Woke at least eight times last night but no storms or strong winds here. Apparently just up the road in Margate it was quite bad with a lot of the beach huts destroyed etc. Wales and Anglia seem to have had it worst. No signs at all of a storm or flooding in my village.
That's good teddy, I was thinking last night back to the times of Noah and the Ark afaik it depicted an actual event (the flooding) now if that is true and I am inclined to think it is, the only difference is that at the time it was blamed upon God whereas to day it is "Man made global warming" we have come a long way just substituting one thing for another.
The water board has announced it will be fitting meters to all the cottages down our road. Reason 1 is it will reduce leakage on clients properties. - only 4& of leaks occur on private properties. Reason 2 They are blaming this step on - CLIMATE CHANGE111111
Having just had the wettest Winter for 250 years this is not going down too well. God help the workers when they turn up.
Yep Teddy it has always been changing just look at graphs over the last 500.000 years or so, the terminology has now changed from 'man made global warming' to 'global warming' and now 'climate change' even the so called experts can't agree.
Hotter and drier here ... too much stupid sunshine in this region. I crave for overcast, light rains, and green forest scenery. Here it is sunny, and the scenery is brown and lots of dirt and rocks. We do have greenery, but it is much closed to the ground ... they are called ... weeds. :lol:
We are nearing the end of our "monsoon season" - it has been a particularly great monsoon with lots of moisture, pouring rains, and terrific lightening shows. In one storm the lightening strike was directly overhead ... the light flash and thunder occurred at the same time, a rather humbling experience.
After a rather disappointing Summer we have been told we are in for a bad winter. Lots of berries on the trees and the swallows have all left early. Can I come and stay with you Lars? The man I contracted to clear my land of trees ( about 29 to 30 tons of wood) in exchange for cutting up and delivering two old apple trees (about 3 tons of wood) hasn't come across so the money I was going to spend on a wood burner has gone on coal instead. mumble mumble mumble
I'm not sure if saying ice has increased by 40% is being facetious,
but I don't care either way.
Even when the last great flood occurred when the ice caps had melted,
the Haida G'wai survivors of northern British Columbia showed us the way.
They went up the Rockies and climbed to the tops of the tallest trees,
and hung on as the waters raged around them.
Do you have room in your trees for me?
Scientific fact Colin. Even the BBC (that home of ultra PC and climate change) has broadcast these figures and photos. And if the BBC admit it !!!!!!!!!!!
No polar bears where hurt in the filming (mainly because they live in the Artic)
I've seen dramatic ice shelf separations, saying they were very unexpected,
one the size of a small country, disrupting penguin migrations even.
This also was shown in a nature DVD produced by New Zealanders,
part of which is a special feature in "March of the Penguins".
"Antarctic Mission", another documentary about all the ice melting,
David Suzuki's narration calls this devastating to antarctic life.
Now if you want to talk about ice melting, look at Greenland, totally unexpected.
Not a gradual loss, in three months all the ice melted. Did you hear about that?
And if you like advantageous warming, there's only one advantageous place,
where I live, in the Niagara Peninsula.
When I was a teenager, our National Geographic subscription said,
that of all the places on the planet, the Niagara Peninsula would benefit,
and that's if you like no more snow or no more ice for a Canadian winter.
The moderating influences of both Great Lakes, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario,
uh, maybe twenty miles away from either side of me, are both at play.
Some people just can't see it if it's right in front of them, thinking typical.
No-one is out there any more on the canals or lakes in cars or big fishing huts.
Two years ago two men drowned trying to ride Crystal Beach ice in snowmobiles.
A lot of birds aren't flying south any more. What does that say?
Maybe fifteen years ago, it literally didn't snow one flake until the second week of February.
One of the reasons I like to bike-hike to Fort Erie is the unusual weather phenomena,
when the moderating influence of Lake Ontario is prevailing,
until cold northern air comes down along the American side of Lake Erie.
I wish I still had the link for the snowfall that a Buffalo news copter took.
You might be able to find it.
It was a very dense and intense front, at first the edges being from the shore of Buffalo,
to the edge of Fort Erie, where the lake turns into the Niagara River.
It literally looked like a waterfall of snow from the air, with turbulence where it hit the water,
just like Niagara Falls. It slowly moved inland.
Buffalo was unprepared, not shutting highway snow gates, and people were killed.
I've seen rain do that. It can be freezing rain in Buffalo and Fort Erie,
but not anywhere else in the peninsula, sunny and mild,
it can be that dense and localized, another warming symptom.
And if there is a huge water level rise around the world,
and it reaches up here in the Niagara Peninsula,
all the lakes and nautical and hydro canals provide immediate drainage.
No fear of floods. No flood insurance.
Did you hear about New York City a few years ago?
The flood there covered the city, filling the subways and underground infrastructure.
Everyone's insurance went up, yeah, even here in Ontario, Northern New York.
The Thorold mayor told me what cost them $30,000 was now $300,000.
And they had to pay.
The only thing I'm worried about, as I'm aging and aging away some day,
is what young woman is going to help me with assisted baths,
unless teddy wants to be Captain of the Head of his rescue ark,
and wipe my wind-swept XXX.
I looked hard, but the news copter video must now be a copywritten property.
Lots more to look at from the page I found this.
17 seconds long. Not the initial front.
October the twenty-seventh, the year two thousand fifteen,
and I was walking without a jacket, a warm and sunny day.
No snow or ice, even if it snowed in Niagara Falls a little last week,
a localized micro-atmosphere, more about the new canyon of high-rises,
that direct the winds of Niagara Falls, a new complaint of residents and tourists.
I heard the console organ of Robert E.A. Anderson,
coming through a screen door, and stopped to listen.
He said I could go with him to his church in Toronto to visit,
and that warmed me up even more.
We have three Aussie Parrots that have been around for about four years, strange, the Starlings have not swarmed for migration for the past three years perhaps they never came back at all, we still have the Tui right out side my bedroom window they drink the nectar from trees and drunk, and of course the Magpies which reminds me of a nice bit of verse:
When Tom and Elizabeth took the farm The bracken made their bed, And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle The magpies said
Tom’s hand was strong to the plough Elizabeth’s lips were red, And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle The magpies said.
Year in year out they worked While the pines grew overhead, And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle The magpies said.
But all the beautiful crops soon went To the mortgage-man instead, And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle The magpies said.
Elizabeth is dead now (it’s years ago) Old Tom went light in the head; And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle The magpies said.
The farm’s still there. Mortgage corporations Couldn’t give it away. And Quardle oodle ardle wardle doodle The magpies say.