" The Gran Chaco is a hot and semiarid lowland area with one of the highest deforestation rates on the planet. Every month, an area over 133 square miles is lost. Projections point to a loss of millions of additional acres of native vegetation by 2030. The biome extends over Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Brazil, bringing together more than 50 different ecosystems united by the same pattern of vegetation and climate. It also provides an environmental and bioclimatic balance for the continent.
Two-thirds of the Gran Chaco, or 130 million acres, are in Argentina. Its massive forests are home to unique vegetation and wildlife, including 3,400 plant and 500 bird species and hundreds of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Nine million people live in the Gran Chaco, including several Indigenous communities. The encroaching agricultural and livestock frontier, along with hunting and the effects of climate change, are also key factors in a situation that requires urgent measures. Twenty-five percent of the Gran Chaco in Argentina has been cleared for agriculture, mainly extensive crop and livestock production, and mostly in the last 20 years. "
Read intensive farming, mono farming, industrial farming, artificial fertilizers and pesticides, gene modified mono crops. And a dying topsoil and species extinctions. Turning it into a carbon source.
But 'profitable'. According to the standards of our game.
" Fossil fuel companies are enjoying a bonanza when they were supposed to be dying out. World leaders, who six months ago were pledging net zero carbon emissions, are now licensing new oil and gas drilling. Coal demand has surged and investors are sitting on scores of “carbon bombs” - high-stakes oil, gas and coal projects that, if followed through, would eliminate any hope of a 1.5C world. "
With this? " But the invasion of Ukraine by Russia has upended expectations for 2022, and nothing is quite as expected."
Give me a break, that one was about geopolitics, while avoiding negotiation.
So it is exactly 'as expected'. Do you even get that one? By people too blinded by ideals, values and beliefs, and possibly too stupid and greedy to see what it would lead to, or maybe, just didn't care.
But that is the truth about it, isn't it. That you're prepared to go to any extremes keeping this game rolling, aren't you? If that means luring yourself into believing you're a modern Jules Verne then so be it.
If boreal forests burn, with what is left now letting out more green house emissions than they take care of it should mean that part of earths respiratory system is becoming out of balance. If we to it add deforestation's, as with the Amazon, urbanization's and 'progress'. What I call part of that American dream we should be in serious trouble today. And we won't be able to 'fire fight' the Arctic. That's just impossible.
Two increasingly huge uncertainties today climate wise are clouds, and wildfires. How they interact. How they may change our soil from carbon sinks to sources. Where they will come to be, and their intensity? Connected to droughts, floods, landslides and lost topsoil.
" German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed hopes Thursday for global cooperation on climate change, hunger and war, while dozens of climate activists demonstrated in the Swiss town of Davos as a meeting of global elites ended with many words but little concrete action to solve the world’s most pressing crises. "
Insanely humoristic looking at how we're feeding the Russia Ukraine war with arms and men.
Highly improbable under this game and model of existence.
" Ministers from the G-7 countries meeting in Berlin also announced a target to have a “highly decarbonized road sector by 2030,” meaning that electric vehicles would dominate new car sales by the end of the decade. And in a move aimed at ending the recurring conflict between rich and poor nations during international climate talks, the G-7 recognized for the first time the need to provide developing countries with additional financial aid to cope with the loss and damage caused by global warming. "
I still like the idea though, I just don't believe in it. It builds on ideals, values and beliefs without anchoring in reality. And a infinite world of infinite resources in where we just have to change our fuel.