What does global warming look like? Er, this

Orienpet lilies

The last flowers of these lilies – an oriental/trumpet cross – always presage the end of summer for me. The final blooms usually drop off at the end of August; they’re early this year because of the extraordinary weather.

And wow, what a year it’s been. Can’t remember a summer like it since ’76. I’ve moaned continually on this blog about the lack of water, but this is kindergarten stuff compared with the nightmare they’re enduring in Russia. My Muscovite in-laws are choking on smog, smoke and 40ºC. People are dying from it.

If this is the future – ie if this is what global warming looks like – we’re all in for a very bumpy and painful ride. Hold on to your hats.

4 Responses to “What does global warming look like? Er, this”

  1. ITFarmer Says:

    I’ve been worried about this global climate change as well. I’m only 29, but I can see the changes in my neck of the woods. Everything is changing very fast, and I can’t help but wonder how far north the desert that surely will circle the earth will extend, and just how soon it will happen. Here’s hoping this year is a fluke, even though all the data points to extreme warming.

    Nice Flowers by the way.

  2. Julie Says:

    Nice to see a 29 year old worried about climate change….all my young ones can’t see past their next Tuscan/Mexican/New Orleans vacation. And yes Soilman you still have very pretty flowers.

  3. Damo Says:

    we seem to be reeling from drought to flood and back again, let’s hope the same human progress that got us into this mess can get us out again!

  4. Lucy @ Smallest Smallholding Says:

    I’m an eternal optimist. That’s all I’m going to say 😉