Weather Quotes

We are the weather makers, and the future of biodiversity and civilization hangs on our actions

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011
lightening strike

Much could go wrong with this linked lifeline to climate safety. It may be that the big power users will infiltrate governments further and stymie the renewables sector; or maybe we will act too slowly, and nations such as China and India will have already invested in fossil fuel generation before the price of renewables comes down. Or perhaps…

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The weather is like the Government, always in the wrong

Saturday, March 12th, 2011
Giovanni Fattori sunset at sea

In summer time we say it is stifling; in winter that it is killing; in spring and autumn we find fault with it for being neither one thing nor the other, and wish it would make up its mind. If it is fine, we say the country is being ruined for want of rain; if it does rain, we pray for fine weather. If December passes without snow, we indignantly demand to know what has become of our good old-fashioned winters…

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It’s raining jugs and tractors are falling, sucked into the swamp appearing next door

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Picnickers look up, shrieking and running,
Children look down, then leap for new puddles,
Jumping like tub-fulls of freewheeling frogs…

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Man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
grass after rain

Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a man’s good fortune, of which he little dreams; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head…

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It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

We had our pea-coats with us, and I took a bag. Of all my worldly possessions I took no more than the few necessaries that filled the bag. Where I might go. what I might do, or when I might return, were questions utterly unknown to me; nor did I vex my mind with them, for it was wholly set on…

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