Climate Change Threatens Sustainability of Great Plains

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Northie

Spokane, WA

#1 Dec 18, 2012
Nothing to worry about. Just the world's breadbasket turning to dunes. Move along.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm...
PHD

Overton, TX

#2 Dec 27, 2012
http://news.msn.com/us/at-least-6-dead-as-hug...

Plenty of water to share here.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#3 Dec 27, 2012
"Midwest drought is unrelenting, despite recent snowstorms":

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Midwest-Drough...
PHD

Overton, TX

#4 Dec 28, 2012
It goes in cycles and many profit from the drought.Ask W.B.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#5 Dec 28, 2012
Commodity shippers sure aren't profiting from the drought. Even now, in midwinter, the Mississippi is running so dry that barges and tugs can no longer traverse its shallows.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/1218/Drough...
PHD

Overton, TX

#6 Dec 28, 2012
Ahh but the over the road drivers are profiting. Those that limit themselves fall short.
Northie

Spokane, WA

#7 Dec 28, 2012
Shipping commodities by truck rather than barge more than quintuples the cost.

To move one ton of freight one mile by barge costs .97, by rail $2.53, and by semi-trailer truck $5.35. That's money that you and I pay because the climate is cooking.

It's also a double whammy to farmers, who've been hit by record heat and drought, and who must now pay more to get grain to market.

http://www.aopoa.net/shipping_faqs.html
PHD

Overton, TX

#8 Dec 28, 2012
It creates a more competitive market and the prices drop. They say that farmers are one of the largest entitlement receivers.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#9 Dec 28, 2012
Take your time while reading this - State of the Climate

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/hazards/2012/8

FYI: Rainfall deficits across southern India provided favorable conditions for the white stem borer, a deadly pest of arabica coffee plants. Damages to the region's coffee plantations were severe as a result of from the insect's larvae having killed young plants and the drought having reduced the size of the coffee beans.
PHD

Overton, TX

#10 Dec 29, 2012
Well I guess you will have to start drinking tea.
Take your time reading this.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2...

climatechangehoax.com/index.html

Since: Dec 12

Charlotte, NC

#11 Dec 29, 2012
PHD wrote:
It creates a more competitive market and the prices drop. They say that farmers are one of the largest entitlement receivers.
That's mostly for big corporate farmers. Smaller farmers get screwed over. Needless to say Big Corporate farms don't need it, neither do Oil Corporations. But that's just how the cookie crumbles now does it.
PHD

Overton, TX

#12 Dec 30, 2012
Mr_Uaintuponthis wrote:
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That's mostly for big corporate farmers. Smaller farmers get screwed over. Needless to say Big Corporate farms don't need it, neither do Oil Corporations. But that's just how the cookie crumbles now does it.
As you say Big Corporate farms. Are there any little farms available? Actually the cookie that crumbles is long gone. Itís the doughnut hole they fall through.

Since: Dec 12

Charlotte, NC

#13 Dec 30, 2012
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>As you say Big Corporate farms. Are there any little farms available? Actually the cookie that crumbles is long gone. Itís the doughnut hole they fall through.
Yes there are still a good amount of small farms, but they have to band together to compete against the Big Corporations who have some pretty messed up business practices that screws over the smaller farms.
PHD

Overton, TX

#14 Dec 30, 2012
Mr_Uaintuponthis wrote:
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Yes there are still a good amount of small farms, but they have to band together to compete against the Big Corporations who have some pretty messed up business practices that screws over the smaller farms.
Wish them the best fighting the venture vultures.

Since: Dec 12

Charlotte, NC

#15 Dec 30, 2012
PHD wrote:
<quoted text>Wish them the best fighting the venture vultures.
What makes it worse is our government assists them. Oh government, they'll do anything for a quick dollar. lol.
PHD

Overton, TX

#16 Jan 2, 2013
Mr_Uaintuponthis wrote:
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What makes it worse is our government assists them. Oh government, they'll do anything for a quick dollar. lol.
And again a repeat.
Fun Facts

Las Cruces, NM

#17 Jan 2, 2013
Been there done that.

The Mississippi river was negatively impacted by the 1930s drought, the 1950s drought and the 1980s drought. All three of the above impacted river traffic.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#18 Jan 2, 2013
phudd feces face wrote:
......Take your time reading this.
A toxic topix AGW denier recommends reading another denier who isn't a scientist.........
There's science at the fore.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#19 Jan 2, 2013
Northie wrote:
"Midwest drought is unrelenting, despite recent snowstorms":
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Midwest-Drough...
The Agriculture Department says Nebraska's winter wheat crop remained in bad condition despite some rain and snow that brought much-needed moisture to the state.

The USDA says in its December report that 15 percent of the crop was rated very poor and 34 percent poor. That total of 49 percent is 3 points above the 46 percent in a report issued at the end of November.

The USDA says unseasonably warm and dry weather in the first half of December was followed by rain and snow. The snow provided cover for fields of winter wheat.

Hay and forage supplies were rated 10 percent very short, 29 short, 61 adequate and 0 surplus. Last year at this time ratings totaled 96 percent for adequate to surplus.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#20 Jan 2, 2013
phudd feces face wrote:
And again a repeat.
'phudd feces face' fancies repeats.

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