” This morning it was as big as Nigella’s arse.”
We are currently experiencing the coldest December for 30 years.
There are sectors of society which are welcoming the news – for instance, the antiques trade has always enjoyed a severe cold-snap – especially if it was linked to old dears not being able to afford to heat their homes. Really severe cold weather has always livened up antiques markets and auction houses. By late Spring there should be a very welcome glut of Clarice Cliff tea sets and Edwardian walnut sideboards. The antiques trade curses Gordon Brown and his heating allowances.
There is another “up side” to a cold December – the Global Warming Mullahs have shut up. Are they the same people who warned us about the Millennium Bug and Bird Flu?
A 30-something designer-dishevelled professor from a redbrick university will soon be wheeled out on the 6 o’clock news to tell us – with just the right touch of rakish gravitas – that the cold weather is caused by man-made Global Warming. The true believers will nod knowingly – for they know that he will have spoken the “universally accepted scientific fact”. But is that so?
The funny thing is that since el Nino warmed the planet ten years ago, there has been no real increase in the overall global temperature. If there is any doubt – what are the figures? Has anyone seen the actual temperature charts? We have seen lots of polar bears on small icebergs but no figures.
Icebergs have always been around as have hungry polar bears but nowadays, they are PROOF(!) that the planet is off to Hell on a handcart (or should that be a bandwagon?)
Surely, if any changes in weather patterns are man-made, the last ten years would have produced quite appreciable changes. India and China, (to name but two) have been burning fossil fuels like the clappers. So where are the mild winters that we were promised?
I’m off to buy a furniture removal van followed by a quick glance at the Obits.
Recession – what recession?