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Saturday, March 03, 2012

Weather Watch

8:00 am News - 28 die in USA Tornadoes

Overnight, America had dozens of tornadoes hitting what I think is the mid-west. Meanwhile, New Zealand was experiencing what is known as a "weather-bomb". No, I'm not sure either but having caught up with a number of other social networking friends it appears to have been a very short sharp shock of weather where the temperature plummeted, winds soared and torrential rain fell. Meanwhile here in the South East it is just going into March and we already experiencing drought conditions.

One thing I learnt at school was that the UK never suffers the greatest extremes of weather as we are a maritime climate, yet more and more the weather does appear to be changing from how it used to be. The environmentalists are as always happy to jump on the global warming soapbox, and yet records show that the average temperature now is one degree lower than in Elizabethan times. There are the "rose tinted glasses" memories of yesteryear when we has snowy Christmases and boiling hot summers, though reality is different, Easter having more snow than Christmas and summers only being really good on an 11-12 year cycle. But there is no doubt that the type of weather we are having is different.

And what is different though is something known as The Madrid Line. (Not to be confused with The Madrid Fault Line). The Madrid Line is used in the glazing industry to identify the point going round the globe with ideal conditions. It passes through Madrid hence the name.

Or it did.

The line now passes through Paris rather than a few hundreds miles south. The earth has tilted. To me this makes much more sense as to why our weather is different from the "norm" as the "tilt" has happened in less that 25 years. And it is predicted it will only take another 13 years to tilt enough to put the UK on The Madrid Line.

Now, I don't think it's really a tilt. It is known that the Earth wobbles on it's axis and it is obviously in a state of wobble. Hopefully we will wobble off back to where we were because regardless of whether we know what the weather will be from one day to another, the seasons will change from their traditional months of the year, and that will be bad news for birds, beasts and land as well. And the Earth wobbling seems so much more plausible than death by aerosol.


  • An interesting read, one degree lower than Elizabethan times eh? Apparently, London was once a tropical jungle which seems to indicate that the climate changes all the time and whatever we do now will make very little difference.

    In the summer of 1816 there was little sunshine due to low solar activity and major volcanic eruptions causing lack of harvest and, therefore, people dying. I hope that won't happen again.

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 6:08 PM  

  • I blame the fatties on their Wii Fits. That's what's causing the planet to wobble.

    By Blogger Masher, At 11:56 PM  

  • The thing people need to understand is the Gaia Principle. But as you say, it's just a continuous cycle. And as normal people can't just accept it, they have to analyse it and fix it.

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 12:04 PM  

  • You know, I knew there was a real reason. Well done. Solved!

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 12:05 PM  

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