12/30/2010

UK's "WINTER MAY BE COLDEST IN 1000 YEARS"

From the UK:

BRITAIN’S winter is the coldest since 1683 and close to being the chilliest in nearly 1,000 years.

Latest figures reveal that the average temperature since December 1 has been a perishing -1C.

That makes it the second coldest since records began in 1659.

The chilliest on record was 1683/84, when the average was -1.17C and the River Thames froze over for two months.

But with January and February to come, experts believe we could suffer the most freezing cold winter in the last 1,000 years.

The Met Office’s Charlie Powell said: “It’s rare to have cold this prolonged, with temperatures falling incredibly low.

“Temperatures will be down again by Sunday, with nights below freezing and daytimes below average at 3C to 5C. Our outlook forecast to January 26 shows temperatures 2C or 3C below average, frost and ice likely and the highest chance of snow or sleet over the northern half of the UK.” . . .


The NY Times recently had an opinion piece blasting those who question global warming as basically idiots. Here is a letter to the editor that I sent in. Of course, the NY Times didn't publish it. This is short to meet the 150 word limit for letters.

Dear Letters Editor:

In the face the coldest December in Britain and other countries since records began, Roger Cohen attacks those criticizing Global Warming as making exaggerated claims ("Snow! Hit the Panic Button," 12/23). Cohen's claims: "global warming, which some people, including Matthews, apparently took to mean the end of European winters, and you end up with the current farce." But he should look at the predictions made by manmade Global Warming advocates. On March 20, 2000, The Independent newspaper in the UK quotes Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, asserting that within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event. Children just aren't going to know what snow is." Unfortunately, many other manmade Global Warming researchers made this hysterical claim. This month a UK Daily Mail headline reports: "Coldest December since records began."

Sincerely,

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2 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

Thats an interesting post. I only have to think back 5 years and BBC shows such as Gardens World were recommending we start to grow Mediterranean and drought tolerant plants in UK gardens to accommodate the long hot summers and mild winters, I wonder how much money was spent following their advice. They can't even claim that this year is a one off now either as last winter was the coldest for 30 years so it seems there may be a trend to it - only time will tell - I certainly won't be listening to the so called experts.

12/30/2010 1:09 PM  
Blogger Chas said...

When too much cold weather didn't add up to global warming, it became "extreme weather due to climate change".
So, now we're supposed to believe that cold is the new warming. They just never stop lying to seize power.
They'd tell us that the sky was falling if they thought that they could use that claim to raise taxes and impose new regulations.

12/30/2010 5:02 PM  

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