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Monday, March 19, 2012

Goodbye Winter


On this last day of winter, not even a touch of frost or cool temperatures.  In fact, much of tri-state area recoded record high temperatures, some in the mid to high 70’s.  Here on the island with moderating temperatures from the surrounding ocean and sound, more like mid 60’s.

Global warming or just a statistical anomaly…only time will tell.  Did a little more out in the garden beds this afternoon while the meatballs cooked.  After dinner went to the gym for a quick workout.  My back and neck bothering me, I decided to keep it to a 4 mile 40 minute run.

This day in history “Mario Molina is born in 1943.  Mexican-American chemist who shared the 1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, along with chemists F. Sherwood Rowland and Paul Crutzen, for research in the 1970s concerning the decomposition of the ozonosphere, which shields the Earth from dangerous solar radiation. The discoveries of Molina and Rowland, that some industrially manufactured gases deplete the ozone layer, led to an international movement in the late 20th century to limit the widespread use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases...”

Do you recall the advertisements that shaving cream, and other aerosols started advertising that they no longer contained chlorofluorocarbon ?  Arid extra dry, hair spray, and the like all switched over.  I think that was the time or shortly after that stick deodorant became more popular.

Then came the announcements that we would not be able to get Freon to charge the AC units in our cars.  A sharp increase in the price of Freon, and soon a new refrigerant would be born.  When we purchase a central air unit about 10 years ago, we chose the more environmentally friendly PURON…

Now, I am even more conscious about the environment than ever.  Maybe we should put a moratorium on oil and insist on natural gas and other cleaner alternatives.  

Spring is in the air, and on the ground.

At this rate, we are going to go from pellets to AC overnight.....

Where does the time go....that reminds me, we are calling Gavin tonight.

Photo of the day “Goodbye Winter”


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