It wasn’t meant to happen like this. The climate scientists told us that our winters would become wetter and our summers drier. So I can’t claim that these floods were caused by climate change, or are even consistent with the models. But, like the ghost of Christmas yet to come, they offer us a glimpse of the possible winter world that we will inhabit if we don’t sort ourselves out.
So, although Britain’s present weather seems to have nothing to do with climate change, it still indicates a future climate change deathscape – that won’t be warmer, but colder. Robert Fisk, who misses his snow, will be delighted.
(Via Jay Santos)