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Friday, June 17, 2022

Intense heat that baked Kansas over the weekend is being blamed for killing thousands of cattle--a toll documented in striking images on social media.

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It's so hot here. So so hot. Thank God for fans.

#1 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-06-17 07:21 AM | Reply

This is not going to help beef prices come down...

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-17 01:33 PM | Reply

I remember working a summer job in the 90's doing concrete work. We were working in Hays. Place about 90 miles west of where I lived. It was around 114 degrees. Kansas can get really really hot. It's also possible to be 0 on a Monday and be 70 3 days later.

#3 | Posted by byrdman at 2022-06-17 09:02 PM | Reply

@#3 ... It's also possible to be 0 on a Monday and be 70 3 days later. ...

Yeah, here in Connecticut, we are accustomed to the temperature-moderating effects of the huge mass of water to our south.

For example, this afternoon, some bad thunderstorms to our west moderated significantly as they approached Connecticut. The more stable "air" due to the ocean proximity took the energy out of the storms as they approached. Here in Fairfield County, CT, we got clouds.

Storms knock out power to several thousand customers in central Pa.
www.pennlive.com

In the Midwest plains there is no similar moderation effect. The storms just grow and grow and grow.

Note that when July comes around, the ocean water temp is high enough that the moderation effect dissipates. That's when we start to get the interesting storms....




#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-17 09:30 PM | Reply

I remember in 1980 we had 47 straight days of one hundred plus degree temperatures. That's the same year we would collect ash from the Mount St Helens eruption and sold them for 2 dollars a jar full.

#5 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-06-17 09:55 PM | Reply

So, pre-cooked steaks?

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-06-17 10:11 PM | Reply

@#6 ... So, pre-cooked steaks? ...

Based upon their inept response to COVID-19, I doubt if the meat-processing industry is set up to deal with pre-cooked cows.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-17 10:21 PM | Reply

Go figure; red state incompetence/negligence will add to the fuel crisis.

At some point, we as a species really need to deal with the existential threat that is conservatism.

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2022-06-17 10:49 PM | Reply

food* crisis.

But let's be honest; they'll screw out fuel supply soon as well.

#9 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2022-06-17 10:50 PM | Reply

@#9 ... they'll screw out fuel supply soon as well. ...

Interesting tidbit...

The price of natural gas is dropping here in the United States.

It seems that there was a major fire at a natural gas exporting facility, crippling the ability of Big Oil to export natural gas.

So now there is a surplus building in the US because Big Oil cannot sell as much abroad.

Natural gas plummets as Freeport delays facility restart following explosion
www.cnbc.com

...Natural gas prices plunged on Tuesday, after Freeport LNG said its facility that had a fire last week likely won't be back up and running soon.

[C]ompletion of all necessary repairs and a return to full plant operations is not expected until late 2022," the company said Tuesday in a statement. The facility, located in Quintana Island, Texas, had an explosion last Wednesday.

"Given the relatively contained area of the facility physically impacted by the incident, a resumption of partial operations is targeted to be achieved in approximately 90 days," Freeport LNG said.

U.S. natural gas fell about 16% to $7.22 per million British thermal units (MMBtu)....


Of course, that begs the question --- why was Big Oil selling resources abroad to keep homeland prices higher?

Maybe, just maybe, Big Oil is taking advantage of the current situation to maximize profits?

Oil Companies Posted Huge Profits. Here's Where The Cash Will Go (Hint: Not Climate)
https://news.yahoo.com/oil-companies-posted-huge-profits-121821462.html

...A customer uses a credit card to pump gas at a Mobil gas station in Los Angeles on April 28, 2022. High fuel prices have contributed to windfall profits for fossil fuel companies....



#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-17 11:09 PM | Reply

Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band - "I'm the Urban Spaceman"
www.youtube.com

:)

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-17 11:25 PM | Reply

In the Midwest plains there is no similar moderation effect. The storms just grow and grow and grow.

Yup. Three months after I bought my home the lowest level flooded in a crazy rain storm.

Watching the radar you saw big red blobs of heavy rain/severe storms spark up just south of us then move over us. We spend six hours in a conveyer or severe thunderstorms and, hence, the flood.

Happened again three weeks ago.

I really hate the midwest.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-18 12:44 AM | Reply

So, pre-cooked steaks?

#6 | POSTED BY LEGALLYYOURDEAD

Thankfully, Trump steaks went bust years ago.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-18 12:45 AM | Reply

It seems that there was a major fire at a natural gas exporting facility, crippling the ability of Big Oil to export natural gas.
So now there is a surplus building in the US because Big Oil cannot sell as much abroad.

Perfect example of why the often touted "energy independence" is 100% pre-cooked Kansas --------.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2022-06-18 12:46 AM | Reply

@#9 ... But let's be honest; ...

OK, you start.

[waiting]

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-06-18 12:55 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#15 You're definitely an objective moron if you think natural gas prices dropping affects petrol.

#16 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2022-06-18 02:33 AM | Reply

Three words ...

Bar. Be. Que.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-06-18 10:28 AM | Reply

All those cows croaking from the heat in what hick state was this? Oh yes, Kansas must have died from "God's will!"

#18 | Posted by Wildman62 at 2022-06-18 08:50 PM | Reply

All those cows croaking from the heat in what hick state was this? Oh yes, Kansas must have died from "God's will!"

POSTED BY WILDMAN62 AT 2022-06-18 08:50 PM | REPLY

So I'm a hick now?? Tsk tsk tsk.

#19 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-06-18 09:28 PM | Reply

iffin the clod hopper fits...

#20 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2022-06-19 08:11 AM | Reply

Meanwhile, while they continue to deny climate change, the ranchers here in Colorado are all up in arms because they might lose an occasional cow to a wolf.

#21 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2022-06-19 02:23 PM | Reply

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