PenguinSunday t1_j4hr4cd wrote

Monocropping is a pretty big reason for soil degradation and crop failures due to pests and diseases. Regenerative farming with multiple crops helps to protect then from pests and replenish the soil. The problem is that diverse forests were clearcut then replanted with only a single type of tree. The forests in my home aren't supposed to be only pine, but Weyerhaeuser kind of forced it, so that's all there is on the lands they own.


PenguinSunday t1_j4hdh84 wrote

No, they don't... farming is farming, whether it's trees or radishes. If you read the article, you'd see that pests are actually a huge danger because there aren't species that protect each other. It only takes one disease or really bad pest to wipe out an entire monoculture forest. The Pine Beetle has shown us that.


PenguinSunday t1_j3f6z03 wrote

It should never have been allowed to get to this point. This is the United States of America, the richest country in the history of the world, and an entire city has no access to clean drinking water. It's disgusting. Wtf is the government even for if it won't step in to fix this?


PenguinSunday t1_j1wgcaa wrote

Start linking him articles about people dealing with sea level rise and other effects of climate change. They were indoctrinated through repetition. The only way we can hope to beat lies (besides stopping the liars) is to literally use the truth as a cudgel and beat the information into their heads.

Or national level cult deprogramming. But we're never getting that.


PenguinSunday t1_j15siss wrote

Someone wasn't paying attention during the "Cambridge Analytica" debacle. It's not a question of "if" anymore. Period-tracking apps have been outed selling womens' cycle information. Google also tracks you, as does every other provider and appmaker. I haven't had anything but a reddit account for almost a decade now. They also track, but I don't want to quit the internet entirely.

Weird how it's suddenly about their rights to push their product into my face now instead of my right to privacy you were claiming I had earlier.