Klimaat en wintersport: 2018 warmste jaar in de meetgeschiedenis


  • meteomorris
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    meteomorris op 17 July 2019 · 19:28
    @EmileHendrix, het wordt tijd om weer eens samen te rijden. De laatste keer ligt inmiddels alweer zover achter ons... geïnspireerd modus ON
    May the powder be with you.
  • Aryen
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    Aryen op 17 July 2019 · 21:16
    Dank voor de uitgebreide, heldere gedachte er achter.
    Ik merk dat ik zelf een boel positieve ervaring heb opgedaan de afgelopen jaren. Vooral dankzij goeie voorbeelden (zeker ook via wepowder-aars). In plaats van te verzanden in wat ik zelf allemaal denk/doe/wil, stel ik liever dat me dat goed is bevallen.
    Minder vliegen & toch leuke dingen doen of mensen ontmoeten.
    Geen eigen auto & toch wat reizen zonder al te veel uitstoot.
    Minder bruine stroom & toch niet in de kou zitten.
    Niemand bashen (vooruit of achteruit) & toch wat mensen nieuwe ideeën geven.
    Wat minder vlees & toch lekkerder eten.
    Geen dreadlocks hebben & toch op een wat groener alternatief stemmen.
    Het lijkt me dat al dat soort maatregelen in een boel kleine stapjes genomen moeten worden. Of het nou gaat om CO2 taks, elektrische auto's, waterstof-economie & de hele energie-transitie. Zelf wat stapjes nemen en de samenleving een beetje een kant op duwen. Niet dat ik een vliegtuig heb leeg-geluld, maar een goed voorbeeld kan iemand wel de fiets op kletsen. Dan gaat die sneeuwbal wel rollen. Hopelijk richting wat minder extreem weer en klimaatverandering. In ieder geval richting een wat mindere belasting van de aarbol.
    Dank ook voor de inspiratie hier 😃EmileHendrix op 17 jul 2019 16:54

    Goed bezig Emile 😃

    Uiteindelijk hebben we ook wel grotere stappen nodig om te zorgen dat de rest van de fossiele brandstoffen in de grond blijft zitten en dat de lasten van de energie-transitie (en de overgang naar een duurzame (globale) samenleving) eerlijk verdeeld worden. Hiervoor zijn (internationale) politici met inzicht in de complexe problematiek nodig die open opereren zonder verborgen agenda van welke lobby dan ook.
    Mike Berners Lee zet wat lijnen uit in zijn boek 'There is no planet B'.
    We moeten vooral niet schromen om kleine individuele stapjes te zetten. Denk liever 'alle kleine beetjes helpen', in plaats van 'wat ik doe heeft toch geen invloed'. Maar om te voorkomen dat wat de één bespaart, de ander aan zijn reserves toevoegd, zullen een aantal zaken toch centraal geregeld en gemonitord moeten worden, zoals bijvoorbeeld een CO2-taks aan de bron voor elk vat olie, kuub gas of mud kolen dat gedolven wordt.
    Afstappen van fossiele brandstoffen, veeteelt, materialisme (en verslaving aan economische groei afgemeten aan het GDP). het kan ons en alle medebewoners (andere apen en andere levende wezens) van deze aarde zóveel opleveren. Terugdraaiing van de opwarming is daar maar een onderdeel van.
    Iemand een boek lenen?
  • meteomorris
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    meteomorris op 19 July 2019 · 08:07 May the powder be with you.
  • El-Andres
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    El-Andres op 19 July 2019 · 17:49
    Ik denk dat mensen makkelijker en sneller omdenken als we eindelijk eens beginnen het doel juist te omschrijven. We proberen niet het klimaat en daarmee de natuur te redden, maar de mensheid. Met een generatietijd van gemiddeld ruim boven de twintig jaar trekken we aan een vrij korte eind als het om aanpassing gaat.

    Natuurlijk, bij onze huidige aantallen en verdere groei zullen we als we zo doorgaan nog wel wat rassen en soorten om zeep helpen voordat we zelf het onderspit delven, maar ik twijfel er niet aan dat deze planeet groen blijft, met of zonder mensheid.

