- I dissent.
And it goes back to Clinton's presidency also. Billy lobbed a couple hundred cruise missiles (at a million dollars a pop) at Bin Laden camps and he was long gone from all of them - then he did nothing else (not blaming him either) We couldn't act on a threat we didn't understand, Should we have understood? You bet, but you really can't say one president dropped the ball, they didn't get what they needed from the people who were suppose to give it to them. Our intel on Bin Laden was late at every turn except when we had him at Tora Bora AFTER 911 You can blame Bush for that but not before.
The FBI and CIA were not sharing information and that is what caused the problem. If they had worked together they probably could have put it together prior to 911. Unfortunately, agencies like the FBI and CIA don't make radical policy changes in a couple months time because a president tells them to.
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/Review-Bob-Hensons-Awesome ... =cat6-widget
I ran across an analysis of 7 personal actions that can make a difference regarding climate change. Some are small. There aren't really any surprises but this pdf summarizes things well:
And much more interesting!
How a closed-door meeting shows farmers are waking up on climate change
Perdue, Vilsack and leading agricultural groups gathered in a Maryland barn to talk about the farm-country issue that dare not speak its name.
The Politico article details changes in the farming community and more regarding acceptance of climate change as a really big problem and what to do about it.
Conventional farming techniques are change. Many solutions will have hugely positive effects on the climate. Maps show the extent of the changes.
One thing the Politico article does is show some maps that demonstrate the increase in use of cover crops across the US in a 5 year time period (I think). Maryland is doing the best.
Cover crops also mean not so much fertilizer runoff, like is happening in Florida resulting in their red tide.The East Coast supports the greatest portion of commodity acres with cover crops ...
Plotted here are states with significant acreage of the commodities corn, soybeans or cotton. In most of the included states, cover crops were likely planted on some acreage with other crops, such as small grains, sorghum, vegetables, vineyards and orchards. Since 2017, Maryland’s Department of Agriculture has reported cover crop acreage at more than 50 percent.
I'm sticking a link to an article at the Guardian which unfortunately does not include milk. The data compares foods by the amount of protein they have in them. I am really sad dairy is on the list.
Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding ... act-on-earth
This page includes milk but uses weight comparisons which include all the water in milk so it looks good but is not as helpful because of all the water in milk.
Information from this study was used in the Guardian article:
http://environmath.org/2018/06/17/paper-of-the-day-poore-nem ... tal-impacts/
Some other analyses from the Evironmental Working Group.
https://static.ewg.org/reports/2011/meateaters/pdf/methodolo ... ate_2011.pdf