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Old 11-28-2023, 02:10 PM
 
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As a large country with rich biodiversity, China just established its first five national parks, with a total of about 50-80 planned for the future, and to form a national-park-centric protected-area system.

The speed of establishing national parks is very fast. There is a high determination of the central government with regard to ecological protection.
No doubt. They were being rightly called out for their horrible pollution. Are we supposed to now be impressed by how fast they are turning their focus to ecological protection?
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Old 11-28-2023, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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It seems to have every climate and landform you can think of- from the deserts of the southwest, the plains, forests, mountains, tundras in Alaska, tropical rain forests in Hawaii, etc. Even when you take out Alaska and Hawaii, it's still incredibly diverse. Southern Florida is tropical, then we have the snowy mountain tundras elsewhere.

I feel like the other countries that may give it a run for its money is Canada, China, and Australia. But Canada doesn't have anything tropical and I don't know a whole lot about the others.

What do you think?
In terms of a single country which is a political entity, then the US is very geographically diverse however in terms of geographically there is a lot of diversity in other continents and parts of the world.
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Old 11-30-2023, 10:36 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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No doubt. They were being rightly called out for their horrible pollution. Are we supposed to now be impressed by how fast they are turning their focus to ecological protection?

Yea, I think that's quite impressive. They're also emitting a lot less pollution of all sorts per capita. Hopefully they rapidly continue with that trend. Current projections are that next year is when they reach peak petrol demand next year with only an incremental increase from this year which is pretty wild.
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Old 12-01-2023, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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No doubt. They were being rightly called out for their horrible pollution. Are we supposed to now be impressed by how fast they are turning their focus to ecological protection?
No.
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Old 12-06-2023, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Odenton, MD
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If you include Hawaii & Alaska, without pause.

The contagious 48 states however are rivaled by China & arguably Argentina is sheer geographic diversity.
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Old 12-06-2023, 05:04 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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China, USA, India, Russia and Japan are the world's top 5 pollutants. Together they make up over 60% of harmful global emissions - that's crazy!

Colombia home to around 10% of the world's biodiversity as per Stanford News only makes up 0.2% of the global share of pollutants.

FROM GLACIER TO DESERT

JMA-01481_640 by Juan Anzola, on Flickr
Paramillo del Quindio

At the beginning of this year I also climbed Mt. Quindio, the first of Colombia's permanent 30+ peaks to have its permanent snow disappear. It's still beautiful but a crying shame I didn't get to see what my mother got to see when she was a child. It still snows but it's no longer a permanent glacier, it went from Sierra Nevada to Paramillo in a space of 40 years.


Paramillo del Quindío by Nicolas_Castro*, on Flickr


Paramillo Quindio 2-1-1 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Laguna la Leona, Paramillo del Quindio. by Alejandro Grajales, on Flickr


Paramillo Quindio COL-RAO-EjeCafetero-PNNevados-PQuindio-DC-19A by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Paramillo Quindio 07-1024x683 by Pueblo Fuerte, on Flickr


Paramillo del Quindío, PNN Los Nevados (Colombia) by Jose Ivan Cano Marin, on Flickr
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Old 12-07-2023, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Honolulu/DMV Area/NYC
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China, USA, India, Russia and Japan are the world's top 5 pollutants. Together they make up over 60% of harmful global emissions - that's crazy!

Colombia home to around 10% of the world's biodiversity as per Stanford News only makes up 0.2% of the global share of pollutants.

FROM GLACIER TO DESERT

JMA-01481_640 by Juan Anzola, on Flickr
Paramillo del Quindio

At the beginning of this year I also climbed Mt. Quindio, the first of Colombia's permanent 30+ peaks to have its permanent snow disappear. It's still beautiful but a crying shame I didn't get to see what my mother got to see when she was a child. It still snows but it's no longer a permanent glacier, it went from Sierra Nevada to Paramillo in a space of 40 years.
When you consider that those countries combine to account for almost 45% of the world's population, that 60% figure doesn't look as bad IMO.
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Old 12-08-2023, 04:04 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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When you consider that those countries combine to account for almost 45% of the world's population, that 60% figure doesn't look as bad IMO.
You're right. 3.4 billion total in just 5 countries is mind boggling in and of itself. Although I would say a 43% to 62% differential is still considerable.
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Old 12-08-2023, 06:45 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Only 10 countries have committed to the end of Fossil Fuels Proliferation Treaty. Mostly Pacific Island nations plus Antigua and Colombia.

-Vanuatu
-Tuvalu
-Fiji
-Solomon Islands
-Tonga
-Timor-Leste
-Palau
-Samoa
-Antigua & Barbuda
-Colombia

So basically 3.7 million people of the island nations and 51 million people of Colombia; 0.7% of the global population.

An important message from the Heart of the World...

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Old 12-09-2023, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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When you consider that those countries combine to account for almost 45% of the world's population, that 60% figure doesn't look as bad IMO.
And they account for like over half the world’s GDP, the US alone accounts for about a quarter of it.
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