Unprecedented Green In Colorado

Normally by mid-July, everything around Fort Collins is brown and dead.  This year, we still have spring green.

IMAG0714[1]ScreenHunter_9932 Jul. 15 09.11

And we have lots more rain in the forecast through the end of the month.

ScreenHunter_9933 Jul. 15 09.1210-Day Precipitation Outlook for the Conterminous U.S.

Ever since President Obama began pimping heat, drought and fire in Colorado in 2012, we have been cool and wet.

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14 Responses to Unprecedented Green In Colorado

  1. menicholas says:

    Alarmists seem to have a unique talent for being completely wrong every single time.
    Defying the law of averages by not even being correct as often as blind and drunken monkey throwing darts at a board, they may hold the key to accurate forecasting, by just looking at the exact opposite if every statement they make.

    • Bob Weber says:

      The warmists live in “Oppositeville” – in opposition to reality!

      • Dave1billion says:

        Maybe O should start talking about how bad the economy is going to be in the coming quarters and that the geopolitical situations in the Middle East, the South China Sea, and in Russia and it’s form satellite nations will get much worse in the coming years.

  2. gator69 says:

    Gaia hates leftists.

  3. Jim Steele says:

    I am in California’s northern Sierra Nevada and it has been very green and one of the best wildflower displays I have seen in decades. No sign of trees browning.It appears that there is a reversion back to the 50s and 60s weather patterns when more summer storms associated with the monsoons bringing moisture from the Gulf which had for the past 20years stayed mostly on the eastside of the crest, are now extending westward bring shower. Very little sign of drought here. In fact it rained fish and shrimp at our field station on July 8th coinciding with a Lake Tahoe water spout.

  4. Tom Moran says:

    ….”O began pimping heat, drought and fire….” Classic. It’s slmost like there should be a blog award for use of a well placed word. Sort of like scrabble, only much more hilarious.

  5. rah says:

    Almost 40% of the corn crop in Indiana is down the tubes from too much rain already. About the same for soybeans. If it’s the same in other states in the corn belt expect your grocery prices to take a jump in about 6 to 8 months. Earlier this week I drove to Dexter, MO via I-57 going over the river west of Cairo, IL. Old Man River is up likes it’s spring time. I have seen it higher before, but never in the middle of the summer!

    Because of a fire they had Hwy 60 closed when I was coming back from Dexter and was detoured through Sikeston, MO onto Business 60 and drove right by the world famous Lambert’s Cafe. Plenty of parking there and it was dinner time and I really wanted to stop. But the load I had was going to be 1 hour late already so I just could not take the time. I really wanted to stop at the “home of the throwed roll”.

  6. darrylb says:

    CO2 is a trace gas, For plants the more the better.
    I believe we would all agree that the CO2 atmospheric concentrations has changed in the last century and a half from
    about 280 ppm to about 400 ppm as measured at Mauna Loa.
    I would love to see the following experiment done, and would do it myself if I had the
    things necessary to do it.

    Have two large greenhouses, with various types of plants including various crops.

    In one, have an enclosed atmosphere just as ours is right now. with CO2 at 400 ppm

    The other enclosed greenhouse would have the same conditions but with a CO2
    concentration of 280 ppm

    It might prove CO2 is really an elixir of life!!!

    • AndyG55 says:

      Gees Darryl, I reckon that might have been done a few times already, with all sort of plants.

      http://www.co2science.org/data/plant_growth/plantgrowth.php

      They should also try with say 200 ppm CO2, see just how little growth they get with C3 plants. (if the plants live long enough.)

    • gator69 says:

      I performed this same experiment decades ago using soybean plants with varying concentrations of CO2, and the results were always the same. The higher the CO2 level, the larger and faster the plants grew.

      Imagine what our forests and fields could look like.

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