Weird Science II

17 Oct

If you are having trouble deciding about the never ending debate over global warming perhaps you should ask nature!

Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that it’s October 17th and all of the leaves are still green like it’s the middle of summer? I’m in New Jersey near the east coast of the USA and here, Autumn just ain’t what it used to be.

Maybe my memory’s going but I seem to recall piles of smoking leaves back in the 60s right around this time of year and trees with beautifully colored and falling leaves of orange, red and gold. And November was a cold month where the trees were barren and winter was on the way. Yet today I have flowers blooming and grass still growing and leaf raking is somewhere in the distant future… I guess???

It’s definitely getting warmer! I don’t know whose fault it is but perhaps the fact that there were 2.8 billion people on  the Earth when I was born and now there are over 7 billion people 57 years later and another 2 billion 30 years from now (keep your fingers crossed) might have something to do with it…

I know for you naysayers it still snows in the winter (usually) and it’s still hot in the summer (very) but is it staying warmer later where you are?…and getting warmer earlier too?…just checkin’ and just sayin’… but it seems to me that there’s no point in trying to debate… or debunk nature.

Ho Ho Ho and a bag full of leaves for Santa!

8 Responses to “Weird Science II”

  1. mesiegweeks October 17, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    I live in the blizzard capitol of the world and last summer not a lot of snow. This year people are predicting a really nasty winter. We will see. Hopefully, I will get a chance to go snowshoeing because it is on our bucket list.

  2. Jennifer Tuttle October 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I’m in Idaho and our leaves have turned. However, gone is the slighly predictable weather. It is still warm here right now but I can remember many Halloweens when we needed a winter coat and that seemed to signify the start of winter.

    Whatever happened to the zero population growth movement? I’m thinking they were on to something. It isn’t like we have good old fashioned family farming any more. And it isn’t like we won’t notice one more government mandate in th sea of so many. Just thinking sarcastically out loud.

  3. missriete October 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    Here in the Netherlands all is as it should be at the moment. Lots of rain, leaves coloring and already falling, temperature down to the low sixties. But our summer was weird … either far too wet or far too hot. It just couldn’t make up its mind,

  4. vickipastore October 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    The Fingerlakes Region of NY had close to zero snow last year. It was confusing for everyone (especially the birds and the bees). Sometimes I would see birds in small groups huddled in a non-snow covered tree, and I felt like they were discussing the situation. It may have gone something like this:

    “Dude, I am so glad I did not migrate this year.”
    “You said it man.”
    “But, I am really not interested in evolving as a species again. I mean, being a dinosaur was FIERCE, but I kind of dig this ethereal bird thing.”
    “Yeah. Well, might as well enjoy the moment. Let’s go sit by Vicki’s window and freak her out with the ‘sounds of spring’.”
    “hehehe, yeah.”

    Times they are a changin’….for sure.

  5. dawn of april October 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Living in CO now but from S. Dakota and last year there was no snow on the ground when I went to S. Dakota for Christmas(there was in CO) and I cannot remember a SINGLE green Christmas- but I can remember a few where roads were shut down because of too much snow–Listening to my mom report what the weather is like there and even in the few years I’ve paid attention I can definitely see a change there for sure; makes me a little nervous for what’s to come.

  6. kelihasablog October 17, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    I’m in Georgia, but our leaves have already changed (some are still in the process) and many have fallen off. It’s cooler here than usual… Guess we will all let Mother Nature handle it and we shall see. Good blog!

  7. Liz October 20, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    I’ve heard that Global Warming is better known as Global Weirding as it’s tough to track exactly how the climate is changing. But it very clearly IS changing. Your posts are fun to read. Thanks for stopping by foodforfun as I enjoyed looking you up.

  8. A Clean Future October 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with global warming. NYC is still very green, haven’t seen too many trees change colors yet. Yes, scientists these days also refer to it as “global weirding” because of the extreme and various weather patterns that might occur. The overall trend is warming, but local effects are more variate. Feel free to visit our blog again to learn more about sustainability practices.

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