I am just going outside and may be some time
The big freeze seems to defy all the logic of a warming world, but this is just part and parcel of the wild fluctuations in weather that can happen naturally.
Much of the blame for the wave of cold enveloping North America, Europe and Asia lies in the North Atlantic. An unusual layer of cold water has developed over the ocean, cooling the air and leading to a blockage in the weather pattern, with a huge area of high pressure centred around Greenland and low pressure towards the sub-tropical Azores islands.
It is unclear why the North Atlantic seas are so cold......
I'm driving half way across England this morning, and hopefully back later, for a meeting with a group about their ten year management plan. It majors on how they and their interests will respond to "Global Warming". What do I tell them?