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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #240 on: October 12, 2019, 01:26:16 AM »
#4 Shelter/ warmth/ cooling:
In JOW manor I have a wood fire we use predominantly through the winter. Also have ducted gas heating but we hardly use this. I enjoy cutting wood and it saves us money, not to mention its much nicer.
Have an old 4WD and trailer and a couple of cheap Chinese chain saws. They do the trick and usually last me 5 or 6 seasons before I buy another one, usually for around the cost of a bar and chain from Stihl. Dont get me wrong they are cheap and nasty and no where as good as a Stihl or Husky, but at 10% the cost of the good European stuff, I can buy one every 5 years and still never spend the same money. Usually I go for a bigger saw 60cc or so with 22" bar or bigger. Costs around $150 with 2 chains. Equivalent in a Stihl is maybe a smaller 40cc saw at around $1500! Sharpen my own chains with a cheap chain sharpener. See picture. Press in foreground is a Super Simplex loading press. Australian made. Nice little unit. Not sure if you guys see then in US. Thats another topic....
For summer when we are sure to get power outages, I have rigged up a small water spray unit to give some relief and avoid heat stroke. You get them in the local hardware. I will attach a link. Cant make it out too well in pic, but attached to garden hose it gives off a fine cooling mist to sit under in a shady spot next to my house. Het stroke is a real problem when we get heat waves. Will be huge issue when power goes out as well. Something everyone in hot areas should look at.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/holman-7m-misting-system-kit_p3120717 

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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #241 on: October 12, 2019, 01:57:52 AM »
#5 Other.
This is most important in my eyes.
All the preps in the wold will only last so long.
I have a lifetime of accumulated engineering junk, tools and gadgets, as well as half my fathers accumulated farming and engineering tools and knowledge he has passed on. This and relationships is what will keep you alive long term when things get bad.
I have my in laws living on my property, and I have a policeman living next door I get along well with and always make sure he has my mobile number and chat frequently over the fence and give a few lemons or other fruit to when I have plenty. Community and friends you can count on is what protects you long term.
Before people ask about personal protection, I have firearms, but remember we have a very different gun culture here in Oz than in the states. Here it is only professionals who need them for work, enthusiasts and hobbyist who own then. I am the last category. I get old junk and restore it, and get a lot of pleasure out of this, just as much as reloading and firing them. You are not allowed to own firearms in Australia for personal protection. It is not a valid reason. Farmers, sporting shooters and hunters only. You have to be licensed and guns registered. I will post a picture of an old AYA shotgun I picked up last year for $25 and cleaned up. Turned up a new firing pin on my lather and made up an extractor cam out of a piece of stainless steel cutlery. Its still a cheap shotgun, but it has been great fun working out how to fix it, and I have pulled the box lock action apart into 20 odd pieces several times now, and it still works!
Attached is a picture of a forge I built with my youngest son when he was about 12 out of a stainless steel beer keg and a vacuum cleaner. Works a treat! Was able to get cherry red steel and work on a makeshift anvil made from a piece of railway track seen in the background. This tinkering I think is important to push your mind and abilities to adapt and overcome. Neccesity is the mother of invention..

No RE. I don't have batteries. Solar and batteries is something I will look at when I retire. Also want to do something with wood gas to generate electricity as well as heat.

Most of what I have done has been either free or very cheap. I have been paying off a mortgage and sending my 2 lads to a very expensive school for last 20 years, (Now university!), so I have never had any cash to throw around at latest stuff. This has been a blessing in hindsight. I think I have achieved a lot very cheaply, and learnt a hell of a lot along the way. My grandparents made everything by hand, and never bought anything on credit, and they thrived in what we would describe as "The end of the world as we know it".   
 
