Global Warming & Climate Change: The Phenomenon

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Interesting revelation that a sun-driven cooling period may be ahead...
At the end of the day he that pays the piper calls the tune,
Global warming my [email protected]#e...

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Although this particular article does not attribute the anomaly to global warming/climate change, given that we have been discussing recent record temperatures...

Devastating 'Heat Dome' Keeps Shattering Extreme Temp Records in North America

sciencealert.com
28 June, 2021

A "heat dome" over western Canada and the US Pacific northwest sent temperatures soaring to new highs, triggering heat warnings from Oregon to Canada's Arctic territories on Sunday.

More than 40 new temperature highs were recorded in British Columbia over the weekend, including in the ski resort town of Whistler. And the high pressure ridge trapping warm air in the region is expected to continue breaking records throughout the week.

Environment Canada issued alerts for British Columbia, Alberta, and parts of Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

"A prolonged, dangerous, and historic heat wave will persist through this week," it said in the warnings.

"Afternoon high temperatures will climb to the mid 30's today (Sunday), and will peak near 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some regions by midweek."

These temperatures are 10-15 degrees Celsius hotter than normal.

The US National Weather Service issued a similar warning about a "dangerous heat wave" that could see record temperatures rise to more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit above normal in parts of Washington and Oregon states.

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https://www.sciencealert.com/pervas...tounding-temperature-records-in-north-america

Does make you wonder...
 

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The north western U.S. is having a hard time with the heat.

The pavement is buckling, pets are dying, electric lines are melting.

It is claimed that climate change is slowing down systems moving across the country, and this is called the Omega Block.
 

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It's even worse in Canada, almost 50 degrees C and it's killed 130 people so far:
News story

That's like tropical conditions, in Canada! And the hottest town isn't much further south than London.
 

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People are describing British Columbia, Canada beaches as a SciFi end of the world movie.

The 125 F or about 52 C temperatures have killed millions of shellfish that have washed up on the beaches.

The ecosystem will have a hard time to recover as another heat dome is building across the same area.

These temperatures are not supposed to be in this part of the world.
 

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Seeing as pigs are so closely related to humans it's only appropriate that they are worsening climate change. The carbon dioxide emissions that they produce annually, the authors concluded, equal that of more than a million cars. Could we convert them to electric?

THERE IS NO agent of ecological imperialism more ferocious than the wild pig.

Wherever Europeans invaded, from the Americas to Australia, so did their pigs, many of which escaped into the countryside to wreak havoc. The beasts tear through native plants and animals, they spread disease, they destroy crops, and they reconstruct whole ecosystems in their wake. They’re not so much pests as they are chaos embodied.

Now add climate change to the wild pig’s résumé of destruction. In their never-ending search for food, the pigs root through soils, churning the dirt like a farmer tills fields. Scientists already knew, to some extent, that this releases the carbon that’s locked in the soil, but researchers in Australia, New Zealand, and the US have now calculated how much soil wild pigs may be disturbing worldwide. The carbon dioxide emissions that they produce annually, the authors concluded, equal that of more than a million cars. ...

https://www.wired.com/story/hungry-wild-pigs-are-worsening-climate-change/
 

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Yes, pigs taste better than cars.
 
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They're not very good drivers....in fact they're road hogs.....
 

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Seeing as pigs are so closely related to humans it's only appropriate that they are worsening climate change. The carbon dioxide emissions that they produce annually, the authors concluded, equal that of more than a million cars. Could we convert them to electric?

THERE IS NO agent of ecological imperialism more ferocious than the wild pig.

Wherever Europeans invaded, from the Americas to Australia, so did their pigs, many of which escaped into the countryside to wreak havoc. The beasts tear through native plants and animals, they spread disease, they destroy crops, and they reconstruct whole ecosystems in their wake. They’re not so much pests as they are chaos embodied.

Now add climate change to the wild pig’s résumé of destruction. In their never-ending search for food, the pigs root through soils, churning the dirt like a farmer tills fields. Scientists already knew, to some extent, that this releases the carbon that’s locked in the soil, but researchers in Australia, New Zealand, and the US have now calculated how much soil wild pigs may be disturbing worldwide. The carbon dioxide emissions that they produce annually, the authors concluded, equal that of more than a million cars. ...

https://www.wired.com/story/hungry-wild-pigs-are-worsening-climate-change/
Funny how they never mention methane. It's always the CO2. One-track minds!
 

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Seeing as pigs are so closely related to humans it's only appropriate that they are worsening climate change. The carbon dioxide emissions that they produce annually, the authors concluded, equal that of more than a million cars. Could we convert them to electric?
There's already electric sheep for androids to dream of, so I dont see why not.
 

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Just a random thought. There were supposed to have been loads of dinosaurs. Did they produce lots of emissions?
 

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Just a random thought. There were supposed to have been loads of dinosaurs. Did they produce lots of emissions?
They drove around in huge cars and ate LOTS of meat.
 

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Domestic animals now get blamed for passing gas and increasing global warming so I wondered about then.
 

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Months of November instead of a Spring? :tumble:

A week of hot weather in July? “We’re all going to die!

:rolleyes:

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Just a random thought. There were supposed to have been loads of dinosaurs. Did they produce lots of emissions?
I think the Megasaurus (Mega-sore-arse, geddit?) did.
 

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Domestic animals now get blamed for passing gas and increasing global warming so I wondered about then.
Jokes aside, it was a combination of massive flatulence from megafauna and rotting vegetation.
Methane is a bigger problem than carbon dioxide, although large amounts of both were being emitted back then.
Fewer trees and less vegetation today, so actually a smaller methane problem today than it was during the reign of the dinosaurs (because of less rotting vegetation). Even so, planting more trees is definitely a way to improve the atmosphere and the climate.
 
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