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Old 08.04.2019, 12:49
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Methene is another name for methylene.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/Methene

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methylene_(compound)

and doesn't even get a mention on Wikipedia's article on greenhouse gases

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas

Actually it does, if you read a bit further down, it also says that methane is a contributor to ozone, sooooo, we will broil to death but we won´t get sunburn.
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Old 08.04.2019, 12:53
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Ja, aber:

Increasing concern over declining insect populations:
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart...ade-180971474/

And a more nuanced discussion:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...nderstand-why/
Sheeeeeeeeeit, just read in the article that the asian hornet is invading Europe, just imagine one of those pissed off MoFo´s getting into your helmet at a 150 on the Autobahn.
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Old 08.04.2019, 14:18
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Re: The end is nigh.

Seems there is even insect-flour.

And the vegans finally prove that they're only about the cute animals and call this entovegan
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Old 08.04.2019, 14:24
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And the vegans finally prove that they're only about the cute animals and call this entovegan
I wonder how many insects you eat in your sleep during your lifetime.
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Old 08.04.2019, 14:28
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I wonder how many insects you eat in your sleep during your lifetime.
Use a proper microscope on your bed sheets and mattress and you'll never worry again about those few insects you might eat
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Old 08.04.2019, 14:55
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Use a proper microscope on your bed sheets and mattress and you'll never worry again about those few insects you might eat
Talking about insects, had a mexican cookout on the weekend and brought a (small) bottle of Mezcal (the one with the larve in) for my ex-wife to try...
Without telling her about the worm...
It was dark...
She got the last gulp...




Then I told her what that little thing was.

Amma going to hell for that methinks.
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Old 08.04.2019, 15:14
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I wonder how many insects you eat in your sleep during your lifetime.
Not enough or not at the right time that's for sure, counting the mosquito bites in the mornings.

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Talking about insects, had a mexican cookout on the weekend and brought a (small) bottle of Mezcal (the one with the larve in) for my ex-wife to try...
Without telling her about the worm...
It was dark...
She got the last gulp...


Then I told her what that little thing was.

Amma going to hell for that methinks.
Ha! Someone gave me one of those years ago. We kept it in the pantry. Shifting it back and forth when needing the space. One day - it took a loooon time though - it dropped to the floor (I was nowhere near the pantry then, LOL) he did not look too guilty. We cleaned it up and that was the end of it.
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Old 08.04.2019, 16:21
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There was enough rain, just enough, but the tendency is heading downwards, IF (a big if) the summer of 19/20/21 etc. is consistent with 17 and 18 then we could be looking at a real problem.
On a scale of 1-100: In your opinion, how likely is a global shortage of wheat ?
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Old 08.04.2019, 16:47
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Talking about insects, had a mexican cookout on the weekend and brought a (small) bottle of Mezcal (the one with the larve in) for my ex-wife to try...
Without telling her about the worm...
It was dark...
She got the last gulp...




Then I told her what that little thing was.

Amma going to hell for that methinks.

Which little worm we talking about.....late at night and dark ?
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There was an interesting report on the news yesterday…
It stated that in 2018 there was a minus of 30.000.000 tons of grain world-wide due to drought, over farming, crops grown for fuel and crops grown for meat production and of course the big one: Climate change. Either it´s a blip in global food production or the beginning of the end.
It looks like the winter of 2018/19 was far too warm and dry, in some local areas there was a lot of snow but not enough to be of much use to the water supply. There was also another report a few days earlier that areas in the north of Spain and central France are predicted to be heavily hit by drought this year. Add that to the traditional dry areas of Europe and things are not looking too good.


It puts things like the great wall of Trump or Brexit into perspective methinks.

Well, just to bring things a bit more into perspective for you.
Remember those wonderful diving trips you did? How were the corals then, colourful or dead (bleached). As a result, great marine life or not? We are an Ocean planet - 70% of our Earth is water.

What you've described according to this article is also about what might happen to the grains that we eat, such as rice, basic sustainable foods etc.

Friday thread or not? Today yes, tomorrow in a few decades?

I find the humour in these posts as well, don't doubt that. And I also studied Computer Science in times that eased our conscience where we asked "but what will people do?" and were met with the answer "they'll have more free-time!!!". Reality today is unemployment.

Hopefully we've learned from our mistakes when it comes to this topic.
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Well, just to bring things a bit more into perspective for you.
Remember that wonderful diving you did off Malta? (Gibralter?) How were the corals then, colourful or dead (bleached). As a result, great marine life or not?

Well, that's what might happen according to this article to the grains that we eat, such as rice, basic sustainable foods etc.

Friday thread or not? Today yes, tomorrow in a few decades?

I find the humour in these posts as well, don't doubt that. And I also studied Computer Science in times that eased our conscience where we asked "but what will people do?" and were met with the answer "they'll have more free-time!!!". Reality today is unemployment.

Hopefully we've learned from our mistakes when it comes to this topic.
The problem with reports like the one on Tagesschau yesterday is how to interpretate them. Evidently something is going on enough to make it a news worthy item but if you cry wolf too soon and too often then you get a kind of not-that-again mentality, if you cry wolf too late then you are fornicated. At the moment there is nothing we can do and what will happen will happen and we are now just along for the ride.
The corals in the med seem to be doing alright, although the Maltese ones got a right hammering from the strongest Grigale for over 50 years. Having said that there has been a new reef found off the coast of Puglia, totally pristine and as yet not fully charted.
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