Farmers Warn That The Megadrought In The Western US Threatens To Cause Devastating Crop Failures In 2021
Throughout U.S. history, there have always been droughts in the western half of the country from time to time, but what we are dealing with now is truly alarming. Scientists tell us that a multi-year “megadrought” has developed in the southwestern portion of the country, and this is the worst year of that “megadrought” so far by a wide margin. If conditions do not radically improve soon, we are going to have a major agricultural disaster on our hands. Some farmers have already decided not to plant crops at all this year, but many others have decided to plant anyway knowing that if enough rain doesn’t come their crops will certainly fail.
And Beyond the Hundredth Merridian. Them yorkies need to return their eastern lifestyle to where they came. Moses would have recognized that land and called it paradise by comparison.
I now have a whole cow (in standard cuts) in a brand new freezer. By my post-processing calculations I have over 400 lbs. It was delivered to me by the cattleman that bails the hay on our farm. Didn't mean to have this much, but I forgot the date, as did a couple of people that were going to buy part of it. Still hoping they will take some of it off my hands. Between Missouri beef and North Dakota beans, if my refrigeration doesn't fail, I'm all set for the apocalypse.
I bought a half a cow a couple of years ago that turned out to be a disappointment. I'm sure that the butcher didn't handle the meat properly. I also suspect that they just mingle all cuts from different farmers in their big freezer. Never again will I do it that way.
we cant call it "Maunder" it needs a fresh name a competition for the new epoch.
The "Gore minima". Goes with his brain maybe.
This was David Archibald's prediction back about 2011 ...
The world has entered a de Vries cycle event in solar activity which will produce a decline in temperature in the range of 1.2e2.2 C in the mid-latitude regions, with a consequent impact on agricultural productivity
It has been proposed that the current minimum be named the "Eddy Minimum" after Jack Eddy. John Allen "Jack" Eddy was an American astronomer who published professionally under the name John A. Eddy but much of the content referencing him can be found under his nickname Jack which he preferred to use. In 1976 Dr. Eddy published a landmark paper in Science titled "The Maunder Minimum" where, using the Nineteenth Century works of Edward W. Maunder and Gustav Spörer, he identified a 70-year period from 1645 to 1715 as a time when solar activity all but stopped.Wikipedia
"Albert" doesn't deserve elevation to scholar status, as he has spent his capital accumulating wealth by being exactly the opposite. A crook and a scoundrel. Perhaps he can be known for the outcome of "the Turning" that follows an American Administration's failure to act on "obvious" science. To decimate reliable energy and food production on the threshold of a possible/likely major cold event, flies in the face of reason and duty. The gore that follows will be ignobly won.
And as for wines, an "Eddy Edelfaule" doesn't quite roll off the tongue as nicely as a "Maunder Merlot".