Climate Change Devastation

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  1. Gator says:

    Obviously the Canada Geese are refugees from the overheated Great White North.

    • RAH says:

      We have them around here where I live in Central Indiana pretty much all year as long as the winter doesn’t get too severe. There are so many of them in places they are considered a more than a nuisance by some because there are so many their poop contaminates and ruins ponds. Quite a change from when I was a kid and one rarely saw them. These days during the spring there are times I could stand in my back yard with a 12 ga. shot gun and blast several out of the sky as they fly over low if were so inclined. Sometimes a flock of 20 to 30 of those birds lands back there and hangs around and graze and rest for a time.

      • Gail Combs says:

        RAH, if I had had my ‘Captian Spalding’ net used to catch baby goats, I could have had goose for dinner the other night. One was in the Food Lion parking lot and I got within four feet and it never moved.

      • gator69 says:

        RAH, I do blast them from the sky with my 12 ga on my property, not just because they are tasty and good for you, but because it backs them off my property. I have neighbors who hunt snow geese, I just don’t see the point when there are so many CG that need attention.

        • Gail Combs says:

          I LOVE goose with raspberry sauce. I am going to have to consider getting some one way or the other.

          • RAH says:

            How good the meat is in wild geese will be is a matter of where you are located along their migratory path for that time. The meat of birds that are well into their migratory flight will be leaner, tougher, and stringier. There is a reason one reads of people fattening up the domestic holiday goose in the weeks before slaughter. The best eating wild geese are taken at one end or the other of their migratory path just as they are preparing to leave. That is why hunters will drive hundreds of miles to certain locations to hunt them despite the fact that they have plenty of opportunities to take wild geese where they live.

        • Gail Combs says:

          You will be happy to hear:

          President Trump Meets With CEO’s of Small and Community Banks…

          Our President Trump met with the CEO’s of various small and community banks earlier today as part of the financial reform that underpins much of the overall Trump economic agenda.

          Previously President Trump issued an executive order which modified, actually tiered, the choking rules, regulations and compliance reporting within Dodd-Frank banking rules which buried smaller locally operated banks with the same regulatory framework as massive financial institutions.

          The next aspect of Trump’s financial reform will most likely come in some form of reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act. President Trump personally put the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall into the GOP platform as part of uncoupling Wall Street financial policy from Main Street financial needs….

          With luck those small businessmen and small bankers had some good solid ideas to share with President Trump.

          • gator69 says:

            That is good news Gail, and one of the main reasons why I voted for against the Hildebeast. Dodd-Frank touched as many people as Obamascare, and yet few have any clue what it did. What an amazing sleight of hand.


          • Gail Combs says:

            Gator, I like the fact he sat down and TALKED to those the regulations affect.

            When has a President actually sat down and talked to us?

          • gator69 says:

            When has a President actually sat down and talked to us?

            Before now? 1877?

          • David A says:

            But some think he should just have Ivy league PHD “experts” do the educated studies. ( Like the MBAs who said all those MBS packages were triple A.)

            Do not worry about the “experts”; the YSM will employ them to tell you why whatever T does is brash and uninformed.

  2. frederik wisse says:

    Bitds for climate change should be funded by Soros with easter-eggs .

  3. RAH says:

    We also have plenty of red tail hawks. Had a pair nest in the big Chinese elm in my front yard for a couple years in a row.

  4. Andy DC says:

    Climate change is apparently going to give the east coast quite a mid-March blizzard next Monday night and Tuesday from Washington to Boston. Also record cold over much of the US.

    Unfortunately, the mild February brought out a lot of buds and blossoms, so a lot of fruit crops will probably be ruined.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Yeah, I put up a link on that earlier.

      If it goes below 25F you lose your cherries.

      We are also getting snow down here in mid NC with temps down to 22F like we had a few nights ago so there goes the cherries this year. My trees flowered a couple weeks ago.

      • AndyG55 says:

        “If it goes below 25F you lose your cherries.”

        Excuse me ??????

        I’m not at all sure that is how it works !!

        • Gail Combs says:

          Critical Temperatures

          Early in development, when the buds are just turning green, the temperature must drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit before even 10 percent of the buds are damaged on most fruit trees. However, to destroy 90 percent of these early buds, the temperature must drop to below 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Cherries are the exception and are heavily damaged at 25 degrees Fahrenheit in the early stages. After the blooms have opened, all fruit trees will lose 90 percent of their fruit if the temperature drops to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Damage begins to occur to full blooms at 28 degrees Fahrenheit.

          Cherries are the most temperature sensitive. For mid north Carolina the forecast is a low of 23F with snow.

          “Snowflakes will fall as far to the south as the northern parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.”

          Depending it may do a tap dance on our peach trees too since the foothills of NC, SC and Georgia is where many of the orchards are. South Carolina produces more peaches than any other Southern state.

          Jul 10, 2013
          …“South Carolina is still leading 3-to-1 over Georgia,” said South Carolina Peach Council executive director Amy Howard London.

          So far this year, the Palmetto State has shipped 23.5 million pounds of peaches.

          But this year’s cold spring, especially in March, damaged many South Carolina crops lowering production numbers, said London.

          Temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit make the plants on the trees shut down metabolic functioning, which means they stop growing. Temperatures below 29 degrees Fahrenheit also hurt the plants, London said….

          Domestically, California is the largest producer of peaches, with 713,000 tons produced in 2012. That same year South Carolina produced 95,000 tons and Georgia 36,000 tons….

          Governor Moonbeam turned off the water to California’s farmland Some California Farmers Destroy Orchards To Save Other Crops In Drought “…Wenger took down the trees on Tuesday 27 years after he planted them. There’s nothing wrong with the trees, and they still produce walnuts. But Wenger’s irrigation district cut his water by nearly 30 percent….”

          • cdquarles says:

            Big peach orchards are further south of me. Peach trees bloom in May/June. On the other hand, they need enough cold hours during the winter to help ensure a healthy bloom and crop later. The local varieties are reasonably cold tolerant while dormant. Of course, winter weather is the most variable of the seasons, followed by spring, then autumn and, of course, summer is the least variable.

  5. RAH says:

    BTW spring has officially arrived here. I saw the first Robins of the year in my yard yesterday. Two males vying for the same female apparently. When the Robins come the winter is over no matter what the weather.

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