I’m not one to say that humans are totally responsible for climate change, but I think we’ve helped push it a long and create some adverse affects
to our weather as a direct result of all the pollution we put out into the world. Nobody can argue that we ought to be better stewards of this planet.
I live in southern Ohio. It’s far enough north that it’s had some severe winter weather in its past. I’m not from Ohio, but the locals often
tell stories of crazy blizzards and Arctic temperatures blasting the area in years past. I moved here in 2012. The winters of 2012 and 2013 were
legit winters. Cold, with plenty of snow. But since then, every winter has been short and warm with little to no snow.
Now, I’m just wondering with some anecdotal evidence if 2020’s reduced carbon emissions have had a reverse effect on the weather. I say that
because this years winter has been an actual winter. We had snow on Christmas, cold temperatures and multiple snow storms dropping more of the white
stuff than I’ve seen in my 9 years here. It’s got the attention of most of the locals, many of whom are complaining constantly about the
cold/snowy weather. (Personally, I love having four different seasons...but that’s just me)
For perspective, last spring started in February. The year before that we got warm in March and never looked back. It’s made for some really long
months of warm weather. Winters have been all rain and practically no snow until this year. At least, for the previous 6 years.
So, we now that pollution receded quite a bit over the summer with no cars on the road. City skylines opened back up as we closed down. I’m not a
weather expert and I know that correlation does not mean causation. But it’s worth noting and considering as a possibility, no?
To add context, here’s an article mentioning how it’s the most snowfall the area has seen since 2008.
To be clear, I’m not arguing for or against human-caused climate change. I’m simply speculating if we are seeing a rapid atmospheric response
from the reduced carbon output from humans due to Covid restrictions. If that were true, then one might argue that human-caused climate change can be
quickly reversed instead of permanently doomed.
What are you all seeing with this winter? Is it a geographically “normal” winter? Or is it just as it has been in recent years?
11-2-2021 by Assassin82 because: Spelling