Here you will find my notes on biology, science and technology.
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The Fool Ambientalist
The following articles should be read with utmost care.
Some of them are naughty in some important sense, usually
one can pick them out for their lame fearmongering character.
The fact many authors are unaware or unconscious of their
unseemingly blatter should not be much relevant.
Sometimes specific knowledge repertoirs may be required
to not fall victim of their tactics.
The Bad and the Ugly
Nasty papers or reality distortion
Ice shelves propping up two major Antarctic glaciers are breaking up and it could have major consequences for sea level rise
The systems depicted in the paper are highly unstable and have
a high coeficient of roughness, and as such could only be
well-represented stacking multiple snapshots of the system
within a time range. Anyways, much of the photos and videos
span Summer time periods in the Southern Hemisphere.
is actually published at end of Winter in
(end of Summer in
), and much data was collected within the previous Antarctic Summer!
Accumulation of new ice upstreams will push older ice, that is
actually called Calving, you can see very sharp ice slobs.
Glacier shrinkage happens when ice melts from the borders upwards,
so you cannot really have calving at the same time as melting.
Animal Populations Fell by 68% in 50 Years and It’s Getting Worse
One problem here is their sample size, animals can move
a lot and be hard to find, they may actually be hiding.
I will comment more on this later,
for now, see a video of similar subject (in English):
WWF 2018 Living Planet Report Rebuttal
Para um vídeo de assunto similar em Português, veja:
Relatório da WWF -- Índice do Planeta Vivo de 2018
750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys
about Oxitec and their chimeric mosquitoes
last year a lot. About 5% of the synthetic mosquitoes released
are males because Oxitec has not got a technique to remove
all males. Plus, their chimeric mosquitoes are a blend
of various exotic strains, so they are effectively spreading
new genetic mobile elements (transposons) to environments
where otherwise there was only endogenous strains.
Life finds a way.
Microplastic particles now discoverable in human organs
The title is misleading. The researches grew human tissue
in petri discs and added microplastics.
Then, they devloped a technique which can detect the plastic
they added in the first place and are advertising that.
Saco de lixo que inativa coronavírus é aprovado em teste da Unicamp
Aqui é só uma notícia sensacionalista, o vírus só poderia
ser inativado por contato com o plástico, sendo que é muito
mais provável um vírus sofrer dessacação ou oxidação,
pelo oxigênio ou luz forte do que pelo contato com o plástico.
PCC officials admit mistake over melting Himalayan glaciers
If only they all would apologise and
get things correctly for the benefit of us all..
Global Biodiversity Outlook 5
Plant Conservation Report 2020
Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2
from the Convention on Biological Diversity.
I will try and comment a litlte more later but these report
goals seem much more a wishlist, how feasible
are they in reality? There is a lot of beautiful words
and images. I fear much is vague, unpractical.
What’s causing climate change, in 10 charts
None of the charts plots Nature's carbon dioxide
emissions, which would make it difficult to actually see
human contribution to CO2, because it is
very small, comparatively. Nature emmits at a rate of
roughly 600-900 GTons of CO2/year, while humans
contribute with ~40 GTons/year..
Also, you can look for natural carbon cycle
in academic books; hopefully, where they can ackowledge
proportions adequately. If you need more references, I can help.
Noteworthy or distinguished papers
for their soberty or relevance.
Fertility rate: 'Jaw-dropping' global crash in children being born
Population stagnation is not good, what may be lurking after
is decline. We can probably grow a large world population
ever healthier if we can can lay hands on cheap energy.
A sociologist friend of mine alerted me of this upcoming
fenomenon: Europe is going to become black. Africans will
be able to enjoy what richess was stolen from them. The
comments section has about 2200 comments and still most want
a shrikling population!
Look at how badly some websites can
interpret this same data
If we have got a larger population and give them the minimum
necessary health, we may have thousands more very intelligent
people who can deal with any nasty problem we face,
how else will we produce more geniuses?
Oscillations of the baseline of solar magnetic field and solar irradiance on a millennial timescale, Zharkova VV, 2019
- Mrs Zharkova is a solar physicist.
She has got
on youtube and I find her very good.
That is a shame how her paper was retracted by the
Editors of Nature. I found their retraction note a lame excuse to try and
censor her paper!
Fortunately we have got
I'm not the person who loves to be in the spotlight and
so on and so forth, that kind of success is like a fever,
and high fever can be very dangerous. It’s not reality.
Concerns about 'rights' and 'ownership' of domains are
inappropriate. It is appropriate to be concerned about
'responsibilities' and 'service' to the community
When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then
whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth
--The Adventure of the Blanchedn Soldier
I need run the spellcheck on all my website pages because
that has not been done once, so please take no notice
on spelling mistakes..
I don't have a means to make my bad grammar into good grammar
other than re-reading the text myself sometimes.
You can check a
silly page on the making
. I am having fun with HTML and CSS and hopefully learning some more of that.
But also because webpages made by real HTML amateurs are sort of special..