09 January 2008

I'm a Selfish Bitch

The weather is pretty lovely, isn't it? I think it is. A bit windy right now, gusty in fact; I was nearly blown over just now when I went for coffee (last night when I checked accuweather.com it had this little swirly graphic and I wasn't sure what it was, but now I certainly know). If it was cold out, as cold as it should be in mid January during which the average high is 38 degrees, my little nose and mouth and ears and fingertips would be like little popsicles. Instead, I carried an iced latte in each hand, no prob.

So as I was saying, it's pretty lovely out. And I'm enjoying it. It makes me smile for no reason in particular. I only realize how depressed harsh winter weather makes me when spring rolls around and I turn into Miss Happy Pants, totally out of character for my usually surly self. The selfish part is, I'm enjoying this lovely spring weather in the winter, even though I know it spells doom for the environment. Such drastic changes in the weather seriously screw with local ecosystems (e.g., birds and their migration patterns), and the ripple effect is worldwide. This NASA
article complete with map of the meltation, paints a pretty scary picture, though this National Geographic article on climate change on Mars implies it's not just humanity's nasty habits causing the warm-up.

1 comment:

  1. that's one of my all time favorite songs and is on my preliminary list.
    we'll sort out overlaps. full time lovejammmers!