It has been like summer days these weeks, too warm with the temperature topping
32 degrees C despite the early arrival of cool air one month ago.
July, 2021, was the world's hottest month on record.
I wonder how would be October?
I walked around the Heijyo Palace Site last week.
As is introduced in my post Moody weather at Heijyo Palace Site (October, 2014),
the remains of the ancient capital of Japan is a vast fields of wild grasses.
Japanese pampas grasses, ragweeds, reeds and other grasses wave in the breeze.
There are a brook and ditches I'd like to look for reflections.
The sky of the site is as spacious as the eye can reach.
In November, 2016, Blue Impulse, an aerobatic demonstration team of
Japan Air Self-Defense Force, flew in the skies of the old palace site.
The flight was one of the events to celebrate and commemorate the 60th year of
the opening of the Nara Air Base.
Blue Impulse was founded in 1960.
At the opening ceremony of the Summer Tokyo Olympics, 1964,
the team performed drawing five Olympic rings with colored smoke in the sky.
The most recent performance was on the previous day of the Tokyo Olympics, 2021,
following the last year's flying over Tokyo to thank medical care workers
for their tireless efforts to fight against COVID-19.
Blue Impulse and Mt. Fuji from this Website
About one and a half hours before the sunset,
the sky was aglow rose and Japanese pampas grasses were shining.
Shukuro Manabe's Nobel Prize is seen heightened sense of crisis over climate change together with the successive intense abnormal weather worldwide. His prediction about the future of our home Earth was made half a century ago. The world cooperative works against the climate change looked starting years later in 1988, but have been disrupted because of the long raged controversy on whether global warming is real and whether human activities are causing the phenomenon.
Using Manabe's method, a certain abnormal climatic incident in decades can be proved that it wasn't happened without climate change. Regarding the long-term prediction, it is easy to cause skepticism with short words in people's mind even for the theory based on scientific data. On the contrary, it requires long time (with more and more evidence in the process of discovery) and elaborate explanation to prove it real. Anyway, we lost about 30 years to tackle this issue. It's good for the world to cooperate at last, but the sudden drastic change of policy in short term could cause energy shortage and other type of environmental destruction by random development for alternative energy. Keep my fingers crossed for the better future guided by the wise policies improving one by one.
Today it's still hot here, 30 degrees C, but is forecasted to become autumnal in a couple of days.
Linked to Mosaic Monday