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Old Nov 15th 2021, 10:47 pm
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Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
Lytton burned, Merrit flooded.. I can hardly wait to see what happens to Hell's Gate.
Did you see the damage to the Coq near Othello Tunnels? Highway might be closed for a longer period than anticipated, part of the highway no longer there, washed out.

Abbotsford saw 100.4 mm of rainfall yesterday other areas reporting more, not all time records, but well above normal.

Barge beached itself on the beach, good thing it did because it was at one point on a path to taking out Burrard St bridge.


Really no viable way at this time to travel from or get to the Lower Mainland by ground, reports of people in Chilliwack area being rescued by chopper as all evacuation routes are blocked.

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Old Nov 17th 2021, 4:13 pm
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Yes the flooding at Abbotsford and the possible failure of the Barrowtown pumps illustrates the slender infrastructure that supports today's civilisation.
Roads blocked so Vancouver port cannot move containers, these will then say on ships and be unable to be used elsewhere.
Rail lines unstable so no train travel out of the lower mainland.
Generally speaking we seem to be ok west of Abbotsford but Abbotsford to Chilliwak under water.
So a few days heavy rain and the system has collapsed but perhaps will sharpen minds with respect to the anticipated overdue earthquake.
I expect some long overdue infrastructure investment, if it ain't broke etc.. well it's broke now.
Politicians better get their act together because engineers and residents saving the Barrowtown pumping station did their bit.
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US auctions off oil and gas drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico after climate talks
Biden administration launching auction of more than 80m acres for fossil fuel extraction that experts call ‘incredibly reckless’

​​​​​​https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...rilling-leases

Biden leading by example!
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US auctions off oil and gas drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico after climate talks
Biden administration launching auction of more than 80m acres for fossil fuel extraction that experts call ‘incredibly reckless’
Biden leading by example!
More like Biden being led by the nose.. and I'm being charitable, more like being led by the PAC.
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Old Nov 17th 2021, 7:00 pm
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Originally Posted by dave_j View Post
More like Biden being led by the nose.. and I'm being charitable, more like being led by the PAC.
I am sure there were some substantial donations involved.

According to the article this is likely to produce more emissions than the UK currently does.
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Frankly I am glad this is finally being brought to light of day more and more about the poor management of forests, clear cutting which are being linked to fires, and floods and other bad things.

Funny how in elementary school in the 1980's we learned about how bad clear cutting is, and yet we still do it in so much of the world.

https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-floods-clearcut-logging/

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Frankly I am glad this is finally being brought to light of day more and more about the poor management of forests, clear cutting which are being linked to fires, and floods and other bad things.

Funny how in elementary school in the 1980's we learned about how bad clear cutting is, and yet we still do it in so much of the world.

https://thenarwhal.ca/bc-floods-clearcut-logging/

I spent two weeks once in the foothills of the Cascades, working on a replant of a clear cut. We were capping the baby trees so the deer didn't eat off the lead shoots and clearing out the alder bush so it wouldn't strangle the young trees either. You could see the damage that cleat cuts do, the top soil washing away down river, clogging the river as well as depleting the soil so that trees would find it hard to grow there again. And that's before we get to damage to the wildlife.

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Noam - spot on again.


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Back in the real world:

​​​​​​Biden to release oil reserves to combat high gas prices https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/polit...ces/index.html

​​​​​​"American consumers are feeling the impact of elevated gas prices at the pump and in their home heating bills, and American businesses are, too, because oil supply has not kept up with demand as the global economy emerges from the pandemic," the White House said in a news release. "That's why President Biden is using every tool available to him to work to lower prices and address the lack of supply."
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Back in the real world:

​​​​​​Biden to release oil reserves to combat high gas prices https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/23/polit...ces/index.html

​​​​​​"American consumers are feeling the impact of elevated gas prices at the pump and in their home heating bills, and American businesses are, too, because oil supply has not kept up with demand as the global economy emerges from the pandemic," the White House said in a news release. "That's why President Biden is using every tool available to him to work to lower prices and address the lack of supply."


If there is one thing Americans don’t care for…that’s high gas prices.

‘It’s the economy stupid.’
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If there is one thing Americans don’t care for…that’s high gas prices.

‘It’s the economy stupid.’
Oh trust me people in BC also do not like high gas prices, so much so the government did a gas price inquiry because public was putting so much pressure on the government over high prices.
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M- Move
A- Adapt
D- Die

A video on youtube with a Biologist answering questions used this acronym when answering a question about climate change affecting life in general.

In Gabon Chimpanzee's for the first time recently were observed waging a lethal attack on a group of Gorillas, theory is as resources decline, Chimpanzees are becoming less tolerant of sharing said resources.

Chimps have a violent temper like their human cousins do, and have been known to wage wars for territory and resources, but this was the first time a lethal attack was known to have occured against Gorillas.







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Canada's carbon emissions have risen 20 per cent since 1990.

Canada is the worst performer of all G7 nations since the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted in 2015.

Canada's oil and gas sector is 8% of GDP but 25% of Canada's emissions.

Current Liberal government basically saying we are doing good, we will meet our targets all while not meeting targets.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/env...lure-1.6262523
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I came across this, though it was interesting.

Humans will likely be long gone before most of what is listed happens, I am not confident our species will even be here to see Niagara falls vanish in about 50,000 years.

Earth go bye bye in 20 billion years regardless but most life will be gone well before that most likely.

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I came across this, though it was interesting.

Humans will likely be long gone before most of what is listed happens, I am not confident our species will even be here to see Niagara falls vanish in about 50,000 years.

Earth go bye bye in 20 billion years regardless but most life will be gone well before that most likely.
we'll put an end to ourselves way before we get a chance to **** up the planet irreparably, I can't wait.
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