It’s a mistake to believe that our recent spells of snow and rain aren’t part of the global warming process.
While it’s agreed that there has been a steady increase in temperatures year on year, the effects are also seen in extreme local variations, be they fire, drought, storm or flood.
In the case of the UK, the increased melting of the polar ice cap means the release of huge new volumes of chilly water into the north Atlantic.
This may (and, unfortunately, often does) result as heavy rain in the northern latitudes – well, all that water’s got to go somewhere, hasn’t it? I
t’s hardly rocket science!