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Arctic sea ice / Re: The Freezing Season For Dummies
« on: September 15, 2019, 05:53:02 PM »
Apartheid introduced at the arctic sea ice forum.

Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« on: September 04, 2019, 09:40:09 PM »
The Amazon Fires Reveal the Dysfunction of the Global Community

The case for territorial incursion in the Amazon is far stronger than the justifications for most war.

When Jair Bolosonaro won Brazil’s presidential election last year, having run on a platform of deforestation, David Wallace-Wells asked, “How much damage can one person do to the planet?” Bolsonaro didn’t pour lighter fluid to ignite the flames now ravishing the Amazon, but with his policies and rhetoric, he might as well have. The destruction he inspired—and allowed to rage with his days of stubborn unwillingness to douse the flames—has placed the planet at a hinge moment in its ecological history. Unfortunately, the planet doesn’t have a clue about how it should respond.

In part, the problem is that so much of the world is now governed by leaders who share Bolsonaro’s sensibility. Even before Bolsonaro presided over the incineration of the world’s storehouse of oxygen, he led a dubious regime. His path to power began with the corrupt impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, followed by the arrest of his higher-polling electoral rival.

In part, the problem is the dismal state of international institutions, which haven’t been so tattered since World War II. In the face of global critics begging Bolsonaro to stop the destruction of the Amazon, he shouts about the threats to Brazil’s sovereignty. For that complaint to land, he would need democratic legitimacy, and this revanchist has none; yet those critics do nothing more than sputter inconsequential rage.

Like Donald Trump, he squeezes personal joy from his confrontations with foreign leaders and NGOs, posing as the manly enemy of the effete elites. In other words, he’s letting the fires burn, at least in part, to troll his enemies. He’s cutting out the world’s lungs for the sake of owning the libs.

... If a country obtains chemical or biological weapons, the rest of the world tends to react with fury—or at least it did in the not-so-distant past. ... The destruction of the Amazon is arguably far more dangerous than the weapons of mass destruction that have triggered a robust response. The consequences of the unfolding disaster—which will extinguish species and hasten a worst-case climate crisis—extend for eternity.

To lose a fifth of the Amazon to deforestation would trigger a process known as “dieback,” releasing what The Intercept calls a “doomsday bomb of stored carbon.”

If there were a functioning global community, it would be wrestling with how to more aggressively save the Amazon, and acknowledging that the battle against climate change demands not only new international cooperation but, perhaps, the weakening of traditional concepts of the nation-state. ... In the meantime, the planet chokes on old notions of sovereignty.


Brazil’s Bolsonaro Is Endangering the World

As a store of carbon, the Amazon is fundamental to the survival of every person. If destroyed or degraded, the giant rain forest is simply beyond humanity’s ability to get back. Even if people were to replant half a continent’s worth of trees, the diversity of creatures across Amazonia, once lost, will not be replenished for roughly 10 million years. And that is 33 times longer than Homo sapiens, as a species, has existed.


G7: Trump Skips Talks On Climate Crisis and Amazon Fires

Donald Trump did not attend Monday’s crucial discussion on climate and biodiversity at the G7 meeting of international leaders in Biarritz, missing talks on how to deal with the Amazon rainforest fires as well as new ways to cut carbon emissions.

Reporters noticed at the start of the session that the US president’s chair was empty.

Trump was later asked by reporters covering a meeting with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, whether he had attended the climate session. He replied: “We’re having it in a little while.” He did not appear to hear when a reporter told him it had just taken place.

