I can’t enjoy the weather any more!
March 14, 2019 9:14am CST
Twenty years ago, weather was something I relished. Hot summer days were glorious, windy spring weather made me want to run about, winter flooding was just another interesting challenge to work around. Now though pretty much any sort of weather seems to hark of impending apocalypse. A warm spring? A windy March? Hot summer days? Stormy autumn weather? All seem to be no longer natural changes in the seasons to be enjoyed but grim harbingers of irreversible climate change that will make the Earth uninhabitable to humans. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss. All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2019.
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• Manchester, England
I find that a lot of the focus for tackling this is firmly fixed on the wrong place. While we are being warned of dire consequences if we don't shove our plastic bottles into the correct bin or switch to re-usable coffee cups etc. the likes of China and India are polluting on a national scale as if it's going out of fashion (which, to be fair, it is!!) Add to that the fact that retailers clearly haven't got the environmental memo, when it comes to the ridiculous amounts of packaging they use, and what we are being bludgeoned into doing as individuals is like urinating into a force 10. We need world leaders with integrity and an interest that goes beyond their own pockets. I won't be holding my breath.
@Fleura Last year it seemed like the winter that usually ends here around April or May and spring arrives lasted longer than it should have and brought us very weird weather that I did not want to be out in. It is hard to explain but it was very weird weather.
I do not think we can speak of climate change because a winter is more sweet or more cold. With only 1°C more than 50 years ago, it is difficult to tell, but we know that it might turn soon to a disaster if we do not do anything to limit global warming in the years coming. I read that we have 12 years left for that, it is really not a lot of time.