As many people may have commented over the past few days - this snow isn’t what they were expecting from climate change!
Before you start worrying that maybe global warming is just a tax raising excise, the word is that this is exactly what the scientists were expecting!
From today’s Telegraph, the Met Office say that:
“As for snowfall that could actually increase in the short term because of global warming. We have all heard the expression ‘too cold to snow’ and we have always expected precipitation to increase.
However, there was this warning from another source:
“Just as the wet summer of 2007 or recent heat waves cannot be attributed to global warming nor can this cold snap,” said Bob Ward, spokesman for the Grantham Research Institute for Climate Change at London School of Economics.
This is neatly summarised here:
So there you have it from the horse’s mouth (or backside). If it is hot, its global warming, if it’s wet, its global warming, and if it’s cold, it’s global warming. And if it snows, it’s definitely global warming.
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