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The Amazon is burning

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by anstro76, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. WestCoastGator

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    INPE satellite records apparently go back to 2013. If you’d be so kind to link Aragao’s article, I’d be happy to read it.
     
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  3. NavyGator93

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    So you don't want to hear any news unless you can personally change the outcome? got it.
     
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  4. bigkid12

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    I'd prefer news that was factual and given in the correct context. Not manipulated data with agenda driven groups. These are panic stories. And we wonder why anxiety and depression rates are sky rocketing in Gen Z.
     
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  7. NavyGator93

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    That seems out of context.
     
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    We just need to send some rakes down there.
     
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  9. bigkid12

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    How so? Kids today are constantly bombarded with horrible, end of days news. Mass shootings, environmental catastrophes etc. Sent directly to their smart phone on a daily basis. A lot of unnecessary psychological damage is being done.
     
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  10. gatorpa

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    So won't the smoke, soot from the fire block the harmful rays that are heating us up.... Won't it help slow global warming?
     
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  11. tarponbro

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    Antarctica is melting too, but that's just another hoax. Yeah, right, sure it is...
     
  12. wgbgator

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    Sure, it wont be as hot while you're gulping for oxygen on a dying planet.
     
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  13. GatorFanCF

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    Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
     
  14. gatorpa

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    So now we are going to be gulping for oxygen?

    Even the most cataclysmic predictions don't have us gulping for oxygen man, enough of the drama.

    You do realize forest fires are part of a natural cycle and leads healthy forests right?
     
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  15. NavyGator93

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    Mostly I was just making fun because you posted something out context while complaining about stuff being out of context.
    If someone is raising kids that get pushed over the edge by environmental news, they are doing a crappy job raising kids.
     
  16. wgbgator

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    Ah, you're going to go with the "be rational" angle after making a post about all the smoke helping with global warming. Good stuff.
     
  17. gatorpa

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    So we were both being sarcastic.....:)

    Need a sarcasm font damn it.
     
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  18. Gatorhead

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    The fires are attributed to the new President (Bolsonaro) relaxing Environmental laws to allow more Amazonian "slash and burn" agriculture.

    This is terrible news on many levels. Once again
    you have a political leader willing to wreck the environment over short term gain and of course he doesn't mind stuffing his 747 with currency from the special interests so intent on destroying their own house.

    The Amazon is probably the most intricate, diverse and specially adapted eco-system in the world. Soils in the Amazon are not productive when "slashed and burned" for more than a few years. It is about as piss poor an agricultural practice as could be implemented in that environment.

    Not to mention the destruction to wildlife, hydrology and the indigenous people that live there.
     
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  19. gatorpa

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    True, yet it's been going on in the Amazon for decades, one would think they would stop.
     
  20. Gatorhead

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    I have been doing some interesting reading about the Amazon recently.

    The Amazon was long neglected by Archeologists and scientists. New information suggests that the Indigenous population prior to the Spanish Occupation was ………. huge, much larger than
    until recently thought.

    It's also being recognized that the Indigenous peoples there had numerous population centers that were up to or exceeded 40,000. (Circa 1519).

    What's really interesting is what is called "Black-Earth" or Amazonia Dark Earth.

    Scientists identify "Black Earth" as an amazingly productive soil capable of growing
    very high yielding crops. This 'soil" is not made from natural earth processes, rather made by "man". What's remarkable is that these Black Soils" are still very productive today without
    additives, fertilizers etc.

    The amount of Black Soil so far discovered clearly demonstrates a cultural commitment by Indigenous people making these soils all over the Amazon Basin. This alone demonstrates that the Amazonian population was far larger than previously calculated. It also demonstrates an Agricultural practice / technology that may have been as or more advanced than any other Agricultural practices in the world, at that time.

    Point being there is potentially many, many things humanity may benefit from in this region of the world that have been forgotten or waiting to be discovered. It's a shame to just log it, slash and burn it and ruin the land for productive purposes for decades if not centuries to come.
     
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