It’s not in your head, this past winter really was mild for Europe. It is the second warmest on record for the continent beat out only by the 2015/2016 year. This may seem like a good thing, after all, no one likes a bitter cold winter, but it’s not such a great trend.
This February was the hottest on record for the world. This after a decade of record breaking heat. One thing is very clear, things are heating up. The climate is changing towards a warmer one and this has devastating consequences.
The fact is we need cold weather (in the areas that have cold weather) and without that you’ll see drastic changes in plant and animal life as well as human. So it may be nice not to have to shovel the walk so much but it doesn’t spell good things for the planet.