It has been a beautiful winter. Ellensburg has had a few inches of snow during Christmas and a few dustings since, but no accumulation at all so far. It is 58 degrees out just past noon. It is still too cold and too early to rejoice. A warmer than usual winter here is usually caused by El Nino. I haven’t heard if this is a factor in our warm January or not, but everyone usually points to global warming for any unusual weather in any circumstance.
I consider myself a scientist and although I believe our activities are influencing the climate, I do not believe it is call for alarm. I watched as Lake Erie got severely polluted, then science and regulations, cleaned it back up. We will do the same thing for global warming changes. We will bring it back under control.
No, the sky is not falling.