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Old Today, 04:53 AM
 
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Let me know how that works out for you
You won't be here as after the nuke winter, temps will run away with like never seen before after 4 years of cold weather world wide. I will let you know if i see you down there when my time comes.
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Old Today, 04:55 AM
 
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We are talking physics, not spiritual.
He must be typing about another planet. He can't face the fact as to what is to come for all of us.
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Old Today, 04:56 AM
 
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Whether we are getting it all or not:

"Brazil is currently the second-largest commercial beef producer in the world, behind the US"

Our country is already screwed up and polluted by the excess beef production...McDonalds, BTW, sells all over the world and certainly doesn't source it all in the USA.

"The vast majority of the fires have been set by loggers and ranchers to clear land for cattle. The practice is on the rise, encouraged by Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's populist pro-business president, who is backed by the country's so-called "beef caucus."

Enjoy the cheap meat.
We need to take control of that country and try to save what is left for the next few years.
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Old Today, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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itís kinda silly anyway. lungs USE oxygen.
Well, they supply oxygen to where it is needed, the brain. Forests use and supply oxygen.

And trees do produce oxygen

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Tree and Rain Forest Facts. Trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. The amount of oxygen produced by an acre of trees per year equals the amount consumed by 18 people annually. One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year.
They also consume oxygen, but they produce far more than they consume.

Having said that, about 70-80% of oxygen on earth is produced by the algae in the oceans.
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Old Today, 05:41 AM
 
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Maybe, but it's suddenly become a disinformation virus. How many millions of people are now worried that they will have less oxygen to breath because of fires in the Amazon?
Only the sheep...

While it is important, and I feel bad for any of the animals that get caught up in this, the whole "lungs of the earth" thing is laughable.
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Old Today, 05:45 AM
 
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Well, they supply oxygen to where it is needed, the brain. Forests use and supply oxygen.

And trees do produce oxygen



They also consume oxygen, but they produce far more than they consume.

Having said that, about 70-80% of oxygen on earth is produced by the algae in the oceans.
no, they serve as an interface that allows oxygen to reach red blood cells. unlike trees, they produce no oxygen whatsoever. thatís why itís such a dopey analogy.
your last sentence is spot on.
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Old Today, 06:12 AM
 
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no, they serve as an interface that allows oxygen to reach red blood cells. unlike trees, they produce no oxygen whatsoever. thatís why itís such a dopey analogy.
I didn't say they produce it, I said they supply it to the brain. It is really the primary function of the lungs. Sure, calling the Amazon the "lungs of the planet" is technically incorrect, but at the same time everyone gets the intended meaning

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your last sentence is spot on.
Right, so the ocean produces 80% and all other sources put together produce the remaining 20% and the Amazon is one of the many contributors (a significant one).

No one wants to lose the Amazon, but clearly the news about the "inferno" are sensationalized, since it is actually an average year down there. This is how things work these days. Someone reports it, and the news pick it up, and then social media picks it up, and suddenly tenn of millions of people are re-posting it. Someone got $5 million of DiCaprios money and I am he/she is having a good laugh about it.
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Old Today, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Right - a blog (what it is today) named after a Millionaire (Forbes) which bills itself as "a capitalist tool" is the proper place to read about environment.

Amazing. Really. Who would have thought we'd come to this?
When you attack the source it's like admitting that you cannot refute the facts as presented like this from the link.
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I was curious to hear what one of the world’s leading Amazon forest experts, Dan Nepstad, had to say about the “lungs” claim.

“It’s bull****,” he said. “There’s no science behind that. The Amazon produces a lot of oxygen but it uses the same amount of oxygen through respiration so it’s a wash.”

Plants use respiration to convert nutrients from the soil into energy. They use photosynthesis to convert light into chemical energy, which can later be used in respiration.

What about The New York Times claim that “If enough rain forest is lost and can’t be restored, the area will become savanna, which doesn’t store as much carbon, meaning a reduction in the planet’s ‘lung capacity’”?

Also not true, said Nepstad, who was a lead author of the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. “The Amazon produces a lot of oxygen, but so do soy farms and [cattle] pastures.”
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Old Today, 07:20 AM
 
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We need to take control of that country and try to save what is left for the next few years.
First we'll bomb its govt out of the way. You gotta kill a few trees to save a forest, right?
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Old Today, 07:21 AM
 
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We should all know better than to listen when Hollywood and DeCrapio and others chime in its bogus.....they are PAID liars and are very good at it.........

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michael...s#285b7be05bde
Lungs take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. So, is this what these nuts are trying to say that trees do?!
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