There was a course I took in grad school in which the prof insisted on using an obscure North American geology book of which I could only find 50s versions...it was WILD reading a geology book that makes no mention of plate tectonics whatsoever.
I just did a wholesale revision of the images and the book pages are at the bottom now in a slideshow, should be a lot more readable!
There is a major factor missing from LCAs, though. Many of the places considering plastic ban bans are coastal areas—where plastic pollution is an serious issue.
Details that did not make it into the article for the sake of space:
Legit I am super embarrassed about this. The text has been corrected, and thanks for keeping me on my toes!
That’s brown bears. The cubs in question here are black bears. Here’s the federal register document https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/22/2018-10735/alaska-hunting-and-trapping-in-national-preserves
Interestingly, this ecological motivation seems to have roots in the comics too! https://io9.gizmodo.com/thanos-motivations-in-avengers-infinity-war-have-much-1825660879
Park versus sanctuary! I get into it a bit in the post, but sanctuaries are basically leveled-up parks that are darker and more remote.
I wrote a dissertation on soil science. Can confirm it kicks ass and also I never want to read another paper about organo-mineral matrices
Watts “reblogged” us back in January. That’s how I knew Earther had “made it.” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/01/25/climate-change-enables-storms-to-push-600-ton-boulders-around-reality-check/
that has been fixed. monday madness!
good lord i’ll pass on the honor, thanks
I’ve met Lisa and she’s great! (And brilliant.)
Re—your experiment, I think we’re already doing it actually. I found this a very compelling/disturbing read: https://grist.org/article/geoengineering-climate-change-air-pollution-save-planet/
i mean...yea, this is just an idea paper. but i think what they are basically saying is logical. more quantitative studies by smarter people than us = less chance of this doing this being done very stupidly and backfiring. maybe ultimately we discover there’s no safe amount of SAI.
yea, i think the point is, this has now entered the Discourse, so we really need a lot of smart engineers and scientists studying it before politicians try to do something dumb. for the record, i think we’re nowhere near capable of doing something like this on Earth without substantial risk of it blowing up in our…
interesting idea re. Mars.... we’ll have to essentially geoengineer it in order to make it halfway livable. could gather some useful data at the same time.
I sure did, it’s been fixed!
Hello. You seem upset?
Not surly at all! Realistic, which I appreciate. The main reason this carbon capture stuff interests me is because all the top climate reports presume that, in a few decades, we’re going to have the technology to do something that seems like wild-eyed fantasy by today’s standards. And just maybe letting some academics…