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2022-01-25 8:20:15 AM  
Iceland used to be covered in forests, but people cut them all down. They're working on a reforestation project, but it's slow going.
 
2022-01-25 8:23:51 AM  
If you find book buried in Icelandic forest, don't open it
 
2022-01-25 8:34:24 AM  
Soaking in a geothermal spa sounds heavenly, but not heavenly enough to get on a plane to Iceland. Iceland is on my bucket list, though.
 
2022-01-25 8:46:54 AM  
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2022-01-25 8:48:43 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Iceland used to be covered in forests, but people cut them all down. They're working on a reforestation project, but it's slow going.


It used to be warmer too, back in Viking times.  Greenland was so warm people settled there and grew crops.   But then it got  colder and they had to leave.

I've often wondered though, when you see those Icelandic landscapes, "Why not plant  a few trees?"
 
2022-01-25 8:54:44 AM  
For some reason,I find the idea of dinging train tunnels in a volcanic island to be a bad idea?
 
2022-01-25 10:13:06 AM  

claytonemery: Tyrone Slothrop: Iceland used to be covered in forests, but people cut them all down. They're working on a reforestation project, but it's slow going.

It used to be warmer too, back in Viking times.  Greenland was so warm people settled there and grew crops.   But then it got  colder and they had to leave.

I've often wondered though, when you see those Icelandic landscapes, "Why not plant  a few trees?"


They're trying reforestation in places from Mongolia to North Dakota to Scotland.  It's slow work.  Once the forests are gone, it's difficult as hell to bring them back up there.
 
2022-01-25 10:52:59 AM  

FLMountainMan: claytonemery: Tyrone Slothrop: Iceland used to be covered in forests, but people cut them all down. They're working on a reforestation project, but it's slow going.

It used to be warmer too, back in Viking times.  Greenland was so warm people settled there and grew crops.   But then it got  colder and they had to leave.

I've often wondered though, when you see those Icelandic landscapes, "Why not plant  a few trees?"

They're trying reforestation in places from Mongolia to North Dakota to Scotland.  It's slow work.  Once the forests are gone, it's difficult as hell to bring them back up there.


Yeah, because they depended on undergrowth to help out, and that's also different now.
 
2022-01-25 11:52:09 AM  
They say in Iceland there's a beautiful girl under every tree.

But they got no trees.
 
2022-01-25 12:12:14 PM  

johnny_stingray: They say in Iceland there's a beautiful girl under every tree.

But they got no trees.


Look at the bright side

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2022-01-25 12:31:22 PM  
 
2022-01-25 1:42:06 PM  
My first wife traveled to Iceland to learn modern Icelandic and reported this joke:

What do you do if you get lost in an Icelandic forest?
--Stand up.
 
2022-01-25 2:05:38 PM  
Also, every picture taken anywhere in France as The Eiffel Tower visible through a nearby window, or in the background.
 
2022-01-25 3:34:14 PM  
I spent a couple weeks in Iceland a few years ago.  I was truly surprised on how few trees or even bushes there were.  I remember finding a tiny forest near the university and beach in Reykjavik, and being struck by thinking they were the first trees I'd seen in a week.
 
2022-01-25 4:27:45 PM  

someonelse: Soaking in a geothermal spa sounds heavenly, but not heavenly enough to get on a plane to Iceland. Iceland is on my bucket list, though.


Go. It's a weird place with bad food and it's totally worth the time and money to visit.
 
2022-01-25 4:46:40 PM  

ChubbyTiger: someonelse: Soaking in a geothermal spa sounds heavenly, but not heavenly enough to get on a plane to Iceland. Iceland is on my bucket list, though.

Go. It's a weird place with bad food and it's totally worth the time and money to visit.


LOL, I've never forgotten that episode of New Scandinavian Cook where the host went to Iceland and cooked vacuum sealed baggies of food in a series of little geothermal pools of varying temperatures. It's kind of what made me want to go there to begin with.
 
2022-01-25 7:21:50 PM  

LewDux: [YouTube video: Elf watching with Hafdis Huld]zG8kNB6uYW0 eBsH3BPJHjw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJxYG-fqBjw


I thought it was a hobbit when it took off the shoes.

Gnarly feet.
 
2022-01-26 7:35:18 PM  
They're trying reforestation in places from Mongolia to North Dakota to Scotland.  It's slow work.  Once the forests are gone, it's difficult as hell to bring them back up there.

It can't work in the Sahara, because of goats.  Goats eat ALL GREENERY, including trees.  If you plant more trees and turn your back, some shepherd will bring in goats and eat everything in minutes.  And "desertification" is getting worse.  One scientist said, "If goats went extinct overnight, desertification would stop."
 
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