Punxsutawney Phil, Groundhog Day & Climate Change

Photo courtesy of Robot Johnny at Flickr.com.
Well, the prediction is in, and Punxsutawney Phil says we can expect 6 more weeks of winter:

After casting a weather eye toward thousands of his faithful followers,
Phil consulted with President Cooper and directed him to the appropriate scroll, which proclaimed:

“As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me.
Six more weeks of winter it will be!”

It turns out that our favorite groundhog has been predicting increasingly warmer weather in the last couple years.

Wildlife are often the first to feel the effects of climatic changes. Phil would probably be the first to agree that our country needs to develop solutions to global warming fast.