It's a favourite of mine on the Mail messageboards. Cold weather happens... know-all twits pipe up with inane 'Aha! Global warming can't be happening can it? It's all a big conspiracy to tax me!' comments.
A perfect example today. The Mail warns of -8 weather in Britain. It being March in a temperate marine environment, that's not entirely bizarre.
Britain is bracing for a wintry Arctic blast this Easter which will send temperatures plummeting below zero and bring heavy rain and snow storms.
The cold snap will tighten it's grip on the UK today, with northerly winds sending the mercury tumbling, according to weather forecasters.
Tighten it's grip? Oh dear oh dear. Standards are slipping at Mail Towers, aren't they?
Anyway, that gives the commenters a chance to fondle the pine cones and decide...
There you go again; using words like "cold" and "freezing" which are blasphemous these days.
And if it's only minus six instead of minus eight, will we be told that's because of global warming...?
- Bob, Worcester UK
Er, no. Hey, have a look at this story, Bob. Glaciers shrinking at a record rate. The Mail haven't covered it for some odd reason, but do you think that's just some kind of anomaly? Just nothing to worry about, let's keep polluting and fingers crossed it'll all even itself out?
However, before the eco-warriors start to kick off, this is March and it is not at all uncommon to have severe weather at this time of the year.
- Roger, Brighton
See, it's cake-and-eat-it time if you're a Mailite. On the one hand, cold weather in March proves global warming isn't happening; on the other, cold weather in March is just the sort of thing that the swampies would be linking to global warming, but we're much cleverer than them!
Only a few areas will experience temperatures of -8C, and those temperatures are common to those areas. Ditto, winds, flooding, and overruns on railway repairs! What, I wonder, do those who have been brainwashed by the global warming alarmists make of this situation? Perhaps, they believe -8C is the magic temperature at which CO2 liquefies, and hails down on us (no, it isn't!). Britain experienced temperatures of -8C in Roman times, yet the Romans still grew grapes in abundance: the CO2 being absorbed by the leaves, but reappeared when the leaves and vines, rotted down and decayed when the Romans left these shores! You see, it was all the Romans' fault - we should have carried on drinking loads of vino! Oh, perhaps we do!
- Desmond, Devon UK
Loathsome climate, loathsome country.
- Tony, Essex
You won't see Mr Scrooge McDarling complaining he will be able to rake in some more VAT from our heating bills.
- Andrew, Wakefield
Heh. Nice use of the name 'Andrew Wakefield' as well, bonus points for that.
Looks like the global warming fascists will have to go into hibernation until summer. Then, when the sun comes out for an afternoon, they will have to recommence their tirade against transportation above and beyond the medieval era.
- Phil Bailey, Shrewsbury
Yeah you tell em, Phil. Cold weather in a cold country clearly means there's no such thing as global warming. Hooray!
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