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  1. ImaginaryNumber
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    Fossil leaves suggest global warming will be harder to fight than scientists thought | Science Magazine

    Previous estimates of CO2 levels when the earth was very warm suggested parts-per-million of over 2,000 (we are now at about 400 ppm). A new method of estimating CO2 levels from ancient fossilized leaves suggests that those estimates are way too high. This implies that temperatures may be more sensitive to CO2 then previously thought, and that temperatures may rise higher, for a given CO2 level, then previously calculated.

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    Imaginary - Thank you for the link to Jim Croce's "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown". I played it and it caused a time warp back to 1975. Suddenly it got 25 degrees colder for 3 minutes and 5 seconds.
     
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    Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective | American Meteorological Society
     
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    Zoologists say dead whale in Norway full of plastic bags

    Copenhagen — Norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern Norway coast.

    The visibly sick, 2-ton goose-beaked whale was euthanized, Terje Lislevand of Bergen University said Friday.

    "The (whale's) stomach was full of plastic," Lislevand said, adding that its intestine "had no food, only some remnants of a squid's head in addition to a thin fat layer."

    Lislevand says the non-biodegradable waste was "probably the reason" why the male whale repeatedly beached last Saturday in shallow waters off Sotra, an island west of Bergen, 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital of Oslo.

    It size — about 6 meters (20 feet) — showed the whale was an adult.
    The U.N. estimates that 8 million tons of plastic trash are dumped into the world's oceans each year, he said.

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    You people with alternate facts can just ignore this and go bother someone about their ******** or something important like that.
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    Five years of drought and then not so much.

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    The stuff on the right is OK, collapsed spillway and all.

    On the left is the path over the emergency spillway. For days they have worried about the main spillway problem and poo-pood it as not a problem, but all of a sudden the emergency spillway is ready to be undermined, creating a 30 foot deep gash in the dam, releasing 350,000 acre feet of water.

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    I've no idea how much that is, but it is a phuckload for those in the know. Evacuations are under way.

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    This is the best place to follow the events.
    https://www.metabunk.org/oroville-dam-spillway-failure.t8381/

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    I was just reading about Curio Bay and had to wonder who cut down all the petrified trees. Did his chainsaw have a diamond studded chain? :p
     
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    Youngest kid, 8 months old.
     

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    You cut petrified trees down with a stone ax.
     
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