28th February - Today's News: Record Wet in UK; Record Dry in Qld
As expected, Met Office confirms wettest winter on record for UK
Northern lights illuminate UK - nothing seen from Evesham town though
Spring frost fears after mild winter in France
Meanwhile in Qld, record dry conditions in Brisbane and southeast as bleak autumn looms though, ironically, in the interior, evacuation alert as Mount Isa region hit by flooding
Offshore windfarms could tame hurricanes before they reach land .... according to a computer simulation that is, and assuming there are thousands of them coincidently in the hurricane's path.
Now this sounds rather wierd at first, but it does make sense: smell of forest pine can limit climate change - the scent turns into aerosols which in turn reflect sunlight back into space. So all we need do to combat AGW is cover the planet in pinewoods!
More evidence that the 'pause' is illusionary, there's been no warming hiatus for extreme hot temperatures
And another 'ice free' prediction, this time in the south where big thaw projected for Antarctic sea ice