SEARCH BLOG: WATER or H2O
Friday afternoon, I went fishing on Lake Erie. We caught a lot of fish, just not the fish we wanted. But I was surprised what I saw when we got to Sterling State Park where the launch ramps were.
The water levels were back to normal. A couple of years ago, faced with the reality of man-made global warming, Lake Erie was about to dry up. The water was at least two feet below normal and the lake was inaccessible to some shoreline homes because the little water that was left was not navigable. The lake was doomed; the fish were doomed; only the polar bears were safe because they did not live in the area.
Then one of those "oops" things happened. The Pacific Ocean circulation changed. The sun became eerily quiet. Snow covered the Great Lakes area in near-record amounts. Global warming went away for awhile... despite the best effort of the models to keep it here. We've had a cold, miserable spring for the most part. Friday was nice and pleasant, but still cooler than normal... sweatshirts covered by jackets weather. The debate was over, but the climate wasn't going along with the "winners."
So, Lake Erie came back; the fish were not doomed; only the polar bears were threatened... and now their growing population is protected by a designation that doesn't mean much of anything to anyone.
All is well with the world... except we didn't catch the fish we wanted.
There's always Costco...