Tuesday, January 17, 2012

That Winter Without Snow

As we prepare our classes for the upcoming semester, my wife and I occasionally get outside to enjoy some of the warm days we have been having. Bill McGibben says that, because of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which, as of December 2011, is now 391.80 ppm , there is no longer anything resembling normal weather, and we certainly know that feature of climate change this winter because of the absence of snow where we live. We have to find delight in things like sunsets, windy bluffs, contrails, and shadows.

After clicking on a picture here, you will be taken to the slide show that is a relatively new feature of Blogger. Once inside the slide show, using the zoom feature will increase the size of each picture. Personally, I keep my screen set at 125% but find that zooming to 200% makes it possible to pick out more of the details available in these pictures.