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  1. The article concludes: It seems that wood burning is not climate neutral in the short term and requires an increase in forested area to be climate neutral in the longer term. Not my opinion, it’s the author’s opinion. He just disagrees. I believe you are very green in your thoughts and bend your logic to fit your believes just like every other human. As a United Nations report has just uncovered, wood burning and diesel vehicles are two of the biggest culprits in the developed world in generating the black carbon – soot – that is a major cause of climate change. "It's nice to sit in front of a wood fire in the winter, but we should all be feeling pretty guilty," said Joseph Alcamo, chief scientist at the UN Environment Programme. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/nov/27/wood-fires-fuel-climate-change This article is 8 years old....full disclosure Don’t you have a diesel tractor?
  2. Some would disagree. Burning wood is not CO2 free; it releases carbon, stored over the previous decades, in one quick burst. For an equal amount of heat or electricity, it releases more CO2than burning gas, oil and even coal, so straight away we have more CO2 in the air from burning wood. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/01/pollutionwatch-wood-burning-is-not-climate-friendly
  3. You’re consumed with hate for Trump. It’s not healthy and we all need to be healthy nowadays.
  4. A list of topics: Coronavirus is a hoax, Russia, Russia, Russia, Impeachment, Ukraine and the Bidens, this should take awhile as I’m not going to play you game.
  5. You have to work twice as hard to not give Trump any credit at all. That’s great that South Koreans are going back to school. Their population is about the same as California and Florida, so apples to apples there.
  6. If you have time, go look at all the posts you start on this forum and compare that to how many people actually respond to those posts.
  7. Trump wants Americans to flock to churches on Easter Sunday. One moment during President Donald Trump’s Fox News appearance on Tuesday served as the starkest example yet of how much he does not understand the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic: He urged Americans to flock to churches on Easter Sunday, just 19 days away. Trump told Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer he selected Easter as the day he wants businesses to reopen, saying he’d like to see “packed churches all over our country” — the exact type of large gatherings that the CDC, the WHO, and Trump’s top health advisers have all urged suspended to help stop the spread of the virus. “I would love to have it opened by Easter,” Trump said, speaking about when he sees the country returning to normal life..... What he said that it would be nice if this would be relaxed by Easter. He did not urge Americans to flock to churches.
  8. I know you always quote Trump in full context, but CNN doesn’t. What he said is that he wouldn’t call them back, but VP Pence does. Maybe you should stop posting half truths.
  9. So, CDC issued the first warning on January 8th? Do you know what the warning was? Did it rise to what we are seeing now? Details are important. The information from WHO has to be taken into account: The World Health Organization is set to reconvene Thursday after an emergency committee of international health experts were split on deciding whether the virus should be classified as a “public health emergency of international concern,” Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists. That gives the organization the power to set temporary recommendations to coordinate a global health response with its 196 member countries, including the United States. The previously unknown, flu-like coronavirus strain sent a chill through global markets this week. It’s believed to have emerged from an animal market in central Wuhan city, China with cases now detected across Asia and as far away as the United States. Deaths from China’s new virus rose to 17 on Wednesday with 571 confirmed cases so far, increasing fears of contagion from an infection suspected to originate from illegally traded wildlife. WHO physicians said they needed more data before declaring a global emergency, but the virus is now spreading through close human contact and in health-care settings, they said. One of the criteria used to determine whether it’s an international threat is whether the disease spreads locally once it arrives in new parts of the world, “and that’s a nuanced and important distinction to make,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s health emergencies programme, said on the call. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/22/who-officials-try-to-contain-china-coronavirus-as-well-as-public-fears.html This article was published on January 22nd. After the first human to human in the US, the WHO issued a global health emergency, not a pandemic. This was on January 30th, Trump shut down travel to and from China in the 31st. The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the fast-spreading virus a global health emergency — a rare designation that helps the international agency mobilize financial and political support to contain the outbreak. The coronavirus has spread to a handful of people through human-to-human contact outside of China, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said at a news conference at the organization’s Geneva headquarters Wednesday. “These developments in terms of the evolution of the outbreak and further development of transmission, these are of grave concern and has spurred countries into action,” Ryan said. “What we know at this stage, this is still obviously a very active outbreak and information is being updated and changing by the hour.” https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/30/cdc-confirms-first-human-to-human-transmission-of-coronavirus-in-us.html It appears that the time we bought on the 31st was not utilized as well as it could have been, but the CDC was caught off guard because of the lack of good data from China. The more you know.
