If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(French Tribune)   The Polar Vortex, which was first going kill us all, is now our friend   (frenchtribune.com) divider line 21
    More: Cool, polar vortex, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, great white sharks, pests, invasive species, climate, Lake Superior  
•       •       •

2952 clicks; posted to Geek » on 09 Jan 2014 at 10:05 AM (45 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



21 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-01-09 10:02:21 AM  
It killed off the majority of the emerald ash borers here. That is absolutely fantastic. It was breaking my heart every year to see more and more of the beautiful ash trees marked with the red X of doom.

fark those damn bugs. I hates em.
 
2014-01-09 10:11:04 AM  
...and mosquitoes.  Hopefully the skeeter population won't be so bad next year...
 
2014-01-09 10:16:14 AM  
"bring a decline in migration rate of invasive species"

like gorillas.
 
2014-01-09 10:20:29 AM  
He was of the view that heavy covering of ice may increase low water in the Great Lakes.


That's a poor translation, I think. At first glance that sentence sounds like low water conditions are more common, but what really happens is ice cover increases water levels on the Great Lakes by preventing evaporation.

It's been a hell of a nasty end to the Great Lakes shipping season, though.
 
2014-01-09 10:20:37 AM  
I know here they're saying it might kill of Emerald Ash Borer larvae, which would be nice, since we've already cut down 1/3 of the trees in the city.
 
2014-01-09 10:22:23 AM  
Hopefully, these things hate the cold snap and die.
 
2014-01-09 10:23:05 AM  

stuhayes2010: Hopefully, these things hate the cold snap and die.


ento.psu.edu
 
2014-01-09 10:33:06 AM  

LlamaGirl: It killed off the majority of the emerald ash borers here. That is absolutely fantastic. It was breaking my heart every year to see more and more of the beautiful ash trees marked with the red X of doom.

fark those damn bugs. I hates em.



Tell me about it. They cut down all the ash trees in my neighbourhood including the one in my front yard last summer. Super depressing and the street still looks strange to me.

/all the woodpeckers that were around for a while were cool though
 
2014-01-09 10:55:15 AM  
All I know is it's the first really hard freeze we've had in the South in ... well, I can't really remember the last one.  Take that mosquitoes.  biatches.
 
2014-01-09 11:01:13 AM  
If you have cockroaches see if you can turn off the heat and open a window for a few days. Go stay somewhere else. It will kill all of them.

I know someone that moved and put all their stuff in an unheated area. Killed every last one of them.
 
2014-01-09 11:25:09 AM  
If it thins the deer population around here a bit, I'm all for it.
 
2014-01-09 11:25:37 AM  
Last I heard 21 people did not find the polar vortex friendly.
 
2014-01-09 11:35:16 AM  
Hoping this also hits the Hemlock wooly adelgid.
 
2014-01-09 11:54:49 AM  

Erix: Hemlock wooly adelgid


woolly
 
2014-01-09 11:58:13 AM  
Hopefully is thinner down the number of Asian tiger mosquitoes. And Asian longhorned beetles. and snakehead fish. And just about everything else that comes from Asia, because none of it seems any good.
 
2014-01-09 12:03:19 PM  

neversubmit: Last I heard 21 people did not find the polar vortex friendly.


And the last count, 2,468,435 didn't like yesterday, nor will the same amount today, or tomorrow, or the day after that.

And your point is, is that 21..didn't find weather friendly?

Hmmmm.....interesting.
 
2014-01-09 12:06:29 PM  

stuhayes2010: stuhayes2010: Hopefully, these things hate the cold snap and die.

[ento.psu.edu image 288x320]


Have to agree with you on the stinkbugs. Seems like they were everywhere this past few summers.
 
2014-01-09 01:00:04 PM  

kerrigand: neversubmit: Last I heard 21 people did not find the polar vortex friendly.

And the last count, 2,468,435 didn't like yesterday, nor will the same amount today, or tomorrow, or the day after that.

And your point is, is that 21..didn't find weather friendly?

Hmmmm.....interesting.


I think he was referring to the death toll, buddy.
 
2014-01-09 01:54:42 PM  

LoneWolf343: kerrigand: neversubmit: Last I heard 21 people did not find the polar vortex friendly.

And the last count, 2,468,435 didn't like yesterday, nor will the same amount today, or tomorrow, or the day after that.

And your point is, is that 21..didn't find weather friendly?

Hmmmm.....interesting.

I think he was referring to the death toll, buddy.


here is an estimate of the incidence of death among people now living in the world:

1.78 deaths per second
107 deaths per minute
6,390 deaths per hour
153,000 deaths per day
56.0 million deaths per year
3.9 billion deaths per average lifetime (70 years)

So about 12 seconds worth?

whoop. Nearly 6000 people died between you two posting...

I`m impressed ONLY 21 people died as a result of it.
 
2014-01-09 07:56:52 PM  

Andric: All I know is it's the first really hard freeze we've had in the South in ... well, I can't really remember the last one.  Take that mosquitoes.  biatches.


Hate to tell you, but we have weeks of -30 and still have a heavy mosquito crop every year.

/hope you have more temperature sensitive breeds and get a break from them, but I wouldn't count on it.
 
2014-01-09 09:39:22 PM  

dready zim: LoneWolf343: kerrigand: neversubmit: Last I heard 21 people did not find the polar vortex friendly.

And the last count, 2,468,435 didn't like yesterday, nor will the same amount today, or tomorrow, or the day after that.

And your point is, is that 21..didn't find weather friendly?

Hmmmm.....interesting.

I think he was referring to the death toll, buddy.

here is an estimate of the incidence of death among people now living in the world:

1.78 deaths per second
107 deaths per minute
6,390 deaths per hour
153,000 deaths per day
56.0 million deaths per year
3.9 billion deaths per average lifetime (70 years)

So about 12 seconds worth?

whoop. Nearly 6000 people died between you two posting...

I`m impressed ONLY 21 people died as a result of it.


How many of them died too young because of freezing to death?
 
Displayed 21 of 21 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report