Scientists say the probability of warm Summers is 13 times more likely due to human influences on the climate. Well—we knew that. Let's hope we work with other countries around the world to change that likelihood.
The research, compiled by the University of Melbourne and published in Environmental Research.
The data is based on climate models and temperature records for England dating back to 1659.
Yay for Australia, the land of my birth, and also for Melbourne where I grew up in the 1950s, which isn't so far back in history.
I remember once my mother told me the year of her birth—1914. I laughed, thinking she was joking. She assured me she wasn't. How crass I must have been, without a brain in my head to work out the year of her birth. Youngsters think the world began with them, whereas it was their existence that commenced.
Anyway, back to the subject. I'm ready for warmer days. It's not just because England is emerging from Winter that makes me say this. I love the warmth, having immigrated from a warmer country. I look forward to shedding clothes, with no need to shiver beside a fire. Yes, we have one, although the flames licking over coals are fueled by gas
But without Winter's drop in temperature, we wouldn't appreciate the Summer. How wonderful of Mother Nature to give us balance.
Do you like Summer's heat?