Hope you enjoyed my rant and pictures. Any more info you need just ask.
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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #242 on: October 12, 2019, 02:54:55 AM »
#5 Other.
This is most important in my eyes.
All the preps in the wold will only last so long.
I have a lifetime of accumulated engineering junk, tools and gadgets, as well as half my fathers accumulated farming and engineering tools and knowledge he has passed on. This and relationships is what will keep you alive long term when things get bad.
I have my in laws living on my property, and I have a policeman living next door I get along well with and always make sure he has my mobile number and chat frequently over the fence and give a few lemons or other fruit to when I have plenty. Community and friends you can count on is what protects you long term.
Before people ask about personal protection, I have firearms, but remember we have a very different gun culture here in Oz than in the states. Here it is only professionals who need them for work, enthusiasts and hobbyist who own then. I am the last category. I get old junk and restore it, and get a lot of pleasure out of this, just as much as reloading and firing them. You are not allowed to own firearms in Australia for personal protection. It is not a valid reason. Farmers, sporting shooters and hunters only. You have to be licensed and guns registered. I will post a picture of an old AYA shotgun I picked up last year for $25 and cleaned up. Turned up a new firing pin on my lather and made up an extractor cam out of a piece of stainless steel cutlery. Its still a cheap shotgun, but it has been great fun working out how to fix it, and I have pulled the box lock action apart into 20 odd pieces several times now, and it still works!
Attached is a picture of a forge I built with my youngest son when he was about 12 out of a stainless steel beer keg and a vacuum cleaner. Works a treat! Was able to get cherry red steel and work on a makeshift anvil made from a piece of railway track seen in the background. This tinkering I think is important to push your mind and abilities to adapt and overcome. Neccesity is the mother of invention..

No RE. I don't have batteries. Solar and batteries is something I will look at when I retire. Also want to do something with wood gas to generate electricity as well as heat.

Most of what I have done has been either free or very cheap. I have been paying off a mortgage and sending my 2 lads to a very expensive school for last 20 years, (Now university!), so I have never had any cash to throw around at latest stuff. This has been a blessing in hindsight. I think I have achieved a lot very cheaply, and learnt a hell of a lot along the way. My grandparents made everything by hand, and never bought anything on credit, and they thrived in what we would describe as "The end of the world as we know it".   
 
Hope you enjoyed my rant and pictures. Any more info you need just ask.
Any more ideas please share.

JOW

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I am King of Batts.  :)  Gor tons of them, SLAs, Li-I, big and small.  My Cripple Carts run on them.  I can go several days now without having to flip on the gennie, although I do have to rewire by the second day or so, depending on the load.  Winter, load is quite low because I have the Great Outdoor Refrigerator up here. lol.  That's my biggest electric power eater, the fridge.  Don't need Air Conditioning here yet, although we did have one week this summer which made it to 90F.  Only in the hottest part of the afternoon though, and keeping the digs sealed up it stays tolerable, in the 70sF.  I just use a fan.  At night I open up the windows and that brings the temps down into the 60s in summer most of the time.

Water is no issue at all here, we have Glaciers all around.  Gonna take decades for them to melt off, even under worst case scenarios.  Biggest issues here are Wildfires in the summer, and of course the Shakers and Volcanoes. This place is smack dab on top of the Ring of Fire.  On balance though, I prefer that risk.

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To Reduce Plastic Waste, Bars In Italy Are Switching To Pasta Straws
« Reply #243 on: October 17, 2019, 11:33:45 AM »


Posted on 2019/10/14

By Mayukh Saha / Truth Theory

Italy has been the inventor of many things, one of them being sunglasses. But in the current world, where the plastic menace is eating up the planet, newer inventions should be more on thesustainable side. Well, Italy is adding another interesting invention to its roster. Since the world is facing environmental troubles, Italy has gone for developing ‘pasta straws’.

Yep, it’s true. Reddit user u/GranFabio uploaded a photo to demonstrate the initiatives taken by a few Italian bars. The pasta straw idea as a replacement for plastic straws became a hit on the internet. Though the bars should work on replacing plastic cups too.

https://truththeory.com/2019/10/14/to-reduce-plastic-waste-bars-in-italy-are-switching-to-pasta-straws/
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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #244 on: November 08, 2019, 10:57:41 AM »


Nature Might Be Better Than Tech At Reducing Air Pollution
POSTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Restoring native vegetation could cut air pollution and costs, study finds

Adding plants and trees to the landscapes near factories and other pollution sources could reduce air pollution by an average of 27 percent, new research suggests.

The study shows that plants – not technologies – may also be cheaper options for cleaning the air near a number of industrial sites, roadways, power plants, commercial boilers and oil and gas drilling sites.

