Dec 18, 2008

Global Warming?

I've been forced to sit thru Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" numerous times (compliments of my environmental biology class, sociology, etc.) I understand that global warming is technically real and believe me, seeing the commercials with the mother polar bear and her cub looking for a piece of ice to seek refuge on, only to have to keep on swimming is heartbreaking! BUT living in Chicago where this year's summer seemed super short and the winter arrived sooner (along with snow, sleet, freezing rain, and a deadly wind chill) it's hard to really believe that the Earth is warming up. This morning the temperature wasn't so cold (about 30 degrees with a wind chill of 19) but the snow that was falling down was monstrous! I mean, this snow was well fed, super fat flakes that seemed to fill the sky. While waiting for my bus to come I eyed peopled struggling to warm up their cars, scrape off ice and fight out the frustration of being "trapped" in by the city salt trucks. The joys of a Chicago winter...

Elsewhere in the country, I found it interesting that during these times of global warming there was actually SNOW in Las Vegas. Yes, snow on the strip. There's no odder sight than palm trees and snow flakes.
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