Monday, May 27, 2013
Burning the pallets
You know how to tell the heating season has gone on way too long? It's when you start burning the pallets your firewood used to sit on.
I woke up Sunday morning to 32 degrees. No snow at my elevation, 1300 feet, but just a couple hundred feet higher than me, they got 3 inches of snow on the ground.
By Wednesday temperatures should be back in the 80s.
There is a theory that he Neanderthals went extinct during a time of rapid climate change. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal_extinction_hypotheses They could not adapt to changing climate conditions.
You know who did find a way to adapt? We did, of course. Our branch of humanity is pretty clever. It doesn't seem real noticeable on a day to basis, but when push comes to shove, at least some of us figure things out. The beauty of humans is that we can communicate ideas. Once someone figures out how to survive in a changing world, the ideas on how to do it spreads around.
The world is changing. Doesn't matter if it's man made, natural or a combination of both. Darwin did not say it's the strong that survive, but the most adaptable.
Today's adaption is burning the pallets. There's more where those came from.