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Old 09-12-2017   #16 (permalink)
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I wonder if looters were smart enough to get receipts for the electronics they that didn't work when they carried them off from flooded stores?
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This is a photo I took 3 years ago in Waterton Lakes NP. Relevant today because it looks very much like the entire town in the middle right is going to be burned to the ground by the end of this afternoon.

Waterton Townsite by Ken Sparks, on Flickr
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http://https://www.usatoday.com/stor...ble/657659001/


And....................... a family fell into a volcano in Italy !
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Taps, that link is not working for me...

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Waterton wildfire update: visitor centre lost, townsite appears to be intact | Globalnews.ca

Townsite looks like it should make it after all. Crossing my fingers! Love Waterton.
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Kinda relevant to the discussion,

I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.


Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year - think about it.


Of course, I shouldn't spoil this 'touchy-feely tree-hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.


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Kinda relevant to the discussion,

I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.


I don't want to rain on your parade but BS:

Human activities emit 60 or more times the amount of carbon dioxide released by volcanoes each year. Large, violent eruptions may match the rate of human emissions for the few hours that they last, but they are too rare and fleeting to rival humanity’s annual emissions. In fact, several individual U.S. states emit more carbon dioxide in a year than all the volcanoes on the planet combined do.

Which emits more carbon dioxide: volcanoes or human activities?



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This is a photo I took 3 years ago in Waterton Lakes NP. Relevant today because it looks very much like the entire town in the middle right is going to be burned to the ground by the end of this afternoon.

Waterton Townsite by Ken Sparks, on Flickr
Beautiful photo Ken, I so hope the town survived, I'd like to add it to my bucket list.
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I don't want to rain on your parade but BS:

Human activities emit 60 or more times the amount of carbon dioxide released by volcanoes each year. Large, violent eruptions may match the rate of human emissions for the few hours that they last, but they are too rare and fleeting to rival humanity’s annual emissions. In fact, several individual U.S. states emit more carbon dioxide in a year than all the volcanoes on the planet combined do.

Which emits more carbon dioxide: volcanoes or human activities?



If you cut down all the trees than you'll have less oxygen for carbon emitting life forms. So just strart cutting down trees.
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CaliGuy- not really total BS, no...Mount Pinatubo was not just any old volcanic eruption.

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This very large stratospheric injection resulted in a reduction in the normal amount of sunlight reaching the Earth's surface by roughly 10% (see figure). This led to a decrease in northern hemisphere average temperatures of 0.5–0.6 °C (0.9–1.1 °F) and a global fall of about 0.4 °C (0.7 °F). At the same time, the temperature in the stratosphere rose to several degrees higher than normal, due to absorption of radiation by the aerosol. The stratospheric cloud from the eruption persisted in the atmosphere for three years after the eruption. While not directly responsible, the eruption may have played a part in the formation of the 1993 Storm of the Century.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_...mental_effects


'Mother Nature' is more destructive and also more healing than our petty little species.

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Taps, that link is not working for me...

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Waterton wildfire update: visitor centre lost, townsite appears to be intact | Globalnews.ca

Townsite looks like it should make it after all. Crossing my fingers! Love Waterton.
Yes, the last word I heard was that "most of" the town is intact. The visitor's center, the stables and the golf course clubhouse are gone.
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Kinda relevant to the discussion,

I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.


Yes, folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year - think about it.


Of course, I shouldn't spoil this 'touchy-feely tree-hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.


Attributed to Ian Rutherford Plimer
I don't know who Ian Rutherford Pilmer is but that my experience with legitimate experts is that they never express themselves like teenage internet trolls, as he does in that last sentence, because they want to be taken seriously. He sounds like a propagandist.
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even though Pinatuba in particular was really destructive, in general he is incorrect...


https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...oes-or-humans/

https://www.livescience.com/14513-pi...-eruption.html
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aw, shit, another big one


http://abcnews.go.com/International/...de-71-49956881


https://earthquake-report.com/2017/0...ember-19-2017/


And in the most heavily populated part of the country....
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aw, shit, another big one


The Latest: Mexico City airport suspends operations - ABC News


https://earthquake-report.com/2017/0...ember-19-2017/


And in the most heavily populated part of the country....
Our cat and house sitters are visiting family at the epicenter
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Our cat and house sitters are visiting family at the epicenter
Your cat travels with your house sitters, and they are visiting the sitters or the cats family?
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