So yesterday in Wales of all places, the highest ever temperature for February was recorded at 20.6C. That made it the highest recorded temperature since records began in the UK. Guess what? Today it was even hotter at 20.8C in Wales. Ever since Tav released his Glitch stack, weird stuff has been happening.
Who says there is no such thing as Global Warming.
EDIT: Actually it has now been reported that today the max temp was 21.2°C in Kew Gardens, London.
Global temperatures have been going up and down since the globe existed. So anyone who says global warming, and cooling, and temperature change in general doesn’t exist is an idiot.
Interesting fact: Global warming was first used as a political weapon by Margaret Thatcher. Some years before her, the 60’s i think it was, a professor did some number crunching and predicted global warming and suggested fossil fuels were to blame, he was laughed out of the room.
During Thatchers battle with the coal miners someone in her team happened upon this report, she picked it up and used it as one of the many weapons she used against the coal industry.
Not long afterwards it was debunked again and replaced with another politically driven report that said we were heading for another ice age. From memory I think the theory was that by now, the world would be a ball of ice. It’s many years since I read up on it, so that might be 100% accurate, but the general gist is right.
Going back to the 60’s, 50,s 40 and so on, there is always a school of thinking that predicts impending doom due to changing global temperatures.
It’s fascinating how changes in global temperatures has been used as a political tool down the ages. We tend to think that it’s quite a new phenomenon but it’s very much not.
Extreme weather swings are an indicator of Global Climate Change. I should also say that this time last year the UK was in the middle of an unusually long “Beast from the East” cold period. I killed 4 mosquitos yesterday - that’s an odd thing to say in the UK in February. The poor birds are flying about confused wth very little to eat yet.
Mainly because enough of the insects they feed on don’t exist yet (apart from those 4 mosquitos). They need advance warning and time to plan when to reproduce and hatch and have enough time to grow big enough to feed the birds.