  10. Of course things could have been better and reaction time could have improved. I’m not sure why the media and a few posters are fixated on comparing Trump to perfection? There was not enough reliable data early on to act as swiftly as some would like. This is not a political disaster, it is a human disaster. During the press conference yesterday Jim Acosta, asked what a lot on the left would like answered, and Dr Fauci gave a good answer: CNN’S ACOSTA: This may be an uncomfortable question, what would the models have looked like that Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci showed us if we had started the social distancing guidelines sooner in February or January when China and South Korea were doing those sorts of things? … If we had started these practices sooner, could these models be different right now? PRESIDENT TRUMP: Yeah, I’m going to let them answer the question, but remember this. And again, I say it and everybody says it. You know who says it better than anybody is Dr. Fauci. I had a decision to make. Maybe it was my biggest decision. China was heavily infected, and thousands and thousands of people were coming from China to the United States. And against the wishes, not even wishes, but they disagreed with the decision. I made a decision to stop China from coming in. Took a lot of heat, even from China. They weren’t exactly happy. I just made a trade deal, a big one, $250 billion trade deal. And I’m shortly thereafter saying, “You can’t come into our country.” That was a big decision. That was earlier than the date you’re talking about. So that was a big decision. That was probably, and by the way, not because I did it, that was probably the biggest decision we made so far. But if you look at the one graph, the problem New York has is New York started late, but the other ones didn’t start so late. Now New York is also more complicated, because for obvious reasons, but it got a late start. But do you maybe want to answer those questions? DR. BIRX: I don’t know if you can go back to slide two, because I wanted to explain two things that I think is really important, because we had a lot of questions about mortality and what it meant. Okay. So you see this confidence interval? So here’s the line. This is the confidence interval. This is where we have the ability to push it down. So you have a large confidence interval around the line. And so we’re trying to move that gray down tighter and below the dotted line. So I think that’s really important. And then if you can go to the next slide. So we really can’t answer your question until we can get antibody testing out there. Because what we can’t tell you, and we can always do this, there’s always samples in hospitals and other things. It’s the way we really define the HIV epidemic in the United States. We were able to go back to blood samples when we had the test and really find out where it was and what was going on. We really need to look in here. And really see was there virus significantly circulating in early March and late February? And what did it look like? And where was it? And was it all in the metro areas? And I think that’s what Dr. Fauci and I are very, very focused on is getting serology testing out there to really figure out when it came, and really have those samples to be able to do that. CNN’S ACOSTA: You understand the painful part of my question, and please, I don’t mean to put you on the spot-up there may be Americans at home saying, “If we had started this sooner, we might not have 100000 to 200000 Americans dying.” DR. BIRX: No, we understand, but we can’t answer it until we see that. Well, that makes an assumption that it was here, a lot back here, that we didn’t see. And until we have the antibody tests, I can’t really answer that. DR. FAUCI: Just to underscore what Dr. Birx was saying, if there was no virus in the background, there was nothing to mitigate. If there was virus there that we didn’t know about, then the answer to your question is probably yes. Now the only trouble with that is that whenever you come out and say something like that, it always becomes almost a sound bite that gets taken out of context, but I think that’s very important, what Dr. Birxs has said, is that if there was covert infections here that we didn’t know about, and we didn’t mitigate them, that they would’ve made a difference. If there was virtually nothing there, then there’s nothing to mitigate. And I don’t know the answer to your question. CNN’S ACOSTA: But they were early. They started early. We were watching South Korea, excuse me, and China and Italy, and we weren’t taking action when those countries were spiking. DR. FAUCI: In a perfect world, it would have been nice to know what was going on there. We didn’t, but I believe Jim, that we, we acted very, very early in that. So you either believe the CDC staff or not, but they are talking the same story. It’s not Trump saying this it’s the CDC staff. BTW, has anybody seen Homer post while Jim Acosta has been on TV? Hmmm
  11. You post articles that take Trump out of context all the time. You may quote the full context, (I’ve never seen one) but your media buds are hard at work tearing him apart.
  12. The *woke* crowd is amazing to watch. If you criticize Israel, the government, it is not antisemitic as you are criticizing the way Israel is run. However, if you criticize ANY other government as to how it is run you are racist and xenophobic. You can’t have it both ways unless, of course, you are *woke* (void of logic).