Washington Post: Kids Won’t Know Snow The Way Their Parents Did

It’s not full on

but, it’s close! Because cults never give up on ideas to scare people. The subhead tries to soften the wackadoodleness of the headline

What is winter without snow? Our children are finding out.
This generation won’t remember winter the way their parents do

When Celerah Hewes remembers the winters of her childhood, growing up in Albuquerque in the ’80s and ’90s, she recalls at least one or two significant snowfalls every season. She can still picture pulling back a curtain to see the world blanketed in white, then racing outside to spend a day building snow forts with neighborhood kids, or heading to the foothills of the Sandia Mountains to go sledding. She remembers those days as free, untethered from the rhythm and routine of daily life.

Hewes’s 11-year-old daughter, Evelyn, is also growing up in Albuquerque, but her experience of winter is very different from her mother’s. The last big snow came when Evelyn was just 2 years old — “too small to take advantage of it,” Hewes says. Since then, there have been only occasional dustings, an inch or two perhaps; when Evelyn flops to the ground to make a snow angel, her wing-prints reach the wet earth below. “She’ll bundle up and go outside in almost no snow, and she’ll try so hard to play, and come back muddy and disappointed,” Hewes says, “and that’s heartbreaking.” A few years ago, Evelyn asked for a sled for Christmas. It has never been used.

Well, that’s rather inconvenient


This past December saw snow at a record low across the country. Last month, a new study confirmed that climate change has altered snow patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, bringing certain parts of the United States closer to a “snow loss cliff,” at which point snow loss will only accelerate. In the D.C. region, where I grew up and am now raising my children, a recent January snowfall marked the end of a nearly two-year-long snow drought; a few weeks before the December holidays, I had folded last year’s snow pants — never worn, already outgrown — and put them in a pile to give away

The thing is, this is what should be expected during a Holocene warm period. Of course, the same people will also blame all the snow in January on ‘climate change’.

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2 Responses to “Washington Post: Kids Won’t Know Snow The Way Their Parents Did”

  1. Dana says:

    Alas! It was below freezing this morning, but, fortunately, no snow. But we did get snow in January!

  2. ALC says:

    just a couple of piles of snow left around the yard here in western ny, might even hit 50 next week, i’ll take it

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