Cue pivot from Climate Change to Climate Chaos as South Lake Tahoe freezes over for the first time since the early 1990s. That’s not a long time in climate terms so let’s not draw too many conclusions, right?
POLAR PLUNGE TO GRIP EUROPE; TAHOE’S EMERALD BAY FREEZES OVER FOR FIRST TIME IN DECADES; + SKI SEASONS EXTENDED ACROSS U.S.— Electroverse (@Electroversenet) March 24, 2023
Emerald Bay sees partial freezes every winter, but for the bay to completely ice over is highly unusual, so say officials.https://t.co/LMuatzdr67
Happy penguins AND polar bears
Daily sea ice extent Arctic/Antarctica. pic.twitter.com/CccKrK0FmS— David I Birch (@Climate_Earth20) March 24, 2023
No, we won’t starve because of climate change
Famine?— Latimer Alder (@latimeralder) March 24, 2023
Lots of people getting excited that we’re all going to starve because of climate change
But real data says that over the last 60 years of changing climate:
1. Our crops have been steadily increasing and
2. Everybody everywhere can now have access to enough to eat. pic.twitter.com/e2sUnRWyB4
But depleted uranium probably won’t help
Putin says Russia will be “forced to react” if the UK sends shells made with depleted uranium to Ukraine, accusing the West of deploying weapons with a “nuclear component”.— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) March 21, 2023
The UK confirms it will send Kyiv armour-piercing rounds alongside its Challenger 2 tanks.
The UK is sending shells containing depleted uranium to Ukraine for use against Russian tanks. Apparently depleted uranium hardens steel. Although the full extent of soil contamination to the fertile Ukraine farming region is unknown, there are concerns that the conflict will cause long-lasting damage to the country’s agricultural productivity. Ukraine is one of the world’s most important producers and exporters of cereals and oilseeds, including corn, wheat, barley and sunflower oil. The widespread pollution caused by the conflict also threatens local wildlife and the health of communities who are at risk of eating contaminated crops.
The UN and Ukraine and many others are concerned that depleted uranium in the soil and atmosphere will cause cancer in locals and babies. They should take comfort from the CDC who are utterly dismissive of the threat from uranium. Check this out. They don’t see a problem here! Move along!