Yesterday was the warmest winter day ever in Cincinnati. 78 degrees.
Most of last week was unseasonably warm, with highs in the 60s. And here’s today’s temp:
These sort of rapid swings are happening far too often to be called flukes. Not just in Ohio, but all over (e.g. California going from drought to flooding). It’s global climate change, plain and simple. And it’s not going away if we ignore it.
The New York Times has a great article about how climate change is affecting Mexico City. Read it and you’ll start to realize that the next world war may not be over political or religious ideologies, but over access to water and food.
Instead of building yet another oil pipeline, we should be hanging solar panels. Instead of watering the lawn, we should be installing rain barrels. Heck, for $5 you can install a shower interrupter valve – push a button and the shower flow slows to a trickle while you lather up, saving a lot of water from being wasted every day.
It’s a small price to pay today… to help avoid paying a much steeper price in the future: