Monday, 25 April 2011

Global Warming? About bloody time!

From depleted ozone layers to rising sea levels, the global warming debate rages on. All that despite the fact that global temperatures have been rising since the end of the last ice age, some 20,000 years ago.

Yes, we humans may be speeding up the 'already in motion' process, but is it really as bad as some boffins make it out to be? The following facts are important when putting the case into context.

The North Pole is one giant ice-berg.

95% of an ice-berg is submerged.

When ice melts its volume contracts.

From that we can assume sea levels will remain much as they are today.

So what's the panic? Who doesn't want warmer weather? Maybe those who live in desert areas and that's not many in any case.

So, lets stop worrying and stop polluting and lets enjoy the warm summers on the way.

Last Tuesday Madeleine and I drove down to Bournemouth on one of our many road trips. The temperature was 28 degrees centigrade! Yes, it was April 13, 2011.

Yes! In April!

Yes! in England!

Outside temperature  beyond belief

Madeleine - Poole Harbour

I don't remember riding a rhino?! 
Mind you, with global warming everything is possible

Snapshot of  Bournemouth last Tuesday

20,000 years ago Bournemouth was buried under 
20 metres of ice. What do you prefer? 

Next time you hear anyone complaining about global warming, please remind them it is much better than the other way around. 

Giving the cyclical nature of our planet's weather, no doubt there will be more ice-ages ahead, so enjoy it while it lasts.


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