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Less Ice Makes Colder Winters

Scotland's arctic conditions may last for a bit longer - about a decade - Scotsman.com News

DESPITE a thaw after some of the most extreme winter weather in half a century, Scotland was warned yesterday that Arctic conditions are set to return, and could become a winter feature for a decade.
Some meteorologists believe that this winter's epic snowfall and the January and February freeze mark the start of a prolonged series of bad winters.
"It's speculative, but you tend to find that in the 1940s there was a series of cold winters, it happened again in the 1960s, and again in the 1980s. Given that, it's possible that in the next five to ten years we can expect more colder winters, and there will be some fairly fierce weather with heavy snowfalls."

Last winter was the coldest in Britain for 30 years. So could it be that this prolonged extreme weather is the fault of man? "I think the answer is that nobody knows yet," said Dr Richard Dixon, director of WWF Scotland.
"There is some work that suggests there may be less ice at the North Pole now, which means that in the summer when the Sun is shining on open water instead of ice, the water gets warmer than it would normally and that may be affecting the circulation patterns coming down from the Pole and Siberia. And if that is the case, we may see more winters like this.
"We'll need to wait and see how things develop over the next few years, but by putting all these (harmful carbon] emissions into the atmosphere we are carrying out a huge experiment with the global weather system which we don't really understand very well. The best thing to do would be to stop carrying out the experiment before it gets even worse."

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"Last winter was the coldest in Britain for 30 years. So could it be that this prolonged extreme weather is the fault of man? "I think the answer is that nobody knows yet," said Dr Richard Dixon, director of WWF Scotland. "

They've lost track of the party line? The Met Office has officially stated that last winter was the MILDEST in recorded history for a year now (yes, they started saying that before the winter started).

"...nobody knows yet." But, nonetheless, give us a trillion dollars a year on the off chance we're not just going to piss it up against a wall on junkets for the likes of Chris Huhne and life-destroying caps on energy usage.

Can we re-deploy some of those drones that are so profitably turning Pakistani tribesmen into chunks of flying offal against the misanthropic Poritts and Monbiots of this world (who, truth be told, pose a much greater danger than a gang of hairy-arseholed, goat-humping Mohammedans?)

To expand on "stop the experiment" -

Stop the experiment which may heat us when cold and cool us when warm, and instead perform our experiment which will not do those things but will pauper everyone, cut years off our lives, and return us to the days of only truly wealthy people being able to afford candles after dark.

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