Today was a super fun day for me, I had a snow day! As a child I used to get so excited when it snowed and I would check the news all night long waiting to see if my school was listed as closed. My friends and I would plan our day off of school and sleeping in; eating junk food and sledding were always included. When I told my son last night we were having a snow day because of the blizzard, he jumped up and down cheering and all my local pals and I chatted on Facebook about our snow day plans, just like high school years ago!
The thing is the weather years ago seemed different. It seemed as though there were very few snow days and fewer severe storms. It could be just my perception but after seeing weird weather patterns I’m beginning to wonder if this odd weather is indeed linked to global warming. According to:
Most scientists and climatologists agree that weird weather is at least in part the result of global warming—a steady increase in the average temperature of the surface of the Earth thought to be caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gasses produced by human activity.
If this is indeed the case and the odd storms, increase of snow days (no complaining about that one) and life changing and destroying floods droughts are linked to climate change, we should all be doing something about our carbon footprint. As much as I like a snow day I do not like weather that causes death, floods and droughts that ruin our crops or harm ecosystems.
Luckily, there is something we can each do everyday that does indeed make a difference and add up. From using reusable bags, turning of the water when you brush your teeth or letting your car idle – there is something you can do. Check out One Million Acts of Green for inspiration and begin inspiring others!
Disclosure: I am a One Million Acts of Green ambassador sponsored by Cisco and the project is organized by Rockfish Interactive. I am compensated for my time. My ideas, thoughts, words and opinions are my own and are not influenced by compensation. See what the other ambassadors have to say about One Million Acts of Green: Crunchy Domestic Goddess, Green Your Décor and Condo Blues.
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