Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cold Winter What?

Kings Cross basin, a frozen Regents Canal in London

Britain and Ireland are having their second coldest winter since records began to be kept in 1659. That is cold lads and lassies. It very well may be the coldest winter in the last 1,000 years if more cold weather arrives, and it shall. You have to go back to the winter of 1683-84 to find a colder winter time.

So 2011 could end up being the coldest winter of the last millennium. Brian Gaze, of The Weather Outlook, said: “It’s very unusual to have a sub-zero month.” Just a tad of an understatement.

And, there are still Know-Nothings (the type that invented the internet) that would have us to believe this is just a symptom of Global Warming. Perhaps it is time to wake up.

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