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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Dandelions shame climate change critics
The Times They Are A Changing
It used to be bone-chilling cold by the end of November. In my younger days, I can remember skating on Jenness Pond on Thanksgiving Day. But those days are gone. This last November, unbelievably, we had 8 days with temperatures topping 60 degrees.
What does this say about global warming?
Bill McKibben once wrote: "To declare, as some editorialists have done, that the warming has not yet appeared and therefore the theory is wrong is like arguing that a woman hasn't yet given birth and therefore isn't pregnant."*
Obviously these dandelions aren’t listening to the critics as they shamelessly birth new babies along the edge of the river flowing through Laconia under the weak December sun.
* quote from The End of Nature