Meanwhile, in the Anthropocene..

September 6, 2020

6 Responses to “Meanwhile, in the Anthropocene..”

  1. jimbills Says:

    And elsewhere:
    Massive mystery holes appear in Siberian tundra — and could be linked to climate change
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/04/world/craters-tundra-siberia-trnd-scn/index.html

    Amazon tragedy repeats itself as Brazil rainforest goes up in smoke
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/02/amazon-fires-brazil-rainforest-bolsonaro-destruction

    • rhymeswithgoalie Says:

      I remember from years back a study of how the “tiny percentage” of the Amazon rain forest that had been cleared was much, much worse than it sounded. The aerial view showed roads feathered out through the forest, an obvious mechanism for more people to gain access to more land for clearing. It’s analogous to a “path of infection” invading a living organ.

  2. redskylite Says:

    From the LA Times

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    “As greenhouse gases continue to rise globally, heat spells of this severity are an unfortunate reality that Californians will increasingly have to get used to, they say.”

    https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-05/heat-health-risks

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Unfortunately, “getting used to” means abandoning large portions of the state. It’s only a question of when.

  3. Richard Grossman Says:

    112 here. I’ve lived in Topanga for nearly 30 years. It’s never been this hot.

  4. Keith Omelvena Says:

    “heat spells of this severity are an unfortunate reality that Californians will increasingly have to get used to” Well that’s a positive spin, if ever. The increasing should be before severity.


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