8th June 2012 - Summer Storm Batters Britain
I'm glad I'm not on holiday this weekend with today's Wales weather: gales, heavy rain and floods warning. Elsewhere in the country, three escape as high winds batter Devon and Cornwall, the Suffolk show near Ipswich abandoned due to high winds and rain and in Ireland freaky June weather: more downpours in store as Donegal gets ice storm
But whilst May in Britain ended up just average and April was cool and wet, the US experienced second warmest May, warmest Spring on record, NOAA report
Snow dump gives NZ ski season great start and in Christchurch they've just had their coldest day on record
Supervolcanoes 'can grow in just hundreds of years' - and there's already a big magma pool under Yellowstone .....
Today's climate more sensitive to carbon dioxide than in past 12 million years - or rather, for the past few million years it's been more sensitive than it was 12 million years ago. All down to contintental configuration and the way pesky landmasses disrupt the natural redistribution of heat around the planet by ocean currents.
100 species of Amazon birds risk extinction due to deforestation according to BirdLife International