Happy New Year !

Happy New Year to all who have read my posts over the two years that I have been posting on WordPress !   And all the best for 2018 to all of you who read my posts, like and respond to them. You have been enormously helpful and supportive and I greatly appreciate all of you.  Thank you.

We have hopeful signs here at the start of 2018.  After  little or no rainfall over much of the country for the last two months, at a time when we usually do have rain, we actually had the showers predicted by our meteorologists today. Levels in urban reservoirs and rural water tanks are very low though water usage has dropped considerably in response to requests to conserve water.  I drove to a nearby city three days ago and the farmland in between which is usually green at this time of year was burnt to brown stubble in the high sunny temperatures. The local market gardens are producing smaller crops of vegetables than usual at this time of year.  So we are very hopeful that the additional rain forecast over the next four days will arrive. The downside in these days of climate change is that we may have more of the huge floods that have struck us in the last few years.

I realise that this will seem strange to people in the northern hemisphere who are experiencing heavy snowfall and icy temperatures.  But climate change is causing many problems in different ways. We are thinking of you too – your snowfall is often in our news here.  May those who are working on climate change measures receive the support they need.

Once again happy new year to you all.


Happy New Year !

24 thoughts on “Happy New Year !

  1. Yes, bless the work of those involved in climate change research. We have a knothead president here in the USA now who doesn’t get it about climate change, yet there are mayors, governors, and businessmen in this country who understand it isn’t a political issue, but an existential one, so continue to support the Paris Climate Agreement in principle and in action. It gives me hope.

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  2. The best to you too Glenys… So far in Trinidad & Tobago there has been a lot of rain with much flooding in the south and central communities of Trinidad coupled with landslides in the north and some flooding in Tobago’s capital, but we are coping, these small islands really feel the effects. There is some sunshine today so we are thankful for that… I hope you get over the water woes soon…

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  3. Happy New YEar to you, & may Mama Earth be gentle with us all- we’ve had intense thunderstorms & flash flooding here in Oz- a very wet summer, & so humid- goodness knows what all the animals think of it? Blessings, G 😊

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    1. Thank you and a happy New Year to you too. We saw your east coast storms raging on our news tonight, it looks horrific. We have had more rain today, and are told to expect more rain – along with very strong winds. I don’t know what the farm animals feel, stuck outside in all this weather, but one black and white cat is hunkering down side away from the thunder and lightning.

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  4. chrishancock789 says:

    Happy New Year a few days late. I hope the rain arrives and yes it is cold here in the U.S… nine degrees where I am… Looking forward to your writing this year!

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  5. Happy New Year to you, Glenys. I hope it is filled with health, happiness, and just the right amount of rain. I also join you in your wish that those working on climate change receive all the support they need.

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    1. Thank you very much. My region received the right amount of rain, though we could have done with more of it over the catchment areas for our local reservoirs. unfortunately in other parts of the country very high “king” tides flooded nearby residential areas, and some farming areas, which means over salination.


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