I’m Opposed to Catastrophic Climate Change…But I Love Having an Early Garden
Okay, I admit it. While I see catastrophic climate change as a deep and real danger, I do find some comfort in the short term.
It was great that I barely had to pick up the snow shovel last winter. And it’s great that we’re already gathering blueberries off our bush, about three weeks early. The irises were in almost a month early, bringing welcome color to our yard.
And the zucchini is flowering already; we’ll be eating it soon. That’s usually mid-July, here in Western Massachusetts.
I’m looking forward to a long and productive garden season, especially welcome because last year’s garden got destroyed halfway through the season by Hurricane Irene.
Still, these comforts will seem like distant dreams if the worst predictions of climate change come true.