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Tundra and the Water Levels


09-30-2015, 11:24 PM #1
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http://www.gizmag.com/mealworms-recycle-...c-91426461

With the nanofibre making research which can convert pollutants causing the Nitrous oxides which will soon raise the temperature of the water and earth to make the Tundra release more methane, we must act fast. http://www.gizmag.com/c02-atmosphere-car...c-91426461 The rising water will displace coastal peoples and cause massive relocations and unrest. There is a documentary with Naomi Campbell showing we have passed the tipping point. The end of this decade will see an international catastrophe which might already happen unless immediate action is taken.

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``If you've ever kept mealworms as food for a pet reptile or frog, then you probably fed them fruits or vegetables. What you likely didn't know, however, was that the insects can also survive quite nicely on a diet of Styrofoam. With that in mind, scientists at Stanford University have now determined that mealworms can break the difficult-to-recycle plastic foam down into a biodegradable waste product.

The Stanford team fed Styrofoam and other forms of polystyrene to a colony of approximately 100 mealworms.
Within 24 hours, the worms consumed 34 to 39 milligrams of the plastic, converting about half of it to carbon dioxide – as they would with any other food source. Bacteria in the worms' gut degraded the other half into tiny biodegradable droppings. The researchers believe that those droppings could safely be used as a crop fertilizer.``
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10-03-2015, 11:15 AM #2
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starting to get bored.
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10-03-2015, 11:50 AM #3
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This excerpt from another site I will include says your research is "simplistic". And I saw a TV documentary in addition to the one I mentioned which Naomi Campbell hosted which was shown at a church my brother attends. Other concerned people I know have found evidences and articles galore including the issue of how much heat Nitrous oxides trap in the atmosphere which I recall is 300 times as much as CO2 which we hear so much about. A rise of 4 degrees in earth atmospheric temperature makes huge regions of the world dangerous for humans not including the effect of the glacial melt.

"And these studies may be overturning a commonly held view of how plants help mitigate the impacts of global warming. Indeed, it is widely thought that vegetation, especially trees, will respond to increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations by growing more vigorously, and thus help to moderate climate change by locking up more carbon in their leaves, branches, and trunks. But research into the intricate dynamics occurring just below the soil surface, where carbon, nitrogen, and other elements flow through plant roots into the soil and react with the microbial and animal communities living there—including bacteria, fungi and a host of fauna—is complicating this simplistic view. In fact, some work suggests that as plant growth increases because of elevated CO2, more carbon not only flows into the plants themselves, but also exits their roots to impact the growth and activity of soil microbes. This causes a net increase in CO2 and other greenhouse gases escaping from the soil and entering the atmosphere, thus adding to anthropogenic levels."

https://edmortimer.wordpress.com/2011/08...e-problem/

This is an article addressing some of the issue.

"Policy makers seeking to reduce greenhouse gases from deforestation cannot ignore the levels of nitrous oxide and methane released into the atmosphere as part of land conversion for palm oil, soya bean and other crops, scientists say.

While these forgotten gases account for only a small fraction of total greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, nitrous oxide is up to 300 times more effective at trapping heat in the atmosphere when compared to carbon dioxide over a 100-year time period. Methane is 25 times more effective, says Kristell Hergoualc’h, a scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

As such, they need to start being a bigger part of the climate change debate."

http://www.climatechangenews.com/2012/10...ge-debate/

This won't stop the above but could be part of the solution along with nanobots if a real plan was initiated (Not the de-pop plan or fall back options).

http://www.gizmag.com/c02-atmosphere...8d81c-91426461

I understand there is an industry of fear-mongers making money off the climate change debate. I supported Shrub when he refused to sign the Kyoto Accord which would have cost $10 billion - and which has lead to a few deaths a year due to airplanes releasing chemicals to delay the effects of global warming. I did so because we can clean the issue up through new technologies (including some above) BUT we are not doing that.

"If you were to zoom out and take a comparative look back at our planet during the 1950s from some sort of cosmic time-travelling orbiter cube, you would probably first notice that millions of pieces of space trash had disappeared from orbit.

