Record harvests, cooling temperatures, balanced rainfall, around the globe, third straight year

“They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains,” he remarked with a smile. “It’s a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work.”

Sherlock Holmes, from “A Study in Scarlet”, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1887

 

 

 

June 8, 2017 – 90-degree days will bake Michigan in extended stretch

August 30, 2017 – Michigan – We’ve had five 90-degree days in G.R. this summer and we are probably done with 90-degrees for 2017. You can see that 90-degree days in summer vary a great deal here in W. Michigan. Look at the difference from 2012 (32) to 2014 (0). With the ups and downs, we’ve had an average of eleven 90-degree days over the past six summers, very close to our long-term average of ten.

 

 

 

The two quotes immediately above show that the folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including 90-degree days in Michigan.

Since this year and last year are purported to be the hottest in the history of planet Earth, to assimilate the fact that there were 32 90-degree days in Michigan in 2012, none last year and only five this year in that context will require you to narrow your eyes and bitterly affirm “yeah, but that’s there.

Another recent story from Cleveland, Ohio says “This summer felt relatively mild, and it was definitely cooler than last year. But we’re still running above average for both questions.”

It did not “feel” mild. It was, or it was not mild.

You can see how they’re desperately hedging with “it’s still above average!“, but I’d ask you to recall we’re to believe it’s the hottest year in human history, and hotter than the previous year, which was also purported to be the hottest year in human history. Which makes “definitely cooler than last year” defendable only by, wait for it: “yeah, but that’s there.”

Another story says “Kansas Weather: Aug. Temperatures Were Unseasonably Cool.

Can you see how it’s becoming harder and harder to say “yeah, but that’s there“?

If you’re subconscious is now saying “yeah, but that’s just the midwest!“, I offer another story from August, from across the Atlantic ocean, says “Ghana has recorded its biggest cocoa harvest in six years…after favorable weather conditions.”

They don’t go into any more detail as to what “favorable” means, as saying either “plentiful rainfall” or “optimal growing temperates” are both strictly verboten.

I’ve probably gone on longer than I should, as this post isn’t even about temperature, per se, but moreso the fact that it’s November, 2017, and Nature is booming and burgeoning to a level not seen in my lifetime.

And, since that statement directly refutes our State Religion, which holds that “Poor Mother Gaia is Dying, Crushed by the Virus-Like Burden of Mankind“, I’ve appended multiple recent examples below to support it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17, 2016 – Record Harvest Spells More Trouble for Conflict-Hit Ukraine – Bloomberg

 

January 13, 2017 – Louisiana – 2016 sugarcane harvest sets sugar record – IndyStar

 

March 30, 2017 – Zimbabwe eyes first bumper harvest in decades | The Financial Gazette

 

May 8, 2017 – Indiana – 2017 spring turkey harvest was third highest

This is a 7-percent increase from the 12,081 turkeys taken during the 2016 spring season and the third-highest spring turkey harvest on record

 

June 1, 2017 – Quebec, the OPEC of maple syrup, has a record harvest – Portland …

said this season’s harvest rose 2.7 percent to a record amount large enough to fill 24

 

June 8, 2017 – 90-degree days will bake Michigan in extended stretch | MLive.com

 

August 4, 2017 – Ghana records biggest cocoa harvest in six years – BusinessDay …

Ghana has recorded its biggest cocoa harvest in six years, according to two people familiar with the matter, after favorable weather conditions

 

August 14, 2017 – Record Russian wheat crop topples futures – Grain Central

 

August 30, 2017 – Michigan – We’ve had five 90-degree days in G.R. this summer and we are probably done with 90-degrees for 2017. You can see that 90-degree days in summer vary a great deal here in W. Michigan. Look at the difference from 2012 (32) to 2014 (0). With the ups and downs, we’ve had an average of eleven 90-degree days over the past six summers, very close to our long-term average of ten.

 

August 30, 2017 – Cleveland, OH – This summer felt relatively mild, and it was definitely cooler than last year. But we’re still running above average for both questions.

(‘felt’ hedges. It was, or it was not mild. ‘relatively’ hedges again. ‘But we’re still running above average‘ hedges yet again – ed)

The number of 90-degree and above days this year is still 50 percent more than the 1940-2015 average, with 18 days compared to the normal of 12.

 

September 18, 2017 – Kansas Weather: Aug. Temperatures Were Unseasonably Cool

No, it wasn’t your imagination. Temperatures across Kansas in August averaged 4.4 degrees cooler than normal, according to the Kansas Weather Data Library.

