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Thread #133901   Message #3044862
Posted By: Steve Shaw
02-Dec-10 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: BS: Met Office Proves Manmade Global Warming
Subject: RE: BS: Met Office Proves Manmade Global Warming
I don't know where you are Foolestroupe but here in the UK certainly since the winter of 2007/8 each successive winter has been longer and colder than the previous one, and the summers shorter and colder, this winter 2010/11 has started off with the heaviest snowstorms and lowest temperatures for 30 years or more, so at first glance it would appear that certainly the UK is getting colder.

That may be your impression but it's not true. The last two winters have been cooler than the long-term average but that follows a trend over several decades of winters getting progressively milder. The last few summers haven't been good in terms of long, settled spells, but all have had temperatures above the long-term mean. Of course, they were cooler than the truly exceptional summers of 2003 and 2006, but that doth not make a trend. For a number of years now we've been having warm, earlier springs and mild autumns. All information that can be gleaned from the Met Office website. What we're currently experiencing is weather, which is not the same thing as climate at all.