It is almost inevitable that when people think about the climate they think about the weather. I have been thinking a great deal about the climate recently, with the farce at Rio and all the other failed initiatives and grand plans pushed into small odd corners where they are ignored. Can anyone remember the grand climate change report written by Whatshisname who became Lord Whatshisname as a result of writing that report and whose report now hides in odd corners of Whitehall and takes up disc space on some servers which are never accessed?
No, the issue of climate change is put aside until more prosperous times return, and instead of climate change we spend our days talking about weather change. In England it seems that every month the weather breaks new records and different ones too. June has been very wet, and may well end up being the wettest June on record. In some parts of England yesterday the amount of rain fell in a single twenty four hour period as that which normally falls in a single month.
As a result of the heavier than normal rain flooding has disrupted lives in Cumbria and Devon and in Leeds and parts of West Yorkshire. The village of Croston in Lancashire was also flooded.
So we can talk about weather change instead of climate change and there is no doubt that the weather in England is becoming more intense and less stereotypical. I wonder why…