It's hard to know what to feel about the weather these days. With temps in the 50's in December (in Wisconsin!) it initially feels well wonderful. We go outside expecting to be chilled to the bone with the cold (with or without snow) because that has been our past experience with Wisconsin winters, this year not so much. We step out the door and we feel happy; we are not cold, our animals are not cold, there is no water to unfreeze (making chores more of a breeze:) Then as we walk around caring for the animals it starts to sink in..."this is not normal" and the weather starts to take on a different feeling. Our world is dealing with rapid climate change and most of the time that feels like an intellectual discussion (do you believe or don't you, what should governments and companies do about it), but with abnormal weather like this it starts to feel more personal, more in our face, and more scary. We can feel like this deer below, we are just going about our lives, doing what we do to survive, and then suddenly we realize something big and scary is headed straight for us. What will we do? What can we do? What will our future look like? How will we survive this moment of crisis? Even if we are fortunate enough this tragedy spare us, what about the ones that come after us?
I don't have the answers, but if you are interested in learning more please follow this link: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/09/8467683/how-to-help-climate-change-greta-thunberg