Friday, 2 February 2018

What Does It Mean When The Groundhog Sees His Shadow? Who Knows?

Today is Groundhog Day, and I have no idea whether the little guy will see his shadow or not—but I'm starting to wonder if ANYONE can predict the weather these days. Even just the past month has been so strange.

I know we live in Alberta (well, at least *I* do) but don't you think the weather has become a little more unpredictable than usual lately? I mean, one day, I’m outside in a t-shirt, and the next, there’s a blizzard warning and I’m bundled up in a parka, or putting on 17 layers of clothes to walk to school.

I guess Albertans—and Canadians really—are used to that but actually, weather is changing ALL ACROSS THE WORLD.

We’re learning about climate change in science class right now—which is pretty much defined as a significant change in the weather for a long period of time. It can cause…chaos. Like, flooding, drought, melting snow and ice, extreme heat, and really crazy storms. Maybe that doesn’t sound scary to you, but for some people, farmers like my Grandpa for example, climate change can have an impact on, well, everything.

The thing is, you can’t control the weather. So, I asked my grandpa—how do farmers cope with climate change? You know what he said?

Well, to find out, you’ll need to read one of the books in the Superman Duffy series of graphic novels, Cloud 9 —it’s ALL about the effects of climate change. I know, I’m a big tease, right?

Update: I hear the Groundhog DID see his shadow... What does that really mean? With the weather lately, who can predict? No WONDER the weatherman has such a hard time!

Gotta Jet!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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