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Old Today, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Kiss your babies goodbye

https://theintercept.com/2019/07/06/...ness-ranching/

scientists warn that losing another fifth of Brazil’s rainforest will trigger the feedback loop known as dieback, in which the forest begins to dry out and burn in cascading system collapse, beyond the reach of any subsequent human intervention or regret. This would release a doomsday bomb of stored carbon, disappear the cloud vapor that consumes the sun’s radiation before it can be absorbed as heat, and shrivel the rivers in the basin and in the sky.
The catastrophic loss of another fifth of Brazil’s rainforest could happen within one generation. It’s happened before. It’s happening now.
Yes, it will likely become a desert or a savannah, with the average temperatures in Brazil increasing by about 1.45 F, and impacting climates world-wide. For us, one unfortunate effect of the biome destruction will be the loss of potential drugs for medicinal use. Ah well. But it should be interesting to see if this hypothesis holds true.
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Old Today, 09:23 AM
 
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Yes, it will likely become a desert or a savannah, with the average temperatures in Brazil increasing by about 1.45 F, and impacting climates world-wide. For us, one unfortunate effect of the biome destruction will be the loss of potential drugs for medicinal use. Ah well. But it should be interesting to see if this hypothesis holds true.
What should we do? Invade Brazil to stop them from cutting down trees?
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Old Today, 09:26 AM
 
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What should we do? Invade Brazil to stop them from cutting down trees?
The Air Force should just dump loads of fertilizer mixed with seeds on Brazil. Kind of like the opposite of Agent Orange, to RE-Foliate the country. That will fix them!
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You just donít like people.
I do like people who are not stupid, not egoistic, etc.
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