And that one person is Obama. You have to understand that the USD is the world reserve currency. For most international trade countries need USD. And Obama printed 10 trillion USD. That money made the rest of the world grow. And when they grow, they need more USD. And that makes the USD stronger and stronger. A couple years ago you had a little more than 1,5 brasilian real for 1 usd. Today you have 4 brasilian real for 1 usd. That makes brasilian soybeans 70% cheaper than US soybeans compared to a couple years ago. If they asked 1,5 real for 1 kilo soybeans a couple years ago, they now almost get 3 kilo soybeans for that same 1 usd. And US farmers can not drop their price with 70 %, for them 1 USD stays 1 USD. And that creates plenty demand for brasilian soybeans. And i know what Bolsanero has been telling before the elections, but maybe he counted on the people to vote for him because they are tired of all that political correctness. I'am not sure if he realised it was going to have such an impact. ofcourse, it's his job to protect the forest. But demands comes from global growth, and that global growth is triggered by Obama's money printing spree. And because he did'nt do what he had to do, the money printing continues. Consumption on basis of printed money, soon we can say goodbuy to the entire Amazon forest i think. And in a low yield world, 70 % is a big margin. And did you ever asked yourself the question if there are some brasilian soybeans involved in the products you buy. I think many people don't do. So they will eat the Amazon without knowing. And Trump, he tries to sell American soybeans to keep US farmers alive. Maybe he will fail, but it will cost us the Amazon forest.

Consequences / Re: Wildfires
« on: September 01, 2019, 08:37:50 PM »

Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:54:56 PM »
Why, because he's drilling for oil ? Than you should tell your family to sell their car. And to stop travelling, and stop going to the supermarket. And nobody will drill for oil anymore. But until today the US needs 20 million barrels every day. That's what feeds their economy. That's how they make their money to go to the supermarket and to travel the world.

Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: August 30, 2019, 07:53:01 PM »
There is a big difference. Trump tries to protect it's home. If we all did that, there would be no climate crisis, no immigrant crisis.... But the hate you find here, that's blind hate. You hate him, because you don't agree with him.

Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: August 30, 2019, 07:59:42 AM »
So much hate over here.

The rest / Re: Good music
« on: August 25, 2019, 08:35:23 PM »
Some older belgian  punk/rock. The Wolf Banes, as the bottle runs dry.   

If i have to belief Ventusky, than we are going for our 3th heatwave this summer. That's from one heatwave every 4 years, 20 years ago. To 3 heatwaves in a summer.

The rest / Re: Leftism is a greater threat than climate change
« on: August 08, 2019, 08:18:52 AM »
It's maybe stupid to say, because we can not turn back time. But leftism is a disaster for this planet. If you look at what they have been doing for a long time. And than i'm talking about UNICEF, docters without borders, United Nations, all the NGO's..... They go to a place like Africa with their modern medical equipment......And the number of children that dies at birth or in their first years start to drop significantly. And the result is strong population growth in a place where there would not be population growth without their intervention. Because where is the infrastructure, the sewage system, the food, the jobs......The result is a giant extremely poor population.

Consequences / Re: Health Effects of Climate Change
« on: August 06, 2019, 09:48:45 PM »
Why would it be so bad this year ? Insects can pop up in very large numbers in just a short time.

Consequences / Re: Floods
« on: August 06, 2019, 05:00:28 PM »
It don't sounds like they are speaking russian.

Consequences / Re: Floods
« on: August 06, 2019, 04:41:39 PM »
Some footage from the floods in Russia. In just a couple minutes the water was a couple meters high.  Looks like a tsunami.

Consequences / Re: Health Effects of Climate Change
« on: August 06, 2019, 03:35:02 PM »
5,7 million people got malaria so far this year in Burundi, on a population of 11 million people.

Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: August 06, 2019, 01:54:35 PM »
Francisco just left Japan. And 2 big boys are gaining strength. Lekimas central pressure wil drop into the low 30's by Thursday morning.

Consequences / Re: Heatwaves
« on: August 06, 2019, 01:28:13 PM »

That's because we have become globalists. You bring energy from place A to place B, you bring food from place B to place C, you bring raw materials from place X to place A...... And that's how all populations keep growing. I have family in Russia, in Asia and the US. We fill up every little hole on this planet, until there is nothing left.

The rest / Re: Eco-Fascism - what kind of a rotten fruit is that
« on: August 05, 2019, 10:36:06 PM »
No it's more than 20 %, and probably it will go up. Because you see and feel the frustration everywhere. There are not many days that there is nothing they outlaw. Last year they outlawed the use of fireworks with New Year. Because people with dogs, horses,cats...Sometimes it turns out ugly, because they are scared. And now every day they find dead dogs,(meatballs with poison), hanged cats, horses with arrows in their bodies..... The use of antidepressants is big. It all smells like stress. Not so long ago if you wanted to build a house , than you bought a piece of land, like 1500 square meters. Today these new pieces of land are only like 200 square meters , and they cost the double. You sit more on top of eachother. Maybe that has something to do with it.

