Friday, November 18, 2016

You So Fucked

Via Interrobang's Livejournal (my blogroll conforms to Canadian Content laws), we have the sobering observation that the flowering of many fruit trees depends on a certain period of cold days. Certainly, this past year, I noticed that there was no foraged/scrumped fruit to be had... no mulberries, no cherries, no peaches, no apples, no quinces, no kousa-dogwood fruits. Put succinctly, this was a crap year for foraging, though the nettles have been plentiful and the fall re-growth is coming in luxuriously. Forget all of the idiots who claim that global warming will be a boon for agriculture, the fruit trees of the temperate world are well-and-truly boned. As someone who, despite living in a city, lives 'close to the earth', I can see consequences of climate change that most Americans would not notice... a lack, a delay, an alteration in a natural process. It's one thing to read about ocean acidification on a website or in a newspaper, it's another thing not to have any cherry cordial this year.

Post title derives from this, a topic I have blogged about before.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Athing I have noticed in West Virginia:

We used to have Hairy Woodpeckers visiting the suet on the porch fairly often, and fewer Red-bellied Woodpeckers.

Now the Hairy Woodpeckers are scarcer.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I'm going to have to pay closer attention to the woodpeckers here in NY. We really messed up the planet.