    IMO is het zelfinteresse om een beetje op je levensstijl te letten. En dat zal heel wat mensen aanspreken die bang zijn voor de titel van boomknuffelaar. In het Midden-Oosten en aan de andere kant van de oceaan misschien zelfs hele volksstammen.
  • Dutchess
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    Dutchess op 22 July 2019 · 23:32
    @meteomorris Dank voor de helder uiteenzetting. Eens!
    @EmileHendrix Ja. Gewoon ja.
    We dont stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing
  • vasco
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    vasco op 24 July 2019 · 22:22
    Wie wel eens wil zien hoeveel effect maatregelen hebben als je ze voor heel nederland invoert is er het energietransitiemodel beschikbaar. Dit model is de afgelopen 10 jaar opgebouwt door een bedrijfje in Amsterdam, en wordt door allerlei grote spelers gebruikt om een inschatting te krijgen wat er gaat gebeuren. Alle grote, maar ook een hoop kleine parameters worden er meegenomen, en dan blijkt het allemaal toch wel complex:

    https://energytransitionmodel.com/?locale=nl
  • meteomorris
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    meteomorris op 29 July 2019 · 19:33
    May the powder be with you.
  • Dutchess
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    Dutchess op 31 July 2019 · 15:53 We dont stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing
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    Dutchess op 31 July 2019 · 15:54
    Iemand vroeg wetenschappers hoe zij zich nou voelen temidden van dit debat. Hij kreeg ettelijke brieven terug.

    https://www.isthishowyoufeel.com/this-is-how-scientists-feel.html...

    Is van 2015, maar toch.

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    49 op 31 July 2019 · 21:24
    @meteomorris als je binnenkort toch naar Kelowna gaat (https://wepowder.com/nl/forum/topic/268263), klop dan eens op de deur bij deze gasten:

    montagna bianca, ti amo
  • 49
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    49 op 5 August 2019 · 16:33
    Ik citeer hier een tekst van ene Mel Landers die ik ergens op de interwebs vond, waarvan ik denk dat het interessant is voor sommigen hier.

    "The Amazon Forest would continue to be cut down regardless if anyone was growing soybeans there or raising cattle there. The fact is that those precious wood trees are worth billions of dollars to the people in control of Brazil. They will kill the rightful owners and cut down tose trees regardless of whether anyone even sets another foot on the land or not. Any article claiming that the deforestation is the fault of the soy farmers or the beef farmers is just distracting from the from the criminal activities of the fascist politicians and the gangsters with whom they work.

    I am an Environmental Biologist that worked in the Peruvian Amazon in 1969 teaching the Urarina tribe how to grow crops in an agroforestry setting in order for them to live beyond their twenties or thirties. They now live into their sixties. I also studied paleoclimatology and have spent fifty years studying and trialing the ancient Indigenous American agroforestry practices that were lost in the European invasion. It is these practices that were suggested by the IPCC in their 2007 Climate Assessment.

    Over five decades of study and experimentation in many places, I have come to understand the wisdom of Indigenous peoples (I hate what is being done in Brazil) and the superb brilliance that has been brought about by natural selection in the various natural systems in our earth system.

    Seth Itzkan is trying to show the difference between Factory farms, which are horribly cruel, unatural and destructive and the natural way that ruminants have maintained healthy grasslands for millions of years. They have always existed in association with large predators that kill outlying weak or sick animals. So they stay bunched up eating the grass in small areas right down to the crown. The grasses on the prairies have evolved to depend on this cropping in order to survive.

    The great mistake of the African governments a few decades ago was in killing large grazing animals when the savannahs began deteriorating. They were convinced that there were too many animals, when in fact there were actually too few grazing animals and too few predators to keep them bunched up. Mob grazing is what keeps grasslands from becoming deserts.

    When the animals stay bunched up, they trample a lot of the grass and it then becomes a mulch on the ground; protecting it, keeping the soil cool and moist under the shade of the trampled leaves and stems. So, today, we have huge tracts of land being degraded to the point that they are becoming deserts. It has been proven many times now, that these lands can be re-vegetated by stocking the land with large numbers of grazing animals intensively eating small patches of grass each day.

    Their manure is quickly buried by dung beetles, sequestering the carbon and also creating stable humus which acts as a sponge, holding over 25,000 gallons of extra water per hectare for each 1% increase in carbon in the soil. Thanks to the shade of the trampled grass, Mycorrhizal fungi are able to survive and join into symbiotic relationships with the grass. The carbonaceous sheaths protecting their mycelia (The material is called glomalin) is the greatest contributor to soil carbon capture.

