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    Posted March 2, 2011 by
    Colville, Washington
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Cultural census: Get around

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    Getting around town in a climate-riddled world


    It's March 2nd and it's snowing outside here in Northeast Washington State. It was minus 10 just last week. That's crazy!


    They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but to have so much cold and snowy weather this late in the winter is unusual here.


    I just read in the Huffpo that the Union of Concerned Scientists have explained why we are having such snowy, wet weather around the country. It's because of global warming, folks. No matter what the cause, the average global temperature has been rising each year and this causes greater evaporation, and more precipitation.


    I am a believer in the human-contributed global warming school of thought. In other words, I have not been manipulated into thinking that we don't have an effect on the climate by the Koch brothers and others who stand to lose if we reduce consumption.


    I walk around town whenever I can. I often go days or even weeks without driving my car.  It's ridiculous that I am still going out in snow boots, but if the snow keeps up today, I will have to do just that.


    I try to walk at least a couple of miles around town each day. I take the long way around to go food shopping by climbing up a steep street and then around to Safeway. I figure it's a small sacrifice. In fact, the exercise is a big plus. It's a win-win situation.


    Here's an article in today's Huffpo about climate change, increased snowfall and floods. The link is too long, but here's the homepage: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/


    Looks like the link did copy, below.


    Photos:1.  my boots, 2. my yard, 3. my car (please don't run a background check on my tabs, haha I wasn't thinking...), 4. my thermometer last week


    Thanks for reading!


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