Skip to comments.Mongolia counts carcasses after harsh winter(exceptionally cold winter)
Posted on 06/01/2010 6:36:57 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Mongolia counts carcasses after harsh winter
By CHARLES HUTZLER, Associated Press Writer 2 hrs 48 mins ago
UYANGA, Mongolia Before he can fully tend to his dwindling herd, Demberel has to bury the dead cows, goats and sheep in earth barely thawed from Mongolia's worst winter in decades.
Fetid and fly-ridden, the carcasses lie stacked by the hundreds around a burial pit dug by Demberel and a dozen fellow herders. A truck brings dozens more carcasses. Others lie in piles or strewn in nearby valleys, potential health hazards for animals and humans alike.
"We're bitter and sad that we've lost all our animals. There's no income for us," said Demberel, a 50-year-old herder and trained veterinarian, straight-backed and with a pockmarked face. "Gathering and loading these carcasses is difficult. They're rotting and they stink."
More than 8.2 million animals, nearly a fifth of all livestock in Mongolia, have died in a winter of snow, cold and gales so severe Mongolians have a special term for it "dzud." A sense of loss and the stench of decay hang over one broad valley after another across the vast range lands.
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Sounds like those folks need to invent the barn and central heating.
Poor guys. Their animals were killed by Global Warming so virulent and powerful that it froze them to death.
they’ll just point to recent severe heat in India. stick their collective heads up their *sses, and march on
with what? Home Depot hasn’t reached Mongolia.
Warm globally, cool locally./s
It was a particularly cold and nasty winter here in Ohio.
I actually missed global warming and hoped for its speedy return.
Word. It's not as if they were herding elk, moose and buffalo. It's cows, goats and sheep. Now they're inhaling it like a cat lady.
Raise a barn, people! Or don't keep more than you can accommodate.
No forage either.
Forage collection and storage too.
They need to elect an Obamma of their own who can pass a sweeping livestock stimulus plan to tax the people $500 for every $10 goat they buy. That’ll get their herd numbers rebounding in no time.
The term should be Global Wierding not Warming. It means warm places like India, Arabia get hotter and cold places like W. Europe, the East Coast and of course Mongolia get colder — remember the snow storms in DC this winter?
Sounds like these boys need a bailout.
You might call, write, email, telegraph, or send smoke signals to Al Gore to get that warmth back.
Not to mention freedom-fighter concealment! :)
what is really odd is that 800 some years ago, Mongolia was among the most powerful empires the world has ever seen.
now it is barely a third world country.