    I spent much of the 90’s trying to convince people that climate change would not be a slow process. In the paleo record there are no instances of slow climate change when there were large increases in atmospheric carbon. They are always abrupt and severe, disrupting most of the climatic factors that we as humans depend on for our food and water and even for remaining cool enough for our metabolism to keep going.

    The Arctic environment has now been destroyed. Greenland just lost over 200 billion tons of ice last month; eleven thousand tons on just the 31st. Even after climate change had progressed significantly in the seventies and eighties, Greenland only lost about 50 billions of ice in a year. The polar vortex has become so unstable and the Jet stream has begun drifting so far south that winters are becoming unbearable in northern regions.

    The ocean currents; driven by a complicated process that depends on cold dense water produced from the Gulf Stream’s warm water are collapsing. That is why seals and whales and sea birds are dying by the hundreds of thousands on North America’s pacific coast. There is no upwelling of nutrient rich water that feeds the plankton that is the base of the food chain.

    The worst is that the methane emissions that always end it all from the Arctic permafrost are now being released. Carbon dioxide is not what is endangering us mow. It is the billions of tons of methane that have already begun spewing out t\of the melting Arctic. That is the killer.

    So, what are we to do? Listen to non-scientist activists who are pushing what seems to be correct? Or listening to the scientists who know the only strategies that will save us. Whether you eat meat or not. Even if you eat a lot of soy, which is grown with agricultural practices that are killing both people and the earth system. (Chick peas can be made into the same products with better health benefits and without the destructive practices) I do not care.

    But, please stop fighting against the people who are pushing for scientifically proven ways of capturing atmospheric carbon in the soil fast! That is the only strategy that can be done at low enough cost to be done at all and the only way to pull the needed gigatons of carbon out of the atmosphere in the time we have, if we have enough time.

    So, in the conclusion of my rant, a natural system of capturing carbon (organic no till cropping on the plains, indigenous agroforestry systems for most of the worlds small, tropical and sub tropical farms and the intensive, planned grazing of ruminants; these three strategies/practices are the fastest, the cheapest and the most effective means of sequestering atmospheric Carbon.

    But, all three of these technologies are not able to get known by large numbers of people because the press is too interested in what activists are telling them. They speak much louder than us scientist farmers. If you all would just take a few days to look into what I am saying, you would know that Seth Itzkan and others like him and I are telling you the truth about the only strategies we have to save humankind.

    We are not at all in favor of the kind of cattle farming being done in the Amazon after the land will no longer produce soy beans. Seth Itzkan and the thousands of farmers with whom he works, are doing things the way they are done in nature."
    montagna bianca, ti amo
  • Dutchess
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    Dutchess op 6 August 2019 · 11:50
    Ja, interessant. Heb je de bron van deze tekst nog?
    We dont stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing
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    Dutchess op 11 August 2019 · 17:43
    Direct Quote from Marc Doll on FB.

    (NB: de Permafrost is afgelopen Juni begonnen met dooien, een slordige 70 jaar eerder dan verwacht.)

    De post in kwestie:

    *Last update July 8

    I realize there is something I have known for some time but have never said, and, since I have just spent another 4 hours of my life in climate change academia I have to get this out of my system.

    Please understand that many you reading this won't live to an old age... and likely will start scrolling after one or 2 more paragraphs... (edit...Ok I was wrong on this point. This is now my 2nd most shared post of all time..(edit)...make that my most shared)

    The IPCC report and Paris accord are incredibly overly optimistic and that commits the world to a target that means the death of hundreds of millions if not more.

    But it is worse than that.

    Even the commitments made by countries in the Paris accord don't get us to a 2-degree world.

    But it is worse than that.

    The 2 degree target is now unattainable (unless of course the entirety of civilization does a 180 today...) and is based on geoengineering the climate of the earth as well as the sequestering of every molecule of carbon we have produced since 1987, as well as every molecule we are producing today, as well as every molecule we produce tomorrow.... with magical technologies that don't exist, won't exist and, even if they did would likely cause as many if not more problems than they fix.

    But it is worse than that.

