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Talking Bird commented on Worrying about the eucalyptus

Call me a risk taker, but every time I wak under a big beautiful tree my life could be swatted out by falling tree branches. Foolish me because I don't worry at all when I walk under the big trees, be them the giant redwoods or the gums planted in the late 1800s. Life is too short to be a wo…

It should be noted, that with drip irrigation and fertilizers, grapevines will produce abundant biomass (compared to trees which are not farmed) in the form of leaves, and vines, and trunk and roots, in addition to the fruit, most of which is cut off every year and turned into mulch on the g…

To win a permit to plant grapes on a Napa hillside requires smarts and an uncommon tenacity to confront today’s challenging regulations. It can be done, but its no place for amatures!

Talking Bird commented on Elder abuse case ends with guilty plea

It is easy for public employees, paramedics, health-care providers, doctors, and attorneys to complain about the inadequate care given to an elder parent of children that don`t know the meaning of the big dollars given to the aforementioned privileged class.

Not only must carbon sinks be viewed as a cycles in the life of both trees and vines, some of the best carbon sequestration is found by cutting trees down. That’s right read it twice! One good way to sequester carbon is to plant and grown trees, to harvest them by cutting them down and turni…

Brilliant! Aristotle has met his match!

Corporations are organizations that are made up of people, like labor unions and other groups. They have free speech rights, and pay a corporate tax before the shareholders pay a second tax on the dividends. America has the worlds highest corporate tax rate.

The capital gain that come…

Talking Bird commented on Burning of vines bad for Napa

I don’t believe vine burning, rice burning, or general ag burning, contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. CO2 is not created, rather CO2 comes from the carbon cycle. The CO2 released by ag burning is the same CO2 that fed the plants, or vines, when they were alive. This CO2 came right out …

CO2 is a trace gas at 391 Parts Per Million. H2O not a trace gas, and it is a green house gas.

If the global warming theory is real you would expect that reality to be reflected in more cumulative measures of temperature. However, the overnight temperature in winter (or summer) is not a cumulative measure like degree-days or even degree-hours. I would expect the non-cumulative measure…

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