Watching BBC News this morning (no, I don’t know why either). Had a good laugh as they did a piece on the abundance of flowering wild plants in and around Cardiff, UK, this January. No frost to kill ‘em off yet, you see. So they are interviewing some ‘experts’ and both of them trot out the old global warming theme, conveniently forgetting that last winter was absolutely freezing. Of course, last winter was a ‘weather system’ but this winter it’s ‘climate change’. Anyway, it’s set to freeze this weekend as the wind swings round to come from the north-west, so bye-bye sweet flowers… see you in spring.
The very next item on the news was the huge snowfall in Alaska. Not a mention of the probable cause, of course – errant weather systems at work again, no doubt.