posted on Sep, 24 2013 @ 09:03 AM
Am I the only one who understood what global warming actually meant to temps? When the earths oceans heat up and ice melt happens as we witnessed over
the past decade, it causes a shift in global temps which in the short term causes drought and higher temps but in the long run, where we are now
causes all that melt off to rise and fall in the form of flooding rains, tornadoes, hurricanes, and ultimately a mini freeze.
I am a simple woman, I understand only the basics of principal, but this was abundantly clear to me 10 years ago and what it meant for the next
decade, where we are now. I began to prepare accordingly. I understand that weather is no longer something which can be studied by past patterns ,
and the outcome of these changes should be looked at year to year rather than by past models.
I am a grower, a farmer and some of the best information I have received were not by graphs and projections but through the very old, the farmers who
have lived through difficult changes and remember how to simply prepare accordingly.
Some years are warmer and some are colder. Some years are wetter and some are drier.
The past 2 years were very telling to the elderly farmers in the Midwest, it recalls years back in the beginning of the 1900's where snow was so
deep they could walk over fencing and never have to climb over. years where they were cutting firewood through most of the winter.
It is not a great thought to think about how people have relied upon the power companies and grocery stores for their well being and this year just
may be the kick in the arse people who can be more self reliant need to become in more than thought.
I wish I was more prepared, but I live around people who take everything for granted too no matter what I try to warn them about. I need wood and a
whole lot more food than I have on hand. However with food prices so high, I can barely make it through the month.
The mres and water from FEMA will come in handy this year, but even those numbers are alarming because if you do the math, that's only enough for
'one' meal and one pouch of water for a few.