We’re having a very warm February in the UK:
UK weather today: Met office confirms it’s the hottest day in February on record
The temperatures had got all the way up to nearly
15 17º C. It had me wondering whether there was something to all this global warming nonsense after all.
But it seems that if it’s warm in one place, it’ll just be cold somewhere else:
Los Angeles is officially experiencing the coldest February in nearly 60 years, according to the National Weather Service, as the city has endured a series of storms and is bracing for more later this week.
An ice tsunami was spawned on Lake Erie by a massive windstorm which has resulted in the loss of power for thousands in the area. The ice storm took place Sunday across parts of New York and along Lake Erie, pushing large chunks of ice along lakeshore areas.
So on balance it looks like maybe there’s no net global warming after all.
Yesterday I headed off to a local pub (something usually unthinkable in February), parked the car in its empty car park, walked to the front door,… and found it was locked shut. I shouldn’t have been too surprised, because pubs probably don’t expect many smokers in their gardens at this time of year. On a slow Monday, why not just close the pub for the day?
I’ll try again today. It’s a novel experience to sit outside in warm sunshine on a February day.
One day I’ll be able to sit inside again. And it might be sooner than I imagine. Because we’re seeing a global revolt under way. People are taking back their countries. It’s happening in the USA. And it’s happening in Europe as well. It’s a mounting re-affirmation of traditional values in the face of “progressive” new ones. And what’s more traditional than being able to sit in a pub with a pint of beer and a cigarette or a pipe?