well, up in the great white north that is Canada, we had really no winter last year. we are closing in on the end of November and we've had all the signs that the weather will be more of the same this winter. last week it was 21 degrees C here, instead of the usual -21. LOL. the scientists have said it'll be an average of 4+ degrees warmer over the next 10 years. after saying that, I don't buy the global warming theory. the earth is in a natural warm up cycle before it goes into a cool down cycle. it's happened before and it'll happen again. I'm sure humans don't help matters much, but global warming is a get richer scam by the already filthy rich. just my 2 cents. LOL.