Britain experiencing its second warmest winter on record

Wed, 2007-02-28 09:13Bill Miller
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Britain experiencing its second warmest winter on record

The Central England Temperature Record, the world’s oldest continuous database for temperatures going back to January 1659, recorded a mean temperature of 11.22C (52.20F) for the 12-month period from March 2006 to the end of February 2007, which was the warmest year-long period on record.

Meteorologist Wayne Elliot said the five warmest years on record are the five past years, and this matched the sort of conditions that the UK is expected to experience as a result of climate change.

“The winter we have just seen is consistent with the type of weather we expect to see more and more in the future.”

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When will these deniers wake up and smell the sunscreen? How many more reports is it going to take?

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When will these deniers wake up and smell the sunscreen? How many more reports is it going to take?
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The answers are respectively ‘never’ and ‘no amount of proof will ever be enough’!

Three quotations that sum-up the Denier mind-set:

Upton Sinclair famously noted: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Contrarians believe that the three most important things in life are “MONEY, MONEY & MONEY.

Don’t confuse me with the facts, my mind is already made-up.

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