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Saturday 08/04/12

Climate Change, Heat Waves and Soil Health
A new research paper ties recent droughts to climate change while another scientist switches his position after his own research. Meanwhile, I was on the road this week looking at farmers who believe in the importance of putting carbon back into the soil.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 9:43PM CDT 08/04/12 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
And in the news this morning, an ancient rain forest in Antartica from 40 million years age. Do I believe in climate change, Yes. Do I believe it is to blame on farming, minimul at best. Do we do minimum till? Yes. How come, on the daily weather reports, is there always a hotter temperature reading in hearts of the metro areas, and we hear nothing referencing global warming concerns in that regard?
Posted by Bonnie Dukowitz at 5:45AM CDT 08/05/12
Why was it so hot in 1936 and very dry? Was this not the record year that this year mimics? 50 years of data is nothing when comparing weather on a huge planet like earth. I know, I know, I'm a dumb doubter. I'll regret this someday when my grandkids are roasted. Get real you freaking climate change morons. Enough is enough , Clayton , getting facts derived from air is ridiculous. No man will change the weather if it is warmer. You people who believe you can screw in a Chinese curly bulb and save the world are ridiculous. You know there is no sense in arguing with your dynamic doomsday scenario. You like to scare people on something that man , woman or child can change. You don't know the outcome nor a solution. Is it living in huts, no fossil fuel or reducing our footprint by reducing climate change supporters. Doubter
Posted by Frank Thomas at 5:34PM CDT 08/05/12
On the subject of water, have you ever seen a brown golf course? Why do we allow agolf course in the middle of the desert to water 365 days ayear? water is truly a limited resource as is oil. We work to conserve it don,t we?
Posted by Raymond Simpkins at 8:20AM CDT 08/06/12
What we need is to have scientists from the private sector with the most money determine if there is climate change by human activity!!!,,,,,, oh wait, we do,,,,, it's called the GOP!
Posted by Jay Mcginnis at 9:18AM CDT 08/06/12
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