Arctic cold sets records in eastern United States

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carlmartel wrote:

The sleet and ice raised our annual rainfall to 18% of normal or 82% below normal in Texas. That still won’t help our crops enough. China has been going through the same winter patterns, but they have their irrigation system that they have worked on since 2001, so they will be able to move most water where they need it. They chose Hu Jintao to be president in 2003, and his degree is in hydraulic engineering, the science of the flow and conveyance of fluids; in this case, it’s water. Their plan will be complete in 2020, but it will probably need to be tweaked to 2025 or 2030. Most things made by man need tweaking to make them work right. The US hasn’t started on the level that China has, so Beijing may control the US food supply for awhile until the US sees the “liquid Sputnick” and spends money to avoid the “reservoir gap” in our comestible defenses against communism.

Mar 04, 2014 7:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
YoungTurkArmy wrote:

Well put, Carl. I guess this means reverting to “normal” will be a long time coming. Too bad for the deniers. At least the US right wing might find reasons to be civil to China, which would be an improvement in rhetoric, if nothing else.

Mar 05, 2014 12:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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