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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 06:18 PM

The Death Of Seasons

The Death Of Seasons
How the climate crisis could forever change winter, spring, summer and fall.

(HuffPost) In January, even before the coronavirus pandemic put the world askew, Jan Tore Jensen noticed some disturbing changes to the rhythms of life in his home city of Oslo, Norway. “The botanical garden in Oslo was opening up. Flowers were blooming, and something was kind of off,” recalls Jensen, head of Norwegian outdoor-gear company Bergans.

The normally wintry city was free of snow until the last day of January, and for the first time ever, Oslo ― along with fellow Scandinavian cities Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki ― witnessed temperatures above freezing every day of the month, the warmest European January on record.

Winters have been trending warmer for years, and in northern European countries like Norway, where snow-filled winters are part of the national identity, the loss is palpable.


While the past year has brought dramatic manifestations of a warming planet — Cyclone Amphan killed more than 100 people in India and Bangladesh and Hurricane Laura caused widespread damage to the Caribbean and the U.S. — such catastrophes have a specific geography and time span. Those who live in the American West couldn’t easily escape the climate implications of this fall’s massive wildfires, but for people elsewhere in the country, this unprecedented disaster was often painted as just a California problem.

People often fail to understand climate change because it can feel either too doom-ridden or too distant from their personal lives, research has found.

But everyone experiences seasons — from the four seasons commonly recognized in temperate climes to the extremes of the Arctic, which oscillates between ice, extreme cold and thaw, to the tropics, with its dry and rainy seasons. In some cultures and regions, people observe even more intricate seasonal variations: For instance, the aboriginal calendar in southwest Australia traditionally features six seasons. .............(more)


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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 06:55 PM

1. I was fishing in Rhode Island from Oct 14 - 23

Saltwater fishing on a south coast beach in Rhode Island in October . . .
and every day I was wearung a T shirt !

I have been fishing in RI for 33 years. When I first started,
I used to wear thermal underwear and, at night, the temp
would often fall below freezing. The fish used to finish their
migration south by the first week in November. Now, they
migrate well into the month, past Thanksgiving.

Ask the striped bass if global warming is a hoax.

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Wed Oct 28, 2020, 06:56 PM

2. 1 brief flurry

In Delaware last winter, no accumulation. It was strange and disappointing

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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 12:36 AM

3. weather certainly has been weird since 2000.

no normal since 1995, but worse. + i KNOW it was around 1985when we left goldilocks.

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