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The 200-year History of Global Warming Science 
If anyone tells you that greenhouse-gas-induced global warming is a new idea, their ignorance is appalling. It has been almost two centuries since the principles of the process were first demonstrated by Eunice Foote. Almost a century has passed since Guy Stewart Callendar showed that human activity was, in fact, causing the planet to heat. This short BBC video will bring ’em up to speed: https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/three-pioneers-who-predicted-climate-change/p08ftt06

Forestry Predicts Severe, Complicated Wildfire Season 
While the mild, moist weather we have experienced, in Oregon, so far this season has allowed the reservoirs to fill, it has also fed the flourishing of a thick, tall understory in our woodlands. When that understory dries out, it will provide potentially explosive tinder to fuel seething, hellish blazes. The Oregonian looked at the situation: https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2020/06/forestry-officials-predict-severe-and-complex-wildfire-season-amid-drought-and-covid-19-still-searching-for-money-to-pay-for-it.html

Millions of Old Oil Wells Leak Methane 
As you probably know, methane is one of the most powerful of the naturally occurring greenhouse gases. Methane is found in deposits along with oil, and must be properly dealt with when oil is extracted, to prevent its leaking into the atmosphere. Abandoned oil wells, however, have been found to leak methane long after they are decommissioned, as Reuters reports: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drilling-abandoned-specialreport/special-report-millions-of-abandoned-oil-wells-are-leaking-methane-a-climate-menace-idUSKBN23N1NL

Encouraging Pollinators In Sub/Urban Landscapes 
The relentless march of development that has paved, sodded, and planted over the natural landscapes which preceded, has also left natural pollinator populations devoid of habitat and food sources. Some gardeners are trying to help level the playing field for our little pollinator friends, and the folks at OSU have a new publication, Enhancing Urban and Suburban Landscapes to Protect Pollinators, to help in that pursuit. The Herald and News has more: https://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/five-ways-to-encourage-pollinators-in-the-landscape/article_54b9df39-38bc-5836-9d2d-63d087f9ff3b.html