Thursday, December 1, 2011

Dandelions shame climate change critics

Dandelions in full bloom in December – in N.H.?

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
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