In fact, researchers found that in 75 percent of the counties analyzed, it was cheaper to use plants to mitigate air pollution than it was to add technological interventions – things like smokestack scrubbers – to the sources of pollution.

“The fact is that traditionally, especially as engineers, we don’t think about nature; we just focus on putting technology into everything,” said Bhavik Bakshi, lead author of the study and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at The Ohio State University.

“And so, one key finding is that we need to start looking at nature and learning from it and respecting it. There are win-win opportunities if we do – opportunities that are potentially cheaper and better environmentally.”

The study, published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, found that nature-based solutions to air pollution might, in many cases, be better than technology at combating air pollution.

The analysis found that for one specific sector – industrial boilers – technology is cheaper at cleaning the air than ecosystem upgrades. And for the manufacturing industry – a broad sector – both ecosystems and technology could offer cost savings, depending on the type of factory.

To start understanding the effect that trees and other plants could have on air pollution, the researchers collected public data on air pollution and vegetation on a county-by-county basis across the lower 48 states. Then, they calculated what adding additional trees and plants might cost.

Their calculations included the capacity of current vegetation – including trees, grasslands and shrublands – to mitigate air pollution. They also considered the effect that restorative planting – bringing the vegetation cover of a given county to its county-average levels – might have on air pollution levels. They estimated the impact of plants on the most common air pollutants – sulfur dioxide, particulate matter that contributes to smog, and nitrogen dioxide.

They found that restoring vegetation to county-level average canopy cover reduced air pollution an average of 27 percent across the counties. This figure varies by county and region – consider, for example, a county in the desert of Nevada and a county in the farmlands of Ohio. Even if the counties were the same size, the county-average land cover in Nevada would be smaller than that in Ohio, because the desert could not grow as much vegetation as farmland.

Their research did not calculate the direct effects plants might have on ozone pollution, because, Bakshi said, the data on ozone emissions is lacking. The analysis also didn’t consider whether certain species of trees or plants would better “scrub” pollution from the air, though Bakshi said it is likely that the species of plant would make a difference in air quality.

They found that adding trees or other plants could lower air pollution levels in both urban and rural areas, though the success rates varied depending on, among other factors, how much land was available to grow new plants and the current air quality.

Reducing air pollution is critical to public health. The American Lung Association estimates that 4 in 10 people in the U.S. live in areas with poor air quality, leading to health issues including asthma, lung cancer and heart disease.

Bakshi said their findings indicate that nature should be a part of the planning process to deal with air pollution, and show that engineers and builders should find ways to incorporate both technological and ecological systems.

“The thing that we are interested in is basically making sure that engineering contributes positively to sustainable development,” Bakshi said.

“And one big reason why engineering has not done that is because engineering has kept nature outside of its system boundary.”

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Solutions on How to Stop Biodiversity Loss
« Reply #245 on: November 19, 2019, 04:16:57 PM »

By Guest Writer Kenny Gill,

Before delving into the threats and solutions to biodiversity, we first need to understand what biodiversity is. So, what is biodiversity? This is the pillar, which permits or sanctions the functioning of ecosystems and thriving of human beings. Without biodiversity, human beings, plants, as well as animals, would not be in existence. In simple terms, biodiversity is the genetic assortment in a setting or surrounding which is an indication of the number of different plant and animal species. The plant and animal species work together to maintain stability in the ecosystem. Their interactions create functioning systems, which provide medicine, new technologies, and food to human beings.

However, the spread of human beings, plants, and animals across the world is a significant contribution to the disruption and destruction of several ecosystems by decreasing their biodiversity. This damage is noticeable in various places, such as cumulative rate of animal annihilation and reduction of crop yields in evolving countries. Thus, we must look for solutions to curb biodiversity loss. This biodiversity essay seeks to explore the various ways through which we can stop the loss of biodiversity.
What can we do?

https://prepareforchange.net/2019/11/19/solutions-on-how-to-stop-biodiversity-loss/
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Environment Board - Researchers map food sustainability across the planet
« Reply #246 on: December 02, 2019, 10:08:22 AM »

Scientists have published a new world map featuring the sustainability rate of regional food systems. The map could help researchers better understand the links between diet and climate change.

