Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Schadenfreude

8 comments:

  1. Monsanto ad?
    -dmf

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    1. It would have been more delicious were it depicted revenge of the trees, but since their numbers and strength are dwindling fast, vines will have to do.

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  2. You okay, Gail?

    Just kidding - this fictional movie would be great if it were full length, ending with the last human zombie devoured by a plant.

    I hope you saw this. At least the headline acknowledges your work and conclusion.

    All the Trees Will Die, and Then So Will You
    https://www.wired.com/2017/05/trees-will-die-will

    [specifically about just one invasive species, the polyphagous shot hole borer and its infestation in Southern CA. Interesting on another level as a GREG McPherson, a research forester with the US Forest Service who conducted the latest study of SoCal’s trees, plays a significant part in this story.]

    Glad to see you still posting, Gail. Sure has gotten a lot worse (on so many fronts) since your last post.

    Tom

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    1. Thanks Tom, I'm okay! I have moved to Maine and been very busy with packing and unpacking, and parental health issues. I couldn't resist posting this video though!

      Yes things have gotten worse, and they're going to get even worse even faster. Fascinating in a ghoulish sort of way.

      I hope you are well. Reconsider joining the Panic Room on facebook? We have a convivial group of Doomours you might enjoy.

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  3. Though, I'm pretty confident I did everything wrong.

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  4. Just dropping by to drop off an article you've probably seen:

    Thirty Years After the Montreal Protocol, Solving the Ozone Problem Remains Elusive
    http://e360.yale.edu/features/thirty-years-after-the-montreal-protocol-solving-the-ozone-problem-remains-elusive

    Despite a ban on chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons, the ozone hole over Antarctica remains nearly as large as it did when the Montreal Protocol was signed in 1987. Scientists now warn of new threats to the ozone layer, including widespread use of ozone-eating chemicals not covered by the treaty. [more]

    [uh, little late there fellas . . ..]

    Tom

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    1. Hi Tom! And thanks. There's so much unknown when it comes to chemical reactions in the atmosphere. They are very difficult to track. We are going to do ourselves in before it is every fully understood.

      Good to hear from you!!

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