Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I Blame Global Warming

Britain braced for heaviest snowfall in 50-years - Telegraph

Dallas, TX had the first snow on Christmas in 80 years, now the UK is bracing for the worst winter weather in 50 years.

The Arctic ice - the last time I checked - was significantly recovered from its low 2 years ago. (It had been 40% below the 1979-to-2000 average, it was about 30% above that, or 20 percent below that "historical" average.

And the scare quotes are deliberate since it seems strange to use such a short-term average for setting a baseline on a climatological process.

In fact it isn't just the UK. Arctic freeze grips Northern Hemisphere - UPI.com

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