Wednesday, January 19, 2005

What's with the weather?

Is it just me, or are things going pretty hairy all across the country? My wife is visiting North Vancouver right now, but fortunately, she wasn't involved in the landslide. Still -- it was a bit too close for comfort.

Freezing rain, snow, frigid cold -- Oh well, sounds like winter in Canada, I guess.

Still, I can't remember it being so bad in so many places at once for quite awhile. I don't know about climate change, but it sure does seem like there's a lot more crazy weather around. Maybe it will end up being close to average over the long term, but this "new normal" sure is crazy.

And it's not just here in Canada. The eastern US is freezing, and it's raining in the west. The weather seems to be crazy just about everywhere.

There's no point to this post really. But I wish I were in Mexico about now.

UPDATE -- Check out this story about ice at the South Pole. I told you that the weather has gone crazy every where...from one side of the world to the other and from top to bottom!

1 comment:

Paul said...

I agree Dave. I remember, when I was a kid, the distinct temperatures of all four seasons. Now, we get really short Springs and quickly goes from cold to hot and vice-versa.

The weather patterns seem unpredictable in that we get +12 in January and Calgary could get snow at any time of the year.

Unfortunately, the people who study our planet and educate the masses with how poorly we treat it, are unable to get big business to heed their warnings of the consequences of bleeding the Earth dry. The almighty dollar is more important than global warming, de-forestation and the extinction of 137 species of life forms every day.