Friday, January 5, 2007

2007 to be hottest year ever

Perhaps there is something which hits the apocalyptic nerves at the new year but there seem to have been a slay of stories in the last few days. Alternatively, perhaps all the warnings are now starting to come to fruition or we are reaching the tipping point. Whatever it is, the BBC reports that 2007 is set to be the warmest on record according to the UK's Met office, no less. This is said to be a result of an "extended warming period, resulting from an El Nino weather event in the Pacific Ocean". The Met Office also confirmed that 2006 saw the highest average temperature in the UK since records began in 1914.


Anonymous said...

Hi - nice blog! I am visiting via your link to the Mags blog.

We planned a once-in-a-lifetime holiday to Lapland this Christmas. While we had just enough snow to have husky rides and ski etc, the cover was only a fraction of what was considered normal. We also had an 'Icebreaker tour' booked, which had to be cancelled. Operating out of the Port of Levi, we were told that normally 40 km of sea ice had formed by December. This year - nothing.

Helsinki was completely green and we spoke to a taxi driver who's young son was disappointed at missing out on a white Christmas - something I wasn’t expecting to hear in that northern latitude.

While we try to save energy and recycle at home, it left me feeling bad that we had flown up for this break - probably extruding several tons of carbon dioxide into the troposphere in the process…

Ellee said...

Govt is slowly waking up to this fact. It will naturally have a considerable impact on ocean life too.