There’s so much to live for around here, at least that’s what the animals believe, as there seems to be rather a lot of them. Flying insects and birds…… birds on the water, animals that crawl and creep, hop and swim. There are a great diversity of the critters here. There is no doubt….
What I’d put this down to I don’t know. I can only guess that the local wild spaces by way of the country park and the Cotswold AONB has let some of those that would otherwise have perished, survive.
Time spent – time wasted
Seeing as I have so much time on my hands at the moment, I’ve taken some and committed it to a little fishing.
I’ve been a few times, 4 to be exact, with varying results. 2 times I caught these.
They are biggies….. especially the second one.
The other 2 times I caught nothing, or very little, just sat in the sunshine drank and listened to Youtube music streaming on my bluetooth speaker until it got dark, or I got bored. Whichever came first.
These two grand specimens more than make up for it.
Story of the moment seems to be the flooding which widespread parts of the world are experiencing.
It’s put down to the weather phenomenon known as ‘el nino’, which translates to ‘little boy’ in English.
I’ve been around for ‘el nino’s’ before. This one seems particularly bad, maybe the worst.
But, having said that, we are turning the planet into a giant pressure cooker, so what do you expect?
When I was camping in France, it rained for 3 days solid.
I expected there to be floods everywhere. The river on the campsite barely rose 3 inches. Why is this?
It’s called ‘run-off’ and the fact that most of the planet is being turned into a giant urban district, in order to make more money, support more people, make the rich richer, and the poor poorer.
The hydrological cycle
I contest climate change and increasingly changeable weather conditions are caused by the unobstructed progress of rainwater, from river to ocean to cloud without ever seeing grass or soil or trees.
Trees slow the flow and break the rain for the vegetation below, which slows it’s flow even further with its foliage. Water dispersed in this way runs off very slowly, contributing to the natural water table.
Water not slowed in this way flows right back into the sea, as fast as it can.
Meteorologists predict a wild, wet winter for much of the world, thanks to this year’s El Niño, which ties with the 1997-1998 season as the strongest recorded. The weather phenomenon happens every few years when the Pacific Ocean warms up around the equator, changing weather worldwide.
This year’s powerful El Niño has already caused severe floods in many South American countries. More than 100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in areas bordering Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina after floods due to heavy summer rains.
VOD: Russian worst parent award + Girl and kayak vs bear
In the Soviet Union they still have these high rises, and you can see, the kid is not much scared of them.
He balances on the ledge… moves steadily out until he’s stood on the ledge of the window with only his socks on… a hundred feet plus above the ground.
The kid’s got bottle. His parents have no brains for letting him out there in the first place.
Does a bear….
Do what it’s told?
This girl is privileged, in that nature understands and responds to her, only doing completely the opposite of what she commands…
She becomes more agitated as the bear continues with it’s disobedience – by pawing at her kayak. Although the kayak doesn’t seem to sustain any serious damage, the girl is hysterical and mystified as to
…Why the bear won’t listen to her
…Why the bear won’t do as it’s told
…Why oh why are you attacking my kayak 😨
…Why you no speak ingrish?…
Maybe it’s a Chinese bear?
Shocking new study shows 75% drop in fish population in past 40 years
Climate change and human interference has taken its devastating toll on ocean life as 49% of marine populations have been wiped out in the past 42 years, according to a new report. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London study revealed that as global warming worsens and “over-exploiting fisheries” continues, the situation will only be exacerbated.
Additionally, the rate at which populations are diminishing is 10% worse than conservationists had predicted and is regarded as a “catastrophe”. Dr Louise Heaps, chief adviser on marine policy at WWF-UK, said: “As well as being a source of extraordinary natural beauty and wonder, healthy seas are the bedrock of a functioning global economy. By over-exploiting fisheries, degrading coastal habitats and not addressing global warming, we are sowing the seeds of ecological and economic catastrophe.” …