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  1. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Old Woodbutcher

    Climate conspirators have one goal: to centralize all aspects of our lives and make us totally dependent upon their dubious largesse. If anyone has their heads buried, it is you, and sand is not the dark moist environment into which you buried it. When you finally extract it the popping cork sound will be heard around the world.
     
  2. ImaginaryNumber
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    Arctic meltdown: Sea ice plunges to record low after freak polar 'heatwaves' | Mashable

    Arctic sea ice cover reached its annual peak extent on March 7, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) said, at 5.57 million square miles. This is the lowest in the 38-year satellite record, and very likely far longer than that based on other data. This year's peak was about 37,000 [square] miles less than the 2015 record.

    Arctic sea ice also hit a record low seasonal peak for sea ice volume, which is a measure of the thickness of the ice. This record indicates that the ice cover present in the Arctic is young and thin, and therefore more susceptible to melting during the upcoming spring and summer, possibly leading to another record low sea ice extent in September.

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  3. ImaginaryNumber
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    Let's celebrate APRIL FOOL'S DAY properly

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  4. ImaginaryNumber
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    There go our FREEDOMS...

    Low carbon drive 'cuts household bills' | BBC

    Britain's low carbon energy revolution is actually saving money for households, a report says.

    Households make a net saving of £11 a month, according to analysis from the Committee on Climate Change. It calculates that subsidies to wind and solar are adding £9 a month to the average bill, but that rules promoting energy efficiency save £20 a month.

    "What's interesting," said the committee chair Lord Deben, "is that people aren't having to strive to make these savings. They could save much more energy if they consciously set about it."

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  5. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Old Woodbutcher

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    Bird death and wind turbines: a look at the evidence

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    So, of course, Hoytedow is also vehemently opposed to automobiles, buildings, cats, communication towers, pesticides and power lines.

    He, of course, must deplore all of these far more than he deplores wind turbines, since these other things kill far more birds.

    Right?
     
  7. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Old Woodbutcher

    How am I to have confidence in the numbers you gave given that so much Global Warmnologist data has been falsified?

    You like my cat? She is a birder, a ratter and takes the occasional snake.
     

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  8. Mr Efficiency
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    100,000 to 1 billion+ ? That really is guessing. I had a large bird of the nightjar family fly into a dimly lit room at night recently. I managed to return it to the night seemingly without harm. I thought is was a bat initially !
     
  9. NoEyeDeer
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    I don't expect you to have any confidence. I've long since given up expecting a rational response from those who devote their lives to denying reality. I was simply pointing some things out for my own amusement, and possibly the amusement of others.
     
  10. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Old Woodbutcher

    Amusing.
     
  11. NoEyeDeer
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    See? It worked. There ya go.
     
  12. ImaginaryNumber
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    Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find | New York Times


    Every continent save Antarctica is ringed by vast stretches of seagrass, underwater prairies that together cover an area roughly equal to California, yet are vanishing at a rate of a football field every 30 minutes.

    Seagrass shelters important fish species, filter pollutants from seawater, and lock up huge amounts of atmosphere-warming carbon. The plants also purge pathogens from the ocean that threaten humans and coral reefs alike.

    A study of the retreat of seagrass in Chesapeake Bay, published in the journal Global Change Biology, estimates 29 percent of the bay’s seagrass meadows have vanished since 1991.

    Their research points to two main culprits. Eroded dirt washes into the Chesapeake, making the water cloudy. Seagrass get so little sunlight that the resulting dimming can be deadly. Seagrass is also being adversely affected by climate change. Warmer summer temperatures in Chesapeake Bay cause the plants to lose much of their oxygen through their leaves. With less oxygen to pump into their roots, they are poisoned by toxic sediments.

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    Antarctic Ice Reveals Earth’s Accelerating Plant Growth | New York Times

    It's long been expected that increasing atmospheric CO2 levels should also increase plant growth. But it's been hard to measure total plant growth world-wide. A team of scientists, reporting in Nature, have discovered that by monitoring the concentration of carbonyl sulfide in the atmosphere (including past concentrations that have been recorded in air bubbles in Antarctic ice), they have shown that photosynthesis has increased since the end of the ice age by a factor of 136 times. If not for the carbon uptake by plants the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere would be far higher, and surface temperatures far warmer. The question now is whether plants can continue to absorb even more CO2, or whether peak-uptake is being reached.
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    This history was derived from measurements of COS trapped in ice at Siple Dome,
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    A Brain-Invading Parasite Is Believed to Be Spreading Because of Climate Change

    Health officials in Hawaii have been warning residents not to touch snails or slugs with their bare hands because of an increase in cases of people coming into contact with a rare parasitic infection known as a rat lungworm. Experts are blaming its sudden spread across the United States on climate change and globalization.

    In the last two decades, there have only been two documented cases of rat lungworm infections in Hawaii. But in the past three months, six more cases have occurred in rapid succession. Other states where it has recently popped up include California, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida.

    One recent surprise location was in Oklahoma. Scientists fear that this is just another consequence of climate change. A 2004 World Health Organization report warned that “most new infections seem to be caused by pathogens already present in the environment, which have been brought out of obscurity, or given selective advantage, by changing ecological or social conditions.”

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  15. ImaginaryNumber
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    Who cares about our beautiful blue planet; at least our FREEDOMS are intact...

    ‘An enormous loss’: 900 miles of the Great Barrier Reef have bleached severely since 2016 | Washington Post

    In 2016, two thirds of corals in the northern sector of the Great Barrier Reef died after severe bleaching from unusually warm waters. Now, for the first time, in back-to-back years, the reef’s central sector has been hit by another year of damaging warmth.

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    This composite map shows surveyed coral reefs in 2016 (left panel) and 2017 (right panel).
    Not all data is shown, only reefs at either end of the bleaching spectrum:
    Red circles indicate reefs undergoing most severe bleaching (60 percent or more of visible corals bleaching).
    Green circles indicate reefs with no or only minimal bleaching (10 percent or less of corals bleaching).
    (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.)
     
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