February 3, 2013

A climate change two-fer

First, from FOX News: Report shows UN admitting solar activity may play significant role in global warming Title says it all... Next up from the London Daily Mail:
Britain must prepare for floods caused by 'the wrong type of rain' says Environment Agency chief
Britain's worsening floods are caused by a 'new kind of rain', according to the head of the Environment Agency.

Chairman Lord Smith says changes in rain patterns mean parts of the country are being hit by prolonged downpours that are causing extreme flooding.

Thousands of homes and businesses were damaged and at least eight people were killed in 2012 as Britain suffered its second wettest year on record.

Lord Smith told the Sunday Telegraph that changes in the way it rains have contributed to the severe floods, in a claim reminiscent of British Rail's 'wrong type of snow excuse'.

He said: 'Instead of rain sweeping across the country, we are getting convective rain, which sits in one place and just dumps itself in a deluge over a long period of time.
No, England just happened to have a wet summer last year. There are not types of rain. For more on the 'wrong type of snow' fiasco go here, here and here. Posted by DaveH at February 3, 2013 3:11 PM
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