I’ve been in Maine, other places -- the Sierra, Colorado -- when it’s been 20 below, colder, but as the earth warms those days have become fewer and fewer.
The parasites -- deer and dog ticks -- live all year round in this part of Maine now -- but, maybe as Maine becomes more cordial in its winters, the parasites will pass by, move north looking for cooler weather. The moose, deer, and other living things dying of year-round parasite infestations will celebrate, live with less pain…
I witness the change that global warming is inflicting on my country with a sense of grief -- I love the Old West, the Maine woods…
If you've spent time in Maine, in the Sierra, watched the changes in the life cycle of the ticks, the woods, the weather, life, you'd know that Global Warming brings changes that are real, and destructive.
added 2/9/18: “Global temperatures have continued to rise, making 2016 the hottest year on the historical record and the third consecutive record-breaking year, scientists say. Of the 17 hottest years ever recorded, 16 have now occurred since 2000.” - Jugal K. Patel/ New York Times
“Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
“Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean. This makes 2016 the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures.” - NASA
Environmentalists are the ultimate pragmatists.
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