The complexity of natural systems, and the lag times between actions and results often makes our tendency toward short-term perspectives suspect. With so much focus in the media about the extreme heat and immediate consequences, it’s worth noting there is another side. The following report makes a useful point in connecting longer term conditions with current observations. So, enjoy the hot weather, knowing that it has been a good respite for the Bay!
Drought and heat good for the Chesapeake Bay
Rich Keller, Editor, Ag Professional | July 17, 2012
This summer the Chesapeake Bay has some of the cleanest water it has experienced in a long time, and the lower pollution is being attributed to a mild winter, dry and hot spring and some of the hottest summer days on record. see for more …. http://www.agprofessional.com/news/Drought-and-heat-good-for-the-Chesapeake-Bay-162609436.html