(ANN Topeka) The Kansas Department of the Interior, Office of
Technology released a study today on the effect of climate change on
Kansas agriculture. Dr. Merrill Crawford, chairman of the committee
project summarized the report and said that within the next 75 years,
Kansas will no longer be able to grow the same quantify of corn that
it does now. "This is unfortunate, of course, but we think we can
replace much of the corn acreage with pineapple, which will do very
well in the new climate."
Gordon Shumway wrote: "- show quoted text -
Why start a new thread? There's already one named "Global warming is our greatest threat." Don't be afraid to contribute to
that one. Or are you? "
At least this thread is titled properly. :)
Kansas is 7th in corn production, producing about 1/4 as much
corn as Iowa. Iowa farmers will just have to use fence stretchers
to make their farms a bit bigger to make up the difference.
?? The original report wasn't dated 4/1 by chance??
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The morticians must be really busy picking up bodies of construction
workers and farmers in some countries. A White House science advisor says
it will be impossible to be outside at times soon due to global warming.
From CNS http://alturl.com/33cjd or
Warning. CNS is one of those whacko, nut case, gun totin', kook
websites. Some of them might even be
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On Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:40:31 -0500, "Dean Hoffman"
There is a hell of a lot of construction going on in Florida and the
predictions do not make it much hotter here, even in the globe does
warm. The effect will be in the northern latitudes.
Certainly it will affect those who can't stand to work outside when it
is over 80 but they will adapt or they will be programmers. Plenty of
the construction workers here came from the north although the most
productive seemed to come up from the south.
| There is a hell of a lot of construction going on in Florida and the
| predictions do not make it much hotter here, even in the globe does
| warm. The effect will be in the northern latitudes.
Yes. Florida has other problems to worry
about, like disappearing under water. Though
it's hard to get a realistic idea about that. I
remember reading *many* years ago that a
2" sea level rise would result in water percolating
up through the soil in much of Florida, because
it's not much more that a big sandbar. But isn't
the rise alreay 1+"? Now the talk is of 6-40 feet
sea level rise by 2100. Does Miami go the way
of Atlantis with 2"? 1'? 4'? The numbers I've heard
over time have been all over the place. First 2"
would drown Florida. Then 6' would "be a big
problem" for NYC and Boston. I'm not surprised
that the global warming deniers are so stubborn:
The quasi-science of global warming seems to be
almost as reactive as the denier mindset. It might
help if the scientists would try to stick to facts
and avoid dramatic speculation.
We are talking about what would happen in 100 years if nothing
changes, either in reality or in the projections.
A lot of things can happen in 100 years.
Even a fairly small nuclear war would cool the planet to a point where
freezing the crops in Florida would be more of a worry than an inch of
sea level rise.
The war might be over water.
| We are talking about what would happen in 100 years if nothing
| changes, either in reality or in the projections.
No, we're talking about what's already
| Even a fairly small nuclear war would cool the planet to a point where
| freezing the crops in Florida would be more of a worry than an inch of
| sea level rise.
That's a good point. I don't know about nuclear
war, but a very large volcano could mean that
global warming saves us rather than harming.
Could, maybe. But it's more likely that South
Florida and coastal Florida will become an
undesirable place to live in just the next decade.
Hopefully it's not Florida logic to hope for
a nuclear war to cool things off. :)
That is just flatland bullshit sold to people who want to believe.
I have "sea level" under my boat dock in SW Florida and a pier that
has not moved in 20 years. I know when sea level goes up and down with
the tides and I know when it is at it's highest.
There is no significant change and certainly in fractions of an inch.
Do you really need me to point you to tide stage monitor data?
Bullshit unless you just mean the influx of yankee baby boomers.
Not at all ... but as likely as the global warming scenarios.
I said before, we will run out of water long before we run out of oil
or succumb to global warming although that might accelerate the water
problem ... but that is still the problem.
It all comes back to there are still too many people on this rock. CO2
tracks population as closely as any other metric for at least 8000
War, famine, disease. The long term solution is to get us back around
2 billion people.
| I said before, we will run out of water long before we run out of oil
| or succumb to global warming although that might accelerate the water
| problem ... but that is still the problem.
Maybe for you. According to the Wired article your
ground water is getting polluted by sea water as ocean
levels rise. And there are droughts in the West. And
the aquifers in the bread basket are a one-time bonus
that's nearly depleted. And retirees in the Southwest have
been living on bottled water for decades.
In New England it's likely to be the other
way around. We have plenty of water and expect more
with global warming. Our problems are more likely to
be extreme species strain, as we move up one or two
temperature zones. But water shouldn't be a problem.
So order now before I put the price up. :)
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