To build the new map, published Monday in the journal Scientific Data, scientists surveyed the last 20 years of scientific literature on global food systems. Researchers settled on 20 indicators of food system sustainability in 97 countries — some wealthy, some impoverished and others somewhere in between.

Scientists organized the 20 indicators — which included measurements like greenhouse gas emissions, the presence of fair trade practices, food price volatility and food waste — into four categories: environment, economic, social and food and nutrition.

“This is the first attempt to empirically measure and characterize the sustainability of the food systems worldwide considering not only the dimension food security and nutrition, or environment, but also economic, and social dimensions,” study co-author Camila Bonilla, researcher at the University of California, Davis, said in a news release.

Previous investigations of the relationships between diet and ecological and environmental health have been criticized for ignoring social and economic variables.

Several studies, including a report by the United Nations, suggest significant dietary changes — and accompanying land-use changes — are required to stave off climate change. But to transform global food systems, the researchers responsible for the latest paper argue scientists must better understand the relationships between socioeconomic variables and sustainability.

“The food system is probably the largest employer in the world, so the sustainability of food systems is also about the economic and social contributions of those hundreds of thousands of people and enterprises that are involved in some aspect of the system — from production all the way to food retail and distribution and consumption,” said lead study author Christophe Béné, senior policy expert with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. “It means that the economic and social dimensions of food system sustainability cannot be ignored.”

The work of Béné and his research partners highlighted a significant knowledge gap in the field.

“The reason is that national statistical systems, in both high- and lower-income countries, are collecting only a small portion of the information that is needed to build a comprehensive picture of the whole system,” he said.

Researchers hope their latest efforts will help standardize food system sustainability research by establishing agreed upon sustainability indicators — indicators that can be used to track changes in sustainability and inform climate change policy in the future.

“This research represents a critical step forward in understanding the relationship between the structure and function of food systems and their sustainability,” said study co-author Steven Prager, senior scientist at CIAT. “The global food system is really a set of interconnected subsystems and this work offers one of the most systematic attempts to date to unpack food system dynamics, from farm to fork to policy.”



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Re: Environment Board - Researchers map food sustainability across the planet
« Reply #247 on: December 02, 2019, 10:50:50 AM »

Scientists have published a new world map featuring the sustainability rate of regional food systems. The map could help researchers better understand the links between diet and climate change.

To build the new map, published Monday in the journal Scientific Data, scientists surveyed the last 20 years of scientific literature on global food systems. Researchers settled on 20 indicators of food system sustainability in 97 countries — some wealthy, some impoverished and others somewhere in between.

Scientists organized the 20 indicators — which included measurements like greenhouse gas emissions, the presence of fair trade practices, food price volatility and food waste — into four categories: environment, economic, social and food and nutrition.

“This is the first attempt to empirically measure and characterize the sustainability of the food systems worldwide considering not only the dimension food security and nutrition, or environment, but also economic, and social dimensions,” study co-author Camila Bonilla, researcher at the University of California, Davis, said in a news release.

Previous investigations of the relationships between diet and ecological and environmental health have been criticized for ignoring social and economic variables.

Several studies, including a report by the United Nations, suggest significant dietary changes — and accompanying land-use changes — are required to stave off climate change. But to transform global food systems, the researchers responsible for the latest paper argue scientists must better understand the relationships between socioeconomic variables and sustainability.

“The food system is probably the largest employer in the world, so the sustainability of food systems is also about the economic and social contributions of those hundreds of thousands of people and enterprises that are involved in some aspect of the system — from production all the way to food retail and distribution and consumption,” said lead study author Christophe Béné, senior policy expert with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture. “It means that the economic and social dimensions of food system sustainability cannot be ignored.”

The work of Béné and his research partners highlighted a significant knowledge gap in the field.

“The reason is that national statistical systems, in both high- and lower-income countries, are collecting only a small portion of the information that is needed to build a comprehensive picture of the whole system,” he said.

Researchers hope their latest efforts will help standardize food system sustainability research by establishing agreed upon sustainability indicators — indicators that can be used to track changes in sustainability and inform climate change policy in the future.

