[NAFEX] The weather!!!
hans-brinkmann at t-online.de
Sat Jan 20 08:31:00 EST 2007
thank for your very interesting mail!
China and the USA are the biggest CO 2 producer in the world.
Both countries did not sign the Kyoto-protocol.
Both do not want to reduce CO 2.
Germany is the biggest CO 2 producer in the EU!
But it is one of the smallest counties in the world.
Now we have had also "OUR " own hurricane Kyrill with the highest damage
Welcome to the "Club" Old Germany...
Donna &/or Kieran schrieb:
> While it is unseasonably warm in the eastern US and western Europe, that it
> has been unseasonably cold in India and western US. Back after the drought
> in England in 1976 I read that the jet stream, seen from above the North
> Pole, tends to take the shape of a 4 pointed star. It's shape is partly
> controlled by the land masses below it, which tend to make it fairly stable.
> That year it switched to a 5 pointed star. You can imagine that places
> where cool air tends to go south, and where warm air tends to go north, were
> now all changed. Weather patterns we are used to, dry air from deserts,
> warm moist air from large bodies of water, now went somewhere else.
> I can't seem to find any serious discussion of this sort of thing on the
> Net anywhere. The population of Earth is almost entirely dependent on
> agriculture, and agriculture is dependent on knowing what the weather is
> going to be like. The Irish grow potatoes Africans grow millet because cool
> wet weather favors one and hot dry weather favors the other. Yet one year
> not long ago the two climates seem to have switched without giving prior
> notice to the farmers.
> Annual crops are one thing, but we NAFEXers are betting even more
> heavily on the continuity of weather patterns when we plant trees. As much
> as we in the southeast gnash our teeth over the unpredictability of our
> weather, at least we try to plant some things that are not affected much by
> late freezes. By contrast,California and the Pacific Northwest have been
> able to grow tree crops that depend on mild winters and nice safe springs.
> I don't know about the rest of you, but we don't set too much store by
> peaches and plums here in Tennessee. Sometimes they crop, often they
> don't. In 2006 we went down to 23 degrees while the pears were in bloom,
> and much to my surprise, there was almost no persimmon crop either. I
> thought persimmons were pretty much immune to late frosts because they bud
> out and bloom so very late, practically summer. Yet the only persimmons I
> saw all year (not that there are many trees in our area, for some reason I
> can't fathom) were on a tree that grows low under a cedar protected from the
> wind. It appears to me that the freeze got the persimmons too then.
> Chestnuts seem to be one of the few trees not affected at all last year.
> There WERE peaches from the Silver point orchard and apples from the
> Sequatchie Valley as usual, on sites that I am sure were carefully selected
> for orchards. Donna
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