    The 2-degree target of the IPCC does not factor in the feedback loops such as the increased absorption of heat due to a drastic reduction in the albedo (reflectivity) effect caused by the 70% loss of Arctic ice,..- the release of methane from the thawing Arctic. (there is more energy stored in the arctic methane than there is in coal in the world). This is called the methane dragon. If the process of the release of the methane, currently frozen in the soil and ocean beds of the Arctic, which may have already begun, but if it spins out of control we are looking an 8-degree rise in temperature. On an even more depressing not a recent report states that the loss of sea ice is happening 70 years faster than what was predicted just a few years ago.

    But it is worse than that.

    The report which gives us 12 years to get our head's out of our arses underestimated the amount of heat stored in the world's oceans, as we discovered in mid-January by 40%... so no, we don't have 12 more years. And the contention that this destructive anthropogenic effect on climate is either new or natural is incorrect. A recent study of tree ring size the world over has found synchronized global droughts since about the year 1900. A phenomenon which did not exist in the 1000 previous years.

    But it is worse than that

    The conservative, American Meteorological Society indicates that our willful blindness and greed will have effects well beyond the climate. The world's oceans will see a 150% increase in acidity and over a full degree Celsius in warming. This well down the path to the Permian extinction where 96% of marine species disappeared forever.

    But it is worse than that.

    The IPCC report ignores the effects of humans messing up the Nitrogen cycle through agricultural fertilizers and more... Don't go down this rabbit hole if you want to sleep at night.

    But it is worse than that.

    Sea level rise will not be gradual. Even assuming that the billions of tons of water that is currently being dumped down to the ground level of Greenland isn't creating a lubricant which eventually will allow the ice to free-flow into the northern oceans; it is only the friction to the islands surface that is currently holding the ice back. Then consider the same process is happening in Antarctica but is also coupled with the disappearance of the ice shelves which act as buttresses holding the glaciers from free-flowing into the southern ocean. then factor in thermal expansions; the simple fact that warmer water takes up more space and It becomes clear that we are not looking at maintaining the current 3.4mm/yr increase in sea level rise (which incidentally is terrifying when you multiply it out over decades and centuries.) We will be looking at major calving events that will result in much bigger yearly increases coupled with an exponential increase in glacial melting. We know that every increase of 100ppm of C02 increases sea level by about 100 feet. We have already baked in 130 feet of sea-level rise. It is just a question of how long it is going to take to get there... and then keep on rising.

    But it is worse than that.

    Insects are disappearing at 6 times the speed of larger animals and at a rate of about 2.5% of their biomass every year. These are our pollinators. These are links in our food chain. These represent the basic functioning of every terrestrial ecosystem/

    But it is worse than that.

    58% of the biomass of vertebrate life on earth has been lost since 1970. That is basically in my lifetime! Additionally, a new study has shown that over 1 million species are now in danger of extinction due to human activity. Millions of years of evolution are being wiped out on a daily bases.

    But it is worse than that.

    The amount of Carbon we add to the atmosphere is equal to a yearly a human-caused forest fire 20% bigger than the continent of Africa. Yes, that is every single year!

    But it is worse than that.

    Nitrogen oxide a gas 300 times more potent than CO2 according to A Harvard study is being released 12 times more intensely than was previously thought from the thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Coupled with the fact that the permafrost is thawing much faster than accounted for in the IPCC report and you can conclude...

    It is worse than that.

    Drought in nearly every food-producing place in the world is expected to intensify by mid-century and make them basically unusable by the end of the century... Then factor in the end of Phosphorus and the depletion of aquifers and you come to the conclusion that feeding the planet becomes impossible with industrial agriculture.

    But it is worse than that.

    We can no longer save the society that we live in and many of us are going to be dead long before our life expectancy would suggest.

    If your idea of hope is having some slightly modified Standard of living going forward and live to ripe old age... there is no hope. This civilization is over...

    ..but there is hope..

    There is a way for some to come through this and have an enjoyable life on the other side. Every day we delay can be measured in human lives. There will come a day of inaction when that number includes someone you love, yourself or myself.

    So we have 2 options.

    Wake the fuck up. If we do we will only have to experience the end of our society as we know it aka...the inevitable economic collapse which is now unavoidable, but be able to save and rebuild something new on the other side. This would require a deep adaptation. Words like sustainability would need to be seen as toxic and our focus needs be on regeneration. Regeneration of soil, forests, grasslands, oceans, etc.... This is all possible.

    Option 2 is the path we are on thinking that we can slowly adapt to change. This not only ensures we experience collapse but also condemns humanity to not just economic and social collapse but in a 4-6 or even an 8-degree world... extinction.

