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Old 26-06-2016, 18:03   #1711
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The Forest Service, which spent more than half its budget last year on fire management, plans to conduct additional surveys on tree mortality throughout the summer and fall.

In his statement, Vilsack called on Congress to address finances allocated for firefighting, warning that the agency will otherwise lack the necessary resources to address and restore the forests.

“Forcing the Forest Service to pay for massive wildfire disasters out of its preexisting fixed budget instead of from an emergency fund like all other natural disasters means there is not enough money left to do the very work that would help restore these high-mortality areas,” he said. “We must fund wildfire suppression like other natural disasters in the country.”

The rapid escalation of tree deaths should be considered a grave issue, threatening the collapse of an ecosystem that has made California the sixth-largest economy in the world, said Andy Lipkis, president and founder of TreePeople, an L.A.-based environmental advocacy nonprofit.

“We tend to think of trees as decoration,” Lipkis said. “Unfortunately, we’ve forgotten that trees are the actual pillar of our life-support system, critical for our food, water, habitat -- for our air and for temperature stability.”

Trees can help cool areas, but as evidenced by the record-setting temperatures this week in the Southland, Lipkis said, “we’re heading rapidly in the other direction.”
I never thought of trees as being "the pillar of our life-support system" before. Sheds a whole new light on our forest fires like the one that almost destroyed a city this spring.
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Old 27-06-2016, 02:45   #1712
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Watermelon Snow: Not Edible but Important for Climate Change | New York Times
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In snowy places across the globe, “watermelon snow” forms as the summer sun heats up and melts winter’s leftovers. The colorful snow is made up of communities of algae that thrive in freezing temperatures and liquid water, resulting in algal blooms. When these typically green organisms get a lot of sun, they produce a natural type of sunscreen that paints the slopes pink and red. The addition of color to the surface darkens the snow, allowing it to heat up faster, and melt more quickly.[...]

Dr. Lutz, together with Liane Benning and their colleagues at a number of universities, published a study Thursday in Nature Communications that examined microbes in summer snow, and noted that while bacterial communities differ from place to place, the same algae that produce watermelon snow appear to be so global that it’s time for climate models to consider their effects on snow and ice melt.[...]

Current climate models take into account how soot from forest fires, dust from the Sahara or even increased water content (which slightly darkens snow to blue) affect albedo, but they have yet to measure biological effects, like that of algae.[...]

Dr. Lutz worries that an interplay between today’s rising temperatures and the snow algae could cause a “runaway effect,” whereby melting snow would cause algae to bloom, which would darken the snow, causing more to melt, creating more water, which also darkens the snow and feeds the algae, and so on, in a circular pattern of cotton candy-colored surfaces melting.[...]

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Old 27-06-2016, 11:11   #1713
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Federal Lab Closed After 'Disturbing' Data Manipulation | The Daily Caller

Opps....more MMGWC Data fakery....
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Old 27-06-2016, 13:36   #1714
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And you thought MMGWC wasn't political?

Dem Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics | The Daily Caller
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Old 27-06-2016, 19:54   #1715
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The Daily Caller. Riiight.

I guess we should be grateful you don't read National Enquirer, else MMGW would be caused by aliens. (waitaminute... maybe the 'A' in AGW doesn't stand for 'Anthropogenic' )
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Daily Caller. So now we know.
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Old 27-06-2016, 20:06   #1717
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Re: Do we need to be preparing for Arctic cruising strategies because of Global Cooli

The Daily Caller has more credibility than the EPA...so deal with the issue or hide and attack the source...bingo...
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Old 27-06-2016, 20:46   #1718
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The Daily Caller. Riiight.

I guess we should be grateful you don't read National Enquirer, else MMGW would be caused by aliens. (waitaminute... maybe the 'A' in AGW doesn't stand for 'Anthropogenic' )
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Daily Caller. So now we know.
Are you 'skeptical?' How about other sources? Perhaps this one...

