Up here in the upper midwest, winters sure feel long. But a recent climate change study reminds us that winter is actually shrinking. By 2100, summer is projected to last nearly half a year and winter will be less than two months. What will happen to spring, that long season of transition? It doesn’t look good. A slow spring is important for crops. And for us. There are many micro springs of Wisconsin to savor.
Produced by Carrie Ann Welsh.
Attributions: Music is “Recording 1.24.21” by Dan Welsh and “Come to Life” by Arthur Russell. Used with permission. Quote excerpted from James Still’s 1940 novel, River of Earth, read by Mattie Decker. The line “the cold keeps the emergence from happening in a blink” is from Kathleen Maier. This piece also features the voice of Malaika Baxa.
Desire Lines Radio is named after the desire paths we trod through the grass. Feature contributor Carrie Ann Welsh follows emergent stories, slow scenes, and making lines of connection.