2016 – Mixed Results

“I was also all kinds of awesome – in ways that left you a better place.”
 
See Dear world, I wasn’t all bad. Signed, 2016
2016 was a mixed bag. TLW and I finished planting an awful lot of trees on the property. She thinks there may be too many… I changed my investment portfolio for my pension to something that leveraged catching the wave of gold prices… Then some deer and rabbits chewed down some of our young trees… and I still don’t have my new alternator installed but I helped bring in a nice buck last fall.

We seem to be having a more severe but still rather mild winter than we’re used to but at least the deer are able to walk around and stay fed. 2017 promises to be a great year except for Trumpism. Imagine living four more years with his nonsense… I’ll have to hug my trees in the meantime.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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7 Responses to 2016 – Mixed Results

  1. dougman says:

    “Nope. That would have wiped out a lot of plants and animals. Ice ages are nothing ”

    Who is the climate denier now? Are you now denying that Ice Age’s did NOT happen?

  2. dougman wrote, “In the past there have been multiple ice ages and even a snowball Earth when the entire planet was frozen from pole to pole.”

    Nope. That would have wiped out a lot of plants and animals. Ice ages are nothing compared to global warming. Sun can warm up or volcanoes can stop spewing and they are gone in a while. The CO2 can’t be put back in the bottle without a huge increase in growth of plants. How’s that going to happen if the plants are dead from lack of water?

  3. dougman wrote, “If we decided we wanted to raise the temperature of the globe by one degree by 2020 what would we do? What program could we follow or what steps would be implemented to make this happen?”

    Do a Sadaam and burn off all the hydrocarbons you can find as fast as you can. Of course, you don’t want the smoke, just the CO2, so adjust the fuel/air mixture for optimal combustion.

  4. dougman says:

    “Of course there is.”

    Delusional.

    “The thermometers prove that.”

    Thermometers prove nothing, except the current temperature. If we decided we wanted to raise the temperature of the globe by one degree by 2020 what would we do? What program could we follow or what steps would be implemented to make this happen? Obviously all can see that this would be impossible. If we cannot raise the world’s temperature deliberately what a ridiculous thought that we could do it just by living in a modern word using electricity and driving cars.

    Another way of looking at the man-made global warming issue is to remember that our records only go back a few hundred years at most. The Earth is billions of years old. In the past there have been multiple ice ages and even a snowball Earth when the entire planet was frozen from pole to pole. Each of these multi-million year freeze events have been followed by warm periods. Where were the SUVs and smokestacks responsible for all that warming? For that matter how do we explain the cooling?

    Hey Pogsey, perhaps we can fight “global warming” with “global cooling”, what do you think?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2016/12/30/can-we-use-global-cooling-to-fight-global-warming/

  5. dougman wrote, “There is no such thing as global warming”.

    Of course there is. The thermometers prove that. The cause may be opaque but one contribution is the rapid rate of consumption of hydrocarbons.

  6. dougman says:

    There is no such thing as global warming, if there were, then you’ll have to admit that there is a thing called global cooling.

    DERP.

  7. ram says:

    The weather where I live in Australia has been very warm and wet. Some rainforest plants are growing 1 decimeter a DAY. Meanwhile the idiot government here denies global warming is occurring.

    In my grandparents day, this area used to get significant snow in the winters. Now it is (sub?) tropical and we grow pineapples, turmeric, gingers, bananas, avocados, and other tropical fruits.

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