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Volatile Climate Rips A Lilac In Two

With the unprecedented heat of this spring came worries of a climate that has lost its balance, but we were told not to worry. We were advised to simply enjoy the warm weather. It was bringing out green leaves and bright flowers ahead of schedule, so what was the problem?

One problem was revealed this week when, 7 days after a record-breaking 90 degree temperature in my town, we received a wet, heavy snow. It piled up on everything, including the leaves and flowers that had emerged early on a lilac bush near our house.

The lilac was ripped apart.

5 thoughts on “Volatile Climate Rips A Lilac In Two”

  1. Tom says:

    you ain’t seen nothin’ yet:

    Global Extinction within one Human Lifetime as a Result of a Spreading Atmospheric Arctic Methane Heat wave and Surface Firestorm


    “Although the sudden high rate Arctic methane increase at Svalbard in late 2010 data set applies to only a short time interval, similar sudden methane concentration peaks also occur at Barrow point and the effects of a major methane build-up has been observed using all the major scientific observation systems. Giant fountains/torches/plumes of methane entering the atmosphere up to 1 km across have been seen on the East Siberian Shelf. This methane eruption data is so consistent and aerially extensive that when combined with methane gas warming potentials, Permian extinction event temperatures and methane lifetime data it paints a frightening picture of the beginning of the now uncontrollable global warming induced destabilization of the subsea Arctic methane hydrates on the shelf and slope which started in late 2010. This process of methane release will accelerate exponentially, release huge quantities of methane into the atmosphere and lead to the demise of all life on earth before the middle of this century.”

    Looks like we won’t have to worry about all those financial troubles any more.

  2. Bill says:

    Yeah but what happened to the cat?

    1. J. Clifford says:

      That cat slogs on through deep snow, hot sun, hard rain. Anything. It’s one hell of a cat.

      1. AE Transparency says:

        Thanks! I like a happy ending.

        1. J. Clifford says:

          The happy ending for me will come when I’m able to re-establish areas of growth where trees and shrubs were torn out.

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