Commentary: 70-plus years from now weather

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Before you get riled up that I’m writing about climate change, you should understand that I post things that seem like exaggerated news all the time just to let AgProfessional readers know what is being spread as news that I often think makes little sense.

First of all, I’m going to admit to being skeptical that climatologists or meteorologists can predict the weather accurately more than a week ahead. My opinion runs counter to all the crop services that seem to be helping farmers schedule their workload weeks in advance and grain marketers figure when the highs and lows of the market might hit due to weather.

I’m accepting of the fact that every year is going to be different and I don’t discount weather change, but predicting the weather more than 70 years from now isn’t something I jump on believing. But groups of so-called scientists are painting pictures for the public of extremely different weather and temperatures by the end of the century.  

The Union of Concerned Scientists, the Global Change Research Program and the U.S. Department of Energy all seem to be in line with climate change that will have Michigan being the new Arkansas in temperatures and many other weather ways by the end of the century.

The interpretation of the weather change for Michigan is that 30 to 50 days a year Detroit will have temperatures above 90 degrees (a seven-to-eight-degree rise in summer temperatures) with extreme weather events of storms and flooding while at the same time lake levels dropping and wetlands shrinking.

Ted Roelofs, a Bridge Magazine contributor, quoted Jeff Andresen, the Michigan state climatologist and assistant professor of geography at Michigan State University, as saying, “Twenty years ago if you would have asked me, I would have said that (record March warm following by May freezing) is weather, not climate. I don’t think I can say that today.”

To read about all the fears that are being spread about life, agriculture and industry happening in Michigan by the end of the decade due to climate change click here.


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Oscar    
MN  |  August, 01, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Our grandkids will be eating citrus fruit, bananas and pineapples with the proud "made in Michigan" sticker attached. If anyone still doubts that we can throw another few $$hundred million at trying to convince you. Heck, let's just throw the money at it anyway. It's the newest growth industry, cliimate change scaremongering. Tres chic, baby!


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