Sunday, February 16, 2014


Jennifer Francis, a Rutgers University climate scientist, has a theory, somewhat controversial: The U.K.'s forever rain and droughts in the U.S.A. southwest may be the result of a rapidly warming Arctic.

Sounds like a pretty reasonable theory to me.

My main reason for this posting is to give myself an excuse to affix the above photograph taken back in early January by Ben Birchall. I first saw the pic a few days ago and was struck by its beauty. The scene of mother nature's power is Porthcawl Harbour, South Wales, U.K.

The Toronto Star...

Rapidly warming Arctic may be causing our polar-vortex winter
Arctic warming is driving persistent extreme weather patterns, a new theory advanced at the AAAS scientific meeting in Chicago Saturday suggests.


DonaldAR said...

C'mon Barry: You linked this because your friends from the Sun media comments section have found their way over to this Star article, with their prosaic pitchforks and textual torches.

Barry Smight said...

My babes from the Sun media comments section did not find their way over by themselves -- they're simply too stupid to do that. The rumour is they followed some dude playing a pipe; this pied piper was playing the "Looney Tunes" theme.

Thanks for the comment!