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Old 11-08-2009, 08:11 PM   #81 (permalink)
 
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I for one believe that it's completely selfish of the tropics to hog up all the cool palms, bananas, citrus, and great weather. While I don't believe mankind is causing all this global warming, I do believe we are experiencing some kind of a climate shift and that it would come regardless of our presence here, just as it has over the past millions of years. I just don't believe it's going to be that BIG of an impact and that most of that will be noticeable in the polar areas... here in NY we've had a cooler than normal summer actually. I look forward to a mild winter.
I agree, but I think we might have a colder than norm winter but I'm not sure. Though in zone 6 we can grow pretty amazing tropical things, it's never that easy. Your right JuniPerez, here in the more polar regions, were not gonna see much of a difference. The good thing about colder regions is that we have more noticeable seasons. Like cool springs, hot summers, colorful autumns, and beautiful white winters. I try to appreciate what I have, though tropicals are better by a long shot!
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Global warming or not, I'd rather have a frost right now compared to what's headed my way....
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Global warming or not, I'd rather have a frost right now compared to what's headed my way....
Yeah, I think we are going to have a little wind--biggest impact for me will probably be my citrus trees--loaded with fruit. We were almost there!
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:31 PM   #84 (permalink)
 
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Good luck you guys.
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A warm spell, a warm summer, a warm or cold winter is not climate--that is weather.
As a scientist, I happen to think the evidence is pretty solid that increasing CO2 is responsible for the warming we have seen in the past several decades.
And the warming over the past several decades is pretty undeniable.
However, It really shouldn't matter if we believe in global climate change or not as far as trying to conserve energy and find and develop alternate energy sources
Seems kind of silly to worry about what's responsible for the changes since we shouldn't be polluting everything anyway. The pollutants just make it harder to breathe (esp. in Japan), harder to grow stuff (including nanners), harder to get clean water, an harder for other animals (we use for food) to survive. Think it's also important to remember that even though we've been on Earth a very long time, all this industry stuff hasn't been here very long so who knows how bad it Can get?
Personally, I'd rather grow nanners without acid rain.
Levi's right about the incredible seasons in Canada But he's right about the Tropics, too! With all the early cold stuff, I'd Luv to pack up my nanners & leave on the first boat out !

Btw, Good Luck with your citrus stuff, Sbl. Hope ya dont get hit too hard.

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Old 11-08-2009, 11:17 PM   #86 (permalink)
 
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Take care all you guys likely to be in Ida's path - lol! usually it's us!
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Holy Bleep !! Thanx Cassie, wasn't even thinkin about Hurricanes (no frost)!
Just checked with the Weather Channel. As of 7:11 am ET, Ida has weakened to an 80 mph hurricane & is approching the mid gulf. It's supposed to make landfall, tonight, and Hurricane warnings are out for an area from Pascagoula Mississippi to Indian Pass, Florida. They think it might weaken to a tropical storm but that's bad enough!
Good Luck, you guys, in the path of the storm. Might wanna do some things to protect those nanners!
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It was warm yesterday and on Sunday. On Sunday it went up to 68F! Finally! I got to wear a t-shirt!
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The weather says this Friday we might have rain mixed with SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dang, that's not suppose to come until mid December!!!!!! Hope that doesn't happen!
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Rain & snow!? Ouch! We'll be in the 70's for a little longer But, come Sunday, 50's with lows around 40, Brrrr! Think I'll hibernate in my electric blanket till spring!
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You might try Freezepruf next fall www.luquidfence.org . I live in St Louis MO and used it on my bananas ans they still look great on 11/12 (almost a month after our first frost). I understand it adds at least 5 degrees of cold tolerance so that would mean it could get down to 27 and most cold hardy bananas will be unharmed by freezing tempetures. Another tip is to plant you bananas up against the south or east side of you house, it will stay a couple degrees warmer within 5 feet of you house even without freezepruf. Good Luck

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Old 11-15-2009, 05:06 PM   #92 (permalink)
 
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It's been pretty warm this week. Finally the weathers been getting back on schedule! Whew!
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Ugh. Currently 19F here and massive amounts of snow and ice everywhere on earth. Hard to drive, hard to breathe, dry as all hell, and all together a huge pain in the arse. Oh well, at least it's 76 inside and nice and humid ^_^
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Ugh. Currently 19F here and massive amounts of snow and ice everywhere on earth. Hard to drive, hard to breathe, dry as all hell, and all together a huge pain in the arse. Oh well, at least it's 76 inside and nice and humid ^_^
OMG, Miles!! Sounds horrifying... more like petrifying LOL! Well, not so LOL, it's only down to 45F here now and I'm already freezing my Bleeps off! Nice inside here, too, but would LUV to be on a beach in Tahiti right now !
Removed an abbreviation, here, cause I dont know what it means.
Snow? Is that that white stuff I saw coming out of the sky 2 winters ago? Jeeps! Stay home & Stay Warm .

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OMG, Miles!! Sounds horrifying... more like petrifying LOL! Well, not so LOL, it's only down to 45F here now and I'm already freezing my Bleeps off! Nice inside here, too, but would LUV to be on a beach in Tahiti right now ! ^_^
Snow? Is that that white stuff I saw coming out of the sky 2 winters ago? Jeeps! Stay home & Stay Warm .
Y'all can keep that nonsense! But I don't know where we'd put all of you, so....

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OMG, Miles!! Sounds horrifying... more like petrifying LOL! Well, not so LOL, it's only down to 45F here now and I'm already freezing my Bleeps off! Nice inside here, too, but would LUV to be on a beach in Tahiti right now ! ^_^
Snow? Is that that white stuff I saw coming out of the sky 2 winters ago? Jeeps! Stay home & Stay Warm .
Snow? The white stuff that hasn't stuck to the ground since 33 winters ago? Just to think a repeat of history is coming someday scares the heck out of me
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There was one here back in the 70's--1977 I think. About 1 in 5 people here wrecked their car! There was another snow in the early 90s that stuck to some tree limbs--enough to make a snow ball or 2.
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That is weird. We had ours in 1976 and yours in 77. Considering the Sun is in a cycle every 11 years, that's 3 complete cycles... which is scary for this year/next. (due to inactivity)

We had a snow of 4 inches in 1888. Which is another number divisible of 11 and puts it in the same position of its cycle as 76/77. Am I on to something here? I'm not a scientist, but just observing facts

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If you notice 1888 and 1976/7 are times of inactivity of sunspots. And with that comes cooler temps on Earth.
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Put winter haters !? How about Tahiti !! Ya must not like winter much yourself, though, livin down in the Heart of Dixie! Bet ya won't have to worry much about winter there! Wish we didnt.

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LUCKY! Wish we could go 33 years without it! It'd Def scare me to go that long and think one might be coming, though ! Wish ya luck on missin it!
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I'll admit it, I want more CO2 to warm things up so I've got my smudge pot burning tonight to help protect my bunch hanging on my mystery banana plant (aka busy bee banana in 2008 photos). We had frost this morning and I sprayed everything down at 6:30am with water but it was already down to 41F by 9:30pm tonight so I moved stuff around outside for a bit.
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