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Llantwit Major, Wales, United Kingdom
I am mother, librarian, avid reader, sf fan, writer (unpubished), singer(amateur), animal lover, needlewoman.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Climate change doubters

A poll on the news tonight indicates that fewer than 1 in 4 people in the UK believe that climate change is real.

The question that springs to mind is what are those people using for brains?

Brian has a theory that most people are stupid, and things like this just confirm that belief. People seem to look at the snow we have had, say 'It's colder not warmer, they must be wrong.' There are a lot of things wrong with taking this view.

One is that the UK may very well get a lot colder with global warming because we may lose the benefit of the Gulf Stream and therefore we will end up with winters much more like Scandinavia with feet of snow every year.

Another is that climate and weather are not synonymous. Our weather is not the same as the climate for the whole world. The Americans have produced figures to say that January this year was the hottest for years globally.

Have they not noticed that our weather is up the creek anyway?

People do make you despair sometimes


oreneta said...

Drier lint. That's where it all goes. Didn't you know? Drier lint

Boo and Trev said...

I don't know what that means! I must be one of the stupid people

Helen said...

It's because we don't use driers very much. Despite the damp in the British climate we continue to dry things without them.