Is it time to redefine ‘normality’?

It’s November here in the UK; it’s chilly, but still unseasonably warm. I’m no botanist, but this rosemary bush seems to think something’s odd, too…

Rosemary blossom (in November in the UK) (close-up)
A rosemary blossom… in November in the UK?

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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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16 Responses to Is it time to redefine ‘normality’?

  1. mistermuse says:

    It’s not only time to redefine normality, but it’s time to revisit MORALITY.

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  2. The Economist cover for the week of November 5th has a picture of the world with an arrow through it and the heading SAY GOODBYE TO 1.5 C and the subheading: Why climate policy is off target. It’s a grim read!

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    • peNdantry says:

      Though it doesn’t feature that image, I think you’re referring to this article.

      It is indeed a grim read. I’m reminded of a quote from Eradicating Ecocide by Polly Higgins (p17; my bold):

      An international conference [about pollution] was held in 1911 and American reformers joined their British counterparts. Information, reports and scientific data were shared and disseminated. Conversations about strategy, tactics and insights stoked the fire of reform and change.

      Industry argued for efficiency and technological fixes. Jevons’ paradox was quietly ignored and engineers were put to the task of researching and inventing more efficient installations.

      The government faced two choices: ban the use of coal or impose further restrictions.

      … and then World War I happened, and the distraction it caused allowed the question of pollution to be quietly forgotten; I’ve long wondered whether that was more than just coincidence.

      Here we are again, over a century later, and I now wonder whether Putin &co have watched as the nations of the globe dither, seen the writing on the wall, and are attempting a land-grab so as to have more resources to (IMO futilely) survive the coming collapse….

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  3. And yet, despite proof, so many people are in denial.

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  4. Yes lots of flowers not supposed to be still flowering here in England. I have spring bulbs already poking their heads up, I have primroses out and a Hollyhock flowering along with Shamrock still in flower… The weather is as confused as we are. :-) Great pictures

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  5. jilldennison says:

    That has to be the cutest groundhog I’ve ever seen!!!

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  6. Forestwood says:

    I see Denmark just copped a downfall of snow so wondering if the Rosemary bush has been set right about the seasons, now?

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