'The permanent corn belt drought is over -- Arctic ice is very close to normal -- Antarctic ice is above normal -- Arctic temperatures are at a record low for this time of year -- Longest period since the Civil War without a major hurricane landfall in the U.S .-- Despite the fact that there is zero evidence supporting their position, our apocalyptic friends continue to ramp up the BS – with full support from the White House.'
'U.S. government data show that wildfires are at a 10-year low. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there were 13,115 fires between January 1st and May 3rd of this year, which burnt a total of 153,277 acres — about half as much as burned last year. This is lowest spring for wildfires since 2004, according to NIFC. 'Wildfire activity remains light throughout the US. Two new large fires were reported this week and one was contained,' according to the latest update from NFIC.
Taylor: 'What we know for a fact is the number of wildfires in U.S. is on a 35 year downward trend and the total number of acres burned this fire season is below the 10-year average. We know from peer reviewed studies that soil moisture has increased for a century. Here you have the rhetoric of the left vs. the science and the facts and the data that shows we are not facing a crisis'
'Paper published in Geophysical Research Letters reconstructs annual area burned in Northern Rockies from 1626 to 2008 and finds the periods of greatest fire activity were in the early 1600's and during the period 1929-1945, both of which had 'safe' levels of CO2 below 350 ppm'
Time Mag: Global food production accounts for one-third of all greenhouse-gas emissions, according to a comprehensive study published this year in the journal Nature Food that looked at every aspect of food production from transportation to packaging. Meat production alone makes up nearly 60% of that total. The study underscores the growing consensus that in order to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, the world needs a dramatic rethinking of how food is produced and consumed...
Increasingly, companies and scientists are viewing insects as an environmentally sustainable alternative source of protein. Crickets, grasshoppers and beetles are already commercially produced and processed for human and animal consumption. Ynsect, a 10-year-old French company, is focused on mealworms, the larval stage of beetles.
Ynsect co-founder and CEO Antoine Hubert: "We are not far from reaching tipping points where then things get worse and it cascades and waterfalls—you can’t stop it anymore. Time is very critical...There is a huge need to reduce our consumption of beef. We should keep beef consumption, grazing, on a smaller scale with high levels of fresh products. But everything that is a processed meat should be 100% replaced at some point by alternatives. Insects will be a part of the answer."