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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #450 on: 13 February, 2020, 09:38:08 PM »
Wasps and spiders. My two phobias. Oh, and wells. But there isn’t an uprising of wells, so I won’t worry about that one.


I’m not keen on locusts either. While there’s a massive insect drop-off overall, some places are producing conditions just perfect for pests:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/02/12/hundreds-billions-locusts-fueled-by-conflict-climate-change-are-swarming-east-africa/

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #451 on: 14 February, 2020, 09:29:35 AM »

At least locusts are edible - they're even kosher!

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #452 on: 14 February, 2020, 09:36:04 AM »

At least locusts are edible - they're even kosher!

Aye, just as well, 'cos it seem likely the crops in places like Ethiopia are going to take a massive hit.

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« Reply #453 on: 14 February, 2020, 10:20:55 AM »

I know it's not much of a silver lining but it's there.

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #454 on: 14 February, 2020, 10:37:47 AM »
Although it turns out if you have a seafood allergy, you’re basically fucked when it comes to eating insects. So that’s me out when it comes to such nosh.

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #455 on: 14 February, 2020, 11:09:10 AM »
Although it turns out if you have a seafood allergy, you’re basically fucked when it comes to eating insects. So that’s me out when it comes to such nosh.

Oh! What sort of seafood? I have an unpleasant but non-life-threatening one, but only (I think) to certain kinds of fish…
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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #457 on: 14 February, 2020, 11:20:45 AM »
It does seem that it's time to bite the beetle and start looking into ways to make eating insects palatable and safe.  A friend of mine got dysentery after eating a fried cockroach in Asia, but it would seem that he was supposed to pick a small piece out instead of drunkenly stuffing the whole thing down his gob, legs stuck in his teeth and all.
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« Reply #458 on: 14 February, 2020, 11:22:03 AM »

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #460 on: 14 February, 2020, 11:59:09 AM »
I must confess to being quiet fond of Locusts on the occasion I ate them. If you've ever eaten a King Prawn you've basically got the experience right there.

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #461 on: 14 February, 2020, 03:16:31 PM »

I know it's not much of a silver lining but it's there.

Aye, some people might survive the famine.

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« Reply #462 on: 14 February, 2020, 04:17:57 PM »

You're welcome, Jim.

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Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« Reply #463 on: 14 February, 2020, 11:31:52 PM »
Aye, some people might survive the famine.
Living just long enough for the floods to get them.
Or fires raging uncontrollably across the landscape.
Or rapidly mutating viruses for which we have no cure.
Or meteors which our technology can't see coming yet.

Or being hit by the No.42 bus while nipping out to the newsagent for a Cornetto.

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« Reply #464 on: 15 February, 2020, 10:59:54 AM »
Carbon Brief is doing a week-long series on tipping points. The intro article is well worth a read, as are many of the guest articles linked within:

https://www.carbonbrief.org/explainer-nine-tipping-points-that-could-be-triggered-by-climate-change?utm_source=web&utm_medium=referal&utm_campaign=TPContentBox