Weather talk: Don’t blame meteorologists for the mosquitoes
Please don’t blame the meteorologists for the mosquitoes. While it is true that rainy summers bring more mosquitoes and dry summers bring fewer, the relationship between heavy rainfall and mosquitoes is not really so direct. It is important to realize that the rain is merely the catalyst, and not the cause. The problem here is the flat terrain and clay soil, which cause large puddles to form easily during periods of wet weather. There are many other places in the world with more hills and sandier soil that get a lot more rain than we do and still have much less of a mosquito problem. If you need some sort of scientist to persecute, may I suggest the geologists. After all, they are the terrain and soil experts. Or maybe you could blame the entomologists. They are the ones who study the actual mosquitoes. But leave the meteorologists out of this one, please. We’re having enough trouble just with the weather.