Comments for Planet Experts http://www.planetexperts.com Enviromental News and Articles Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:37:14 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Bourbon, Barrels and Climate by Tom Kimmerer http://www.planetexperts.com/bourbon-barrels-climate/#comment-724093 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:37:14 +0000 http://www.www.www.planetexperts.com/?p=5800#comment-724093 The rotation time of white oak (time between harvests in a given stand) is about 60-80 years, so the majority of barrels used for bourbon are in this range. I’m not sure what you meand about older barrels. By law, bourbon is aged in new oak, and a barrel cannot be reused for bourbon. So we have no older barrels in the industry, and the oldest barrels are no older than 27 years (the age of the longest-aged whisky).

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Comment on Bourbon, Barrels and Climate by cowardicensandwiches http://www.planetexperts.com/bourbon-barrels-climate/#comment-724092 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:16:44 +0000 http://www.www.www.planetexperts.com/?p=5800#comment-724092 Interesting article. Do you know if there is any info available on the general age of the oak trees being cut for barrels these days?

How about on the relative ages of oak trees cut for older barrels versus newer? Clearly older barrels would have been made with older trees, but how much older?

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Comment on Two Years After Russ George Illegally Dumped Iron in the Pacific, Salmon Catches Are Up 400% by Willis Eschenbach http://www.planetexperts.com/two-years-russ-george-illegally-dumped-iron-pacific-salmon-catches-400/#comment-723434 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:39:35 +0000 http://www.www.www.planetexperts.com/?p=2224#comment-723434 Frida, I fear that your summary of the previous iron experiments is somewhat overstated. More information here:

https://www.nature.com/news/iron-dumping-ocean-experiment-sparks-controversy-1.22031

w.

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Comment on 5 Outrageous Things Donald Trump Wants to Do to the Environment by Alexander Liu http://www.planetexperts.com/5-outrageous-things-donald-trump-wants-to-do-to-the-environment/#comment-723300 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 03:17:23 +0000 http://www.planetexperts.com/?p=14617#comment-723300 Trump says tyat global warming is a chinese hoax. But what about the 90,000,000,000-dollar price tag china has spent on investing clean fuel sources? I think Trump should research more before staking his claim.

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Comment on Machine Turns Human Waste Into Drinkable Water in 5 Minutes by Kim http://www.planetexperts.com/machine-turns-human-waste-drinkable-water-5-minutes/#comment-723043 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:52:39 +0000 http://www.www.www.planetexperts.com/?p=6046#comment-723043 This seems like a great idea!

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Comment on Meet the Famous Turtle With a Serious Plastic Problem by SHELBY EVANS http://www.planetexperts.com/meet-the-famous-turtle-with-a-serious-plastic-problem/#comment-722885 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 19:17:39 +0000 http://www.www.www.planetexperts.com/?p=11708#comment-722885 Soo saad

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Comment on It Can Happen Here & 2℃ by W. Douglas Smith http://www.planetexperts.com/it-can-happen-here-2%e2%84%83/#comment-722800 Sun, 04 Mar 2018 19:33:17 +0000 http://www.planetexperts.com/?p=28716#comment-722800 If this is the end of the human reign it will be caused by cynicism and not inability. Every vote does count though in the 7.7 billion of us we can feel diminished. Working together is what got us here and what can and will get us through this crisis. It is when we stop bailing that the boat sinks.

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Comment on Groups Sue to Protect Washington Rivers From Destructive Dredge Mining by KS WildFacts (@KSWildFacts) http://www.planetexperts.com/group-sue-protect-washington-rivers-destructive-dredge-mining/#comment-722124 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:06:00 +0000 http://www.planetexperts.com/?p=25684#comment-722124 The battle between radical-left environmentalists is fought with greed and collusion between corporations and government. Science does not matter to these EJW hacks. They are as credible as Hilary Clinton and just as dirty. They are funded by big oil to shut the little guy down. That is their agenda. Go, dredge anyway and don’t get caught.

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Comment on Review: ‘The Inner Life of Animals’ Tells of Beauty, Hints at Magic by helpanimalsindia http://www.planetexperts.com/review-the-inner-life-of-animals/#comment-722042 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:34:07 +0000 http://www.planetexperts.com/?p=28882#comment-722042 Fascinating and necessary book! The new millennium has already made great progress against discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, gender and against sexual harassment. But how about the other species on our planet who suffer in countless ways due to one species — humans!

The Buddhist author Norm Phelps called animal rights “the longest struggle” . Slowly but surely gains continue to be made for them too. Whether anyone wants to call it “animal anthropomorphizing” we know that animal lives matter too!

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Comment on Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Solar Energy by Nicholas Gier http://www.planetexperts.com/cost-benefit-analysis-of-solar-energy/#comment-722000 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:03:51 +0000 http://www.planetexperts.com/?p=28891#comment-722000 Another great article, Doug!

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Comment on Transitioning to Renewables: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Wind Power by Nicholas Gier http://www.planetexperts.com/cost-benefit-analysis-wind-power/#comment-721999 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:59:15 +0000 http://www.planetexperts.com/?p=28945#comment-721999 Great article, Doug!

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Comment on It Can Happen Here & 2℃ by Michael Cyrus http://www.planetexperts.com/it-can-happen-here-2%e2%84%83/#comment-721994 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:32:10 +0000 http://www.planetexperts.com/?p=28716#comment-721994 I agree with you assessment, but what can be done to change the trajectory we are on? As individuals we are powerless and even when tens of thousands of us march in the street we are ignored. The mass media is just a tool of the plutocracy. It feels like we are lemmings on a march to global mass extinction. Where do you find hope for our collective future?

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