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Posted: 10 October 2017 08:30 AM   [ Ignore ]
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This is what the cascading consequences of manmade global warming look like - ignoring down to Earth realities will simply make the future so much uglier than it needed to be.  downer

Oh and here’s a reason we need healthy government and paying our fair share of taxes.

http://calfire.ca.gov/index
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Posted: 11 October 2017 10:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This Isn’t ‘the New Normal’ for Climate Change — That Will Be Worse

For years, we’ve conceived of climate change in terms of sea level, meaning it was often possible to believe its devastating impacts would be felt mostly by those living elsewhere, on the coasts; extreme weather seems poised to break that delusion, beginning with hurricanes.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/10/why-this-isnt-the-new-normal-for-climate-change.html

It has continuously amazed me that we have had all of that crap on TV about sea level rise.  Computer simulations of New York with 20 feet of water.

But I do not doubt that we will have altered weather affecting food production long before we get a 6 foot rise in sea level.  Suppose food production drops so much that the government makes it illegal to export food.

Global Warming is a Chinese hoax!

Not knowing how bad it could get is scarier than what we are sure of which ain’t much.

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Posted: 11 October 2017 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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psikeyhackr - 11 October 2017 10:44 AM

This Isn’t ‘the New Normal’ for Climate Change — That Will Be Worse

For years, we’ve conceived of climate change in terms of sea level, meaning it was often possible to believe its devastating impacts would be felt mostly by those living elsewhere, on the coasts; extreme weather seems poised to break that delusion, beginning with hurricanes.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/10/why-this-isnt-the-new-normal-for-climate-change.html

It has continuously amazed me that we have had all of that crap on TV about sea level rise.  Computer simulations of New York with 20 feet of water.

But I do not doubt that we will have altered weather affecting food production long before we get a 6 foot rise in sea level.  Suppose food production drops so much that the government makes it illegal to export food.

Not knowing how bad it could get is scarier than what we are sure of which ain’t much.

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True enough, accumulating compounding interest in the natural world and cascading consequences, it’s a bitch.
This is a trajectory, a vector, in motion ain’t stopping anytime soon.  We should have paid attention when a little adjustments could have made vast difference.
Accumulating compounding interest and all.

Today is the best day of the rest of your life, enjoy it for all its worth.
The disasters to areas and to people we are familiar with makes the most impact.  The Napa Valley fires, and coming floods, wow, that beautiful sensuous country,
fire scars heal, but, like that article alludes to, this is going to be followed by more erratic heat waves, droughts, torrential rains and snows, floods,
quick flush of green that dries out and here we go again.  I got to spend a few months over a period of a year in Yountville a couple years back. 
Got to do a lot bike riding, walking around, taking in that 5star beauty everywhere one looked. 
Grieving,
yes grieving knowing that the good times were coming to an end. 

That these valleys next to the Pacific Ocean were going to change very radically over the next decades. 
The beautiful wineries, tourist spots and boutiques and all that glitzy entitlement, was going to get kicked in the ass. 
Unfortunately, it was also going to kick the landscape and rhythms of its incredibly beautiful and bountiful biosphere in the ass.

This isn’t the first punch and there will be many more. 
I first got to know the area during a couple years in the 70s with a fresh driver’s license in my pocket,
so beautiful so eternal it seemed. 
So young and foolish I was. 

Heck I even thought people and society would take the science of global warming serious and embrace not just minimizing fossil fuels burning but also
getting serious about birth control, and most sinful consider a general reduction consumption and focus on quality living. 
It was a matter of physical and mathematical certainty even if the exact speed of this vector couldn’t be foretold.

With more attention spent getting to understand Earth so that we could work with her natural processes rather than against them. 

Well not so much against Earth,
against our biosphere and future generations,
Earth seems to handle catastrophes rather well,
even if it takes thousands and millions of years to sort things out.  downer

Then considering all the wannabe terrorists trump administration is nurturing, pissed on and pissed off people driven to crazy-ville
and realizing that with a little bitty fire in the right place, at the right time could produce unspeakable terror and revenge, living nightmare its turning into.  sick  downer

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Posted: 11 October 2017 03:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Malaysian farmers are watching changing weather patterns threaten their staple crops, and switching to other crops might be the only answer.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/j5g3xk/climate-change-is-making-it-harder-to-grow-rice

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Posted: 11 October 2017 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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psikeyhackr - 11 October 2017 03:20 PM

Malaysian farmers are watching changing weather patterns threaten their staple crops, and switching to other crops might be the only answer.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/j5g3xk/climate-change-is-making-it-harder-to-grow-rice

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Making it hard for grower to grow a lot of things.

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/041001/meta
Global warming threatens agricultural productivity in Africa and South Asia
Benjamin Sultan
2012 IOP Publishing Ltd

Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies
Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise.
With research suggesting the issue can only get worse we examine the risks around the world
Infographic: the impact of climate on food

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/apr/13/climate-change-threat-food-supplies

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report/sectors/agriculture

Agriculture Climate disruptions to agriculture have increased.
Many regions will experience declines in crop and livestock production from increased stress due to weeds, diseases, insect pests,
and other climate change induced stresses.

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Posted: 11 October 2017 09:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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As for northern California as of early this evening:

http://calfire.ca.gov/communications/communications_StatewideFireSummary
California Statewide Fire Summary
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Overnight significant winds fanned over a dozen fires across Northern California.
15 new wind whipped wildfires in nine counties have already burned over 73,000 acres in the past 12 hours. More…

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/11/list-of-wineries-damaged-or-destroyed-in-the-wine-country-fires/
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What happens when a rainforest burns?
By Subhankar Banerjee on Aug 2, 2015
http://grist.org/climate-energy/what-happens-when-a-rainforest-burns/

The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away.

Deep in Washington’s Olympic National Park, the aptly named Paradise Fire, undaunted by the dampness of it all, was eating the forest alive
and destroying an ecological Eden. In this season of drought across the West, there have been far bigger blazes
but none quite so symbolic or offering quite such grim news.

It isn’t the size of the fire (though it is the largest in the park’s history), nor its intensity.
It’s something else entirely — the fact that it shouldn’t have been burning at all.
When fire can eat a rainforest in a relatively cool climate, you know the Earth is beginning to burn.

https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/AmazonFire/amazon_fire3.php

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/fires-and-smoke-in-washington-oregon-and-california

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