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Hottest March ever, in the 122 years of the India Meteorological Service records. 47.4 C (117 F) today at Banda weather station.
by asdf on Sat Apr 30th, 2022 at 02:16:14 AM EST
It's like the horrendous opening chapter of The Ministry of the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson and is getting very little coverage, at least that I've seen, here in USAmerica.

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by gmoke on Sat Apr 30th, 2022 at 05:20:13 PM EST
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It is getting some coverage here on TV channels, after the war in Ukraine, especially France24 who's specialized in international news or DW in Germany. And yes, heat waves are getting stronger and more frequent on this side of the planet.
by Bernard (bernard) on Sun May 1st, 2022 at 08:21:15 AM EST
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In France, after a fairly warm winter, there were catastrophic (but perfectly normal for the season) frosts in late March which have wiped out most of the stone fruit and a significant percentage of the grapes for this year (because buds had developed early).

But drought is the big issue, with water tables extremely low after insufficient rain in winter and spring.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon May 2nd, 2022 at 10:55:57 AM EST
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A few years ago here in New England there was a vicious cold snap around Valentine's Day, February 14.  Just that reduced stone fruit harvests by about 75% that year.

The biggest gamblers in the world are farmers.  Every year they risk everything.

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by gmoke on Mon May 2nd, 2022 at 10:06:04 PM EST
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Relocating croplands could drastically reduce the environmental impacts of global food production
"Agricultural production has replaced natural ecosystems across the planet, becoming a major driver of carbon emissions, biodiversity loss, and freshwater consumption. The optimal global distribution of crops is largely similar for current and end-of-century climatic conditions across emission scenarios. Substantial impact reductions could already be achieved by relocating only a small proportion of worldwide crop production, relocating croplands only within national borders, and assuming less intensive farming systems."
by asdf on Tue May 3rd, 2022 at 02:00:19 PM EST
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My readings in geotherapy and ecological restoration lead me to believe we could do quite a lot to remove CO2 from the atmosphere by doing what we already know how to do in agriculture, forestry, and, most effectively and quickly, mariculture if we did it consistently and globally.  

Best resources I know of on these topics at
http://solarray.blogspot.com/2021/04/geotherapy-not-geoengineering-please.html.

PS:  Existing forests sequester more CO2 than newly planted tree farms.  Expand the biosphere and don't do monocropping, please.

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by gmoke on Tue May 3rd, 2022 at 06:44:14 PM EST
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