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Amazon destruction could cut US rainfall by 50%

Amazon destruction could cut US rainfall by 50%

Over 1.4 billion acres of dense forest make up the Amazon basin producing one quarter of the world’s oxygen supply (Pic: John McColgan) By Nilima Choudhury The total deforestation of the Amazon may reduce rain and snowfall in the western US, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires. Princeton University-led researchers report that an Amazon stripped bare could mean 20% less rain for the coastal Northwest and a 50% reduction in the Sierra Nevada snowpack, a…

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Climate tipping points may have been reached already, experts say

Climate tipping points may have been reached already, experts say

My reaction to this is “where in hell have they been the last ten years?”. I have long given up on articles like this to focus on what we can actually observe.Seeing the quotes from serial liar, Michael Mann I have to ask what are they lying about here? CBS, 26 April, 2021 Through decades of research, and now lived experience, it has become clear that the impacts of climate change will have drastic and far-reaching consequences on our planet. And…

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The latest from Guy McPherson

The latest from Guy McPherson

He is, of course right. However I think humanity might be faced by even more near-term extinction (or collapse of our civilisation). Self-Reinforcing Feedback Loop #1, Climate-Change Summary 2 C Doesn’t Matter Why We Go Extinct

Guy McPherson

Guy McPherson

Another formative person in the last 10 years was Guy McPherson. Unfortunately,he has contributed little to our undrerstanding since discontinuing the updates to this essay while living in Belize. It was his recording positive feedbacks and his talk of the destruction of habitat for humans that had my attention. Climate-Change Summary Updated most recently, likely for the final time, 2 August 2016. The Great Dying wiped out at least 90% of the species on Earth due to an abrupt rise…

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