Link "Methane, among the most potent greenhouse gasses — along with VOCs like toluene, butane, hexane, and benzene, a known carcinogen linked to a host of serious health complications — show up as a dance of color to the infrared camera."
"short-term health impacts like nose bleeds and nausea were real. "
"McKenzie laid out a series of complications potentially linked to fracking exposure: “In areas with dense oil and gas development, we’ve been seeing low birth weights, more preterm births, more children with congenital heart defects and increased incidence of childhood cancers such as acute lymphocytic leukemia.” Children growing up close to high-density fracking were four times as likely to develop blood cancer. "
link Per Year: 8 million people killed, 600 million trees cut down (200,000 hectares of land clearcut), 20 milloion tons of water used to grow tobacco,4.5 trillion filters littered, 6 trillion cigarettes, lots of batteries and cartridges for e-cigarettes. toxic pesticides and fertilizers used to grow tobacco, 7000 toxic chemicals released .
Ed Yong is a wise person concerning the virus. He wrote the neat book, I Contain Multitudes. He has a new article in the Atlantic. We need fast tests, contact tracing, a good health care system, and paid sick leave. Article There is also a Democracy interview Democracy Now.
article Osterholm says we need to treat the virus like a wildfire and strategically shut down hot spots to prevent the spread. We need "honest, effective leadership; and quickly undertook mitigation, testing and contract tracing"
Trees give off anti-microbial compounds. People exercise and socialize out in wild places. "It reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, and preterm birth, and increases sleep duration."