2 years ago Dexter was a record-breaking 75F and hit by a tornado. This week, we hit a record low with record snowfall.

Global climate change, global schlimate change

The day before the Dexter Tornado hit Dexter, Michigan on March 15, 2012, Anne and I were installing a new garage door opener in shorts and t-shirts. Swarmed by mosquitoes, we were forced to slather up with bug spray because it go so bad. The next day, after hitting a record-breaking 75 degrees, we watched as never-before-seen-this-early F3 tornado took out a neighborhood less than a mile from our house.

This year, during the same week, we had a low of -7F breaking a record set in 1896. We also hit a record amount of snowfall for this area.

The following photos aren’t to show you that the earth is getting warmer or colder. They are to show you that we are experiencing dramatic, unprecedented swings in weather; unpredictable, extreme weather events.

The Dexter tornado of 2012 was record-setting. The cold and snow this year are record-setting. It’s not global warming. It’s global climate change.

And it’s real.

All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog. Our coverage of the 2012 Dexter Tornado is HERE and HERE (interactive panoramic image) and HERE.

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‘Nuff said.

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  • Rob Ert

    The planet Earth is definitely going through a climate change. Geologically speaking, the planet does “cool off, and heat up”, during it’s eons of existence. However there are some “new” facts and figures that must be considered. In 2010 an earthquake in Chile knocked us 3 inches more on our tilted axis. Every 26 thousand years, the planet “wobbles” with the gravity of the Moon to keep us in check. Could humans, using carbon fossil fuels have caused such horrible winters? Maybe, but I’ve yet to hear anyone factor in the loss of forests and trees into this mix. These large, Carboniferous plants clean the air and provide oxygen! Doesn’t anyone think that this is a major factor? We need to start using the crap we’ve been leaving to rot. There’s plenty of scrap wood, especially flooring, that can be used for a variety of building materials and repairs. Paper? I’m sure that most people have seen the bundles of cash from legal cannabis in Colorado. Those piles of cash could also be accumulated with the textile use of the plant. Because of the greed of the corporate world, we’ve been deprived of a textile that’s been used for thousands of years. Don’t believe me?- Genisis, Book of Kings, And David stunned Goliath with a stone flung from a sling made of” lamb skin and Hemp twine”

  • kirk

    Wow! In northport in 2012 mild winter w total of 120 inches now 260 inched and counting w severe cold weather new record in both catagpries

  • judyms9

    These natural disasters should be addressed in the campaigns of all Democrats because it is the GOP that doesn’t want to approve disaster assistance, especially for Blue states, unless the funds are offset by taking away more food from poor people. Weather related disasters are likely to increase and intensify.
    If this weren’t an election year I doubt that Snyder and the GOP here would have provided anything for road repair much less funds for natural disasters.

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