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  •  One diary late (14+ / 0-)

    I want to thank you for the post you did the other day about climate change vis-a-vis Syria. It's not for nothing the Pentagon is concerned about the massive destabilizing effects of global warming.

    Mark Twain: It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

    by Land of Enchantment on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 07:29:56 PM PDT

    •  Great diary, no? Mankind's history is rife with (2+ / 0-)
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      entire civilizations collapsing when changes in climate make agriculture infeasible.  This time could be worse because technology has allowed a concentration in agriculture, so fewer farms are feeding more people.

      Get those backyard gardens ready, folks.  Wouldn't it be ironic if the suburbs, with all that yard space, ended up being a benefit to society if we have to resort to personal agriculture to supplement our food supply.

      Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

      by bigtimecynic on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 06:11:11 AM PDT

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      •  Sweetie, if the climate changes enough (6+ / 0-)

        That the big AG farms can't produce, our little back yard gardens will be affected by the same climate changes.  For instance, Colorado experienced a terrible hard freeze last spring. Not only did the apple and peach farms lose their blooms, thus no crop, but my back yard trees didn't bloom either.  There's just nothing an individual back yard gardener can do without flowering.  No flowers, no fruit.
        Fortunately my grapes and blackberries, which bloom much later than the fruit trees, did very well.  Making grape jam today!

        •  And to think that Colorado (6+ / 0-)

          is one of the few areas of the country that hasn't been affected by massive die-offs of bees . . .

          And of course, how is Colorado going to be the land of bumper crops when it's fracking away all of its ground water and if the snows stop falling on the Rockies?

          Dogs from the street can have all the desirable qualities that one could want from pet dogs. Most adopted stray dogs are usually humble and exceptionally faithful to their owners as if they are grateful for this kindness. -- H.M. Bhumibol Adulyadej

          by corvo on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 07:05:20 AM PDT

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        •  Apparently you suffer from (1+ / 0-)
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          I-25 syndrome.Maybe the front range lost it's fruit crops but the western slope (where most of Colorado's fruit is grown) has a bumper crop of both peaches and apples,thank you very much.
          The aspect of climate change that will do all of Colorado (and much of the southwest) in, is the continuing drought-particularly if the trend to divert potable water from agriculture to fracking continues.

          'The tyranny of the ignoramuses is absolute and inescapable' A.Einstein

        •  Not true. Diversification of agriculture can in (2+ / 0-)
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          fact help buffer the effects of local or regional drought. We live in a huge and meteorologically diverse country, and a disasterous midwestern drought could have little effect in the Pacific Northwest or New England.  It is quite conceivable to have situations in which Big Ag is hurting and small regional suppliers in other geographic locations are thriving with a great growing season.

          Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

          by bigtimecynic on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 10:40:08 AM PDT

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