April Showers Bring May Flowers -- A Manifesto
Consider those folks at 350.org who claim that we’re headed for some climatological challenges that threaten the entire planet. Godzilla lacked that scale. You might think they'd be a little gloomier. Yet, there are pictures of their staff all over the world with these bright sunny attitudes showing. Even 350’s co-founder Bill McKibben is sporting a big grin. And he wrote “The End of Nature” for chrissakes.
These guys are making the best of things despite their founding quote, which is a bit of a downer. I think we’d all prefer that any pleas for humanity be left to something on Netflix thank you.
"If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from to at most 350 ppm.”
Dr. James Hansen –Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Think positive. Soldier on in spite of formidable adversaries looking to outwit your every move.
Frankly, I’m no scientist, despite that year of chemistry in high school. I know what C and O stand for and the importance of goggles around the Bunsen burner. Yet, when it comes to counting molecules in the atmosphere I’m happy to let the pros take over. There’s value in the division of labor and working together.
Sure, rain sucks sometimes, particularly when there’s too much (e.g. monsoons). Droughts suck too, not to mention cold coffee, airline delays, racism, flat tires, disease, poverty and black holes. Clearly, there’s something to be said for a positive attitude in the face of whatever adversity might pop-up.
We appreciate the good work of others. And a positive attitude, mister. We’ve also got a thing for pluviophiles – people who like the rain, who smell the petrichor and hear the music in precipitation. A rainy day is the least of their worries. Particularly, when they're sporting a stylish rain cape.
April showers bring May flowers is not a meteorological certainty. Who knows what tomorrow will bring. But if you want to experience the rain with something a little more versatile than an umbrella, we've got you covered (and your stuff too). If you're up for it, please take advantage of our Spring Splash Sale.
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Should you have any further questions on climate, please consider the thoughtful considerations of the folks at NASA. With all their satellites and professional scientists they make a compelling case.