the link below:

http://www.mfe.govt.nz/news-events/land-report-highlights-issues-soil-degradation

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