It hasn't been the coolest summer on record, but it's been close, forecasters say.
The average temperature in July was 79 degrees, five degrees below normal, and the first eight days of this month also have been five to six degrees below normal, weather experts said.
That could put Southern California on track for a near-record-low summer, but it's still too early to say, according to weather experts. The Los Angeles area, in fact, has had below-normal temperatures every month since April
"The fruits and vegetables, the tomatoes and a lot of the citrus and things like raspberries are not ripening up because it's not getting hot long enough," she said, adding that some fruit could taste less sweet because less sun means less sugar content
And that’s the difference between global warming and global cooling. Warming increases food production. Cooling decreases food production.
Which one would a rational person worry about?
All through history periods of global cooling have been associated with war, famine and disease. Warmer weather brought expansion, a food surplus and advances in civilization.
Yet we are all in a dither over supposed global warming.
I think we should be storing food.
Note - Partially posed at the Jackson Sun forum.
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