Climate a-Changing

Thanks a lot, big oil, Rupert Murdoch, Charles Koch Foundation, and Corporate America.  But those of us who have been paying any attention to the actual world around us knew this already.  And to prove it, a “record-breaking”, “freak”, “once in a lifetime” snowstorm just blew in and left almost 2 feet of snow in its wake on the eve of Halloween.  Oh yeah.  And now its 20 degrees outside.  So much for planting the garlic this year.

Of course the media isn’t addressing the actual cause of such a storm; greenhouse gasses playing havoc with the jet stream and bringing in wetter, chaotic systems throughout the NorthEast.  They’re concerned with snarled traffic, power outages, and the disappointment of millions of kids who can’t seem to figure out how to go trick-or-treating in the snow.  As if the power hasn’t gone out for major parts of the state and traffic hasn’t been snarled and someone wasn’t inconvenienced due to a major “historic”  weather event in ages.  Except last month.  And last year.  And the year before that.  Oh, and the year before that.

If the climate was at all predictable, we could roll with it, here at LLARCS.  Last year we had snow in October but then we had a long string of warm weather, and so things like planting our garlic got pushed back a few weeks into November, since planting it too early would cause it sprout.  But this year we went from 60 to 0 in two weekends’ time, and it may not be possible to salvage the situation.  In fact it would be a fitting cap to a wet, chaotic messy summer, and maybe it’s just as well that winter has come to our house.

Except next week we’ll probably have a freak, once in a lifetime, massively destructive heat wave.  So: thanks Corporate America!  And please, continue to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!  It’s all just random and statistically anomolous!  Every single f-king time!! 


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