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NO WORRIES. ??   

 

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20190828/amazon-rainforest-fires-effects-on...
  -- The Amazon rainforest fires that have been blazing out of control in Brazil for weeks could have far-reaching effects on our health, experts warn. 

The forest also absorbs carbon dioxide, including from sources like pollution. Losing a significant part of the forest woud speed up climate change because more carbon dioxide would be in the atmosphere, experts say.  

  Just  how interconnected everything is. If you were suddenly to turn off the Amazon, our temperatures and rain would change in an instant."


Problem is decades of Republican control of local school districts has left nearly half the population with no clue how to distinguish between fact and opinion. Really. They tested thousands of high school students - gave them two articles, one by a renowned University the other by The United Dairy Producers Association, and when asked if the statement "drinking 4 glasses of milk a day is an excellent way to control your weight" (from the dairy folks) represented fact or opinion, 43% could not decide.

 

The 43% are the audience of Fox, Breightbart and tRump.  They cannot connect dots, nor will they admit they cannot connect dots and consider those who point this out to be motivated by hate.

 

ladies and Gentlemen, you can't fix stupid - but you CAN vote them out of office!

DO SO!

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@Panjandrum wrote:

Hmmmmm...............

 

    Wildfire: It's not spreading like wildfire Date: May 24, 2016


More recent data indicates that the trend continues.

https://wildfiretoday.com/2019/02/02/average-size-of-wildfires-continued-to-increase-in-2018/

 

But, while the number of wildfires continues to decline, the total acreage burned is increasing, for which the experts seem to have no clear explanation 

 

"That dichotomy — fewer fires, more land ablaze — is in keeping with long-standing trends. Since 1985, the trend in the number of wildfires hasn’t changed much, but the trend for total acreage burned has gone up and up and up. So what gives? Experts say there’s no single cause in the midst of all that smoke. Instead, the trend is probably related to the interaction of changing climate, short-term weather patterns and a philosophical shift in how we manage both forests and fires.

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/wildfires-in-the-u-s-are-getting-bigger/

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@Panjandrum wrote:

Hmmmmm...............

 

    Wildfire: It's not spreading like wildfire Date: May 24, 2016


God bless you.  I never thought to look at the date. "Old news is fake news".

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Either a feeble distraction from Global Warming or from tRump's antics. Either way ............it's not working.


"The only thing man learns from history is man learns nothing from history"
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Hmmmmm...............

 

    Wildfire: It's not spreading like wildfire Date: May 24, 2016

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NO WORRIES. ??   

 

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20190828/amazon-rainforest-fires-effects-on...
  -- The Amazon rainforest fires that have been blazing out of control in Brazil for weeks could have far-reaching effects on our health, experts warn. 

The forest also absorbs carbon dioxide, including from sources like pollution. Losing a significant part of the forest woud speed up climate change because more carbon dioxide would be in the atmosphere, experts say.  

  Just  how interconnected everything is. If you were suddenly to turn off the Amazon, our temperatures and rain would change in an instant."

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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Says re-- Climate Summit:  

  "We Are Still In'  

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 02: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (seated) and members of a U.S. Congressional delegation speak to the media while visiting the opening day of the UNFCCC COP25 climate conference on December 2, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. The conference brings together world leaders, climate activists, NGOs, indigenous people and others together for two weeks in an effort to focus global policy makers on concrete steps for heading off a further rise in global temperatures. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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@jfpinlvn wrote:

Maybe it becuase we keep pouring concrete ;-)


Also possible I suppose.  And(!) the manufacture of concrete is one of the largest producers of green house gasses. 

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Maybe it becuase we keep pouring concrete ;-)

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It is interesting that the number of fires has gone down.  I wonder if that is because the places likely to burn have already had a fire for this decade. Well, I quoted the author's concerns about global climate change and its impact on forest fires. 

 

 

The researchers, however, also warn about the serious implications of climate change, land use changes and increasing population density in the so called wildland-urban interface. For instance, climate change has already led to a lengthening of the fire season in parts of North America and is likely to increase fire occurrence and severity in many regions of the globe including the UK.

The researchers note: "The warming climate, which is predicted to result in more severe fire weather in many regions of the globe in this century, will probably contribute further to both perceived and actual risks to lives, health and infrastructure. Therefore the need for human societies to coexist with fire will continue, and may increase in the future."

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