22nd May - Today's News: Call to Redefine 'Drought'
UK weather to improve with forecasters predicting sunny end to May, but this may bring out the midges. And so far as Summer weather: best hope is cool and damp, say officials. We're not out of the water shortage yet. And we should redefine concept of drought, Environment Agency urges - I agree. The media have had a field day showing their ignorance - and misleading the public - over recent weeks.
And there's evidence that Earth's water cycle intensifying with atmospheric warming (which is what we expect - and means we could face a lot more 'all or nothing' rainfall in the future)
Chile's vanishing Patagonian lake periodically empties itself ...