Issues

A Take on Climate Change:

Climate change is getting rougher and rougher as time goes on. Here are two links to some government science on CO2 levels and weather disasters.

The first is a computer generated animation of the life in a year of CO2 from NASA. The year was 2006. The levels of CO2 are in yellows and reds. The levels of CO are in white. It is clear that the highest levels for CO2 are over the Arctic and during the spring. When it gets too warm in the Arctic, the air over the Arctic expands too much and the cold Arctic air is forced south along with the jet stream, giving us the cold spring weather we have been seeing lately.

Year of CO2 2006 from NASA: https://youtu.be/x1SgmFa0r04

The second is a link to a site on weather disasters created by NOAA. Climate change is getting more and more expensive in life, property, and economic activity. NOAA estimates costs as $1,500,000,000,000 since 1980 in the US.

Climate Events in the US costing $1,000,000,000 or more since 1980 from NOAA:
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/overview

 

Iowa Policy Project’s executive summary on CAFO’s:

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http://www.iowapolicyproject.org/2018docs/180125-CAFO

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