Friday, January 21, 2005

Wheres the snow??

We ever so nearly had some snow this week. But of course there was no hope that it would settle. It bears the question why not? Now with out sounding too old i remember when i was 8 or 9 i'd have been out sledging a fair few times by now. Also every year without fail up till my 10th birthday it would snow on my bithday (15th Fecb) Ever since then nothing. Now i'm not trying to suggest there is a problem because it hasn't snowed on 1 day of the year but surly it isn't just me who's noticed that winters are becoming warmer and wetter. Is global warming noticiable now? I think so. However it could just be the case that we've all heard about it and therefore we start believing its getting warmer. But 2 years ago there was temperatures of over 100 degrees F in the UK (The highest ever recorded) and in November 2000 there were some of the worst floods on record in York. In fact many areas have reported 2 or 3 one in 1oo year floods within the space of 10 years. Even the River Wharfe has flooded twice over the past 3 years. It could be a total coincidence and that there will be no more flooding like this for 100 years but it seems doubtful to me. I can't imagine next winter there will be no serious flooding within the UK. Yet still even now there seems to be little done about it. The biggest producer of CO2 in the world is the USA. However will Bush do anything about it? Will he bollocks! And why? Because it will harm the economy! I'm sorry what? You can tell all the third world countries to stop burning fossil fuels and that they must be more economical. You tell them to spend 1/8 of their annual budget on conservation but you wont spend a tiny percentage of yours to protect your children and there children!

I do apologise if that went a bit OTT but the guy really pisses me off! Not far behind of course is his lapdog Blair but at least he makes a bit of an effort. At least the UK has cut CO2 emmissions by 34% over the last 10 years!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No sign of global warming in the US of A!!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4200637.stm

January 24, 2005 at 7:27 PM  

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