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Greenland and Arctic Circle / Re: Greenland 2017 melt season
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:42:16 AM »
Having seen peat fires in the Lincolnshire Fens burn for 3 years until they burn 14 ft down to the water table (lower than sea level due to drainage) I would be worried. The saving factor in Greenland may be a higher water content in the peat.

This book looks interesting https://books.google.com.au/books?id=OjL0CAAAQBAJ&pg=PA132&lpg=PA132&dq=fen+lands+burning+peat&source=bl&ots=Z9Y4PU71FQ&sig=LwO52o2HtwAO8TXwH3dFV7xYAEE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivnJyns8vVAhWJVLwKHUwuDpEQ6AEIVDAG#v=onepage&q=fen%20lands%20burning%20peat&f=false

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The adjustments from the removal of thick ice from the land takes 1000's of years. For example parts of the UK are still rising from that effect. The shorter term effects of climate change on land forms are more likely to be associate with the loss of the permafrost with associated land slips. In this case there was a small quake in the region which may have acted in combination. The "Tsunami" in the thread was (in geological term) small and localized - in human terms far greater.

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Consequences / Re: Climate change, the ocean, agriculture, and FOOD
« on: June 22, 2017, 12:05:07 PM »
SRI Method (System of Rice Intensification) is already in use in parts of India and many other countries. This system reduces the consumption of water in rice production, increases yields and significantly reduces methane emissions. I came across it trying to help a Thai family whom i am closely associated with ;D

I don't know why it is not more widely promoted - maybe because the family now produces more rice on less land, does not buy fertilizer, reduced pesticide use by 95% and they use traditional seed from last years crop - vested interest maybe?  >:(   

What is nice is that some of the neighbors are using the SRI method now. Whats not so good is that the frogs are back - and on the menu :'(

A good start point http://sri.ciifad.cornell.edu/conferences/IRC2014/booth/SRI_climate_smart_rice_production_%20handout_2014.pdf

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