This Spring was the fourth hottest Summer since records began


The last few days have been noticeably very chilly compared to the last few weeks but this morning at the end of the Radio 4 Today Programme it was disclosed that the last few weeks have been the sunniest Spring that has ever been recorded, a process that started from 1929. The amount of sun that has taken place over this Spring has been longer than all but 3 Summers over the last 91 years of which 1976 was one of those three years. Apparently this year also had the wettest February since those records began in 1862 and the spring has been the driest over the last 158 years. All of this information was explained by Professor Liz Bentley who is the Chief Executive of the Royal Meteorology Society and Tim Palmer who is the Professor of Climate Physics at the University of Oxford. I can remember one of the three Sunny Summers, as it was 1976 which was the year that I sat through my ‘O’ Levels. According to Tim Palmer if our Government and their International colleagues were willing to invest around $2Bn they could establish an International Climate Station using a very powerful computer system and this would then drastically improve our ability to predict weather. This technology would benefit all nations in the world and obviously help the many millions of people who are constantly trying to work out what the next few days, let alone the next few weeks will be like for weather. Let us hope some of our Politicians will agree to participate in this.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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1 Response to This Spring was the fourth hottest Summer since records began

  1. A wishful desire I fear Ian

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