Beyond that, we had better hope that we have not entered another “Maunder Minimum”, because right now we are struggling to feed everyone on the planet even in the best of years.
The sunniest city on Earth is Yuma, Arizona in the U.S. As the driest city in the U.S., Yuma receives less than 200 millimeters (8 inches) of rainfall and endures roughly 100 days of 40°C (104°F) weather every year. Yuma lies between the Gila and Colorado rivers, in a lush region that produces almost 90% of leafy vegetables grown in the U.S.
The Journal writers explained that, “The cold weather is a big threat to vulnerable crops. Only 22% of corn in North Dakota was mature as of Oct. 7, and 36% in South Dakota. In the 18 biggest corn-producing states, 58% of this year’s crop was mature, versus an average of 85% by that date over the previous five years, according to the USDA.
In this day and age, our screens have become our friends. We spend countless hours with our televisions, our phones and our computers. Meanwhile, many of us don’t have any idea how the people living right next door are doing.
Many farmers continue to wait on the sidelines to get into the fields. With freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, and high winds set to hit the northern Plains this week, the corn in North Dakota is only 22% mature vs. a 75% five-year average, according to Monday’s USDA Crop Progress Report.
‘Young people are telling us that BP sponsorship is putting a barrier between them and their wish to engage with the RSC,’ said a spokesperson. The pomposity of this might be funny if it weren’t that BP has subsidised their £5 ticket scheme for 16 to 25-year-olds for eight years, allowing 80,000 young people to see RSC performances at reduced rates.
According to the US National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Dorian, which has devastated parts of the Bahamas, continues to pose a serious danger as it works its way north off the eastern seaboard of the United States.
According to Hubert Minnis, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, the Royal Bahamas Police have confirmed the deaths of five people in Abaco following the slow passage of one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes ever to make landfall, over the Bahamas. Although currently downgraded from a category 5 to a category 2 hurricane, Dorian continues to batter the Bahamas and the Eastern seaboard of the United States, with forecasters warning not only of the risks from storm force winds and rain, but also of storm surges as it continues its slow passage in the direction of the US coastline. The…
If we gave Category 5 the same 27 mph range that Category 4 has, that would mean that “Category 6” would hypothetically begin at 184 mph. And since Hurricane Dorian currently has sustained winds of 185 mph that would make it a “Category 6 storm” on our hypothetical scale.