Here in Chesapeake VA, it reached 81º yesterday, and tonight at 10PM it is 35º. With sympathy for the many who are suffering flu like symptoms, I appreciate the balmy weather in the midst of winter.
I still have nightmares of childhood memories when I stood on packed ice waiting for a school bus in Queens, New York during never-ending winter months. It wouldn’t bother me if I never saw snow again, but I’m concerned about the impact global warming will have on various ecosystems.
It’s strange to shoo away mosquitos while stretching after jogging in February. A long period of frigid weather usually kills many mosquito eggs in my area, and I don’t look forward to the insect mob absent nature’s population control.
This morning’s news featured a story about a massive ice shelf the size of Delaware about to break away from Antartica. It’s summer in the southernmost region of our planet. The piece included videos of animals seeming rather confused at the absence of ice. No need to take a stand on whether or not global warming is real; it won’t be long before it’s glaringly apparent.
I’ll try to enjoy the weather yo-yo without thinking about the repurcussions of summer in February not far from the coastal city of Virginia Beach.