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Comment Re:Define "Fully" automated (Score 1) 278

Even fruit farms (apple farms etc) genetically engineer their trees to be smaller and lower to the ground so they're easier to pick mechanically.

You don't genetically engineer apple trees for that. You just cut them at the desired height, and you bind the branches along steel struts or other structures. That's something farmers do since at least 2500 years.

Comment Re:The priesthood has spoken (Score 4, Informative) 249

I can be certain that at least the glaciers nearby are receding. I can actually see them from my home. And I live in a region which has continuous weather data since the first half of the 18th century. So I know that the temperatures have already risen about 2 degrees Celsius here around on average. And I can tell that at least some glaciers are at their lowest level since 5200 years because of the discovery of the Oetzi, who was covered by ice for more than 5000 years until the glacier receded. Oetzi was discovered just 50 miles away from my home.

So that's how I know that the glaciers I know of are receding: By actually going there and looking at them.

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