Oversight Hearing on the Administration’s Response to Findings of Unethical and Criminal Conduct at the Department of the Interior - House Committee on Natural Resources

or this one...

https://demconvention.com/news/democ...ing-concludes/

Nah...you aren't interested in truth. Doesn't fit your world view.
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Re: Do we need to be preparing for Arctic cruising strategies because of Global Cooli

Or this one:

Democrat Party Platform Calls For Prosecuting Global Warming Skeptics - Illinois Review

Are you saying the democrats are NOT doing this, or are you just attacking the messenger?
A hiccup for this presenter when she stepped on a platform plank from last election... one nation, under...oops!


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Democrat operatives responsible for creating their party’s platform this year have unanimously adopted a provision calling for the Department of Justice to investigate companies who disagree with Democrats on global warming science.
A panel of Democrats voted Friday to approve a final draft of the party’s platform to promote “Progressive Democratic Values,” which apparently includes investigating energy companies who “misled” shareholders about global warming. The platform reads:
"...the 2016 platform draft re-frames the urgency of climate change as a central challenge of our time, already impacting American communities and calling for generating 50 percent clean electricity within the next ten years. The Committee unanimously adopted a ... joint (Clinton/Sanders) proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent."
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OAre you saying the democrats are NOT doing this, or are you just attacking the messenger?
Bingo...
You know they can't debate the issue, so they attack the messenger...Saul Alinsky 101.
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In reading the article I didn't see anything particularly related to Climate Change???

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The inorganic section of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Energy Geochemistry Laboratory[...]

The research topics that faced data manipulation – including uranium in the environment, health effects of energy resources, and U.S. coal resources and reserves – was “disturbing,” Westerman said.[...]
Maybe some of the missing uranium found its way into your breakfast cereal?
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New York City Could See Thousands of Heat Deaths by 2080 | Scientific American
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As many as 3,331 people annually could die from heat waves by 2080 in New York City alone if no steps are taken to adapt to warming temperatures and reduce emissions, a new study warns.

The report comes at the same time as a separate analysis tracing climate change and air pollution’s effects on children. Together the studies, both out of Columbia University, lay out the case for cutting carbon now.[...]

The studies, published online this week in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, come as the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to link efforts to tackle climate change with protecting public health.

As temperatures rise, more people may die as strokes and heart attacks become more frequent and breathing ailments get worse. But in a city as large and diverse as New York, the relationship isn’t so simple.

Demographics within a city change over time, which alters the risk profile. The elderly and the very young are especially vulnerable to extreme heat events, which are poised to become more frequent and intense.

On the other hand, better infrastructure and access to cooling can reduce the harm from heat, and over time individuals may become acclimated to higher temperatures. “People become more resilient to heat,” said Petkova. “We don’t know exactly why.”[...]

Many sources of carbon dioxide, like cars, factories and power plants, also produce harmful products like volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

The combination of rising temperatures from climate change and environmental pollution can have devastating effects on the very young, starting in utero. The combined effects can lead to premature birth and neurodevelopmental problems, some of which can take years to manifest themselves.[...]
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In reading the article I didn't see anything particularly related to Climate Change???



Maybe some of the missing uranium found its way into your breakfast cereal?
Sailoar here is the second paragraph in the article. Which I see by your quoted parts you may have missed when you read the article.
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The inorganic section of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Energy Geochemistry Laboratory in Lakewood, Colo. manipulated data on a variety of topics – including many related to the environment – from 1996 to 2014.*The manipulation was caught in 2008, but continued another six years.
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Read the second sentence in the quoted paragraph above.
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I'm absolutely interested in the truth. From the first link, list the ethical breaches being investigated, and how they impact the issue of AGW.

Re the second link. here's the resolution:
[A] joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change.
They're not after skeptics, they're proposing to investigate companies that are alleged to have willfully misled shareholders and the public. Same as with big tobacco.

The Daily Caller is just the online version of the "2 Minute Hate" for lazy right-wingers.

So much for your 'truth'.
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