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Tue Jul 31, 2018, 11:20 AM

 

Animals, crops suffering as Europe's heatwave hits new highs

Source: bostonherald.com/

BERLIN — The heatwave gripping large stretches of Europe has already been blamed for deadly forest fires and crop failures. Now freshwater fish could be its next victims.
Some regions in Germany sweltered as the mercury hit 39 degrees Celsius (102 F,) and the German Meteorological Office said the country's all-time record of 40.3 Celsius (104.5 Fahrenheit) could be topped Tuesday.

Rivers like the Rhine and the Elbe have soaked up so much heat that fish are beginning to suffocate.
"I'm expecting a tragedy as soon as next week," Philipp Sicher from the Swiss Fishery Association told German news agency dpa.
In Hamburg, authorities collected almost five metric tons (11,000 pounds) of dead fish from ponds over the weekend, dpa reported. Firefighters have started pumping fresh water into some ponds and lakes in a bid to raise oxygen levels.

Scientists say the record heat seen in Europe but also North America and parts of Asia this year points to the influence of man-made climate change , and could become more common in future.
Several of Germany's nuclear power stations are reducing energy output because rivers used to cool the power plants are too warm.

Read more: http://www.bostonherald.com/business/business_markets/2018/07/animals_crops_suffering_as_europes_heatwave_hits_new_highs



You wont hear about this and this https://sofrep.com/106550/drought-in-afghanistan-worst-in-recent-history/ on our no news Koch run networks.

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Reply Animals, crops suffering as Europe's heatwave hits new highs (Original post)
elmac Jul 2018 OP
a la izquierda Jul 2018 #1
elmac Jul 2018 #2
saidsimplesimon Jul 2018 #3
DavidDvorkin Jul 2018 #4
Crutchez_CuiBono Jul 2018 #6
DavidDvorkin Jul 2018 #7
Raine Jul 2018 #13
Achilleaze Jul 2018 #5
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #8
Raine Jul 2018 #10
BigmanPigman Jul 2018 #11
elmac Jul 2018 #12
The_jackalope Jul 2018 #9
NickB79 Aug 2018 #14

Response to elmac (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 11:30 AM

1. One of my dear friends

Works for the Dutch government and has been keeping me appraised of the miserable weather they’ve had.
I was there in early July and already it was hotter than hell.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 11:49 AM

2. you know its bad when fish and other creatures start dieing off

 

and the link to the Afghanistan drought where its 70% dryer than normal and will put over a million lives in danger. Its a worldwide catastrophe and the US is not interested at all, no profit in it. I do know Russia is looking at climate change as a good thing, opening up regions for oil exploration, ect… that were too wet, cold, frozen to work in. Another reason they want to keep the trumpsters in power.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 12:09 PM

3. Suicidal behaviour,

bunker mentality, and ignorance converge, climate change is going to kill us all. That is unless you can afford a "golden ticket" on SpaceX to another planet in the universe. just my opinion, extinction theory below:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/the-earth’s-magnetic-field-is-reversing-more-than-ever-here’s-why/ar-BBLcieC

The Earth’s magnetic field is reversing more than ever. Here’s why

The Conversation

Andrew Biggin University of Liverpool and Mark Hounslow Lancaster University
….snip
Not only might this relationship give us some idea of how many magnetic field reverses occur over any time period, it also enables us to understand how quickly the mantle (the layer of earth between the crust and the core) moves. This is important because mantle motion is ultimately responsible for producing nearly all earthquakes, volcanoes and mountain chains. Hot plumes from the mantle may also be responsible for earths major extinctions. If we can understand the workings of the mantle we can have better insight into long timescale geological phenomena that affect our species.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 12:51 PM

4. It's not because of the Kochs that we don't hear about it

It's because Americans aren't interested in what happens outside the USA.

Or, to be fair, that's what our news media think is the case.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 02:15 PM

6. Or could it be

that the daily news cycle is completely saturated w dt and his curse on America? There are few stories in "the news" on any given day about anything else. You can't care about stuff you don't know is happening. The obsession w dt has to stop but not until he's gone. 2 years of our lives we'll never get back....so far.

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Response to Crutchez_CuiBono (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 02:33 PM

7. That's probably a factor

It's a self-reinforcing cycle. The media focus on Story A because they think that's all the public is interested in. The public doesn't know about other stories because all they see and hear is Story A.

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Response to DavidDvorkin (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:54 PM

13. EXACTLY! nt

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 01:53 PM

5. republican lies about climate change are dangerous

republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
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republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous
republican lies about climate change are dangerous

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 03:56 PM

8. Chris Hayes said that MSNBC

doesn't cover Climate Change since it is a "ratings killer". They are equally to blame for lack of real concern from the citizens in the US. Thank goodness Europeans have been working to reduce the effects for many years and are continuing to do so and will share their data and research with our scientists. Our own research has been basically stopped and even old info is not allowed to be posted to the US public! They are keeping Climate Change facts and info from us purposely. The poor scientists are beyond despair and frustration.

There are fires in Scandinavia, Siberia, Greece and all over the US. Japan has been breaking records too. This is real and happening faster than we ever imagined and Americans are choosing to ignore it. I am glad I chose not to have kids since the future of this planet is not something I want anyone to have to endure.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:43 PM

10. I'm sure it is a "ratings killer" but it's not like

networks aren't making plenty off their Trump coverage. Networks like MSNBC & CNN (I'm leaving out Fox because they're hopeless) could take a small amount of time from covering Trump 24/7 for issues like what's happening with the environment.

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Response to Raine (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:45 PM

11. Yea, you would think so

but I am not surprised at all. It must be frustrating for the reporters who DO care, like Chris Hayes.

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Response to Raine (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:52 PM

12. Its not about ratings, really

 

its about pissing off big advertisers, companies that use Comcast services, ect… When you have corporate run news, news that is tied to the profits, losses of a company, you can never have true, real news coverage in this country. Before the FCC fairness doctrine was abolished under Reagan, the news had to be separate from all other station departments, even the advertising department and was never expected to be profitable. This was a rule that if broken the network could lose their license. This rule was put in place to keep what's happening today from happening.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 05:06 PM

9. I realized a decade ago

I realized a decade ago that global civilization was headed for inevitable, imminent collapse due to a convergence of biophysical factors: climate change, the death of the oceans, the spreading sixth extinction of wildlife due to human predation and habitat destruction, and above all a human population still rising by 80 million a year. I continued to research the root causes of this situation for the next 6 years, and decided that the process is now unstoppable.

I have sounded the ecological alarm repeatedly in public forums, but aside from the tiny minority of the previously convinced, I made no headway against the prevailing economic mindset. As a result, four years ago I gave up trying. You won't change, the world won't change, and it doesn't matter what party Americans elect - the problem is far, far larger than American politics.

That's life - enjoy it while you still have it.

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Response to The_jackalope (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 1, 2018, 09:55 AM

14. +1.

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