“This research represents a critical step forward in understanding the relationship between the structure and function of food systems and their sustainability,” said study co-author Steven Prager, senior scientist at CIAT. “The global food system is really a set of interconnected subsystems and this work offers one of the most systematic attempts to date to unpack food system dynamics, from farm to fork to policy.”



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FYI: Camila Bonilla Cedrez

Camila is a Ph.D student in the Graduate Group in Horticulture & Agronomy. She has a M.S. in Plant Science, Biostatistics emphasis from the Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay and a minor in Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Resource Management from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her current research focuses on modelling agriculture households in Africa, studying sustainable agricultural intensification through geospatial analysis.

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Re: Environment Board - Researchers map food sustainability across the planet
« Reply #248 on: December 02, 2019, 12:34:15 PM »

News sources don't get privacy.  Their sources yes, but publishers have to say who they are or there is no accountability.  The world needs accountability badly.

Most of us (including me) don't go and check the Domains for everything we post up.

However, you don't need to be a scientist to know agriculture isn't sustainable anywhere at all anymore as it is practiced today with the population currently living.  The Water is going bye-bye.

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Re: Environment Board - Researchers map food sustainability across the planet
« Reply #249 on: December 02, 2019, 01:57:00 PM »

News sources don't get privacy.  Their sources yes, but publishers have to say who they are or there is no accountability.  The world needs accountability badly.

Most of us (including me) don't go and check the Domains for everything we post up.

However, you don't need to be a scientist to know agriculture isn't sustainable anywhere at all anymore as it is practiced today with the population currently living.  The Water is going bye-bye.

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Nor do I.

But I smelled a rat.

& Perhaps you should.
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« Reply #250 on: December 02, 2019, 02:16:37 PM »

Nor do I.

But I smelled a rat.

& Perhaps you should.

I might have if I had read that post. lol.

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« Reply #251 on: December 05, 2019, 09:48:40 AM »

“What They Haven’t Told You About Climate Change.” – According To The Co-Founder of Greenpeace
December 2, 2019

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Arjun Walia
IN BRIEF

    The Facts:Dr. Patrick Moore is a founding member of Greenpeace and has been a leading environmental activist around the world for a very long time. In the video below he shares his thoughts on the climate change/global warming phenomenon.
    Reflect On:Why is one side of this debate constantly ridiculed by mainstream media instead of their points being addressed and countered appropriately? Why are so many experts in the field shut down and never given a voice?

Mainstream media outlets and political organizations have been predicting doom and gloom, what seems to be end of the world type of scenarios when they bring up the topic of global warming and climate change. This type of perception is something humanity has been experiencing for decades, just take a look at this press release from 1989, which explained how United Nations officials predicted that entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth if the global warming trend was not reversed by the year 2000, it’s just one of many examples.

Furthermore, anybody who seems to question the official narrative of this issue that’s constantly pushed by mainstream media is made out to be a fool, and ridicule shortly ensues. Climate scientists have been ridiculed for even sharing their research and opinions suggesting that a doom and gloom scenario is not real, and that the issue of climate change is quite complex, and that man’s CO2 output is not playing the role that most have been made to believe it plays.

    Science itself has become sort of a slight irrelevance….Stories have been promoted over the last 25-30 years and they have completely re-directed the science. But more to the point they’ve also followed Eisenhower’s warning, that fundamentally as the state monopolizes the support of science it calls the shots. And so you have the scientists on the one hand, you know, on both sides, presenting I would say not particularly alarming scenarios, but then you have the body politic presenting something that does not by in large have the support of science about, you know, the end of the planet. But resting assured, the science won’t complain…I don’t think any field survives this degree of corruption without loosing if nothing else its self respect. In terms of climate science…it’s set back the field probably a few generations. I mean, it forced it into a channel that was not describing most of past climate change. So instead of trying to figure out how the Earth behaved, the field was co-opted into a situation where it was supposed to support a paradigm that the government wanted, or that the environmental movement wanted. Hard to disentangle the two, also, because the environmental movement itself has become highly political.  – Dr. Richard Lindzen, an atmospheric physicist who has published more than 200 scientific papers and books. He was the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he is actually the lead author of Chapter 7, “Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks,” of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Third Assessment Report on climate change. (source)

