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The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby ritter » Tue 20 Dec 2016, 19:10:54

@Vox,

I've always felt that feeding ourselves will be the real problem with climate change, not heat, drought, deluge and sea level rise. While challenging in their own ways, those are mere symptoms of our shortsightedness. Thanks for posting this.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby pstarr » Tue 20 Dec 2016, 19:25:53

The Dust bowl had nothing to do with GW, and little to do with drought. It was about over planting, over fertilization, over production and a chance few bad years of rain deficit. The Industrial Revolution in the grain belt was new, and folks had no idea how to deal with recurrent whether changes. There is not going to be another dust bowl in the US. we are smarter than that.

Post peak, the Great Plains will return to the bison, antelope, and the few brave warrior white folks who take up residence there.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby clif » Tue 20 Dec 2016, 22:31:03

we are smarter than that.


beg to differ,

remember we have elected a narcissistic carnival barker for pResident
How cathartic it is to give voice to your fury, to wallow in self-righteousness, in helplessness, in self-serving self-pity.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby pstarr » Tue 20 Dec 2016, 23:54:34

clif wrote:
we are smarter than that.


beg to differ,

remember we have elected a narcissistic carnival barker for pResident

America's professional farmers feed much of the world. They are competent and rely on good science. This has nothing to do with Trump. Trump is a sideshow barker. He has his hand in your pocket. You are the mark.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby dohboi » Mon 13 Mar 2017, 09:05:55

Queensland in highest level of drought ever recorded there

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-13/d ... ns/8349056
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby dohboi » Mon 13 Mar 2017, 23:29:52

Drought, Deforestation Set to Propel Vicious Amazon Die Off

Thirty-eight percent of the Amazon Basin is at risk due to a self-amplifying process of drought and forest die off — which is made worse by industrial-scale agricultural production.


Reduced rainfall across the Amazon basin is causing large areas of forests to die, which could be amplifying drought conditions across the region.

Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research believe that this process, known as self-amplifying forest loss, could cause a vicious circle of drought and further forest loss across the Amazon region, according to a study published in Nature Communications.


http://www.seeker.com/drought-deforesta ... 72248.html

and now...this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... sIB81sLe2w
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 21 Mar 2017, 21:28:02

Surprise, surprise...

India is still in trouble:

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/03/21/ ... ry-season/
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