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Response to NNadir (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 13, 2020, 11:44 AM

9. well i mostly do agree w you.

 

but since lake mich is MY water supply, not just personally, but for my urban farm, i get a bit touchy about the subject.
the new madrid fault is unlikely to shake things that far north, but...

and tho tornadoes are rare that far north, that isnt much of a threat either. now. but then again, we arent supposed to have them in the big city, but one touched down about 6 blocks from me a couple weeks ago. and we have had 2 derechos run along the lakefront in the last few years. the 2nd ripped through my hood.
the loss of big trees here is incalculable. giant oaks and maples uprooted.
personally i am lobbying to replace them w the native birches. and i am aware that those old trees werent sequestering much carbon but the new ones will.
tho all that rotting tree mass will likely outpace that for many years to come. few are smart enough to engage in hugelkultur, which is the basis of my farm.

and i wont take but a few degrees of warming to move the tornado corridor that far north. just south and west of here by about 100 miles is the most active tornado alley outside of tx/ok.

so, yeah, the thought of zion cracking open keeps me up some nights. water for 8 million people. and all the hurbs in this horto.
it would make the fires burning now pale in comparison.

and like i said- recycled plastic small wind on every roof top in chi would make a real dent. but even in big turbines, imho. they could be scaled down and make of polymer plastic w no loss of capacity. they would be quieter, too.

maybe some day we can talk about ag. restorative ag is my bag.
my farm has a HUGE negative carbon footprint. less than 1/4 acre, too.

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