We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Eliot Four Quartets

17 March 2007

Its been the earth's warmest winter on record which means different things for different places, but here its meant an early spring, animals waking early from hibernation and generally very mild weather. Next to no snow for us, here in the Pennines, which supposedly always gets snow?!

Tonight though arctic winds are blowing in, and snow is expected throughout much of England and Scotland, which could be disastrous for hedgehogs and other animals that might starve, having woken too early from hibernation. The snow is not expected to stick, but the cold is expected to continue until mid-week.

There's been a number of tv shows recently about global warming and the newest claim that human's aren't really
responsible for global warming.

The reason being that the earth itself
is warming on its own. And there's also been a barrage of information suddenly on reducing your carbon footprint.

Whether or not global warming is happening quicker because of us really isn't the issue for me.. one can easily observe that nature is not quite right, with animals waking too early for spring, and flowers blooming in February. The carbon footprint can be reduced and I think recycling is a good thing, but as my husband and I observed while watching a politician talk about it, the government has the biggest footprint, along with many other western governments. Its as if its a diversionary tactic to distract the people while they get on with making havoc in the world. They like to tell the [little] people what to do (especially in this country), you just get on with reducing your carbon footprint and leave the wars to us. Hmm..

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