by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Events.

Every February the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, emerges from his faux tree stump and predicts whether or not we’ll have six more weeks of winter. Yes, the change of season depends on whether or not the little guy sees his shadow.

The environmentalist in me always hopes for some more cold weather. Our governments are fighting climate change with what seems like paperclips and string, so any snow storm or sub-zero weather should have me smiling.

This year, I’m feeling a little selfish. In New York, we’re currently experiencing our fifth snow storm in three weeks. The Midwest just got smacked down with snow. I’ll admit, a part of me is rooting for an early spring.

So, Ecorazzi readers, what are you hoping for? Cold weather to refreeze those ice caps? No more snow? Perhaps you live in a sunny place like Los Angeles and this is a moot point for you?

Anyone siding with PETA and rooting for the folks over in Punxsutawney, PA to let little Phil go??

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

View all posts by Ali Berman →
  • Karina

    As much as I would love some warm weather after all these New York snowstorms, I’d prefer some more cold for the same reasons as you.
    However, I do agree with PETA. Its time to leave the groundhog alone. Animals are not property and should not be used as a show for people.