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There's such a resistance to even learning about...

... the scope of this life-ending problem. Global climate change IS the most serious problem we face!

The cause is not just vehicles using petro or buildings & homes heated w/gas furnaces but the greater amt of fossil fuels that are burned to produce electricity.

And to compound the problem, methane and nitrous oxide are released during the combustion of fossil fuels. Methane is the most powerful greenhouse gas with a "100-year global warming potential, 28-34 times that of CO2."

And to further compound the situation, the more the planet heats up, the more methane that is being released from thawing frozen peat bogs across the planet.

Every Republican rejecting the truth of global climate change should educated themselves ...but that'll never happened.

A DUer even posted yesterday about how a proposed array of solar panels would block the view of a beautiful desert. Sadly, and along with most others, they must not comprehend the full scope of the planet's problem. We desperately need all the solar panels and windmills that we can build, until we can find other alternate energy sources. Even nuclear fuel plants, as dangerous as they are, are far less likely to end life on earth than our continuing to burn fossils fuels at the rate we are going.




Atmospheric CO2 Just Hit a Peak Not Seen on Earth in 4 Million Years

Another scary article here....

https://www.sciencealert.com/carbon-dioxide-just-hit-a-peak-not-seen-on-earth-in-4-million-years

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We're on track to burn our planet; earth's temps will just keep climbing if we don't immediately stop burning fossil fuels (& having too many kids - the planet just cannot support us all).

They truly are!

I love cats too, you know I do, but those sweet babies can't match a good dog's intelligence, sensitivity, desire to please. Behavioral scientists have discovered that dogs' brains reaction most similarly to humans'.

In a 2015 study that analyzed canine brain activity, animal cognition scientists at Emory University found that “dog owners’ aroma actually sparked activation in the “reward center” of their brains, called the caudate nucleus. Of all the wafting smells to take in, dogs actually prioritized the hint of humans over anything or anyone else,” reported Mic.

This supported the results of a 2014 study that found dog brains are actually wired to pick up on the subtle emotional differences in human vocalizations. They don’t just seem to pick up on the fact that you’re angry or sad, they can actually tell the difference between your sighs and utterances, with each one causing a different reaction in their brain.


Attila Andics, a neuroscientist and lead author of the 2014 study, pointed out several other dog behaviors that provide big clues as to how they view our role in their world: “…dogs interact with their human caregivers in the same way babies do their parents. When dogs are scared or worried, they run to their owners, just as distressed toddlers make a beeline for their parents…Dogs are also the only non-primate animal to look people in the eyes. This is a unique behavior between dogs and humans — dogs seek out eye contact from people, but not their biological dog parents.”

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/we-treat-pets-like-kids-but-do-they-think-of-us-as-parents.html#ixzz4B45AAmKz



Perfect critique of Anderson Cooper's horrible reporting

If he couldn't have researched this and been logical, he should have said nothing.

Yes, UFO have seen and reported for decades, even in ancient times. They are not some secret U.S., Russian or Chinese invention. Your conclusion is right and most astute. Our govt knows aliens exist but believes telling the public the truth would upset too many people.

And wouldn't the truth impact religious beliefs?


For a number of various reasons,
I'm convinced we are being visited.

Elevator, thanks for your post!



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Lot of traveling in China, in England, been in France, & across the U.S. a few times.

Indeed! This is GREAT!!

She needs to incorporate, franchise, & export her expertise, which could motivate more clean up of the Great Pacific garbage patch by making it profitable.


Little known fact:
The Ocean Conservancy reported that China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam dump more plastic in the sea than all other countries combined.[39] China alone is responsible for 30% of worldwide plastic ocean pollution.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch


A very distant cousin of my husband's...

...runs a big white water outfit on the New River there in Hinton.

White water rafting is rather like eating potato chips - you can't go just once. Been twice & am definitely going back one day!



U.P., I'm with you here!

Nature's "Survival of the Fittest" leaves little room for compassion.

Gawd's a sadist.



Funny line: Americans voters are more likely...

..to vote "fuck you" than "thank you."

Especially Repubs who seem to mainly want lower taxes and a way to hurt any progressive cause, even if it hurts them!




And this one ...




It's my hubby's favorite.
Yep, we're big dog lovers...and kitties too. (Picking up our new rescue kitty Sat. )



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