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Ecological problems illustrated by a small story.

by drpruner / August 7, 2008 7:45 PM PDT
California eyes cattails to combat climate change
"RIO VISTA, Calif. - On one side of the gravel road are hundreds of acres of corn. On the other is a different crop that scientists hope will enable farmers to rebuild sinking islands in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, combat global warming and make a profit at the same time ..."

I count four different issues to be considered before this latest anti-greenhouse proposal can be considered a success. (Scientists still remember the Australian rabbit problem.)

No easy solutions, no matter what the sound bites say. Happy
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Have you forgotten how to insert a link?
by EdHannigan / August 7, 2008 9:02 PM PDT

Several recent posts make me think this.

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have you forgotten how to help?
by jonah jones / August 7, 2008 9:27 PM PDT
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Wow!
by EdHannigan / August 7, 2008 9:30 PM PDT

Who peed in your cornflakes this morning?

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Not the same person as did it in yours
by JP Bill / August 7, 2008 11:04 PM PDT
In reply to: Wow!

considering you live miles apart....unless they had a strong stream

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rabbits eating cattails now?
by James Denison / August 7, 2008 9:15 PM PDT

How do the dogs feel about it? Link?

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Aren't you glad
by critic411 / August 7, 2008 11:15 PM PDT

someone didn't jump all over you too?

(about asking for the link?)

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(NT) mine wasn't insulting
by James Denison / August 8, 2008 2:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Aren't you glad
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Neither was the other one
by critic411 / August 8, 2008 3:58 AM PDT
In reply to: mine wasn't insulting

Except by the responder

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Australian rabbit problem.
by EdHannigan / August 7, 2008 9:37 PM PDT

Difference is, I believe, that these are not invasive species from "outside".

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Doesn't matter- the scientists are
by drpruner / August 8, 2008 1:32 PM PDT

acting as if it was. Good idea: Who would have thought a cute bunny could be a problem?

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"anti-greenhouse proposal"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 10:59 PM PDT

Here's what I'm seeing. A wholesale exchange in all texts about "global warming" to "climate change."

Just like the Ozone Hole, is there something blowing up in their face?

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Sorry about the missing link.
by drpruner / August 8, 2008 1:33 PM PDT

My church won't let me believe in it. Happy
The other day I forgot one, but I thought I linked this one.

"No easy solutions, no matter what the sound bites say" was my main point.

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