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Re: [ujeni] Lake Malawi Temperature

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  • Daniel Dudley
    God, Jessie, the kids look GREAT!!! Nice article that you sent around, and thoughts here, interesting to think about. Can you send me a link where I can get
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 18, 2005
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      God, Jessie, the kids look GREAT!!! Nice article that you sent around, and
      thoughts here, interesting to think about. Can you send me a link where I
      can get some information on that science thing that you did last year, I
      have a student that may be interested!!!

      Dan


      >From: Jesse Johnson <johnson@...>
      >Reply-To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
      >To: ujeni@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [ujeni] Lake Malawi Temperature
      >Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 00:25:19 -0700
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      >Hi Cathy,
      >
      >Well, I was attracted to that article because it is recent (2005), and
      >deals with Malawi. I have fun thinking about a bunch of geophysicists
      >trying to acquire a lake core in Malawi.
      >
      >Then I started thinking about the data. It shows huge changes in
      >temperature. I don't think one can say, oh, it's hot, that means
      >drought, or vice versa. But what you can say (I think) is that there are
      >giant swings on a scale of thousands of years. If anything, lakes have
      >a calming effect on big swings (all that water doesn't like to change
      >its temperature), away from the lake it was likely even worse.
      >
      >Thousands of years, thats the kind of time one needs to do things like;
      >domesticate a chicken, selectively breed crops to get higher yields,
      >find ways to store harvests, or just identify good species to focus on.
      >Well, about the time you start to make headway on any of that, you are
      >suddenly living in another world, climate wise.
      >
      >And what you really need, if your going to develop science, religion,
      >arts, and culture, government and law, what you really need, is
      >agricultural stability.
      >
      >This graph shows that (probably) Southern Africa never got that.
      >
      >And maybe (maybe) that is part of why Africa is the way it is.
      >
      >Maybe. It's a question I can't stop thinking about.
      >
      >Good to hear from you. Attached is a photo of the boys. They are about
      >to participate in this great Montana tradition, hunting. Just driving
      >around really, looking out of a truck for elk. This is part of how we
      >get on with the neighbors. But they do love to get dressed up.
      >
      >Jesse
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      >Yahoo! Groups Links
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