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« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2021, 09:27:41 pm »
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This animation shows a blue whale (blue dot) attempting to feed with busy shipping lanes surrounding it (the red & orange trails).

Blue whales, the largest mammal on Earth, reportedly invest a large amount of energy in order to find and consume food. Scientists have observed that when the whales are feeding, they're entirely concentrated on that activity.

Dr. Luis Bedriñana-Romano of Centro Ballena Azul - Universidad Austral de Chile, the lead author of a paper researching blue whales' feeding patterns, said that this intense concentration makes the whales more vulnerable. 'This makes them more prone to being hit by boats and particularly at night, when, according to other investigations, whales are on average closer to the surface as a result of their food also rising to the surface.' According to the International Whaling Commission, it’s difficult to quantify the number of ship strikes involving blue whales because many go unreported. [1]

Blue whales are an endangered species. In the area where this graphic is from, it’s estimated that there are only between 200 and 700 remaining individuals. The shipping traffic is placing further stress on the already severely stressed population.

Scientists have called on the fishing industry to put protective measures in place to avoid fatal ship strikes, but no regulations or restrictions have been put in place as of February 5, 2021. [1]

Source: Centro Ballena Azul (Chile) - Universidad Austral de Chile https://go.nowth.is/3cWICcz

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https://www.youtube.com/post/UgyonF6Zj4LDO6_glHh4AaABCQ


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« Reply #46 on: February 13, 2021, 05:55:53 pm »
TikToker Shows Reality of Environmental Racism
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Watch TikToker Frederick Lewis break down the reality of environmental racism in 60 seconds.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj7bA_3xpdA

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I teach in a predominantly black community, and one day, I had a student who just wasn't herself, so after class got out, I asked her what was wrong. She said that her family was going through a rough time, and didn't have any food in the house, so she, and her FIVE siblings had to share a can of potatoes for dinner the last two nights. I told her to meet me after school, and I'd take her home, so we could stop, and get some groceries on the way. Well, I had to get to my part time job, so I didn't have time to drive all the way to the nearest grocery store, which was about 20 minutes away. Our only option was a gas station, so I bought her bread, peanut butter, milk, juice, frozen pizza, cereal, etc. Basically whatever they sold that wasn't "junk". Cost me about $75 for just enough food to fill up two-three plastic bags. Said I'd go shopping, and get more for tomorrow. Talked to my parents that night about it, and they, without my knowing, went out, and bought groceries from the store, so I didn't have to. They spent roughly $130, and were able to get enough stuff to fill my trunk, and backseat. I say this because it's not only that these communities lack stores that's the problem, it's that the places that are close to their homes, ie. gas stations, corner stores, are SO MUCH more expensive than any supermarket chain. Meaning they get less "food" for their money, and never really have access to, say, fresh fruits, and veggies. This problem is VERY real, and ABSOLUTELY NEEDS to be addressed for the sake of the kids growing up in these neighborhoods. I hope this video spreads awareness about this inequitity.

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« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2021, 01:36:56 pm »
Chevron Refinery Leaks Up to 750 Gallons of Oil Into Bay
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A Chevron pipeline leaked up to 750 gallons of oil into the San Francisco Bay in an area made up of predominantly brown, immigrant, and working-class communities.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqUt6ePYg7M

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Don’t worry. Chevron investigated themselves and came to the conclusion they did nothing wrong. Now the cleanup falls to the local community. Cool and normal.

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« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2021, 10:25:27 pm »
https://us.yahoo.com/news/life-altering-effects-heat-having-080045312.html

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recent research has revealed, that global heating harms Black and Latino children before they are even born, as well as in the first years of their lives.

“Unfortunately many children will be marked for life because of what their mothers are exposed to, affecting the brain, lungs, pancreas, everything,” said Susan Pacheco, an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center who co-authored research released last summer that found that pregnant women exposed to heat and air pollution are at heightened risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

The analysis of dozens of medical studies found women of color, particularly Black women, and their babies are most likely to suffer low birth weights, pre-term births and stillbirths from climate-driven threats. Hot temperatures can cause strain upon women and their unborn children, while heat can also react with pollutants from cars and power plants to create ozone, a ground-level pollutant that can cause an array of health problems.

“This pollution cause placental inflammation and affects the baby,” said Pacheco. “This can cause impacts in childhood but also bad outcomes when they are adults, such as heart and kidney disease. Even what we would consider limited exposures can affect the development of the baby.”

The climate crisis is shaping the lives of Black children and children of color before they take their first breath, but it doesn’t stop there. Once a Black or Latino child is born, there is a good chance they will live in a neighborhood that gets even hotter than nearby, whiter suburbs. Researchers have found that in US cities including New York, Dallas and Miami, poorer areas with more residents of color can be get up to 20F hotter in summer than wealthier, whiter districts in the same city.
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This is largely because less affluent neighborhoods of color have far fewer green spaces or tree-lined streets to provide a cool respite on scorching hot days. A young Black child will instead probably be taking their first steps in a neighborhood largely covered in paved surfaces, such as asphalt, that soaks up and radiates heat on sunny days. “Mothers here in Texas tell me they don’t know what to do because they can’t let their kids outside in summer,” said Pacheco. “The heat is relentless.”

Prolonged exposure to heat can increase levels of stress and have various impacts on the body, said Vivek Shandas, an expert in urban studies at Portland State University who co-authored a paper on how neighborhood demographics relate to city heat. “You then find the majority of people who pass away in heatwaves are communities of color,” he said. “There’s a direct relationship.”

This heat disparity between poor, Black neighborhoods and rich, white ones is no accident. Shandas and his fellow researchers found the hottest areas today overlap with places that were historically redlined – a practice dating back to the 1930s when the federal government rated the risk of different neighborhoods for real estate development. Race played a major role, with Black areas routinely deemed “hazardous” and barred from federally backed mortgages and other investments, causing them to be deprived of amenities in comparison with green-lined white, wealthy areas.