 

September 29, 2017 – Spain – Record olive harvest expected

The Oliva de Mallorca DO (designation of origin) regulatory council made a presentation on Wednesday about the prospects for the olive harvest: this is for table olives rather than for the making of olive oil. The president of the DO, Miquel Gual, said that farmers and the cooperative are suggesting there will be 100 tonnes, the highest amount since the DO started in 2013.

The 2016-2017 campaign was poor. Production didn’t even reach seven tonnes, while the year before it was 35 tonnes. The drought had a significant impact. The weather conditions for this year have been much better, and so expectations for olive picking are that much greater.

(‘Have been much better’ is quite a hedge against 1,328% higher than last year and 185% larger than two year ago, don’t you think? And did you notice how they took care to give you the number, but withhold the percentage of the increases, as providing them would have been much more impactful? So I had to do the math. -ed)

 

October 6, 2017 – Alaska – Wild salmon harvest worth $678.8 million

Preliminary estimates show 2017 catch was worth 66.7 percent more than 2016 harvest

Tremendous harvests occurred across Alaska – from Kotzebue to Southeast, highlighted by an all-time record statewide chum salmon harvest,” Bowers said. “In addition, 2017 is the third year in a row statewide sockeye salmon harvest exceeded 50 million fish. Record wild salmon harvests like these are a testament to Alaska’s sound, science-based management, the professionalism of ADF&G’s staff, and thoughtful stakeholder engagement.”

The all species wild salmon harvest of 1,041 million pounds ranks third from 1975 through 2017, and is only the third time harvest has exceeded 1 billion pounds.

The chum harvest of 25.2 million is the largest harvest ever of chums. Along with record breaking numbers, this year’s chum ex-vessel value of $128.3 million ranks second best for the years 1975-2017, and the pink salmon harvest ranks third in terms of ex-vessel value and fourth in terms of poundage, ADF&G said.

The Bristol Bay fishery brought in 37.7 million sockeyes valued at $209.9 million. Other fisheries experienced record salmon harvests too, notably in Norton Sound, where a strong coho return ended with a record harvest of 191,000 silvers, in Chignik where the pink salmon harvest of just over 7 million fish set a record, and in the Alaska Peninsula, where harvesters brought in a record 22 million humpies.

(leads with value, buries volume numbers – ed)

 

October 12, 2017 – Kansas farmers are expected to harvest record crops of soybeans and cotton this season.

 

October 17, 2017 – Tunisia to export more olive oil with record harvest – Travel Gazette

Tunisia plans to export 200,000 tons of olive oil in 2017/2018 after production more than doubled last year’s harvest,

 

October 19, 2017 – China Jumps on Argentine Red Shrimp, Which Had a Near Record Harvest This Year

This year has seen a great harvest of Argentine red shrimp. With the fishing season coming to an end, the harvest volume has reached as much as 171,138 tons of shrimp on Sept. 27. The number is close to the record of 178,454 tons in 2016.

 

November 2017 – Joh. Barth & Sohn expects record hop harvest in Germany

 

November 1, 2017 – Minnesota on track for record wheat yields | Minnesota Public Radio

 

November 2, 2017 – FAO: World Food Prices Fall 1.3 percent in October | Dairy Herd

 

November 6, 2017 – India set for record kharif crop harvest – Tribune India

 

November 7, 2017 – British Columbia – Cold temperatures means early ice wine

Record setting cold temperatures saw some wineries get in an early harvest of the sweet wine

It was a harvest for the record books.

Quails‘ Gate winery completed the ice wine harvest at their West Kelowna vineyard in the early hours of this morning when temperatures dipped to -11 C, said Lindsay Kelm, communications and marketing manager.

The last time pickers were anywhere near this quick to trundle into the icy vineyards was three years ago when winter hit Nov. 13, 2014. That time around, said Kelm, it was such a large harvest that they didn’t need to do another until now. It may be a similar story this year.

There were 10 tonnes picked off area vines, which Kelm said was “more than expected.”

(how much more? That’s a hedge – ed)

“Because we had such an early harvest, we lost a lot less to the pests that like to eat the fruit,” she said.

The other side of an early harvest is the fruit quality is different.

“You get really great flavours, this time of year,” she said, adding that there will be clear citrus and honey characteristics in the wine.

“It should be a spectacular vintage.”

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