Category: Global Climate Change

Grain sizes, sizes of seeds, sizes of grains, size distribution of seeds at harvest

Hello, I was trying to find statistics and studies on the size of grains at harvest for various grains. There is natural variation and I expect every grain and every harvest to give a range of sizes, weights and shape variations. But “grain size distribution” leads mostly to soil grain sizes. And “grain screening” sometimes
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Carrot Museum typo generates these thoughts about global cooperation and investing in global communities

Hello Carrot Museum Reader, I was looking for information on the structure of carrot seeds and came to your Carrot Museum page, http://www.carrotmuseum.co.uk/seeds.html Should it say, “The seeds are very small, on average between 1 and 2 mm in length, and brownish is colour.”? I had no idea it was so complicated to get seeds
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Comment on question about effectiveness of conferences – human and online

https://www.researchgate.net/post/Which_are_the_basic_criteria_on_evaluating_scientific_conferences_online_and_in-person? As Director, The Internet Foundation, I might recommend to never meet in person. Not only for covid, but also travel time, hotel and meeting costs, travel costs, inefficient use of time. Lots of reasons, mostly financial and efficiency related.   You are lumping too many things together with “conferences”. If it is to see
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Comment on Climate Change video from TED

Watch the 2021 TED Countdown Global Livestream | Take action on climate change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG_vqlb1pOQ So now TED is an entertainment channel? There used to be some thought and effort. But now it is all click bait. 2:35:16? Where is your data and models? All talk. There are 150,848 views at 5:00 am 31 Oct 2021
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Interesting Green Wall Video of Volunteers from many countries – Can you see the Green Walls from space yet?

Great Green Wall – Africa For Africa at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cphSne_HiPA I wonder if you can see the Green Walls of Africa or China from space yet? If it is visible in the AVHRR or other satellites, and if it is already changing weather patterns, wind, moisture and dust? When I asked that of Google, I got back
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Self reproducing robot societies that live in the desert and convert sunlight to cities

I have had deserts on my mind a lot over the last few decades.  All during the 1980’s I worked on populations forecasts and issues in Africa, then the Famine Early Warning Systems (FEWS.net), then global climate change.  I sort of keep up with any efforts to turn those vast areas into something more suitable
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Comment on The Civic Went on an Diet

The Civic Went A Diet with a serious weight reduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiZm7Ucm3JQ I think you can take off the back doors and replace them with lightweight panels. This made me think, I wonder what would happen if you could buy a “barebones car”, like “barebones computer”? No interior, no heater or AC, then add components as
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Comment on Kaoru GreenEmerald – The Whole History of the Earth and Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ4CUw9RcuA Kaoru GreenEmerald – The Whole History of the Earth and Life 【Finished Edition】 As far as I can tell, this is an artistic interpretation of things you have read, thought about, and imagined. There are no links to source materials, data, models, groups, or calibrations. Yet, all the things mentioned, or hinted at, are
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Google’s calculators and unit conversion groups not working together towards common goals

Would like to be able to increase decimals, force display in scientific notation, and have versions of the calculator for different problems. “One size fits all” might work for a dozen people, but for billions, never. I would like to be able to open the calculator directly and have it remember my preferences, save types
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Fall of Civilizations should be Changes of Civilizations – video comment

8. The Sumerians – Fall of the First Cities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2lJUOv0hLA I would call it “Changes in Civilizations” and give a global context. Heard and saw many things I will try to remember. I especially appreciate the narrative on global climate change and sea level rise as a historical force. It made me wonder if the
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