Friday, June 17, 2011

Droughts, heatwaves, floods Why extreme weather is the new normal

What was, until quite recently, predictable, temperate, mild and equable weather, guaranteed to be warmish and wettish, ensuring green lawns in August, now sees the seasons reversed and temperature and rainfall records broken almost every year. Sober government scientists at the centre for hydrology and ecology are openly using words like "remarkable", "unprecedented" and "shocking" to describe the recent physical state of Britain this year, but the extremes we are experiencing in 2011 are nothing to the scale of what has been taking place elsewhere recently. Read more on this topic at:

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