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The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Mon 18 Jul 2022, 16:38:12

Doly wrote:
The big problem with generators is that they are expensive and will therefore be stolen. Shoe me an anti theft device and I will show you a determined thief.


How difficult is it to keep your generator indoors in the garage? If you don't have a garage, probably a generator isn't for you anyway.

Generators are kept or housed outside main buildings so the exhaust fumes cannot enter living quarters. Most weigh over 500 lbs and are often bolted down to concrete slabs. Not an easy thing to steal or to fence.
Evan my 5KW weighs about 200 and has wheels and a lifting point so the tractor can lift it into the pickup bed when needed. My daughter's is mounted on a small deck at the end of her house about six feet above the ground to get it above flood level. It is a whole house unit that weighs about 2000lb. and is plumbed into the gas line and hard wired to the breaker box. It exercises itself weekly for about fifteen minutes or until the starter battery regains full .charge.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby theluckycountry » Mon 18 Jul 2022, 19:18:22

Tuike wrote:Nearly half of EU exposed to 'warning' drought levels, report says -euronews
Around 46% of the EU is exposed to "warning" drought levels while 11% is exposed to the higher "alert" level, it said. "A staggering portion of Europe is currently exposed to warning and alert drought levels, associated with either soil moisture deficit or its combination with vegetation stress," the report's authors said.


The drought is threatening a large percentage of Italy's agricultural production, with the country's farming lobby saying almost half of Italian farms are at risk with crops devastated by drought and high temperatures. They estimate that the damage has already exceeded three billion euros.

Climate change in action, heatwaves and droughts! Welcome to the new millennia.

Life on earth is a fragile affair, orders of magnitude more so when your civilization depends on large interconnected networks of fuels and fertilizers and transport.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby vtsnowedin » Mon 18 Jul 2022, 19:31:18

theluckycountry wrote:
Tuike wrote:Nearly half of EU exposed to 'warning' drought levels, report says -euronews
Around 46% of the EU is exposed to "warning" drought levels while 11% is exposed to the higher "alert" level, it said. "A staggering portion of Europe is currently exposed to warning and alert drought levels, associated with either soil moisture deficit or its combination with vegetation stress," the report's authors said.


The drought is threatening a large percentage of Italy's agricultural production, with the country's farming lobby saying almost half of Italian farms are at risk with crops devastated by drought and high temperatures. They estimate that the damage has already exceeded three billion euros.

Climate change in action, heatwaves and droughts! Welcome to the new millennia.

Life on earth is a fragile affair, orders of magnitude more so when your civilization depends on large interconnected networks of fuels and fertilizers and transport.

And of course those losses get added to the losses from Ukraine. We cant do anything about the drought losses but we could stop the war in Ukraine and start de-mining those fields that look like a poca dot cloth.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby Tuike » Sun 14 Aug 2022, 05:39:55

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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby Doly » Sun 14 Aug 2022, 08:41:49

We cant do anything about the drought losses but we could stop the war in Ukraine and start de-mining those fields that look like a poca dot cloth.


And that should be just for starters. Production of staples should be a non-negotiable. I think it's nothing short of shocking that so many countries depend on imports for their cereals. It's almost as if the entire world has agreed to give the keys to the kingdom to Russia, that has always had vast amounts of land with naturally very fertile soil and the ability to grow vast amounts of cereals, and will likely retain that ability in just about any climate change scenario. What the hell is everybody thinking? It should be a matter of national security for any country to be able to produce by themselves enough staples of some sort of another to feed their own people: wheat, potatoes, rice, whatever will grow well in their country.
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Re: The Drought Thread Pt. 4

Unread postby AdamB » Sun 14 Aug 2022, 09:47:39

Doly wrote: What the hell is everybody thinking?


In the moment, it was that globalization was good.
What does a science denier look like?

Armageddon » Thu 09 Feb 2006, 10:47:28
whales are a perfect example as to why evolution is wrong. Nothing can evolve into something that enormous. There is no explanation for it getting that big. end of discussion
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