Friday, March 11, 2011

Another Climate Change Update

Caption: The Climate Change Cherry Tree, in a strip mall somewhere in Federal Way, Washington. It's way behind last year's pace, proving that there's no global warming this year. Click on the image to verify the data.

Image credit: All photos by Cujo359

Since the last time I reported on the state of climate change, the weather has been rather ugly on the rare days when I could get out to look at the climate change cherry tree. As all right wing gasbags and and most climate change deniers could tell you, whether there is climate change or not isn't a matter of recording the temperature all over the world and then seeing if the average is rising or not, but instead is a matter of checking conditions in one's own area and assuming that this how things are in the rest of the world, I thought I'd post another update based on conditions in the Pacific Northwest.

Caption: Close up view of CCCT blooms. Things are right on schedule.

You'll be happy to know that the world is not getting warmer this year. As you can see from the state of the Climate Change Cherry Tree (CCCT), it's blooming at least three weeks later than it was last year. Here is a close up of the buds. This is about the schedule I'm used to - the cherry trees usually bloom in mid- to late March, and that looks to be about what will happen this year.

Caption: Outside the state liquor store, this tree proudly shows all those tree-hugging hippie scientists that things are back to normal in the world.

Here are a couple more trees from that same area. Historically, these trees have been a week or so ahead of the CCCT, and they're almost fully in bloom now.

Caption: Nothing says "Averages? We don't worry about what's average around here!" like a cherry tree blooming at the usual time outside a Hallmark store.

Anyway, what with all the bad news these days, I thought everyone could use a little cheering up.

Click on the pictures to enlarge.


One Fly said...

I would say we have 3-4 feet more snow right now compared to last year. The walk about for measuring happens next week.

The only good thing is if it snows now it melts quickly.

Cujo359 said...

I think that when they average everything up here, it will be one of the coldest winters in the last decade. Winters have generally been mild recently, though, so that's not saying much.

Dana Hunter said...

CCCT. Hee. I loves it.

Cujo359 said...

If there's one thing working for the government taught me, it's how to spew the acronyms.