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Amazon, Facebook, and Family: Agriculture Nature bogleech: revretch: awed-frog: Prairies are some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, with the tallgrass prairie being the most endangered. Only 1-4% of tallgrass prairie still exists. Prairies are critically important, not only for the unique biodiversity they possess, but for their effect on climate. The ability to store carbon is a valuable ecological service in today’s changing climate. Carbon, which is emitted both naturally and by human activities such as burning coal to create electricity, is a greenhouse gas that is increasing in the Earth’s atmosphere. Reports from the International Panel on Climate Change, a group of more than 2,000 climate scientists from around the world, agree that increased greenhouse gases are causing climate change, which is leading to sea level rise, higher temperatures, and altered rain patterns. Most of the prairie’s carbon sequestration happens below ground, where prairie roots can dig into the soil to depths up to 15 feet and more. Prairies can store much more carbon below ground than a forest can store above ground. In fact, the prairie was once the largest carbon sink in the world-much bigger than the Amazon rainforest-and its destruction has had devastating effects. [source] I just have to add–that extensive root system? It’s not just how the plant eats, and how it keeps itself from getting pulled out of the ground during storms, or dying when its aboveground portion is eaten… it’s how it talks to its friends and family, how it shares food with its friends and family, and more than likely, how it thinks. That’s a whole plant brain we’ve domesticated away, leaving a helpless organism that has trouble figuring out when it’s under attack by pests, what to do about it, has very little in the way of chemical defense so it can do something about it, and can’t even warn its neighbors. Even apart from the ecological concerns, what we’ve done is honestly pretty cruel. Here’s some more articles on this too!https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/02/plants-talk-to-each-other-through-their-rootshttp://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141111-plants-have-a-hidden-internethttps://www.the-scientist.com/features/plant-talk-38209Whether or not you think this should qualify as a form of “intelligence” as we know it (which in itself as a pretty nebulous and poorly defined thing), plants exhibit complicated interactive behaviors that help them grow and thrive, and the way we harvest a lot of them for our produce just doesn’t even give them a chance to reach their maturity and begin trading nutrients the way they’re supposed to.
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bogleech:

revretch:
awed-frog:



Prairies are some of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, with the tallgrass prairie being the most endangered. Only 1-4% of tallgrass prairie still exists. Prairies are critically important, not only for the unique biodiversity they possess, but for their effect on climate. The ability to store carbon is a valuable ecological service in today’s changing climate. Carbon, which is emitted both naturally and by human activities such as burning coal to create electricity, is a greenhouse gas that is increasing in the Earth’s atmosphere. Reports from the International Panel on Climate Change, a group of more than 2,000 climate scientists from around the world, agree that increased greenhouse gases are causing climate change, which is leading to sea level rise, higher temperatures, and altered rain patterns. Most of the prairie’s carbon sequestration happens below ground, where prairie roots can dig into the soil to depths up to 15 feet and more. Prairies can store much more carbon below ground than a forest can store above ground. In fact, the prairie was once the largest carbon sink in the world-much bigger than the Amazon rainforest-and its destruction has had devastating effects.


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I just have to add–that extensive root system? It’s not just how the plant eats, and how it keeps itself from getting pulled out of the ground during storms, or dying when its aboveground portion is eaten… it’s how it talks to its friends and family, how it shares food with its friends and family, and more than likely, how it thinks. That’s a whole plant brain we’ve domesticated away, leaving a helpless organism that has trouble figuring out when it’s under attack by pests, what to do about it, has very little in the way of chemical defense so it can do something about it, and can’t even warn its neighbors. Even apart from the ecological concerns, what we’ve done is honestly pretty cruel.

Here’s some more articles on this too!https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/02/plants-talk-to-each-other-through-their-rootshttp://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141111-plants-have-a-hidden-internethttps://www.the-scientist.com/features/plant-talk-38209Whether or not you think this should qualify as a form of “intelligence” as we know it (which in itself as a pretty nebulous and poorly defined thing), plants exhibit complicated interactive behaviors that help them grow and thrive, and the way we harvest a lot of them for our produce just doesn’t even give them a chance to reach their maturity and begin trading nutrients the way they’re supposed to.

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Being Alone, Family, and Food: Ava Ex Machina @silicondomme Remember as you say punch nazis, WWIl resistance heroes also smuggled and hid refugees, deleted refugee data, lied to cops, broke the law. 9/20/17, 3:30 PM queeranarchism: hungry-hungry-hobbit: scipiolyoko: Hid art. Made graffiti, smuggled out kids, hid people, preserved knowledge, and kept the truth out of the lies Not everyone is built to be a fighter. And that’s okay. A war isn’t won by the infantry alone. We need support in this trying time as the great beast called Facism rises. Don’t tolerate intolerance. Stay angry. Stay together. Stay smart. resistance heroes also held strategic meetings, distributed information, raised funds, supported arrested comrades, supported friends and family of arrested comrades, infiltrated the enemy, sabotages,organized strikes, distributed misinformation, build handmade radios and guns and bombs, give medical aid in secret, resolve conflicts between hidden refugees and their hosts, distributed food and held even more meetings. Resistance was and is a lot of different kinds of work. People who punch Nazis generally already know that. Antifascist networks are doing a lot of things behind the scenes to stop fascists. The punching part is just the one that sometimes happens publicly. So yeah, this tweet is mainly useful for those that see a nazi getting punched and think that’s all anti-fascists do. 
Being Alone, Family, and Food: Ava Ex Machina
 @silicondomme
 Remember as you say punch nazis,
 WWIl resistance heroes also
 smuggled and hid refugees, deleted
 refugee data, lied to cops, broke the
 law.
 9/20/17, 3:30 PM
queeranarchism:
hungry-hungry-hobbit:

scipiolyoko:
Hid art. Made graffiti, smuggled out kids, hid people, preserved knowledge, and kept the truth out of the lies 

Not everyone is built to be a fighter. And that’s okay. A war isn’t won by the infantry alone. We need support in this trying time as the great beast called Facism rises. Don’t tolerate intolerance. Stay angry. Stay together. Stay smart.

resistance heroes also held strategic meetings, distributed information, raised funds, supported arrested comrades, supported friends and family of arrested comrades, infiltrated the enemy, sabotages,organized strikes, distributed misinformation, build handmade radios and guns and bombs, give medical aid in secret, resolve conflicts between hidden refugees and their hosts, distributed food and held even more meetings. 
Resistance was and is a lot of different kinds of work. 
People who punch Nazis generally already know that. Antifascist networks are doing a lot of things behind the scenes to stop fascists. The punching part is just the one that sometimes happens publicly. 
So yeah, this tweet is mainly useful for those that see a nazi getting punched and think that’s all anti-fascists do. 

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