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Old 12-17-2018, 06:03 PM   #4155 (permalink)
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I have an apple tree that used to give us more apples than we could eat. Cherries, pears, plums. My city garden isn't very large, but varied.

But beasts and extreme weather have wasted them. The pear tree died years ago. The cherry tree grows but no longer bears cherries. There weren't any plums either this year (used to be several pounds). The apples went bad before they were edible. Many other plants just died, the leaves repeatedly eaten by all kinds of caterpillars.
Drought, heat, foreign migrating pests with no natural enemies...
I may be a believer. I believe my garden is dieing because I see it dieing.
How come, but for climate change?

Fine if you can grow your own food, but how long do you think will that last?
There's a pest waiting to get your stuff.

Al Gore uses a lot of electricity, but hey - he's an American.
In 2017, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 10,399 kilowatthours (kWh), an average of 867 kWh per month. Louisiana had the highest annual electricity consumption at 14,242 kWh per residential customer, and Hawaii had the lowest at 6,074 kWh per residential customer.
That is about 3 times as much as my family of 4 uses in our relatively big house.
I thought we weren't really economical, despite the LED lighting, minimal use of the drier, A++ fridge and switching off at the mains/unplugging instead of standby mode etc. After all we do use A/C during heatwaves, which is becoming more and more frequent.
But in comparison I guess it's not too bad.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
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