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Old 08-26-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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Exactly what do you want Trump or anyone aside from Brazil to do about it? Invade Brazil? Oh wait, give millions of dollars in which 99% of it will disappear to corruption?

All those idiots will do is sit around and talk about it, more productive to watch paint dry.
Exactly. We offered help and I heard one of our large plane tankers is assisting now. Iím guessing some people will ***** about anything.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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Stop regurgitating talking points. "lungs of the Earth" is being parroted everywhere, the MSM, social media, etc. Be original and think for yourself. If a mere 20% is considered the "lungs" we are in deep trouble.
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"lungs of the earth" ....WTF , who keeps coming up with these asinine terms ?

While very important, the forests of the Amazon rank 4th on the list. Russia has double the amount. The globe has 39,000,000 km2 of forest area, the Amazon is made up of 4,776,980 km2
right?
lungs consume oxygen
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:57 PM
 
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Hard to believe that people don't believe scientists anymore.
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What scientists say that? I also see scientists saying the % is 5%. 20percent from terrestrial sources maybe but a lot comes from the seas.
scientists say 50-85% of planetary oxygen comes from oceanic phytoplankton.

why does nannygoat hate science?
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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Trump probably thought it was in regards to the fires being caused by Tesla solar panels at Amazon facilities.
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Old 08-26-2019, 04:59 PM
 
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Do you not know that trees will grow back after the fire ? In most cases you get a better forest without all the dead underbrush. Kind of like the glaciers melting, the ice is useless but the water is fresh and can be utilized. But then Liberal Chicken Little wouldn't have anything to crow about.
Don't you know that most of the fires are set in order to convert the forest into farmland?
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:06 PM
 
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Throughout history, there have always been a certain percentage of people who scoffed at things, and they ended up being dead wrong in the end. Climate deniers, and now, these Amazon fire deniers, have their heads in the sand (or somewhere else) and they really think that the impact of this massive burn will do nothing to our little planet.

It is a good thing that the rest of the world is not listening to us, and are taking control of this situation to find a solution. God knows, the illiterate buffoon in the White House doesn't know how to tie his own shoes, let alone understand a complicated subject like the environment.
First of all, you changed the goal posts from AGW to climate deniers. The climate always changes. Period.

The fire, Brazilís problem. Brazil can contract to private companies that specialize in this. Currently, a 747 converted to fighting fires is there. Curious if Canada will send their Martin Mars aircraft but I am thinking not.
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Scientists say about 25% of the oxygen on earth is provided by the Amazon. I don't care which leader or country does what, but somebody has to do something.
Air at sea level is 20.9% oxygen....( I've heard that the amazon provides 20%) If that is correct that is a reduction of 4.18 %. The sea level oxygen would be equivalent to the oxygen levels at app. 5500 feet today...

https://www.higherpeak.com/altitudechart.html
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:37 PM
 
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First of all, you changed the goal posts from AGW to climate deniers. The climate always changes. Period.

The fire, Brazilís problem. Brazil can contract to private companies that specialize in this. Currently, a 747 converted to fighting fires is there. Curious if Canada will send their Martin Mars aircraft but I am thinking not.

Canada doesn't "send" it anywhere as it's a privately owned aircraft by the Coulson company. Canada will very likely be sending it's Canadair CL-415 superscoopers that are currently operated by 10 other countries, including the U.S.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadair_CL-415
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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First of all, you changed the goal posts from AGW to climate deniers. The climate always changes. Period.

The fire, Brazilís problem. Brazil can contract to private companies that specialize in this. Currently, a 747 converted to fighting fires is there. Curious if Canada will send their Martin Mars aircraft but I am thinking not.
The last two remaining Martin Mars have been retired...There were only seven built and first flew in 1942.
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