I was working on something while having the TV on in the background. It happened to be on CNN and my alert squirrel ears picked up something that seemed odd and just a little bit funny. The announcer was saying that the temperatures in southern USA was about 6-7 degrees Celsius colder than Canada. Colder than Canada?
Now you have to admit that this is just not the natural order of things when Texas is colder than Canada.
This unusually cold weather and heavy snowfall also hit most of northern Europe disrupting air, rail, and road travel around year’s end for the second year in a row. Should we expect regular yearly massive disruption of airport and rail schedules by extremely bad weather from now on?
In India, the winter has also been colder than they have been used to , resulting in deaths and NGO’s giving out thin sheets of bubble wrap to help the homeless fight off the cold. Meanwhile, Northern Australia is suffering terrible flooding which may have killed many already and in many places, the floods come on the heels of severe drought.
The last 14 years including 2010 all fall within the 15 hottest years on record. 2010 was the third wettest year on record for Australia. For the UK, December 2010 was the coldest in 100 years and in Northern Ireland burst frozen pipes left large sections of the population without water and resulted in senior water officials having to resign.
The climate change theory predicts for such extreme weather events. Are there still those who doubt?
If the above data isn’t enough for the nay-sayers, perhaps the following research by observant squirrels will supply the final proof.