I was trying desperately to catch up on all of my overdue blog RSS reading today, but of course reading only sparks my muse’s fire.
In those posts she included pics of snow-covered areas, such as DC, that had gotten whomped harder than usual this winter to show just what a weird winter it’s been. Even Arizona had gotten snow. (Well, it’s not uncommon for higher elevations to get snow during winter, but it is unusual for snow to fall in other parts of the state.)
Here is Nashville we’ve been cold, cold, cold, and had more snow than normal. Yet, I was talking to my friend Jade Walker who’s up in New Hampshire and they’ve gotten ripped off on the white stuff this winter. So, yes, the official consensus is it’s a weird winter!
But I’ve also heard people joke about global warming being a farce. How this winter is proof of that.
Yet I’ve seen others like my friends James share news story links on Facebook about how a harsher winter only proves global warming is getting worse.
I don’t know about global warming. I’m no scientist. Although, I don’t really buy it. Not in the way it’s currently being sold.
I do believe in the concept of global warming. Only because the Earth once experienced an Ice Age. It’s been heating up ever since that’s ended!
I think what we’re seeing now is natural. Man may have affected it somewhat, but I think the glaciers are destined to melt no matter what. Especially after I watched a NatGeo show about how the Great Lakes all once used to be glaciers themselves –and melted long before man had much influence on the environment!
Personally, I think we humans forget we live on a dynamic, ever-changing, ever-evolving planet. It scares us when we’re reminded of that because we can’t control it. Then we come up with ways to point the blame so we can feel like we have some sort of control…
But I’m digressing. Global warming or not, it’s a weird winter and most can agree on that.
But what if this was the last one? If global warming lives up to its name and the Earth’s temp only continues to rise, eventually there will come a time when snow never falls again. Just like how there’s a last snow every season. You’re not quit sure it will be the last (sometimes you’re hoping it will!), but you know it’ll be back, even if that means next winter.
But eventually, if what “they” say is true, there’ll come a season without snow. Followed by another, then another…
I don’t know about you, but that makes me sad. And more appreciative of whatever weather.
Because it reminds me that global warming aside, there’s going to be a last snow, a last rain, a last sunny day, a last fog in my own lifetime. And I’ll likely never even realize it was the last one. So, better to enjoy whatever the weather on this day because I just don’t know if I’ll be around to enjoy it tomorrow!