Today is Blog Action Day. This is the day every blogger across the world is supposed to write on the same topic. This year's topic is Climate Control.
How is the climate effecting us or me personally? This was the hottest summer ever recorded in Austin TX's history. Including the overnight hours, where it's supposed to be cooler weather, our temperatures averaged over 89 degrees.
We had 68 days over 100 degrees and most of those were at 106 and 107 degrees. We were 1 day short of the record for 69 days over 100 degrees that was set way back in 1925.
I would take my daughter to the park at 8:30 in the morning to "beat the heat", yet it would be 95 degrees by 9am. How much fun is that? Heat just makes you feel lethagic and icky.
We had practically no rain over the summer and sit in a 24 month drought. But what's in store for us this Winter and Spring? An El Nino!! For the past month, we've gotten a lot of rain. It's not helping to fill Lake Travis yet because there isn't much run-off when the ground really needs it, but this back and forth of drastic weather needs to stop.
Just two days ago, the high temperature was barely 60 degrees and yesterday it was 90 and today is supposed to get to 92, but then tomorrow it's supposed to be 70.
I'm not sure how to stop these peaks and valleys and get the basic four seasons back, but Texas has always been a state of two seasons, hot and cold. We never get a real Fall or real Spring. We get uncomfortably hot and insanely cold.
I'm sure others blogging for Blog Action Day '09 will come up with some terrific ways to move forward.
Makes me want to live in a climate controlled bubble sometimes...
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