I know, I know. I just mangled a great title, but I swear to you, the writers of the movie, If it's Tuesday, it Must be Belgium, sure didn't know anything about global warming when they made the picture.
Seriously, I've heard all kinds of weather reports across the globe and I am still baffled by the change in our weather patterns. I know it's a scientific fact that something is going on, and I'm sure we, as people, with all our "stuff", are probably the culprits, but I feel as if suddenly all the changes went from meandering to speeding down the track to the finish line.
Isn't 2012 the year the Mayans say we all are going to die? The weather sometimes sure makes me wonder.
Case in point is here in Belgium. It's the middle of July and I can count on one hand the number of days we've seen the sun. I'm not kidding. We've been here since the middle of June and I'm tempted to go to a tanning salon just so I don't look like a corpse any more!
And on those very few, infrequent days we do get some sun, it usually rains all day and THEN sometime between 5:00pm and 6:00pm, just when everyone is ready to head home, the sun breaks through. I can set my watch on it. I see the sun, I think, "Oh...must be after five!"
Now I don't want to get into a debate over whether global warming is real. I've heard the arguments for and against, and in all honesty, they just irritate me. Look outside your window, people. Something IS going on. Arguing that it isn't won't make it go away.
I've heard of crazy weather everywhere. Drought conditions in the US, avalanches in the French Alps, freak tornadoes in Poland. You can't open up a news bulletin without seeing something.
Was it this way back in the day? Has the weather always been slowly disintegrating and we didn't know it? Or have we as a species actually changed the weather patterns of the planet?
Tell me what you think in the comments below!!!
Hugs and see you on Friday. Boy...do I have some new and interesting signage to show you this time! LOL