Sunday, September 15, 2019

Citrus Farmers Understand Greenhouse Effect

Citrus growers have, perhaps, understood the reality of greenhouse effect better than anyone else for a long time. When freezing conditions threaten their trees, they all pray for skies overcast with heavy clouds. Why? Because water vapor is a greenhouse gas many more times potent than carbon dioxide. This didn’t stop them from breaking out the smudge pots and burning diesel to enhance the ‘infrared blanketing effect’ over their orchards.