A Link Between Climate Change and Joplin Tornadoes? Never!


Based on an op-ed by enviro-journalist, Bill McKibben, this video tells us not to make connections….



3 thoughts on “A Link Between Climate Change and Joplin Tornadoes? Never!

  1. Could it possibly be that Climate Change is caused by herbicides, drying out the soils all over the earth? Drying of soil causes hot areas on the earth’s surface, which heat the atmosphere.
    This atmospheric heating causes faster movement of the air and vaporised water. So we get catastrophic events, because the soils are no longer covered by vegetation.
    The first ever Amazon drought only occurred AFTER Glyphosate was introduced. Why Glyphosate
    (RoundUp)? Because it is a changed molecule which is picked up by the underground trading system
    which feeds all native plants and trees. This underground trading system is really a group of fungi,
    They form an extension of every plant’s root system. They carry waterborne nutrients to and between plants. The system can extend for miles and is all interconnected. When heavy rains fall the fungus sucks up water and distributes it far underground. If herbicide has damaged the fungus, most of the water runs off. So what should be slowly rising water becomes a raging flood. When the rain stops, the soil dries. Weeds are nature’s quick growing repair plants, but we curse them and kill them. So, without plants, the climate moderators and oxygen producers, the climate goes mad.

  2. An AHA! moment:

    Just this year, really learning Permaculture in detail (Thanks Geoff) I still am transitioning all of my land husbandry methods and tools.

    (I am the “better living through chemicals” generation)

    For a very persistent spot in my zone 1, I still applied ‘Round-up’ with a baster (portion control). The ‘weed’ I was removing is Ailanthus in gravel walkway next to my ‘ornamental’ lawn section (I feed the cuttings to my goats). While the Round-up did it’s job on the Ailanthus, it got into that ‘fungus’ layer and killed my lawn for several feet in radius around the application.

    AHA! That’s some BAD STUFF!

    It exists no more (safely).

    Not sure where the link is to Climate Change, but it sure is a contributor. I have also had a lot of argument regarding impermeable surfaces in general (both parking/roads/sidewalks and roofs which each have plant-centric solutions)causing/contributing to climate change; plain old hard, hot, dry dirt(not soil)is far larger in area than the others combined.

  3. You got it,Ty! That underground fungus is to be treasured. Round-up does so much damage that, if you use it, you become part of a market for soil nutrients which keeps the Chemical companies happy and rich.
    It’s connection with Climate Change (in my opinion) is this: Glyphosate kills plants, including trees, by breaking the Shikimate Pathway. This is a developmental path used by plants, allowing the development of aromatic oils which are essential to plant health. Stephanie Seneff, a researcher in the USA has written a paper explaining the part played in human (and animal) health by microbes, which are so numerous that “they outnumber our own cells by many times”. Our microbes are all plants which use the Shikimate Pathway. They develop enzymes and many other essential substances. In other words we are intimately linked to plants and their wellbeing. Climate Change is linked too because Glyphosate is so widely used all over the world, that it has killed or disrupted life in the rivers and oceans. The producer of the largest amount of Oxygen on the planet is the microscopic life in the sea. They produce Oxygen and absorb CO2. They are at the bottom of the food chain, supporting all the other life that could be living there. Can you see that nature on land and sea is dependent on this microscopic life, and that the widespread use of chemicals, especially Glyphosate is destroying the building blocks of Life as we know it? We can measure increasing CO2 and heat. Coal fired power is not helping, but the death of microbes and lessening Oxygen in water and atmosphere, is an even more worrying batch of problems.

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