Originally Posted by Nutty Saddler
Things are a little bit better - but not much, we have only had about 5" of rain since that photo was taken so my pond is now only about 7 acres instead of 10 - the horses have their rugs off now - we are keeping an eye out for temperatures and rainfall so Zahlia and Fella don't get cold as they are getting on a bit in years - they all had to wear the rugs again for a day last weekend - it's a real pain ---- rugs on , rugs off , not a game I wan't to play too much.
As for whats changed --- I think they call it Global Climate Change, anyone in my opinion who dosen't think it's real just needs to look around at the different weather patterns that are appearing alll over the place - just look at the news and you will see deaths caused by flooding in Hungary, France, Brazil - and that's just over the last month - not to mention that there is a drought in the UK with above average temperatures for this time of year.
Oh and the weather forecast for the rest of June ---- Rain
Too bloody right there nutty! Here in South Australia we've got a severe drought that has been going for years now, they're building a desalination plant on the coast now to try and keep up with water demand, the lower lakes around the Murray River (our main freshwater supply) have all but dried out, leaving acid mud exposed.
Couldn't agree more about climate change/enhanced global warming being a big contributing factor here, hence the reason I am currently studying environmental management at university, trying to learn more about what's happening and trying to find solutions to aleviate the problem