By K. McDonald on June 22nd, 2012
If we are into an El Nino, we’d expect the Midwest to have “near to above normal temperatures and near to below normal rainfall with the driest weather being in the northwest” according to weatherman Mike Palmerino.
I picked up a copy after a reader tipped me off to this issue. The article mentions Alan Savory (grazing advocate), Wes Jackson (perennial grains researcher), and Deborah and Frank Popper (buffalo commons). It discusses what will happen after Ogallala aquifer depletion progresses and then suggests that on top of depopulation and other rural problems, the Heartland will become a wind farm wasteland. Also see this related post.
1 barrel of ethanol = 0.57 barrel of oil
1 barrel of biodiesel = 0.88 barrel of oil
Thanks for keeping me and the rest of the world posted on what we need to know if we want our grandchildren to eat! I’m running out to get the new Harper’s as soon as I can.
Thanks, julene, resident aquifer expert …or you can just borrow mine.
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