    I am sick of pipeline discussions. I am sick of any argument that is predicated on the defeatist assumption that we will continue to burn oil at an ever-increasing rate simply because it is what we have always done. Fact is if we do we are not just fucked, we are dead. I am sick of perceived futility or the idea that "other countries pollute more than us" being used as an argument against leadership. If no one leads, no none follows and again we are not just fucked, we are dead. I am sick of people who don't understand how their food is produced, and its effect on the climate.(both carnivores who eat feed-lot meat and vegans who eat industrially-produced-mono-cropped-veggies as they are equally guilty here. The consumption of either is devastating). I am sick of the tons of shiny new clothes people are wearing without realizing 1 Kg of cotton takes over 10 thousand Liters of water and incredible amounts of energy to produce. I am sickened by the amount of that same clothing hits the landfill in near new condition. I am sick of the argument that our oil is less poisonous than someone else's. Firstly, no it isn't and secondly, It doesn't fucking matter. I am sick of people that can't even handle the ridiculously-small, only-the-tip-of- the-iceberg-of-changes we need to accept; a carbon tax. I am sick of the fact that the political will seems only capable of focusing on the individual consumer through small measures like a carbon tax but no elected Party seems to have the fortitude to enact policies that take it to the small handful of companies that are responsible for an overwhelming amount of our current C02 production. I am sick of my own hypocrisy that allows me to still use fossil fuels for transportation. I am sick of those who use hypocrisy as an argument against action. I am sick of the Leadership of my country that argues we can have economic growth and survivable environment... we can't. I am sickened by the normalizing of the leadership of our Southern neighbour who as the most polluting nation in the world officially ignores even the tragedy that is the Paris accord and would submarine an international Arctic accord simple because it contains the words "Climate Change". I am sick that the next image I put up of my kids, cheese, pets or bread is going to gain immeasurably more attention than a post such as this which actually has meaning... I am sick about the fact that all the information I referenced here is easily discoverable in scientific journals through a simple google search but will be characterized by many as hyperbolic.

    I am confused as to who I am more upset with. Those who have fallen for the denier propaganda, those who choose to be willfully ignorant, those who understand this issue and throw their hands up in a fit of lazy despair or those who are as cognitive as I am to the urgency of this issue yet continue living day-to-day feeling self-satisfied with their recycling, electric car, voting record or some other equally inane lifestyle modification while waiting for society to hit the tipping point so they don't have to actually put their values into practice (which despite my recent life changes still more or less includes me). All that said...

    There is a path forward.

    But every day we delay the path forward includes fewer of us. Build community, build resilience, work for food security, think regeneration, plant food-producing trees, think perennial food production, turn your waste products into resources and if that isn't possible, don't consume it! Eat food that does not mine the soil and is locally produced, eat meat that is grass-fed in a holistic or intensively rotated (ideally holistically grazed in a silvopasture ) that is used to provide nutrients to vegetation, get to know a farmer or become one yourself. Don't be a carnivore, herbivore or an omnivore... be a 'greenivore'. Park your car, do not vote for anyone who either ignores climate change or says we can have our cake and eat it too, quit your job if it is fossil fuel-related (it is better than losing it... which you will), stop buying shit, stop buying expensive cars and overly large houses and then complain that local planet-saving food costs more than Costco. Stop buying things that are designed to break and be disposed-of, let go of this society slowly and by your own volition (its better than being forced to do it quickly), Rip up your lawn and plant a garden with perennial veggies, fruit bushes, fruit trees, and nut trees. Learn to compost your own poop (it is easy and doesn't stink). Buy an apple with a blemish, Get a smaller house on a bigger lot and regenerate that land, Plant a guerrilla garden on a city road allowance. Return to the multi-generational house, Realize that growth has only been a thing in human civilization for 250 years and it is about to end and make preparations for this change. If you are perusing Wealth; Stop! Nothing on the planet is more destructive and brings upon more violence, pain, and climate destruction and, by willful ignorance, all at arms reach and without the wealth seeker's knowledge labour or effort. Teach these lessons and this reality to your children. Buy only the necessities, Don't buy new clothes-go to the thrift store. Don't use single-use plastic or if you do re-purpose it, Unplug your garburator (yes Facebook spell check, that is a word) and compost everything, Relearn old forgotten skills. Don't let yourself get away with the argument that the plane is going there anyway when you book a holiday. Understand that there is no such thing as the new normal because next year will be worse, Understand before you make the argument that we need to reduce human population ... meaning the population elsewhere... that it is not overpopulation in China or India that is causing the current problem... It is us and our "western" lifestyle, Understand that those that are currently arguing against refugees and climate change are both increasing the effects of climate change and causing millions of climate refugees... which will be arriving on Canada's doorstep because Canada, due to our size and Northern Latitude, will, on the whole, have some of the best climate refugees. Understand that every baby using disposable diapers is responsible for the equivalent of a cube van full and every woman using disposable feminine hygiene products is responsible for an equivalent amount of un-compostable incredibly high energy-intensive waste that will be here for 500 years. Also, understand that there are alternatives to both.
    Understand that the densification of cities is condemning those in that density to a food-less future. Stop tolerating the middle ground on climate change. there is no middle ground on gravity, the earth is round, and we are on the verge of collapse.

