Liam Murray: Climate shift

March 24, 2014 

In response to the March 5 editorial “Winter weary”: Interesting read. I was very surprised when I heard of the federal government shutdowns.

I also found a paragraph at the end to be particularly interesting: “Interestingly, the wild swings in weather have even gotten some who had dismissed ‘climate change’ as the fanciful vision of tree-huggers to ponder the possibility that maybe there really is something to it – that maybe the crazy weather of the last couple of years might somehow have, at least in part, a man-made cause.” Now that would make quite a plot twist in a really bad sci-fi movie.

But in all seriousness, I find the speculatory statement about the weather having a partial “man-made cause” quite thought-provoking. Has the humans’ carelessness with nature over the years really led to these kinds of weather conditions? It’s a puzzling thing to contemplate. Pretty weird stuff. All that aside, the end of this long, lustrous winter (“Groundhog Day” reference) can’t arrive soon enough.

Liam Murray

Wake Forest

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