“This means the modern experience of what your life is like is in many respects nothing to do with you, it’s down to something that happened a long time ago with acts of segregation that were codified through planning policies,” said Shandas. “These systemic biases have created landscapes of precarity for communities of color and low-income communities.”

Many young people of color growing up in such neighborhoods are unaware of the differing vulnerabilities to global heating, according to Shandas, who recounted an experiment in which high schoolers in Yonkers, New York, and Austin, Texas, were given infrared cameras that can measure temperature and asked to take pictures of their surroundings. “The students took the photos and noticed some neighborhoods were hotter than others,” Shandas said. “It showed their lived experience. It went from a climate issue to a justice issue for them.”

As the planet bakes, the situation is expected to become more extreme. Within 30 years, US counties with large Black populations will face an average of 22 more extreme heat days each year than counties with small Black populations, according to a Union of Concerned Scientists analysis.

For a young child of color, there is a little escape. At home, research has shown Black households are less than half as likely as white households to have central air conditioning.

I just had to stop here. As usual, those people who contribute less to the problem suffer more from its consequences. Welcome to Western civilization.

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Historically racist planning policies and land value disparities have meant that the homes of many people of color in the US are concentrated near landfills, highways and polluting heavy industry. Black people are 75% more likely to live next to oil and gas facilities that emit large amount of pollution, including planet-warming gases.

The toxic stew that threatens young, developing bodies is formidable, ranging from formaldehyde, which has been linked to cancer, to benzene, linked to brain damage, to soot, linked to higher blood pressure. While Black children make up 16% of all US public school students, more than a quarter of them attend the schools worst affected by air pollution, one 2018 study found.

High levels of air pollution, such as the ozone spurred by increasing heat, is stoking allergies and asthma in young children of color, research has found. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “increases in asthma rates among poor minorities have been even larger than the averages”. Black children are now twice as likely to be hospitalized and four times as likely to die from asthma as white children.

The challenge for Biden, and future administrations, to address this threat will only grow as the climate crisis worsens. “It’s only a matter of time before we start seeing more and more health problems in children,” said Pacheco. “It’s going to be everywhere. This is urgent.”

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« Reply #49 on: February 21, 2021, 05:26:46 pm »
The Link Between Slavery and the Climate Crisis
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'There's no way we can push all of these policies forward ... without looking at it through the lens of justice' — Penn State Prof. Gregory Jenkins explains how the climate crisis began in slavery and why we can't ignore its impact on BIPOC communities today.
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'It bankrupted all the enslaved people, and at the same time, it created the machinery for the Industrial Revolution, which ultimately is responsible for all the greenhouse gases that we have today,' Jenkins explains.

Jenkins believes that environmental justice can’t be achieved until social justice is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjQlnjCHt0

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« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2021, 07:30:38 pm »
Megafires Are Destroying the World's Biggest Tropical Wetlands
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Recent megafires have devastated a massive wetland in Brazil. VICE News surveys the damage and meets people trying to save iconic and endangered species.
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« Reply #51 on: February 27, 2021, 07:05:00 pm »
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Waves of waste have washed up on the shores of Rio de Janeiro, leaving beaches choked with plastic bottles, bags and toys. It is also having a devasting effect on Brazil's marine life.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq0LJ3m6Lag

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« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2021, 02:24:23 pm »
1 in 3 Freshwater Fish To Go EXTINCT
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Freshwater ecosystems have been devastated in recent years.
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« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2021, 09:19:39 pm »
Species extinction is a good thing. It is violence initiated against individuals that we oppose. False Leftists do not share our view, of course.
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« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2021, 10:36:55 pm »
The Air Conditioning Trap: How Cold Air Is Heating the World
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The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap?
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Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) are fully or partly halogenated paraffin hydrocarbons that contain only carbon (C), hydrogen (H), chlorine (Cl), and fluorine (F), produced as volatile derivative of methane, ethane, and propane. They are also commonly known by the DuPont brand name Freon.

The most common representative is dichlorodifluoromethane (R-12 or Freon-12). Many CFCs have been widely used as refrigerants, propellants (in aerosol applications), and solvents. Because CFCs contribute to ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere, the manufacture of such compounds has been phased out under the Montreal Protocol, and they are being replaced with other products such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)[1] including R-410A and R-134a.

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Re: Western civilization is a health hazard
« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2021, 09:11:53 pm »
Harrowing Aftermath of Atomic Bomb:
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« Reply #56 on: March 12, 2021, 10:53:21 pm »
The Secret History Behind England’s Deadly Sarin Gas Plant
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During the Cold War, at a single facility, the British military covertly produced enough chemical weapons to kill every person on earth five times over.
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« Reply #57 on: March 16, 2021, 01:09:56 am »
And now for something completely different:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODKssJUNqXE

So, can you guess which civilization came up with this moronic idea? (Hint: the usual one.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hudson_(entomologist)

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George Vernon Hudson FRSNZ (20 April 1867 – 5 April 1946) was a British-born New Zealand entomologist and astronomer. Hudson is credited with proposing the modern daylight saving time. He was awarded the Hector Memorial Medal in 1923.

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« Reply #58 on: March 16, 2021, 01:27:52 am »
Don't forget the most important part of Hudson's biography that reveals his true motive behind creating Daylight savings time:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hudson_(entomologist)#Honours_and_awards
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His shift-work job gave him leisure time to collect insects , and led him to value after-hours daylight

It doesn't get more Western than this...

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« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2021, 02:46:56 am »
Chris Busby on how non-ionizing EM radiation from cell phones can create brain tumors:
https://youtu.be/h_pPAtAXcCU