Watching March roll out real winter
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- Catskill Mountains
I'm more concerned about climate change--specifically the four years we lost not doing anything about it, not to mention the decades we spent pretending it was a far-off problem, or not even real. Right now fires are spreading smoke coast to coast, which of course will only contribute to the problem. With forests burning down we are returning less oxygen to the planet. We already have "heat domes", droughts are becoming common, and global temperatures are rising faster than expected. I don't know about you, but I entertain thoughts that maybe it's too late to save this planet.
This piece about how deforestation activities in the Amazon rainforest (and related increase in farming there) may already have turned the rainforest area into a net contributor rather than a CO2 sink and therefore a mitigator of climate change is certainly not reassuring.
The first broad look at all of the gases that affect how the Amazon works—not just CO2—reveals a system on the brink.