Sunday, June 17, 2012

Climate Change Deniers: No Door County Cherry Pie For You This Year

The deniers, usually citing climate experts like Dr. Professor Rush the Limbaugh, whooped it up this spring when we had record-setting warm temps.

You can see their smarts - - masked behind anonymous screen names, of course - -  sprinkled liberally on items I post at this blog, with comments such as:

Last winter was great! Even though we have no proof that man causes global warming, I hope our climate does warm.

Speaking of which... weren't there glaciers over Wisconsin at one point? So, who was responsible for global warming back then?
Well, warming fan: now come the consequences for Wisconsin agriculture: The Door County cherry crop, tricked by the heat, came out too early and then died, the AP says.
Fish Creek - Door County in northeastern Wisconsin ranks among the country's top cherry producers. But this year's crop could be the pits.

Bob Lautenbach of Lautenbach's Orchard in Fish Creek... tells WLUK-TV the 2012 cherry crop in Door County has all but failed. He says the county would normally produce about 8 to 10 million pounds, but this year the prediction is about half a million pounds.

That's because the warm March woke up the trees early, but several nights of frost then killed off the buds.

Door County growers say they'll try to keep their crop in the county this year, for tourists and locals to enjoy. Prices will be higher.
And you don't have to listen to environmentalists - - even though they have been sounding the alarm for years and years and years.

Read what the insurance industry has to say:

In what could be shaping up to be one of the worst wildfire seasons in recent memory, insurers are scrambling to deal with the aftermath of several massive wildfires in the region – and they’re preparing people for the possibility of more wildfires to come.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, nearly one-fifth of the U.S. fell under “severe to extreme” drought conditions as of the end of April, and much of that being in the West as well as Texas, areas where droughts were severe last year as well.

Colorado this year recorded its second warmest spring, and it’s fourth driest, while New Mexico experienced it’s third warmest recorded spring, according to NOAA.

“We’re really just at the start of our severe fire season,” said Carole Walker, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association. “Given our fire danger I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes a tragically historic season.”


kjbe said...

Yeah, some folks just don't get it. *sigh*

kjbe said...

yeah, some folks just don't get this... *sigh*

Anonymous said...

Michigan growers are saying the same thing.

Cherry pie lover said...

Climate Change/ Global Warming - regarless of what you believe or deny, spewing filth into our closed ecosystem is wrong. Can we reverse climate change/ global warming? Perhaps but it will take years of intensive efforts to stop our rape and pillage of mother nature. We suck when we consider how we have treated the incredible ngifts given to us.

Yet - it's all about the 1st quarter returns isn't it. But in this case it's the first through fourth quarter returns coming in well below the estimated earnings- not saying this is a stock you can buy but put this on a grander scale like the corporate agriculture companies. Well you get the picture. HAVE MOTHER NATURE BITE THEM IN THEIR QUARTERLY ARSES AMD MAYBE, MAYBE THEY'LL GET IT.

Jake formerly of the LP said...

I'm more worried about fire danger kicking up around Wisconsin. Madison I think is at less than a half inch of rain for the month with record temperatures from January-May, and temps forecast for the 90s much of this week.

Any reports from the rest of the state on fire danger and low water in lakes, especially as camping season gets going? I'd have to think that low snow levels from Spring can't be helping either.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing unprecedented about weather anomalies and they are normally traceable to jet stream patterns. These weather events are predictable weeks in advance due to this cause; the climate, on the other hand is not predictable very far in advance except that since we are recovering from the last ice age, we would expect a gradual increase in temperature over time.

If you would look at actual data, you will see large variations up and down from year to year with the gradual warming being seen only by statistical trend line analysis. There is no consistent, steady rise from year to year and there are also periods decades long which show cooling trends. From the numbers provided by the State of Wisconsin climatology office, the period from 2000-2009 shows a 1.4 degree drop in temperature.

The real science deniers are those who take temporary weather patterns and produce climate catastrophe alarmism.

Anonymous said...

"These weather events are predictable weeks in advance due to this cause; the climate, on the other hand is not predictable very far in advance except that since we are recovering from the last ice age, we would expect a gradual increase in temperature over time. "

Nope. Actually, if not for the greenhouse effect, we would be heading into the next ice age right now. That's how far along we are in the Milankovich cycle.