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Climate Change in a Winter Wonderland

Groovy Green Livin climate change [1]

It’s officially winter. Today my thermometer reads 8 degrees. There’s no denying that winter is upon us. There are days where I sit at my desk bundled in a coat and scarf. I’m always cold. But I wouldn’t trade it for the world. There’s nothing like being outside in the winter. Skiing, running and exercising in the cold weather is invigorating and ideal in my humble opinion.

Part of New England’s charm is the distinct four seasons. But I’ve noticed a change. Snow cover is decreasing [2], storms have become fierce and spring arrives earlier.

I worry. The planet continues to get hotter with 2012 being the warmest year ever recorded, by far.

Groovy Green Livin climate change [3]

President Obama thankfully talked climate change during his inaugural address.

We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.

Groovy Green Livin climate change [4]

We need more than just words, we need action [5]. Betraying our children and future generations just isn’t an option. Let’s all agree to take action [6].

In honor of  not-so Wordless Wednesday I’ve linked up with Better in Bulk [7], Dagmar’s Momsense [8]Live and Love Out Loud, Project Alicia [9]Mama Dweeb [10], Organic Mama, Savvy Suburban and I Thought I Knew Mama.

Wordless Wednesday, a simple post which features photos to convey a message that speaks for itself without using many words.

Have you noticed any climate changes in your neck of the woods?

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#1 Comment By Good Girl Gone Green On January 23, 2013 @ 11:41 am

I love that last picture! 🙂
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#2 Comment By Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) On January 24, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

I definitely have noticed changes. As a child, winters were cold, there was snow, it was somewhat predictable. Last year we barely had any snow, the year before there was so much we didn’t have anywhere to put it. The summers are also unpredictable and a lot hotter than I ever remember. Multiple 100 degree days is not normal for New England – at least not up to now.
I hope that the President mentioning climate change in his inaugural address wakes some people up.
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#3 Comment By Joy @ Joyfully Green On January 24, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

I’ve definitely noticed climate change this year, in the terrible form of Hurricane Sandy! I grew up in coastal Connecticut, so I am no stranger to hurricanes, but this was like no other storm I’ve ever experienced. Really scary stuff. I don’t know how many of these natural disasters have to occur, or how severe they need to get, before the climate change deniers wake up. I’m glad President Obama isn’t among them, and I look forward to some real progress during his second term.
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#4 Comment By The Frugal Exerciser On January 26, 2013 @ 8:53 am

I am also glad he addressed this also because we finally got snow in Chicago. It snowed 1 inch yesterday after 325 days without it.
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#5 Comment By Lori On January 26, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

We didn’t have much snow last year in Boston either. Looks like we are back on track for the moment.

#6 Comment By Lori On January 27, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

Hi Joy, Hurricane Sandy is a perfect example. I didn’t live through it as you did, but from everything I’ve read it was off the charts. Glad you are safe.

#7 Comment By Lori On January 27, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

I agree Kristina-the weather has been completely unpredictable and extreme. Hopefully a lot will get done over the next 4 years.

#8 Comment By Lori On January 27, 2013 @ 7:26 pm

Thanks Stephanie. I love catching a gorgeous sunset.

#9 Comment By Kathy Morelli,LPC On January 30, 2013 @ 6:02 am

Hi Lori –
Isn’t that Windham? We love to ski there! I am VERY distressed about climate change. It’s WAY too warm, Did you know hardwood forest trees are dying at a faster rate than before? And the Governor of VT is concerned about the maple trees? They are being choked out due to overgrowth of the forest understory due to warm weather. The warm weather is eerie. I’d love to do a blog Not So Wordless Wednesday on this!
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