    (But it is worse than all that! For quite some time I continued to update the above with the most up to date science but it is now coming in too fast and too strong for me to keep up.
    Instead of updating this piece I am linking the newest info here in a Compilation of Climate-related articles across my feed and updated daily: https://www.facebook.com/SoilLifeQuadra/posts/10156900198505199...

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    At last check over 50000 shares. Thank you for reading. I appreciate those who when hitting the share button take a moment to add a personal comment (I read most of them) Forging that, cut and paste what to you is the most impactful line or paragraph.

    Thanks to Dr. Eric Rignot, Dr. Jennifer Francis, Dr. Jim Anderson, everyone at Berkely Earth those that put keep the FB page C02.earth and Environmental Advanced Sciences on FB up to date, the treasure trove of academic presentations on the Climate State Youtube Channel and so many other climate scientists whose work has inspired this piece. Thanks as well to the 16 yr old Gretta Thunburg who gave me the courage to take what was in my head and put it to paper and Rupert Read for the mnemonic. I encourage you to dig deep. Listen to talks where scientists are talking to scientists. They are less likely then to use the conservative filters they impose on themselves and you will get to the cutting edge.

    *on a personal note, since I post about my children, I don't accept friend requests from people I haven't met. That said as of today, I have figured out how to enable the "follow" button on my account. I have been blown away by all the fantastic and heartfelt messages and commitments to change I have received due to this post and look forward to reading them.

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    Reflection after 30 thousand shares

    When you have a post translated by several individuals into languages as unexpected as Hungarian and Italian, tuned into pamphlets by people at Gretta Thunberg ‘School Strikes’, adopted into 2 Ph.D. theses, inspired 2 poems and 2 original songs you can’t help but be impressed by the reach of social media.

    I spent a good amount of time reading many of the comments and shares that the post garnered and some things surprised me.

    • People are crying out for coverage of this issue. As so much of our media institution’s time and energy is wasted on the insanity of the man I have refused to name online for over 3 years now South of the border or Brexit so little is directed to our basic survival on this planet. People don’t share some anonymous dude from Canada’s 8 page ,4 thousand word, a science-heavy rant from a personal Facebook page with such alacrity if the information therein was well covered by the Fourth Estate.

    • It is time to stop candy coating these issues. I was originally criticized, not for being scientifically incorrect, but for turning too strongly to fear. The argument is that people do not get motivated by fear. My contention at the time, and now heavily buttressed, is that truth is not fear and when the truth is fearful, we need to face it head-on. I am now well positioned to tell you that the level of ignorance on what our scientists are telling us is beyond reason. One can only speculate as to why so little of what is know is making the front pages. Covering the effects such as the most recent devastation in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Eastern Canada, Afghanistan...is not enough.

    • The Truth does inspire change. I challenge you to click on the share button and spend some time studying how people reacted to this post. For the most part, it is inspiring.

    • Vocal climate change deniers are few and far between. Despite the near 2 million engagements with this post I only received 3 messages from deniers and only a dozen or so managed to muster up the incredible amounts of courage required to but an ‘angry face’ emoji to the post.

    Information does lead people to profess to change how they live, vote and consume. I can’t count how many people sent me messages let me know how the post affected them to their core and professed they intention to make drastic changes. The messages were humbling and underscored how much more we as a family still have to do to live our own values.

