Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Thinking about the weather
My brother, Paul.
Circa: Early 70's
There is something very wrong with the weather. I have lived in Minnesota since I was 2 years old and I cannot remember a winter this mild.
To be able to walk my dogs outside during the last week of January is unheard of here, yet I've done it every day this week. Tomorrow is going to be even warmer -- almost 50 degrees.
Normally, at this time of year we are in the deep freeze. 20 below would not be abnormal. We should also have at least a foot of snow on the ground, yet all we have is an inch.
I'm not complaining - I hate winter. However, if I had a choice between a normal MN winter and global climate change, I'd take the former.
Scientists have said that in 30 years Minnesota will be more like Missouri -- but there is no such thing as global warming, right George?