In mid-October I received an email with the subject line "Spring is Right Around the Corner." Uh huh -- just getting ready for global warming. Winters will be a thing of the past.
Then there's this from The Washington Post: "Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic."
Yep. Currently, the North Pole is 36 degrees warmer than it normally is at this time of year. The complete Post article is HERE.
Interestingly enough, global warming was foreshadowed in the now-classic poem "Me, change? Me, alter?" (below on the left) by Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request). His poem inspired third cousin Emily to pen her poem "Me, change! Me, alter!" (below on the right).
By Emmett Lee Dickinson:
Me, change? Me, alter?
But I can’t, behind the Ever-faster Wheel
A Hotter Planet grows –
At sunset, with a greater glow
Flashing with Radiation –
The Earth’s superior close!
By Emily Dickinson:
Me, change! Me, alter!
Then I will, when on the Everlasting Hill
A Smaller Purple grows –
At sunset, or a lesser glow
Flickers upon Cordillera –
At Day's superior close!