It would seem you'd need a special permit to start a fire in city park. I doubt this was legal but I wouldn't discourage everyone from doing their part to curb global warming, as I sit here in the middle of the largest April snowstorm in recorded history with the longest stretch since the last time the temperature reached 60 degrees in over 150 years.
#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-04-15 10:24 AM | Reply | Flag:
Let's forget about all of the record high, or near record high temperatures that were set in January, February, and March. Also, let's forget about the fact the Arctic has had the highest temperatures in Winter ever recorded. (see this article , for example.) Snow in April and some cooler-than-average temperatures in parts of the US proves the world is colder than ever. Or, maybe, this is an example of the Arctic Vortex breaking down, allowing cold air that was supposed to be trapped in the Arctic to spill into lower latitudes. It also allows warmer air to penetrate into the Arctic, raising the temperatures there.
By the way, I'm not sure where you live, but the snow totals I'm seeing projected for this storm don't even come close to the records for most places. The upper-Midwest is getting something like 12" or so ... which isn't even a record for Minnesota in April: April Snow Records for Minnesota While it did, apparently, set a record for snowiest April in Minneapolis-St.Paul by about 2" over 1983. However, Boston, for example, received more snow in one storm known as the "April Fools Day Blizzard" in 1997.
Let's also not forget this Winter wasn't even all that snowy, comparatively. There were a few large snowstorms in quick succession, but snowfall totals weren't breaking any records for the season. Here's a good site to do some historical research on. Looking at the 6 months from Oct 2017 to Mar 2018, the US had higher than average high temperatures, low temperatures, and average temperatures. In that same 6 months, the US had lower than average precipitation. Maybe your freaky April storm and stretch of cool weather doesn't really say a lot about global, or even US, climate.
Even the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project, now known as Berkeley Earth, founded by a "skeptic", has had to admit that a) the Earth is warming, and b) that warming is largely driven by humans. See: Wikipedia and Berkeley Earth's own site. Absolutely everyone who has _objectively_ looked at the data has come to the same conclusion. The science and the data are clear, humans are causing global temperatures to rise. Don't let your political stance on what to do about that fact cloud your judgment.