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Posted by: atowhee | November 5, 2019

CLIMATE CRISIS

Another call for action.  Thousands of scientists urge action.  Can this move entrenched extraction industries and their financially connected political allies?
Somem bitter irony that this petition comes out as the U.S. deliberately begins official withdrawal from Paris climate accords which are, in themselves, hardly enough to head off the pending climate disasters and extinctions.

Locally one of the severe effects of a warming Pacific–death of kelp forests, eaten by sea urchins.  Click here for recent Oregon Public Broadcasting segment on the problem.  No kelp, fewer fish, fewer fish means fewer seabirds (what’s a puffin to eat?), fewer fish means fewer sea mammals…

Here’s an interesting look at reviving wetlands people have previously destroyed.

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