Tagging by JP’s chapter of Mothers Out Front, a climate change action group. Credit: Courtesy of Viki Bok
The JP chapter of the climate-change action group Mothers Out Front has been writing messages on the neighborhood’s snowbanks.
“Time to call it like it is,” wrote resident Viki Bok in an email. “This is climate change. Eight feet of snow. Unrelenting cold for a month. Record-breaking extreme weather…again.”
It might seem counter-intuitive, but warming oceans mean more moisture in the air and more precipitation of all kinds, including snow, according to Penn State’s Michael Mann, as quoted in the Washington Post.
“We know why this is happening. We know it, so we’re naming it. We are JP’s Mothers Out Front. We’re mothers, grandmothers and caregivers, joining together to protect our children from the threat of climate change. Mobilizing and speaking out for everyone’s future.”
Here’s a gallery of neighborhood snowpiles the group has used to advertise their message.