(01-11-2013 12:54 PM)suzie Wrote: Azmouse, I remember someone who's a master urban gardener talking about "Global Climate Weirding" rather than Global Climate Warming.
I think we may be seeing that and as you note about the oranges, it's going to be a tough thing for growers of all kinds of fruits, veggies, grains all over the world. How do you know when to plant when year-to-year there are dramatic changes?
I can see a whole resurgence in the greenhouse industry for the growing of food crops.
When I was a kid there where numerous greenhouses in my area of Ohio that supplied the local grocers with veggies year round. Those faded away as we started bringing is food crops from the west and south and eventually from overseas.
With the climate getting more unpredictable and transportation costs increasing I can see them coming back to the rural landscapes surrounding our cities across the country.
Of course that wouldn't help with crops like oranges but you never know what other solutions may be around the corner.