WATWB – Arctic Ice Abounds

 

Arctic Ice

In Philadelphia this past winter, the total snowfall count was a wafer thin 0.3 inches.  While many Philadelphians celebrated the fact that they didn’t have to scrap the snow off their cars there was yet another upside:  an uptick in arctic ice!  By keeping the frigid air up north, the ice, like the plot, thickened.  It’s still the 11th lowest since we’ve been keeping score with 42 years of satellite photos, but at least it’s not the worst, eh?

A small blip of good news and a reason for celebration in a time when there’s very little else to celebrate.

Remember when hunkering down in your house was because of this:

instead of this:

 

It’s the last Friday of the month.  Time to share the good news on We Are the World Blogfest — #WATWB — a monthly good news trip around the world.  May we all be energized and rejuvenated by the good news.  If you’re interested in joining our Blog Hop, the guidelines are as follows:

1. Keep your post to below 500 words;

2. Link to a human news story on the last Friday of each month that demonstrates love, kindness, humanity, support, open-mindedness, you know, that kind of stuff, but no proselytizing, preaching or inconsiderateness toward others;

3. Post on the last Friday of the month in sharing the good news.  No story is too big or small;

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD Badge on your sidebar and help spread the word on social media. Tweets, Facebook shares, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome;

5. Read and comment on others’ posts, play nice, and make friends;

6. To sign up, add your link in WE ARE THE WORLD Linky List below.

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list.  This month’s cohosts are:

Sylvia McGrath,
Damyanti Biswas,
Shilpa Garg, Dan Antion,
and Belinda Witzenhausen.

Thanks for reading.

pam lazos 3.27.20

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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30 Responses to WATWB – Arctic Ice Abounds

  1. We had quite a bit of snow in the second half of winter here in Wisconsin, but it was still a mild winter compared to last year’s polar vortex mania Huzzah to more arctic weather in the region where wildlife counts on that ice!

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  2. Damyanti Biswas says:

    Small or big, taking the positives as they come is the only way we will stay sane in these insane times.

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  3. Ken Dowell says:

    I appreciate you squeezing out a bit of good news.

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  4. Linda Schaub says:

    I have mused on the fact that we had a mild Winter and I got out much more than usual … then this. I work from home so it’s pretty much the same and I can still walk, but I’m worried to go out in the world as we are a “hot spot” here, gaining 800 new cases in the last 24 hours. Stay safe.

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    • Pam Lazos says:

      Yes, I know, but Linda, you will be so unhappy if you can’t take your park walks so just distance yourself and continue enjoying nature. 🌳 You, too, stay safe. ❤️🥰

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Yes, I hope nothing disrupts that Pam. So many changes and worries these days … and now the weather is making some mischief too.

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      • Pam Lazos says:

        You’re a warrior, Linda. Just keep your positive attitude and you’ll be fine. xo

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Thanks Pam – I hope so. I just was listening to the news about the added time to practice social distancing … how is it working out for you with your law practice? We just went to “stay at home” on March 24th. My boss, a labor attorney for management and sole practitioner, has had to go to the office twice to get file materials – we are not an all-digital office and the client wanted materials that he could only obtain on site. I don’t know if our Governor will extend the “stay at home – stay safe” order past the 13th of April yet.

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      • Pam Lazos says:

        I’ve been working at home a few days a week for years so this has not hampered me at all work wise. It’s just crazy thing as far as everything else goes.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        My boss has had some issues adapting, but partly because his scanner was not working properly, so he finally got it online Friday night. He was somewhat acclimated to working from home as he had prostate surgery last November. He had radiation seeds implanted and was only out of commission two days as to being in the office, then for about three weeks, he worked from home and came into the office once daily to get the mail, look up file materials, staying a little more every day. My boss just turned 73 earlier this month … he also co-teaches a private sector labor law class and had to go to e-learning. I had our computer tech set him up for Skype from the office. Stay safe Pam and glad you were already remoting into work, so for us it is pretty seamless, and that is becoming the least of our worries.

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      • Pam Lazos says:

        Wow, he’s stretching his comfort zone! Good for him!
        Truly the least of our worries, Linda.😍

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    Oh I can cheer more arctic ice. There’s always unintended consequences of anything, but I do love it when they’re good consequences.

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  6. Susan Scott says:

    Lovely Pam! May the ice continue to thicken up north while hoping that covid-19 thins until there’s nothing of it left anymore. Be well, stay safe. 🙂 xx

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    • Pam Lazos says:

      Oh how we pray, Susan. This pandemic is really forcing us all to stop and look within. Perhaps there will be something good to come of it after all. One good thing is that carbon emissions are down worldwide. A heck of a way to get there, but still. Sending you good vibrations. xox

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  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Pam – that is good news isn’t it … so much change going around … take care and here’s to helping all others – cheers Hilary

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  8. cath says:

    It’s good to find some up-sides, Pam. Thank you for sharing this.
    I’ve only seen news reports with large chunks of diminishing glaciers floating away, which is very sobering. To use the latest catch-phrase, best wishes, and ‘stay safe’ 🙂

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  9. Yes, it’s a small thing, but I’ll take it! 🙂 Thanks for pointing that out Pam. xo

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