Uplifting and Helpful Quotes

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  1. hoytedow
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    "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
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    "Enjoy the blessing of strength while you have it and do not bewail it when it is gone, unless, forsooth, you believe that youth must lament the loss of infancy, or early manhood the passing of youth. Life’s race-course is fixed; Nature has only a single path and that path is run but once."
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    [Our] analysis showed that the resilience of tropical, arid and temperate forests has declined over this period. [We] found that these changes were associated with reduced water availability and increasing climate variability. However, boreal forests in the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere showed an increasing trend in resilience. This is possibly because these cold-climate forests have been benefiting from warming and CO2 fertilisation, which has boosted their productivity.

    Forests which have already reached their critical threshold and are experiencing a further degradation in resilience may be potentially close to a tipping point. A possible collapse of these forests would seriously endanger the provision of key ecosystem services. This includes capture and storage - trees soak up CO2 during photosynthesis and store carbon in their trunks and roots.

    There is growing concern, for example, that parts of the Amazon rainforest will turn into grassland because of drought, fires and deforestation.
    -- Giovanni Forzieri --
     
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    Scientists previously estimated that the Arctic is heating up about twice as fast as the globe overall. The new study finds that is a significant underestimate of recent warming. In the last 43 years, the region has warmed 3.8 times faster than the planet as a whole.

    -- Mika Rantanen of the Finnish Meteorological Institute --
     
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    So is that because the arctic is warming up faster than thought, or the rest of the world is warming up slower than though? Just asking.
     
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    What does your study show for each region?
    In the mid-latitudes by 2050, we’ll see the number of dangerous heat days double in the most likely future scenario – even under modest greenhouse gas emissions that would meet the Paris climate agreement target of keeping warming under 2 C (3.6 F).

    In the Southeastern U.S., the most likely scenario is that people will experience a month or two of dangerous heat days every year. The same is likely in parts of China, where some regions have been sweating through a summer 2022 heat wave for over two straight months.

    We found that by the end of the century, most places in the mid-latitudes will see a three- to tenfold increase in the number of dangerous days.

    In the tropics, such as parts of India, the heat index right now can exceed the dangerous level for a few weeks a year. It’s been like that for the past 20 to 30 years. By 2050, those conditions are likely to occur over several months each year, we found. And by the end of the century, many places will see those conditions most of the year....

    What can be done to avoid these risks?
    Part of our work in this study was determining the odds that the world will actually meet the Paris agreement. We found that to be around 0.1%. Basically, it’s not going to happen.

    By the end of the century, we found the most likely scenario is that the planet will see 5.4 F (3 C) of warming globally compared to pre-industrial times. Land warms faster than ocean, so that translates to about a 7 F (3.9 C) increase for places where we live, work and play – and you can get a sense of the future....

    David Battisti, University of Washington
     
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    ....and exactly how is that supposed to be "uplifting and helpful" to us?
     
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    Indeed....!!

    That climate thrashing thread was closed down... please let's not make this go the same route!
    Read the title of this thread...
     

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    It is a "Boat Joke".
     
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