 The moon would appear six and a half feet closer to Earth, and the continents of Europe and North America would be four feet closer together. Zooming in, you would be able to spot some of the industrial clambering of the Golden Age of Capitalism in the West and some of the stilted attempts at the Great Leap Forward in the East. Lasers, bar codes, contraceptives, hydrogen bombs, microchips, credit cards, synthesizers, superglue, Barbie dolls, pharmaceuticals, factory farming, and distortion pedals would just be coming into existence.

 There would be two thirds fewer humans on the planet than there are now. Over a million different species of plants and animals would exist that have since gone extinct. There would be 90 percent more fish, a billion less tons of plastic, and 40 percent more phytoplankton (producers of half the planet’s oxygen) in the oceans. There would be twice as many trees covering the land and about three times more drinking water available from ancient aquifers. There would be about 80 percent more ice covering the northern pole during the summer season and 30 percent less carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. The list goes on...

 Most educated and semi-concerned people know that these sorts of sordid details make up the backdrop of our retina-screened, ethylene-ripened story of progress, but what happens when you start stringing them all together?
 If Doomsday Preppers, the highest rated show on the National Geographic Channel is any indication, the general public seems to be getting ready for some sort of societal collapse. There have always been doomsday prophets and cults around and everyone has their own personal view of how the apocalypse will probably go down (ascension of pure souls, zombie crows), but in the midst of all of the Mayan Calendar/Timewave Zero/Rapture babble, there are some clarion calls coming from a crowd that’s less into bugout bags and eschatology: well-respected scientists and journalists who have come to some scarily-sane sounding conclusions about the threat of human-induced climate change on the survival of the human species.

 Recent data seems to suggest that we may have already tripped several irrevocable, non-linear, positive feedback loops (melting of permafrost, methane hydrates, and arctic sea ice) that make an average global temperature increase of only 2°C by 2100 seem like a fairy tale. Instead, we’re talking 4°C, 6°C, 10°C, 16°C (????????) here.

 The link between rapid climate change and human extinction is basically this: the planet becomes uninhabitable by humans if the average temperature goes up by 4-6°C. It doesn’t sound like a lot because we’re used to the temperature changing 15°C overnight, but the thing that is not mentioned enough is that even a 2-3°C average increase would give us temperatures that regularly surpass 40°C (104°F) in North America and Europe, and soar even higher near the equator. Human bodies start to break down after six hours at a wet-bulb (100% humidity) temperature of 35°C (95°F). This makes the 2003 heat wave in Europe that killed over 70,000 people seem like not a very big deal.

 Factoring in the increase we’re already seeing in heat waves, droughts, wildfires, massive storms, food and water shortages, deforestation, ocean acidification, and sea level rise some are seeing the writing on the wall:
 We’re all gonna die!

 If you want to freak yourself the fuck out, spend a few hours trying to refute the mounting evidence of our impending doom heralded by the man who gave the Near Term Extinction movement its name, Guy McPherson, on his blog Nature Bats Last. McPherson is a former Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, who left his cushy tenured academic career and now lives in a straw-bale house on a sustainable commune in rural New Mexico in an attempt to “walk away from Empire.” There are a lot of interviews and videos available of Dr. McPherson talking about NTE if you want to boost your pessimism about the future to suicidal/ruin-any-dinner-party levels."

http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/near-...-end-very-soon
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10-03-2015, 04:39 PM #4
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You must be very lonely.
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10-03-2015, 05:07 PM #5
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Those who are most lonely find themselves seeking the company of others who think as they do.

10-03-2015, 08:04 PM #6
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(10-03-2015, 05:07 PM)Robert Baird Wrote:  Those who are most lonely find themselves seeking the company of others who think as they do.

is that why you are here?

"The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout ‘Save us!’ And I'll whisper ‘No
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10-03-2015, 10:27 PM #7
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No - it is why you are here. Obviously I moved past caring what people think about me a very long time ago. But yes, it is nice to 'trip the light fantastic' with the occasional student of thinking and humanity.