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Drought Summer 2012
Transcript of Drought Summer 2012
If it does indicate a change in climate then what does that mean now? Meanwhile the perspective of our neighbors to the north... She ties the high losses being experienced by Midwestern farmers to the expanded planting of corn that happened this year due to higher commodity prices.
She ends her piece with a link to this widespread devastation in farming to the fires plaguing the Western US and how it appears that climate change in no longer limited to the Arctic.
Kolbert, Elizabeth. "The Big Heat." THe New Yorker (2012): 19-20. The Big Heat This lesson was triggered by Elizabeth Kolbert’s article in the July 23rd, 2012 issue of The New Yorker Magazine. Her piece entitled, “The Big Heat” began with an engaging description of the improbability of ever getting a good yield of corn due to the highly complex fertilization process that goes into getting corn at all.
She addresses the warm spring temps that led to early planting and the perfect storm of fertilization timing occurring just as the US was thrown into the high temperatures of June and July. The Big Heat