I blame this particular one for the lousy spring weather.
I don't know if it is officially summer or not yet, but if it is what happened to the Spring? I'd had visions of a long warm spring in Central Europe, sitting out drinking beers in the warm evenings. Out in the forests in my shorts and t-shirt enjoying weather that England couldn't rival. Well this spring has been the worst in living memory, tempratures are about 10 degrees lower than normal and it rains most days. It reminds me of home. Now is this global warming?
Are the changes in climate we are seeing are due to the vast amounts of carbon dioxide released since the industrial revolution? A few things occur to me:
We only have detailed climate records for just a few hundred years.
The Thames last froze over in 1814, in the 17th and 18th centuries it was a regular occurance - with "Frost Fairs" on the river in the winter.
The Romans grew grapes in Britain - the climate must have been more suitable then.
What am I trying to say with this? Climate change is incredibly complex, todays weather forcasts aren't accurate for much more than a few days. What we're doing by releasing
Lots of Rain
Lots of chance to practice slow shutter water shots, on my Nikon D70.
huge amounts of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere is to play with a huge unknown. What this will do to our climate, globally is unknown, tip us into an ice age, or result in warmer longer summers, rising sea levels and flooding, all are possible. To blame the weather of one day or even year on global warming is like blaming a butterfly in the amazon for a hurricane. http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/
So because I haven't been walking in the mountains this past week due to the heavy rain and the butterfly in the amazon, I've updated this website a lot. Please send me feed back, what you like and don't like, things that would make it easier to use or encourage you to join.
The only other news is that in theory (if Sara finds out about her visas) I'll be travelling for two months in Central America, the plan is to fly into San Jose, Costa Rica and then travel up to Mexico where Sara will work in a hospital, in either Puebla or Guadaljara. I can't wait. I get to see all the places that I missed on my last trip plus revisit some favourites.
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