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Even if you don’t remember what you ate for breakfast, I’m sure you recall the beautifully unseasonable warm days of March. For the record, here were some high temperatures:
March 6: 63 degrees. The average high: 39
March 7: 66 degrees. The average high: 39
March 11: 66 degrees. The average high: 40
March 12: 60 degrees. The average high: 41
March 13: 66 degrees. The average high: 41
March 14: 78 degrees. The average high: 42
March 15: 72 degrees. The average high: 42
March 17: 74 degrees. The average high: 43
March 18: 79 degrees. The average high: 43
March 19: 72 degrees. The average high: 44
March 20: 80 degrees. The average high: 44
March 21: 84 degrees. The average high: 44
March 22: 74 degrees. The average high: 45
March 24: 60 degrees. The average high: 45
March 25: 61 degrees. The average high: 45
March 27: 71degrees. The average high: 46
March 28: 64 degrees. The average high: 47
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!
Of course those tantalizingly warm days are fresh in your memory. Play along with me, This Just In fans. What were you feeling all those days I’ve just documented as Shangri-La?
Were you happy?
I’m guessing most of you experienced positive rather than negative feelings.
No doubt that you in some form or fashion enjoyed those warmer than normal temperatures. You did not suffer. You did not become depressed. You did not grumble or swear about the obviously strange meteorological circumstances.
You had fun. You smiled. You welcomed the temperature climb. That is, if you were normal.
Who could possibly throw cold water on such warm, sunny days?
Meet Jerry Meehl, climate scientist at the
Earlier this week, Meehl said the following, warning that the record temperatures in March may be a sign of global warming.
“Everybody has this uneasy feeling ... You're out enjoying this nice March weather, but you know it's not a good thing.”
Really, Mr. Meehl?
They rushed out to the March warmth and thought, hmmmm, this isn’t good?
This is horrible!
Do these octogenarians look "uneasy?"
I see smiles.
God help this troubled family!
Nope. Nobody enjoying the outdoors there.
A website that proudly profiles Meehl says he "also studies 'climate commitment' – the extent to which warming would continue even if society were to immediately cut all greenhouse gas emissions."
He must be an absolute riot at dinner parties.
(All photos were shot in various locations during March 2012, boston.com)