Weather isn’t climate. I get that – but this year is just one of many recently that have been extraordinarily warm. The mint in my garden is still growing. I have poppy seeds that I sowed in October that have sprouted and are now an inch high. The moss is still growing on the trees in the woods, full and lush like it usually is in springtime.
It’s warm. It’s mid-December now, and I’m still taking my kids to and from school in a trailer hooked up to the back of my bicycle. If I were fastidious about such things, I’d be out mowing my lawn right now.
Something big has changed.