    There were other reactions that were worthy of mention. The one I found the most depressing were those that fully embraced the science, say we somehow need to basically kill off a few billion people but are making little to no change in their lives. Obviously, the few billion that needed to be removed did not include themselves...

    End of quote.

    Fridays for Future en Extinction rebellion hebben een week van acties afgekondigd van 20 september tot en met 27 september.

    Doe wat je wilt, doe wat je kan, doe wat je moet.
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  • meteomorris
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    meteomorris op 19 August 2019 · 13:44 May the powder be with you.
  • EmileHendrix
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    EmileHendrix op 20 August 2019 · 16:04
    In dezelfde categorie:
    https://www.nrk.no/ho/skjulte-skatter-smelter-fram-fra-breene-i-norge-...
    Archeologen vinden 300 alledaagse gebruiksvoorwerpen a la kistje en paardensneeuwschoen van 500-1700 jaar oud.
    Nogal wat unieke vondsten (in Noors en Europees verband) omdat ze normaal na een paar maanden wegrotten, maar nu diep uit het ijs tevoorschijn komen.
    Aan de ene kant spannende archeologie, aan de andere kant ziet de archeoloog beangstigende verschillen met toen 'ie vijftien jaar geleden begon met werkzaamheden in 't zelfde gebied.
    Een kleine fantasie kan groter zijn dan de wereld.
  • ijsbeer
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    ijsbeer op 22 August 2019 · 19:59
    docu van de Zwitserse tv over instortende bergen zoals bij Bondo (Cengalo) door klimaatverandering.


    *message edited by ijsbeer op 22 Aug 2019 19:59 (16% bewerkt)
  • EmileHendrix
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    EmileHendrix op 26 August 2019 · 13:28
    Indrukwekkend Ijsbeer. Deze van een bekende uit Scandiliand, met 5 mensen voor de schaal als je goed kijkt, vond ik ook indrukwekkend :/
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B1mBzR7ITNt/

    *message edited by EmileHendrix op 26 Aug 2019 13:28 (13% bewerkt)
    Een kleine fantasie kan groter zijn dan de wereld.
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    ffKnallen op 26 August 2019 · 23:22
    Er komt de laatste dagen weer veel nieuws voorbij over de branden in de Amazons (rare is dat er vooral foto's uit andere landen voorbij kwamen, oa Zweden), hier een mooi artikel dat het een en ander een beetje in perspectief zet. En met een vinger naar Brazilië wijzen terwijl wij de vraag creëren naar hun producten...
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2019/08/26/why-every...
  • ieism
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    ieism op 27 August 2019 · 08:29
    Ik denk dat voor veel mensen het idee dat een wereldleider als Bolsonaro en ook Trump in het openbaar maatregelen treffen die direct negatieve impact hebben op het milieu of global warming niet acceptabel is. Als je geen stemrecht hebt in een bepaald land, maar de politiek leider in dat land wel moedwillig de boel verziekt voor geld is dat natuurlijk klote. Als Macron morgen besluit om de Atlantische oceaan paars te kleuren omdat hij daar geld mee kan verdienen hebben andere wereldburgers daar misschien ook wel een mening over. Is dat onterecht?
    Voor mij is het altijd wel interessant dat toevallig vrijwel altijd het motief geld is. Daar zouden de sceptici misschien eens over na moeten denken.

    De politieke globale oplossing laat misschien nog wel 50 jaar op zich wachten, dus ik zie het wel als je eigen verantwoordelijkheid om tot die tijd er als weldenkend mens het beste van te maken.

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  • AllMountain
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    AllMountain op 28 August 2019 · 11:45
    Ik krijg toch wel een dubbel gevoel bij de commotie die ontstaat over de ramp in de Amazone en het gebrek aan aandacht voor de schade van Biomassa centrales.

