I have been watching the turtles in the pond at the North Burial Ground for 6 years.  Until today I had never seen a turtle before March 12.  Today is February 25.  A full 2 weeks before the earliest ever appearance.  I know one can not prove that this crazy early warm weather is the result of excess CO2 in the atmosphere, but if you do not think climate change has something to do with February turtles, you need to think again.  I think for those of us in Rhode Island, it should cause us to redouble efforts to stop the development of new fossil fuel infrastructure.