Consequences / Re: Places becoming less livable
« on: July 30, 2019, 12:56:33 PM »
Near the dutch border (Turnhout), and today 2 big oaks just fell down.And there was no wind, i think the groundwater is sinking to fast. That's why they drop their leafes when it's hot.

Consequences / Re: Heatwaves
« on: July 25, 2019, 04:56:14 PM »
The animals are suffering. We have a couple wild rabbits in the forest next to the house. And normaly they run as fast as they can when they see me coming with my bike. And yesterday there was one sitting next to the road. He saw me coming from far. When i was less than one meter from him, he made 2 little jumps. And than he stopped again. And everything from birds to beetles and ants. They try to get into the house or the garage where its cooler.

Consequences / Re: Heatwaves
« on: July 25, 2019, 11:26:54 AM »
In Kleine Brogel it was 39,9 yesterday, and probably a little more today.

Consequences / Re: Prepping for Collapse
« on: July 19, 2019, 04:02:07 PM »
This is maybe why el cid and archimid can not agree. And this is not even for the north, it's near Brussels. They only have a short winter. In the winter the production from that solar installation is only 1/10 from the production in summer. If you go further north the days get shorter in winter .I think in Puerto Rico almost all days are the same.

Consequences / Re: Prepping for Collapse
« on: July 16, 2019, 06:17:17 PM »
I think he's serious, it's the coffee.

Consequences / Re: Prepping for Collapse
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:43:10 PM »
Arcticmelt, Is it not better to buy a gun. Than to hide in your grave on Mars. Because that story has something very sad.

Science / Re: Solar cycle
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:30:04 AM »

That's like a month faster than last year.

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: November 29, 2018, 03:00:45 PM »
If you would put all the data from the 1990, 2000, 2010 average in a graph. Would there be more years like 2018 for the Kara Sea ?

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: November 29, 2018, 02:57:26 PM »
The warmer water from the Atlantic keeps it open longer i would think. And as soon as the freeze kicks in, the sun is already further down. And that makes probably that steep clif up.

Consequences / Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« on: November 25, 2018, 10:58:04 PM »
14k structures, lets say 3 to 4 people in each structure. That's between 40 000 and 60 000 people that lost their home. And they did'nt got much support from the government. The impact of this fire will be much bigger than the fire itself.

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: November 23, 2018, 08:43:31 PM »
Climate change in full action. A chain of extreme events. Warmer oceans, extreme snowfall, high levels of meltwater, stronger storms, heat records, cold records, extreme floods, extreme droughts....... I'm curious how much snow we will get this winter.

Consequences / Re: Hurricane season 2018
« on: September 12, 2018, 05:38:20 PM »
Trump also runs a 1000 billion deficit, to keep everything that runs on subsidies running. And who is running on subsidies ?

Arctic sea ice / Re: 2018 sea ice area and extent data
« on: August 02, 2018, 11:58:48 AM »
Who needs a sattelite to observe the ice if we have a Tesla cruising trough space.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: June 13, 2018, 02:27:37 PM »
As far as i see it, the models are not telling that no ice melted. The models are telling that plenty of ice melted. Only that area on the siberian side lost maybe 500 km3 in the last 10 days. If the graphs are right.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:03:10 PM »
How reliable is that information ? That's a few million km2 that lost 30 to 40 cm of ice in just 10 days. I never did any calculations about how much heat it takes to melt an amount of ice. But it looks plenty.

Arctic sea ice / Re: The 2018 melting season
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:05:40 AM »
And the North Pole is part of the planet and climate. Nobody is telling that it's only about that. Feel free to add quality as much as you want.

Plenty of high anomalies. Last week we had an entire week of 14 degree C above the average maximum. The week before some places in Japan had 30 degree C. And next week it's going to be Russia, almost 27 degree C in Moscow. That's like 15 degree C above the maximum average.

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