Friday, July 2, 2010

Global Warming

OK, I'm prepared to admit that we might be warming up. Of course, we received a huge amount of snow in the winter months and we'd had about enough of the damned white stuff come March. It was nice to get the lake filled up again though, and also to see everything greening up.

But there are also problems associated with over watering. For instance we have had to endure some allergies up here at 6,750 feet above sea level. Normally these are burned off pretty soon into the season, but this year with all the grass we've actually had some hay fever around.

But the biggest problem has been mosquitoes. Nasty little buggers! Usually they don't appear with the cooling each evening; but at dusk - their favorite feeding time - it's become a chancy thing to go outdoors with the relaxing glass of something nice to watch the approaching darkness.

So, maybe we are warming up. But here's the real bone of contention. Is it man made or is it old Mother Nature playing us tricks? Before you answer that question too quickly, just remember we are being advised by the same scientists who 40 years ago told us we were all going to freeze. Did you ever read the Doomsday Book back then? Scared the living daylights out of us all.

I refer of course, not to the Doomsday Book commissioned by William the Conqueror, in the 11th Century but the book that came out in the late sixties.

1 comment:

  1. Doomesday/Domesday Book - should it frighten you?
    It was a written record of a census and survey of English landowners and their property, made by order of William the Conqueror in 1085-86!