    Vooropgesteld, het is een ramp wat daar nu gebeurt maar de media is er vol opgedoken, los van het feit of het nu een binnenlandse aangelegenheid is of dat er elders evenzo grote branden woeden, oa. in California etc.. Feit is dat als je iets voor het klimaat wilt doen dan moet je stoppen met bomen verbanden en inzetten op behoud cq. aanwas van bosareaal. Daarom is het gek dat er vele miljoenen worden vrijgemaakt voor de bouw van Biomassa centrales in Nederland cq. Europa. Alleen al vanwege de subsidie zijn het al interessante investeringen maar de hoeveelheid bomen die hiervoor verbrand moeten worden is gigantisch en moet van ver worden aangesleept. In eigen land is Staatsbosbeheer lekker bezig onder het mom van herstel inrichting om grote hoeveelheden bomen te kappen en in Amerika wordt zelfs gesproken over ontbossing. Vertrouwende op een optimale verbranding moeten ze continu in bedrijf zijn maar controle op wat er daadwerkelijk aan plantaardig materiaal ingaat is er niet. Hierdoor gaan er allemaal restproducten uit de Tuinbouw ook in de centrales wat een makkelijke/goedkope oplossing is voor de Tuinbouw maar de verbranding niet ten goede komt. De schadelijke uitstoot in de omgeving is overduidelijk merkbaar. Allen bij nieuwbouw zijn er kleine belangengroepen die opstaan maar een zeer moeilijke proces wacht om bouw te stoppen. Er is tevens een crisis en Herstel wet waarmee elk beroep kan worden gestopt en het democratisch recht wordt ontnomen.

    Waarom is hier zo weinig aandacht voor terwijl dit een veel groter merkbaar effect heeft voor de directe leefomgeving en is dit zoveel makkelijker te voorkomen door ander beleid. Plant bomen en stop verbranding, de Biomasse theorie werkt alleen op kleine schaal omdat het groei proces van bomen veel meer tijd in beslag neemt.
  • meteomorris
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    meteomorris op 29 August 2019 · 08:23
    @AllMountain, biomassa staat steeds meer te discussie omdat het net zoals de stikstof discussie op papier wel eens zou kunnen kloppen maar we in de praktijk helemaal de fout in gaan. Goed om dit te melden!
    May the powder be with you.
  • 49
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    49 op 30 August 2019 · 09:28
    Biomassa uit lokaal hakhout is top (kan co2 negatief zijn), biomassa in een bootje uit de VS halen is dan weer wat minder.
    montagna bianca, ti amo
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  • Aryen
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    Aryen op 16 September 2019 · 13:19
  • EmileHendrix
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    EmileHendrix op 24 September 2019 · 22:35 Een kleine fantasie kan groter zijn dan de wereld.
  • Aryen
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    Aryen op 28 September 2019 · 16:24
    Citaat uit het artikel: "Why is this subject avoided? Conversations about meat, dairy and eggs make people defensive. They make people annoyed. It’s far easier to vilify the fossil fuel industry and its lobbyists – which are without a doubt deserving of our vilification – than to examine our own eating habits. No one who isn’t a vegan is eager to go there, and the eagerness of vegans can be a further turnoff. But we have no hope of tackling climate change if we can’t speak honestly about what is causing it, as well as our potential to change in response."

    www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/28/meat-of-the-matter-the-inconveni...

    en nog dit: " Changing the way we eat is simple compared with converting the world’s power grid, or overcoming the influence of powerful lobbyists to pass carbon-tax legislation, or ratifying a significant international treaty on greenhouse gas emissions – but it isn’t simple."

    ... maar het kan wel.
    *message edited by Aryen op 28 Sep 2019 16:33 (19% bewerkt)
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    49 op 28 September 2019 · 20:54
    Is is not the cow, it is the how.
    montagna bianca, ti amo
  • Aryen
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    Aryen op 29 September 2019 · 03:40
    Precies, en begrijpen we onze rol en verantwoordelijkheid ook? Mij begint het in enige mate te dagen. Hoop ik tenminste ...
    *message edited by Aryen op 29 Sep 2019 03:43 (3% bewerkt)
  • Marcel_Dijkgraaf
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    Marcel_Dijkgraaf op 1 October 2019 · 11:33
    Zat gisteren naar verdwijnende gletsjers te kijken... 😞
    https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse#v=46.29413,7.37952,4.89,latLn...

    Ik begon vrolijk om te kijken hoe de zandbank voor de kust van Ouddorp naar het noorden schuift en om zo de invloed op de golven te checken.... maar eindigde in mineur... de versnelling is zo opvallend.

    Ik denk dat ik mijn kop nog maar even in het zand steek en hoop op mooie poeder deze winter, om mijn, nieuwe, met het vliegtuig gebracht, Donek custom extra brede board te rijden 😞
    *message edited by Marcel_Dijkgraaf op 1 Oct 2019 11:40

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