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Last updated on July 16th, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Heavy summer rain in the UK was inconsistent with global warming predictions, as George Monbiot noted:

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.

Not a problem, Georgie. Those predictions have just been revised:

According to the Marine Conservation Society, this year’s heavy rain was a result of global warming and could soon be the annual norm. “If you look at long-term predictions for climate change, it’s a situation that we may have to get used to,” said coastal pollution officer Thomas Bell.

Getting used to rain? In the UK? This could take centuries.

Posted by Tim B. on 09/16/2007 at 12:45 PM