Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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I wanted to share part of a phone conversation I had with my grandmother yesterday, she turned 84. She said they had snow that morning. She lives in South Dakota, the North Mideastern region. Now it's not unusual for it to snow in South Dakota; however, growing up as a boy it was quite rare that it ever snowed before Halloween. Actually, I recall only one year (roughly thirty years ago) in which it did blizzard the day of Halloween. I think it was those mid 70's when we would get so much snow we could dig caves.
Of course, after the 80's the snow fall was always paltry in comparison to when I was just a kid. I mean we had snow cliffs high enough (10-15 feet) that we could sled down them (these were complete "snow" cliffs, there are no hills in eastern SD, it's very flat). I always wondered why it didn't snow that much anymore.
"In all my birthdays, it has never snowed."
I believe your research on Sunspots highlights what has happened. Now of course, what I find striking is my grandmothers response to that snowfall yesterday, "in all my birthdays, it has never snowed."
Farmers cannot harvest some areas because it is
A lot of snow doesn't help the spring seeding
Most people probably pay little attention to this
part of the agricultural business, but farming is where we get our food
and there are a lot more people today than thirty or eighty years ago
which might very well present a food scarcity issue.
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