Sunday, November 23, 2008
The benefits of climate change...
The climate change in our micro area is that winter arrives later, has a great deal of snow, then departs earlier in the spring... and we have drier summers.
The bad news: more spring floods and more summer fires (and eco changes we're still understanding).
The good news: well, just look at the photo! And dry hot summers are not too hard to take.
Here's a link to a report that I was hired to produce - it shows the trends in the Columbia Basin in a whole range of ways. (Whoops, somehow I slipped from enjoying the beauty back into work... )
What's it like where you are?
Gfid - sounds like early winter (and for those who don't know 'chinooks' are warm winds that come in over the mountains from the west and change the temperature dramatically.
there is a link that reads "oder a printed report" which is a mispelling.
oder is spelled odor.
thought you would like to no.
Susan, maybe climate change will bring sunny springs...or maybe it will rain till August!
We have just received some welcome rain which narrowly averted the proposed implementation of the dreaded stage 4 restrictions so we are all mightily relieved.
As bloggers we echo one another’s thoughts all the time, the climate here in Melbourne has been steadily changing since we moved from Sydney in 1982, it’s now less cold with longer summers whilst Sydney has become more tropical. Like further north in Brisbane.
The Columbia Basin report is a very thoughtful project and I think it will be of immense help to the local communities. Congratulations are in order not only for its excellent comprehensive content and links but also for the idea of enlisting volunteers into the project to encourage co ownership. I think I already detect an abundant community spirit in its breezy informative friendly style which won me over the more I read.
Claire - come anytime and I'd be honoured to take you for a tour.
After near-record highs last week, we're starting to cool down a little here in Colorado. This year, we had the warmest Halloween I can ever remember. It's very weird.
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