I have long known that bacteria are more than 50% of the biomass of the planet. That was shocking enough when I learned it. Howsever, learning that the majority of cells in my body are not my own was something new to me. Even the fact that we cannot live without many species of bacteria did not surprise me. However, the idea that our own cells are outnumbered 10 to 1 within our own bodies was completely new to me. Check out this article from the New York Times Science section regarding this new and fascinating study.
It seems to me that a lot of people are concentrating on the local details of climate change rather than on the global issues that are both readily apparent and far more reliably predictable than specific local effects.
Unfortunately, many people read that there are specific local predictions about more of a particular storm or changes in specific rainfall patterns and then, if they don’t become apparent and obvious every single year, another ridiculous concept as these things will always vary from year to year, they assume that climate change is not real. This may become a fatal error.
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