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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2021 11:58 pm
 


Not selling them more coal to burn might be a big help. Wonder if the hoi-polloi in oh-so-squee British Columbia have ever thought of that. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 6:37 am
 


The coal BC sells China is for making steel, not energy.

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A Chinese group is making a $1-billion bet on coal in British Columbia to secure a key raw material for its steel making industry, the latest in a series of moves this year by international companies to stake a claim on Canadian resources.

A consortium of Chinese companies, including Shougang Group, one of the country's top steel makers, plans to develop three underground coal mines in northeastern B.C., a region rich with coal that fell on hard times in the 1990s but is now booming again.


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report- ... le4183216/


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2021 11:03 am
 


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‘Mindboggling’ Arctic heatwave breaks records

A “mind-boggling” heat wave in the Arctic has broken temperature records in north-west Russia, meteorologists have said.

Last Wednesday, the mercury rose above 30C in parts of the Arctic, significantly above the average for the time of year.

Scott Duncan, a meteorologist based in the UK, described conditions as “truly exceptional for any time of the year but mind-boggling for May”.

The climate expert added that because the Arctic is warming so fast, “profound heatwaves” are more likely to occur in the future.

Increasing temperatures are causing ice and permafrost to melt in the region, resulting in previously trapped methane being released into the atmosphere and contributing to global heating.



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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 9:38 am
 


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40% chance Earth will be hotter than Paris goal within 5 years, WMO forecasts

90% chance of new 'hottest year' record by 2025

There's a 40 per cent chance that the world will get so hot in the next five years that it will temporarily push past the temperature limit the Paris climate agreement is trying to prevent, meteorologists said.

A new World Meteorological Organization forecast for the next several years also predicts a 90 per cent chance that the world will set yet another record for the hottest year by the end of 2025 and that the Atlantic will continue to brew more potentially dangerous hurricanes than it used to.

For this year, the meteorologists say large parts of land in the Northern Hemisphere will be 0.8 C warmer than recent decades and that the U.S. Southwest's drought will continue.

The 2015 Paris climate accord set a goal of keeping warming to a few tenths of a degree warmer from now. The report said there is a 40 per cent chance that at least one of the next five years will be 1.5 C (2.7 F) higher than pre-industrial times — the more stringent of two Paris goals. The world is already 1.2 C (2.2 F) warmer than pre-industrial times.



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bootlegga bootlegga:

No one needs ever to be outraged again. That was the very last one, there are no more. Vancouver Island is now completely clearcut and ready to be developed into million dollar condos and plastic tourist resorts.
Besides they're going to mill that tree into siding for a homeless shelter and roofing shingles for a safe injection site. BE Happy!


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 12:57 pm
 


herbie herbie:
bootlegga bootlegga:


No one needs ever to be outraged again. That was the very last one, there are no more. Vancouver Island is now completely clearcut and ready to be developed into million dollar condos and plastic tourist resorts.
Besides they're going to mill that tree into siding for a homeless shelter and roofing shingles for a safe injection site. BE Happy!


I know you're being facetious, and you're correct that's one of the last, but not because of clear cutting. The current BC government passed a law cutting down huge ancient trees like that one (noted in the article).

And while you joke about clear cutting Vancouver Island, one only has to look at Iceland, which clear cut 97% of its forests in the Middle Ages, for an example of the long term consequences of clear cutting.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-iceland-t ... kings.html


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 3:03 pm
 


bootlegga bootlegga:

And while you joke about clear cutting Vancouver Island, one only has to look at Iceland, which clear cut 97% of its forests in the Middle Ages, for an example of the long term consequences of clear cutting.

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-iceland-t ... kings.html

Wow. That's an interesting article. Thanks for posting it.


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herbie herbie:
bootlegga bootlegga:

No one needs ever to be outraged again. That was the very last one, there are no more. Vancouver Island is now completely clearcut and ready to be developed into million dollar condos and plastic tourist resorts.
Besides they're going to mill that tree into siding for a homeless shelter and roofing shingles for a safe injection site. BE Happy!


No, it'll just become toilet paper.


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 8:42 pm
 


No the current gov't didn't pass a law to permit cutting down those old trees. They've always been logged.
The shit is about cutting SOME down in a specific area and those who don't want ANY old growth cut anywhere for any reason. You know, those environmental equivalents of anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, fundumbmentalists, Republicans... the type no amount of fact or reality will ever change their minds in the slightest.
You know, those who now rally around a picture of a tree on a truck that wasn't even 'cut down' it was already dead.
And yeah, cedar is BIG. I've seen trucks so big they're only allowed to cross a public road with only 2 or 3 logs on them. I laughed at the loads of pecker poles they carry up here. No fucking wonder there's 350 or more loads a day leaving town.
BTW this is the 10th time today I clicked submit and this fucking Telus "premium" internet has lost it's sync.


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Climate change to blame for 37% of heat deaths, study estimates


More than one-third of the world's heat deaths each year are due directly to global warming, according to the latest study to calculate the human cost of climate change.

But scientists say that's only a sliver of climate's overall toll — even more people die from other extreme weather amplified by global warming such as storms, flooding and drought — and the heat death numbers will grow exponentially with rising temperatures.

Dozens of researchers who looked at heat deaths in 732 cities around the globe from 1991 to 2018 calculated that 37 per cent were caused by higher temperatures from human-caused warming, according to a study Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

That amounts to about 9,700 people a year from just those cities, but it is much more worldwide, the study's lead author said.

"These are deaths related to heat that actually can be prevented. It is something we directly cause," said Ana Vicedo-Cabrera, an epidemiologist at the Institute of Social and Preventative Medicine at the University of Bern in Switzerland.


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