botanicum-vitae

Unido: 29.mar.2022 Última actividad: 19.jul.2024 iNaturalist

Hello and welcome.

My profile photo shows a Snowberry Clearwing Moth (Hemaris diffinis) visiting a Buttonbush flower (Cephalanthus occidentalis).

I take special care to not damage anything that I photograph and to not disturb its surroundings.

Some revelatory and/or interesting reading:

Global Temperature Updates
"2023 was warmest year on Earth since direct observations began . . . "
https://berkeleyearth.org/whats-new/?cat=temperature-updates [monthly global temperature maps and related data, all open source]

What constitutes remediation? An open case study:
["The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley . . ."]
A Lab Error Just Upended Years of Work on the GMO American Chestnut Tree, by Lela Nargi, Jan 20, 2024
https://ambrook.com/research/sustainability/GMO-chestnut-controversy

"The remaining carbon budget [the net amount of carbon dioxide humans can still emit without exceeding a chosen global warming limit] . . . for a 50% chance of keeping warming to 1.5C is around 250 GtCO2 as of January 2023, around 6 years of current CO2 emissions."
Assessing the size and uncertainty of remaining carbon budgets, Lamboll et al, Nature, Climate Change, October 2023.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/375088189_Assessing_the_size_and_uncertainty_of_remaining_carbon_budgets

Berberis thunbergii, as a microclimate for ticks:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22182557/

Summer temperatures on the rise in the Northern Hemisphere:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/climate/extreme-summer-heat.html

Prospects for drought and mega-drought in Western North America:
https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2128&context=usdaarsfacpub
"The turn of the century drought in western North America was the most severe drought over the past 800 years, significantly reducing the modest carbon sink normally present in this region. Projections indicate that drought events of this length and severity will be commonplace through the end of the twenty-first century. Even worse, projections suggest that this drought will become the wet end of a drier hydroclimate period in the latter half of the twenty-first century."

Disappearance of the Great Salt Lake:
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/climate/salt-lake-city-climate-disaster.html

Nature, analogy and perspective:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/magazine/vesper-flights.html

Thank you for visiting :)

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