Based on my research, there are many academics, researchers and environmental activists who are not buying the official narrative that’s been dished out by politicians for a very long time now. We are told that the majority of climate scientists agree, but that doesn’t seem to be the case as, again, there are many who are emphasizing that C02 is not really a dominant factor, and that there are a myriad of other considerations when it comes to the climate of Earth one must consider. Why are they doing this? Clearly, the ‘science is not settled.’
We Need To Clean Up Our Planet, Big Time

Our planet is no doubt in need of great environmental care. Species extinction, deforestation and pollution are at an all time high. The air quality on planet Earth is embarrassing, and our planet needs a big time clean up/restoration attempt. All of these are not due to CO2, but rather due to industry, the dumping of toxic waste, pesticides, and much more. These are what we should be focusing on, not a carbon tax. What’s even more frustrating is that it’s not a matter of finding solutions, they’re already there, it’s a matter of overcoming elitist agendas, human greed and ego. It seems that a carbon tax is simply being used to put more profit into the hands of the global elite. Imagine if we spent as much time coming up with ways to clean up our oceans, develop new energy technology, stoping deforestation and animal agriculture, passing laws that make packaging without biodegradable substances illegal, and much more rather than simply focusing on C02. A lot more would get done. I go more in depth on C02 and why I believe it should not be the main focus when it comes to environmental awareness.

Again, just to reiterate, we are big time environmental activists, but we simply feel the important issues are not given as much attention as the intention behind C02 reduction is not to benefit the planet, but to benefit rich people who really have no concern for our planet.
The Video

Below is a video of Dr. Patrick Moore explaining some of his thoughts on the phenomenon. Dr. Patrick Moore has been a leader in the international environmental field for over 30 years. He is a founding member of Greenpeace and served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International. As the leader of many campaigns Dr. Moore was a driving force shaping policy and direction while Greenpeace became the world’s largest environmental activist organization.

People like Patrick are often criticized by the mainstream media. As I do with everyone else, I suggest you listen to what is being said, look it up, and focus on the information instead of character assassination  attempts.

That being said, Moore also claimed that Glyphosate was completely safe and not harmful to humans. This is something we completely disagree with, he also seems to be a supporter of Genetically Modified Foods, something we do not support either. In fact, it was surprising to me to look into what he’s said about these two topics, and quite a head scratcher. In fact, we wrote about his ,what now clearly appear to be false/misinformed, comments on Glyphosate when he made them. You can read that article here.

We clearly do not agree with Moore on many topics, like the ones listed above, but that doesn’t mean he is working for corporations, or is completely misinformed. There is a division of opinion on a myriad of topics today, and again, it’s best to look at what’s being said and fact checking it ourselves instead of simply reverting to character assassination. When we looked and examined his comments on Glyphosate and GMO foods, we found them to be false. When we look at his comments regarding climate change, we find them to be valid or at least worthy of consideration. We completely disregard judgement and simply examine the claims being made, something we encourage more people to do. One thing is for certain, our right to explore and examine information openly and freely should not be taken away and censored.



https://www.collective-evolution.com/2019/12/02/what-they-havent-told-you-about-climate-change-according-to-the-co-founder-of-greenpeace/
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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #252 on: December 05, 2019, 12:55:12 PM »
Been a bit busy. Will post a few more updates on fires this weekend.
Still a few fire issues up north.
Drove up to the border last weekendbetween NSW and Victoria. Once over the Great Dividing Range it turns very dry.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-chokes-as-state-burns-20191205-p53hcw.html
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« Reply #253 on: December 05, 2019, 03:48:54 PM »
Wow, I can only empathize with the fire fighters. We here in Oregon USA are well into the rainy season and have had nothing but drought for 6 weeks. We are already 8 - 12" short of rain. I fear for the summer next year.
Good luck down under.
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Re: The Environment Board
« Reply #254 on: December 05, 2019, 04:27:30 PM »
Wow, I can only empathize with the fire fighters. We here in Oregon USA are well into the rainy season and have had nothing but drought for 6 weeks. We are already 8 - 12" short of rain. I fear for the summer next year.
Good luck down under.
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