For many years I’ve had this ongoing discussion with neighbors, acquaintances, and friends, and many have argued that what’s been happening in our world is just the normal cycle of the planet’s climate. That we’ve always had changes in our weather, and maybe we shouldn’t freak out over this natural occurrence.
Me being a stubborn… ahhh lady 😊 I would make a rude sound and get right in their face, reminding them that being interested is not… “freaking out”.
I’d point out that having a record of ‘this or that’ is fine, accepted, and not something to worry about. But when the last 18 out of 20 years show a total rise in normal temperatures, pretty much across the globe, then to me… that is a TREND. And a trend is not something we want to see happening this quickly. If these weather changes were to occur over hundreds, even thousands of years…. No biggie. Right??
But that’s not what is happening, is it? These changes have been transpiring much faster than even our maligned scientists have predicted. They said there’d be consequences. They warned us.
And they were right. It scares the living bejesus out of me. Oh, not so much for myself as I’m in my twilight years. But what about my son, my daughter, their kids, and those beautiful little babies being born in the world today? Who’s going to protect them?
Who’s going to keep our world safe for them?
My son says I’m Mrs. Doomsday. He’s probably right. But I have a heat pump in my house and when our temperatures hit the unfamiliar high ranges again this summer as it did last year… and when he comes over to cool off, I’ll remind him of my fears. 😊
Mrs. Doomsday – bah!!
In my book called “Dear Hottie” I couldn’t help myself… I did add in a weather anomaly just because they’re…. well…. real!