Posted on timeJanuary 30th, 2006 by userPali Gap

-1.4C this morning. Fishpond frozen over once again. Still my thermometer got to -6.4C before Christmas so I guess this is quite balmy. Except I live in Cornwall – the UK far South West!

We’ve been here four years and we’ve never known it so cold. In fact Cornwall is famed for its mild, frost-free winters.

But to claim all this as some kind of evidence against the hypothesis of global warming would be wrong surely. It’s just anecdotal stuff and you can cut ‘n paste local weather extremes to support any conjecture you like. Not that that it is a principle the “warmers” seem to respect of course…

What I have noticed though is a strange silence on the subject. Normally warmers are quick to pick on any kind of weather event as evidence for their theory. Floods? That’s global warming. Drought? Yep, Global warming again! It’s a bit like tossing a penny: “heads I win; tails you lose”. But unless I’ve missed it, no one has yet put their head above the parapet to claim the big Siberian freeze affecting Europe this year is “freezing caused by warming“!


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