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‘Code Red for Humanity’

Global surface temperature was 1.09C higher in the decade between 2011-2020 than between 1850-1900.

The recent rate of sea level rise has nearly tripled compared with 1901-1971

Human influence is "very likely" (90%) the main driver of the global retreat of glaciers since the 1990s and the decrease in Arctic sea-ice

It is "virtually certain" that hot extremes including heatwaves have become more frequent and more intense since the 1950s, while cold events have become less frequent and less severe


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58130705

Frightening read, but the real question is when will world leaders finally step up and confront this threat?

The last 40-50 years of human activity on this planet has generated large amounts of wildfires and the increase in sea levels which haven’t been seen in such a short period, and it’s going to get worse.

comment by Ace (U22467)

posted on 10/8/21

The answer is simple. Breed more whales. Each whale during its life absorbs 33tons of carbon and, when it dies and sinks, it deposits that carbon on the ocean floor taking it out of the atmosphere for centuries. By comparison, a tree only absorbs about 48lbs of carbon. Also, whale excrement fertilizes the ocean floor and creates phytoplankton blooms, which also absorb huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

Fill the oceans up with whales and everyone stop eating meat to end the cattle trade and it’ll be sorted in a decade.

posted on 10/8/21

comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 13 minutes ago
The answer is simple. Breed more whales. Each whale during its life absorbs 33tons of carbon and, when it dies and sinks, it deposits that carbon on the ocean floor taking it out of the atmosphere for centuries. By comparison, a tree only absorbs about 48lbs of carbon. Also, whale excrement fertilizes the ocean floor and creates phytoplankton blooms, which also absorb huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

Fill the oceans up with whales and everyone stop eating meat to end the cattle trade and it’ll be sorted in a decade.
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https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/whale-populations?country=Blue+whale~Fin+whale~Humpack+whale~Sei%2FBryde%27s+whale~Minke+whale~Gray+whale~Right+whale~Bowhead+whale~All+whale+species

posted on 10/8/21

comment by Cinciwolf----Wolves poster of the millennium (U11551)
posted 7 hours, 17 minutes ago
I love how the Republicans are now changing their tune on Covid as the realisation has set in that their stance is killing off their voter base
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Maybe should take a look at what’s going on at the southern border. Record high for July.

posted on 10/8/21

comment by rosso - time to #takefootballback (U17054)
posted 16 minutes ago
comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 13 minutes ago
The answer is simple. Breed more whales. Each whale during its life absorbs 33tons of carbon and, when it dies and sinks, it deposits that carbon on the ocean floor taking it out of the atmosphere for centuries. By comparison, a tree only absorbs about 48lbs of carbon. Also, whale excrement fertilizes the ocean floor and creates phytoplankton blooms, which also absorb huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

Fill the oceans up with whales and everyone stop eating meat to end the cattle trade and it’ll be sorted in a decade.
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Oops.

https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/whale-populations?country=Blue+whale~Fin+whale~Humpack+whale~Sei%2FBryde%27s+whale~Minke+whale~Gray+whale~Right+whale~Bowhead+whale~All+whale+species
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Have Americans started eating fin whales?

posted on 10/8/21

comment by Ace (U22467)
posted 51 minutes ago
The answer is simple. Breed more whales. Each whale during its life absorbs 33tons of carbon and, when it dies and sinks, it deposits that carbon on the ocean floor taking it out of the atmosphere for centuries. By comparison, a tree only absorbs about 48lbs of carbon. Also, whale excrement fertilizes the ocean floor and creates phytoplankton blooms, which also absorb huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere.

Fill the oceans up with whales and everyone stop eating meat to end the cattle trade and it’ll be sorted in a decade.
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Mind, boggled.👍

posted on 10/8/21

A big change is needed to slow down the potentially catastrophic environment we are creating on this planet.

I feel sorry for those people in Greece at the moment having to deal with wildfires tearing through their homes and the wildlife that is being destroyed as well.

Certainly needs to be better protection and regulation on cutting down trees, similar to that of coral reefs really.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 10/8/21

comment by Cinciwolf----Wolves poster of the millennium (U11551)
posted 7 hours, 54 minutes ago
Fair play to Fox, they started to turn before the election, even they could see the absolute lunacy unfolding with Trump and his supporters. That as5hole has set the country back years sadly.
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They have daily, multiple Trump bashing articles on CNN.

posted on 10/8/21

The real problem lies in the fact that we have built a monetary system that relies on perpetual growth in a world of finite resources. Impossible to achieve, but equally impossible to change course.

I don't know where the tipping point is, but we are definitely approaching it now.

The Four Horsemen are saddled up and ready to ride.

comment by Silver (U6112)

posted on 10/8/21

The reality is we probably only have to re-home the 211m people in Brazil. Empty the country, let the rain forest run riot and do its stuff. Jobs a good 'un.

posted on 25/9/21

https://www.businessinsider.com/carbon-capture-storage-expensive-climate-change-2021-9

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