Tuesday, April 6, 2010

HMMM...

So we've had this incredible week of unseasonable weather. Easter was beautiful (spent at my daughter's home in the Berkshires with my other children and grandchildren, and parents-in-law and a few of her terrific friends) and the days that have followed have only gotten warmer and warmer until today around North Jersey temperatures hit close to ninety in a lot of places, twenty to thirty degrees above normal.

But, as usual, no comment from the media, no chortling from the rightwing republicans who couldn't control their mockery of Al Gore and the majority of scientists around the world who believe in global warming when it snowed during winter several weeks ago, but are nowhere to be found now that it is unseasonably HOT!

Tomorrow it's supposed to go over ninety, only days since winter ended and weeks since we were dealing with a couple of feet of snow. But no, the rightwingers are nowhere to be heard or seen commenting on what should to them be apparent as global warming since cold weather in winter led them to claim global warming was a lie.

I must admit, my walk through the local park today was extraordinarily rewarding with the pink and white blossoms on the flowering trees that have all come out (some are even already losing their blossoms to the heat). For which I am grateful. But once again, nature seems a little confused by the unseasonable changes in temperature. And I have to admit, me too.

3 comments:

epaminondas said...

we humans boast how much more intelligent we are than all the other critters that scurry upon the surface of the earth or swim in the depths of it's seas,but evidently there isn't a corollary between intelligence and good judgment. we might well be the architects of our own demise and wind up being the shortest lived species in the history of the planet.

harryn said...

even if we forget about the debate and the words we invent to describe the changes - all you have to do is talk to the indigenous old-timers that live in your respective communities - no matter what their political persuasion, they all agree: "I've never seen anything like this" ...
that alone should raise concern the same way it does when one of my geek buddies working on my computer says the same thing before a major crash - thank goodness i backup my files ...

Ed Baker said...

who's that old vaudeville comic OH Ted Lewis!
who opined in his act:

"You ain't seen nothing yet!"

Nature's not who/what is confused ... Nature IS NOT responsible (as Religion and Politics has it)for our intelligence OR understanding... we are the ones who have our demands, wants, heads up our Arse!