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« Reply #200 on: September 12, 2017, 02:21:40 AM »
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”
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« Reply #201 on: September 12, 2017, 07:42:14 PM »
Manila floods as tropical depression slams Philippines

At least two people have been killed after storm delivered torrential heavy rain.
www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/manila-floods-tropical-depression-slams-philippines-170912093316483.html

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« Reply #202 on: September 15, 2017, 06:41:25 AM »

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« Reply #203 on: September 15, 2017, 11:46:46 PM »
Argentina's flooding crisis affects ranching community

www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/argentinas-flooding-crisis-affects-ranching-community-170915112159573.html

Not much text but very informative video footage.

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« Reply #204 on: September 16, 2017, 05:34:42 AM »
The linked video (narrated by Jack Palance) presents and interesting history of Ukraine's struggles (focused on both Soviet and Nazi aggressions):

Title: "Between Hitler & Stalin: Ukraine in World War II The Untold Story"


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« Reply #205 on: September 17, 2017, 10:42:28 PM »

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« Reply #206 on: September 19, 2017, 03:59:00 PM »
The linked video (narrated by Jack Palance) presents and interesting history of Ukraine's struggles (focused on both Soviet and Nazi aggressions):

Title: "Between Hitler & Stalin: Ukraine in World War II The Untold Story"




I always prefer Brzezinski's histories when narrated by Hollywood's most loquacious cowboys. How could we forget Rompin' Ronnie's rendition of "The Evil Empire", a serial in 3 parts.


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« Reply #207 on: September 29, 2017, 01:50:17 AM »
Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41435223

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« Reply #209 on: October 02, 2017, 06:42:22 AM »
What is BREEAM? Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method.

“BREEAM, developed by the renowned building science center BRE (Building Research Establishment), measures the sustainability of construction projects, infrastructure, and buildings in a variety of key categories: energy, health and well-being, innovation, land use, materials, management, pollution, transport, waste, and water. Projects then receive ratings of either Pass, Good, Very Good, Excellent, or Outstanding.”

This one new administrative facility in Britain, due to design and construction methods has been certified as Outstanding, the highest rating available according to the world’s leading sustainability assessment standard, BREEAM.

https://www.jw.org/en/news/releases/by-region/united-kingdom/branch-office-breeam-rating-sustainable-design/

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« Reply #210 on: October 06, 2017, 05:55:39 PM »
Wide Bay farmers 'reeling' after floods swamp Queensland crops after months of dry

www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-10-03/bundaberg-floods-hit-district-hard/9010002?&section=latest&date=(none)

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« Reply #211 on: October 12, 2017, 04:21:45 PM »
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41585552

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years


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« Reply #212 on: October 14, 2017, 05:35:49 AM »
Vietnam – Dozens Killed as Tropical Depression Causes Floods and Landslides

http://floodlist.com/asia/vietnam-tropical-depression-floods-landslides-october-2017


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« Reply #213 on: October 19, 2017, 06:09:41 AM »
Flooding returns to southern Queensland, Australia

www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/flooding-returns-southern-queensland-australia-171018105240759.html

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This time the flooding is more widespread.

David de Paoli, a chilli and avocado grower, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that he suffered more than a million dollars in losses from the most recent storm.

"This is it, the last time we had that 350mm it was quick and fast and furious it caused structural damage and soil erosion, but this one's costing us our crop," he said.

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« Reply #214 on: November 01, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »
"Feminine-named hurricanes (vs. masculine-named hurricanes) cause significantly more deaths, apparently because they lead to a lower perceived risk and consequently less preparedness,"

http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/01/health/female-hurricanes-deadlier-than-male-hurricanes-trnd/index.html

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« Reply #215 on: November 23, 2017, 02:11:29 PM »
"Venezuela used to have five glaciers. Today, only one remains. The last glacier in Venezuela, the Humboldt glacier, is about to disappear."

http://earthsky.org/earth/venezuela-losing-last-humbolt-glacier

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« Reply #216 on: December 12, 2017, 03:35:40 PM »


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« Reply #218 on: February 28, 2018, 10:46:36 PM »

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« Reply #220 on: June 27, 2018, 05:37:14 PM »
The Peak Prosperity blog linked to a post I authored on "More Global Warming Propaganda in a WSJ Opinion Article"
https://www.peakprosperity.com/dailydigest/114141/daily-digest-627-pa-mayor-declares-fiscal-crisis-sky-high-deductibles-broke-us-he

To find the article, you have to cursor down to the 11th link in their daily digest

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« Reply #221 on: July 04, 2018, 01:58:19 PM »
the journal of population and sustainability
SPRING 2018 | Vol 2, No 2

https://www.populationmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Pop_and_Sustainability_Journal_Vol.2_No.2_Print_online.pdf

Contents

5  DAVID SAMWAYS      Editorial Introduction
                      Anthropocentrism – The Origin of Environmental Degradation?

