Eternal Spring

Climate change is obvious to anyone over twenty five years of age; things have certainly changed since I was a kid. It’s December and the temperature this evening in Athens is 20°C (mornings and afternoons are way worse. Under normal circumstances 15°C would have been considered a very mild evening). At the same time, northern Europe is covered in snow. These temperatures do more than just seem extremely weird for human beings. Take for example my lemon tree: totally confused and blooming, four months before its time (to my knowledge lemon trees bloom between the spring and early summer; definitely not in December). By extension it might be the case that these temperatures affect the whole chain of life; from insects to trees, mammals and fish in some way or another. I would like to believe that nature is resilient enough to cope with this imbalance, but somehow I think it is not.
Lemon tree blooming in December