Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Now 'Tis The Summer Of Our Discontent

Cast your mind back if you will to last April, the very last day to be precise.
Do you recall a prediction for this summer, from the Met Office, with headlines saying something like, ‘Britain’s in for a barbeque summer’?

The Met Office promised that temperatures were likely to be warmer than average across the UK, topping 30C at times and that rainfall should be "near or below average" for the three months of summer.

Chief meteorologist at the Met Office, Ewan McCallum, said "After two disappointingly wet summers the signs are much more promising this year.
We can expect times when temperatures will be above 30C, something we hardly saw at all last year."

Well folks, in case you hadn’t guessed, they have reneged on the deal!

The Met Office is now issuing a revised forecast for more unsettled weather for the rest of the summer.

This is the third summer in a row where the weather in the UK has been damp and coolish, what’s happened to global warming?

The very phrase ‘global warming’ throws a large percentage of the world’s population into a panic, so why not come clean and stop the scare-mongering. Let’s call it by it’s proper name, ‘regional warming’ and get on with our lives.

One thing’s for sure. The heat from south Essex this summer hasn’t contributed to the melting of the ice cap!

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