Sunday, December 29, 2019

Wet or dry

The News Leader runs a column worrying about climate change.
What's the problem with these two paragraphs?
Speaking of weather, talk to local farmers in the Valley. You may hear them remark that they’re seeing more extreme fluctuations. Some say you could always count on rain at least once a week; now, they’ve had to adapt to longer periods of drought by planting more drought tolerant crops such as Sudan grass to feed their cattle. And wider fluctuations in spring temperatures are forcing local fruit farmers to consider varieties that stay dormant longer before flowering.
- Now turn to those refreshing mountain streams in Shenandoah National Park. Park scientists have recorded warmer brook temperatures in recent years. One impact is stress on the native brook trout inhabiting park waters. Researchers in the park are also seeing wetter weather conditions. In 2018, the park registered a record 99 inches of rain compared to an annual average of only 56 inches.
Longer periods of drought and wetter weather conditions.
Which problem is man causing?
What's the solution to both?
It's like you're grabbing any weather problem and pushing it into the climate change scare.
And insulting those who don't follow your thinking and prescriptions.

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