As I am shivering at my computer trying to type proficiently while wearing my gloves, I’m looking up words like “global warming” and “climate change.” I don’t have to be a scientist to figure out that the earth will always be in an ever changing mode, because that’s the way it’s been since the beginning of time.
We moved to Arizona from New York right after the blizzard of 1978. Over 17” of snow in 2 days was not acceptable to me. My kids were dressed like little Eskimos when they went to school, and “cabin fever” was a much used part of our vocabulary. The global warming idea had not been thought of yet, and staying back East was not an option.
According to the weather records, in a 24-hr time frame, New York got 17+” of snow in1983 and 20+” of snow in 1996 and 2003. There were 2 storms in 2006, dumping over 20” of snow on New York each time. It goes on and on and on.
I could start quoting weather facts about Chicago or Minnesota, but you get the picture.
Yes, I read the facts on globing warming and climate change, whatever they are calling it today. According to Wikipedia, the climate is being affected by greenhouse gases which, the scientists feel, will cause the earth’s surface temperature to rise a few degrees causing, among other things, the Artic glaciers to melt. This all sounds feasible so working towards a solution would be a good thing. Will I be around to see the oceans flood and Arizona have a coastline? Not likely. Do I think they should put more effort into lowering the national debt since I am here NOW? Absolutely!
In the meantime, I’ll get 2 pair of gloves and raise my thermostat. I wish the fix was that simple for the economy.