And the drought rolls on

6 thoughts on “And the drought rolls on”

  1. Corn crops in southern Michigan also were hard hit by the drought conditions. There were plenty of signs of climate change around here–fruit crops also took severe hits.

    1. I had no idea that either corn or drought was present in Michigan. The more I hear, the worse this sounds. On the NOAA map, though, it looks like Mich. might see some improvement this spring. Not looking so great for the Great Plains and much of the West. Maybe instead of building a pipeline clear across the US for Canadian oil destined to be sold overseas, we should be building pipelines for water.

  2. We are on the edge of drought – even if it is soggy now, our gumbo clay will harden like rock very quickly. We’ve been through these cycles before – it looks like more people notice now – (why wolverines and alligators migrated back and forth from northern areas to south and back.) I hope another el nino/la nina pattern doesn’t develop this spring – it will start all over again UGH. I hate those patterns.
    I am very anti using food for fuel – spoiled spoiled spoiled. Arrogant.
    One of the big local trash pick-up companies is gearing up to make fuel from collected trash – now that’s real progress – win-win! Why not fund that direction instead of corn as fuel?

    1. I think it was Europe where I read they have huge plants making fuel from trash. So much better than burying it in landfills! I haven’t heard of any such plants around here. Too bad. I’d think they’d be very “in” in an area so conscious of conservation and recycling. Recycling is very big here. No sorting; just a separate trash can for all recyclables. Couldn’t be easier. I do wonder how it all gets sorted at the collection points, however.

... and that's my two cents