Category: Edge Science
“Plants are really the thermostat of the world.” #BioticPump #GaiaHypothesis
Weird thought exercise for the day: Visualizing the narrow band of temperature that allows life to thrive – basically -30F to +130F – how ridiculously improbable it is that most of our
Ignore the space opera trappings. Dune goes deep.
Early Dune illo by John Schoenherr.
Vernadsky! …the Earth’s atmosphere itself, consisting primarily of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon, is the creation of life. – Vernadsky Yeah, before Lovelock and the Gaia Hypothesis, long before Gorshkov / Makarieva’s “Biotic
1. Cascading ecosystem degradation from deforestation, overfishing, habitat destruction of insects and birds, etc. Pollutants in waterways including synthetic fertilizer loads and wipeout of invisible microbial and microrrhyzal ecosystems over large regions
For a few years we were looking for a neat table comparing all climate feedbacks side by side. Finally we found one in this new study about how feedbacks are handled in
Pink & Purple Polka-Dot Pyrate Parrot Party Unpacks Ultrafluorescent Left Mutant Approach to Biosphericide vs. So-Called Climate Emergency
In Freudian psychology, displacement is an unconscious defence mechanism whereby the mind substitutes either a new aim or a new object for goals felt in their original form to be dangerous or unacceptable.