It is balmy. I am walking around in a t-shirt and i am sweating. It is going to get warmer. Records are being broken, la de da.
It is the kind of weather which makes people think climate change is perhaps a fine thing, at least in the short term. It is also a state which is important enough to deserve a name. When i thought about uncharacteristically war weather and what it was called i remembered “Indian summer”. A term i assume is racist in origin.
I would call this transition winter. Something is changing, likely it is the climate. Though as Alexis is fond of pointing out, “the weather is not the climate.” And just as we ditched the term “Global Warming” for “Climate Change” we can expect that not only will we have uncharacteristically warm winters, we are looking at more “super storms.”
You can get bummed out by climate change and this will almost certainly do no good. Or you can look at it as an organizing opportunity. For days like today, the plan is simple – go out and enjoy the day [As i write there is a particularly iconic frisbee game going with lots of people in shorts and t-shirts.]
For the harsh side of transition winter, we can prepare to outperform the Red Cross. The idea is to use the opportunities of climate change to build new self-reliant (and hopefully ecological impact mitigating) local groups. This is another thing the Occupy spirit could grow up to be.
[Edited by Judy Youngquest]
About paxusa funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.
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