• How to stop bugs from getting in pool?

    Every time I go in my pool I have to scoop out several dead and live bugs. Once I'm done, about thirteen more have showed up. I a very NO BUGS kind of person. I will no stay in my pool if there are bugs. Even tiny little ones that don't harm you.
    Every time I go in my pool I have to scoop out several dead and live bugs. Once I'm done, about thirteen more have showed up. I a very NO BUGS kind of person. I will no stay in my pool if there are bugs. Even tiny little ones that don't harm you.
    10 answers · Other - Environment · 2 weeks ago
  • What are some scientific solutions to reducing climate change without cutting CO2 emissions?

    So far, I came up with planting more trees or making roads white. Releasing soot into the atmosphere seems silly for many reasons.
    So far, I came up with planting more trees or making roads white. Releasing soot into the atmosphere seems silly for many reasons.
    15 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • Did you know CA has the most polluted cities in america?

    Did you know CA has the most polluted cities in america?

    8 of the 10 most polluted us cities are in CA
    8 of the 10 most polluted us cities are in CA
    18 answers · Other - Environment · 3 weeks ago
  • Did you hear about this in the media?

    https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/20... Temperature anomalies and percentiles are shown on the gridded maps below. ... Overall, the combined global land and ocean temperature for February 2018 was ... This value was also 0.57°C (1.03°F) cooler than the record high set in 2016
    https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/20... Temperature anomalies and percentiles are shown on the gridded maps below. ... Overall, the combined global land and ocean temperature for February 2018 was ... This value was also 0.57°C (1.03°F) cooler than the record high set in 2016
    11 answers · Global Warming · 2 weeks ago
  • What are the most extinct animals?

    19 answers · Conservation · 3 weeks ago
  • The greenhouse effect, how high will surface generated IR reach before being captured and redirected?

    Best answer: The heated air should generate additional IR and also that heated air will also tend to flow upwards (with convection currents), so it will end up going higher than just the first "capture" zone. I think as it goes higher it would be less and less of an effect so the vast majority is near the ground but... show more
    Best answer: The heated air should generate additional IR and also that heated air will also tend to flow upwards (with convection currents), so it will end up going higher than just the first "capture" zone. I think as it goes higher it would be less and less of an effect so the vast majority is near the ground but it still will have an effect high up. It isn't in my expertise though so I'm just speculating. Maybe it would depend on where you draw the line, e.g. a measurable effect.
    6 answers · Global Warming · 3 weeks ago
  • Which is hotter, south america or southern europe?

    Best answer: So America
    Best answer: So America
    10 answers · Other - Environment · 3 weeks ago
  • Will life on Earth end by carbon dioxide starvation?

    Best answer: Volcanic emissions of CO2 have been outweighed by the loss of carbon to calcium carbonate sediments on a multi-million year basis. If this trend continues CO2 will inevitably fall to levels that threaten the survival of plants, which require a minimum of 150 ppm to survive. If plants die, we die. During the last... show more
    Best answer: Volcanic emissions of CO2 have been outweighed by the loss of carbon to calcium carbonate sediments on a multi-million year basis. If this trend continues CO2 will inevitably fall to levels that threaten the survival of plants, which require a minimum of 150 ppm to survive. If plants die, we die.

    During the last glaciation, CO2 bottomed out at 180 ppm, likely the lowest level CO2 has been in the history of the Earth. This is only 30 ppm above the level that plants begin to die. Paleontological research has demonstrated that even at 180 ppm there was a severe restriction of growth as plants began to starve. With the onset of the warmer interglacial period CO2 rebounded to 280 ppm.  But even today, with human emissions causing CO2 to reach 400 ppm plants are still restricted in their growth rate, which would be much higher if CO2 were at 1000-2000 ppm.

    If humans had not begun to unlock some of the carbon stored as fossil fuels, all of which had been in the atmosphere as CO2 before sequestration by plants and animals, life on Earth would have soon been starved of this essential nutrient and would begin to die.

    Our release of CO2 back into the atmosphere has reversed the steady downward slide of this essential food for life.

    Human emissions of carbon dioxide have saved life on Earth from inevitable starvation and extinction due to lack of CO2.
    9 answers · Global Warming · 3 weeks ago
  • Apart from Solar, does anyone believe in imminent cooling?

    Best answer: Nope ... the change in solar output during these 'minima' is about 0.1%. This leads to temperature drops of about 0.2 to 0.3 C. Since the rate of warming is about 0.15 C per decade, any cooling is likely to be offset by the warming. All the indications are the planet will warm, just not quite as fast... show more
    Best answer: Nope ... the change in solar output during these 'minima' is about 0.1%. This leads to temperature drops of about 0.2 to 0.3 C.

    Since the rate of warming is about 0.15 C per decade, any cooling is likely to be offset by the warming.

    All the indications are the planet will warm, just not quite as fast over the next 40 ish years.

    Now, Solar's argument seems to be that during this period of low solar activity, the sun's magnetic field reduces and doesn't protect us from galactic cosmic rays to the same extent. Therefore, the argument goes, we may see increased cloud cover spawned by aerosol production which acts as a positive feedback cooling the planet even more.

    Here's my problem ... if solar activity drops, does this increase or decrease the particle flux from the sun? If it reduces, then is the increase in galactic cosmic rays not massively compensated for by the reduction in solar particles having the same impact in terms of aerosol production?
    8 answers · Global Warming · 3 weeks ago
  • Why can’t we annihilate every mosquito on Earth?

    Best answer: Well because they serve a purpose in the ecosystem. It isn't as if we need to annihilate every mosquito on earth. We just need to annihilate the small number of mosquitoes which serve as disease vectors and the easiest way to do that would be to encourage the other mosquitoes, while discouraging the bad... show more
    Best answer: Well because they serve a purpose in the ecosystem.

    It isn't as if we need to annihilate every mosquito on earth.

    We just need to annihilate the small number of mosquitoes which serve as disease vectors and the easiest way to do that would be to encourage the other mosquitoes, while discouraging the bad ones.

    Her is a podcast which discusses the issue, I think you'll be interested.
    https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/kill-e...
    7 answers · Other - Environment · 3 weeks ago
  • If climate change is human-caused, why was it so hot when dinosaurs were here without humans?

    Best answer: How do you know it was hot?
    The same scientific method that tells us it was hot back then, also tells us that it's our own fault that it's getting that hot again. It also tells us that it's gonna get worse unless we pull our heads out.
    Best answer: How do you know it was hot?
    The same scientific method that tells us it was hot back then, also tells us that it's our own fault that it's getting that hot again. It also tells us that it's gonna get worse unless we pull our heads out.
    12 answers · Global Warming · 3 weeks ago
  • What're you doing against city pollution?

    1)you're using pollution mask and air filters at home. 2)you're using a bike 3)you've an electric second car for the city 4)you've a plug-in hybrid car... 5)you've a bioethanol/biodiesel car 6)your home's a thermal insulation 7)you're using filters for your home heating system
    1)you're using pollution mask and air filters at home. 2)you're using a bike 3)you've an electric second car for the city 4)you've a plug-in hybrid car... 5)you've a bioethanol/biodiesel car 6)your home's a thermal insulation 7)you're using filters for your home heating system
    7 answers · Other - Environment · 3 weeks ago