21 UGO BARDI          A Seneca Collapse for the World’s Human Population?

33 DOUGLAS E. BOOTH   Postmaterial Experience Economics, Population, and 
                      Environmental Sustainability

51 WILLIAM N. RYERSON The Hidden Gem of the Cairo Consensus: 
                      Helping to End Population Growth with Entertainment Media

Book Review:
63 PAUL R. EHRLICH    Anthrozoology: Embracing Co-Existence in the Anthropocene
                      by Michael Tobias and Jane Morrison

66 JOHN P. HOLDREN    A Brief History of “IPAT”

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Ugo Bardy starts with:
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The  Earth  provides  enough  to  satisfy  every  man’s  need  but  not  for 
every man’s greed.” Gandhi (quoted in Pyarelal 1958 p. 552)

Edit:
Are you materialist, postmaterialist or inbetween? Find out at page 35.
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« Reply #222 on: July 10, 2018, 05:39:09 AM »
Fuck Kissinger. Every word out of that mouth is a lie, be it yea, or be it nay. For that man speaks not truth or falsity, but rather to enshrine his vision of the future.

Did I say, "Fuck Kissinger" yet ? Never mind, bears repeating.

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« Reply #223 on: July 10, 2018, 09:16:34 AM »
We are, Kissinger warns, in the midst of a “sweeping technical revolution whose consequences we have failed to fully reckon with and whose culmination may be a world relying on machines powered by data and algorithms and ungoverned by ethical or philosophical norms.”

Well, would you know it? Henry Kissinger and his ilk are actually machines powered by data and algorithms!
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« Reply #224 on: August 06, 2018, 11:08:06 PM »

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« Reply #225 on: August 07, 2018, 12:08:39 AM »
"Planet at risk of heading towards “Hothouse Earth” state."

http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2018-08-06-planet-at-risk-of-heading-towards-hothouse-earth-state.html

while i concur 100% i think that 1.5 - 2.0C target was illusionary as well as intentionally deceptive from day one. i can't seriously say but i expect temps betweein 3-5C higher during my grandchildren's lifetime. if i'm too far off, let me know but if possible explaining why so that i can eventually correct something that i'm convinced of since 20+ years.
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« Reply #226 on: August 22, 2018, 10:03:09 AM »
This is a story that could go in many threads on this forum. But here is a highlight: Storing your water in aquifer contaminated with arsenic is not a good idea:

" ... officials also have known since 2006 that the area’s groundwater — with which the recharged Colorado River water mixes — has levels of arsenic and fluoride exceeding federal EPA drinking water limits. In 2015, a CAP consultant, Montgomery and Associates, pegged the price tag for treating and recovering Tonopah’s water at $143 million to $200 million."

" ...  the aquifer underneath the recharge basin is substantially less permeable below 300 feet than previously thought. Second, concentrations of arsenic and fluoride in natural groundwater are larger than previously estimated ..."

Lotsa good stuff in the article. Mostly sayin, Southwest USA is quite screwed.

https://tucson.com/news/local/arizona-s-plan-to-withdraw-years-worth-of-banked-cap/article_fe3ea48d-e230-5250-87f5-5756f0368200.html

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« Reply #227 on: September 06, 2018, 11:12:29 AM »
"Over a mere four days this summer, snow from the previous winter melted into a pond of slush on Canada’s Lowell Glacier. Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College, called the area of water-saturated snow a “snow swamp.”

“I haven’t seen a snow swamp of this size develop this quickly ever,” said Pelto, who has spent 38 years monitoring glaciers in the region."


https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92699/snow-swamp-on-lowell-glacier

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« Reply #228 on: September 06, 2018, 01:32:28 PM »
This is a story that could go in many threads on this forum. But here is a highlight: Storing your water in aquifer contaminated with arsenic is not a good idea:

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Not knowing what water you have got, or not got, may be even worse.

https://qz.com/1353839/theres-a-time-bomb-for-us-mexico-relations-ticking-underground/
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF WATER
There’s a time bomb for US-Mexico relations ticking underground

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Texas and Mexico have elaborate sharing agreements for every acre-foot of water that flows through the Rio Grande, which makes sense, especially since the river is dwindling. Making sure both sides are upholding those agreements while the region rides through its regular whiplash of droughts and floods takes up most of the bandwidth of water officials on both sides.

Meanwhile, the US and Mexico barely even know about their shared groundwater. The two nations only officially recognize four cross-border aquifers (pdf). But Rosario Sanchez, a Texas A&M University hydrologist who has spent her academic life seeking out transboundary aquifers that aren’t yet on maps, has identified 36. Of those, 15 are shared between Texas and Mexico.
“Compared to the issues of illegal immigration, drug violence, economic trade, and other border and non-border issues, groundwater management ranks relatively low among the priorities of both federal governments,” wrote Gabriel Eckstein, a water-law scholar at Texas A&M School of Law, in a 2012 paper (pdf). “As a result, the [Rio Grande Valley region’s] groundwater resources are being overexploited on both frontiers as populations and industries pump with little regard for sustainability or transboundary consequences…. Ultimately, the viability of the region’s communities, natural environment, and economic growth are threatened with stagnation and may falter. And no one, at least on the federal level, is doing anything about it.”
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« Reply #232 on: November 26, 2018, 10:37:12 AM »
Erebus, by Michael Palin (of Monty Python fame) has been getting tremendous ratings on Goodreads.com - average 4.49 out of 5.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/24/erebus-michael-palin-review-john-franklin-arctic-explorer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36992484-erebus