Siege of Scotland

Army moves in to clear away snow in coldest December for 100 years as fuel runs out at petrol stations in Scotland and East Anglia

As temperatures plunged to -15c (5f) David Cameron ordered the military to step in and help the UK’s beleaguered local councils.

The Prime Minister also revealed Cobra-style emergency meetings of senior officials and Ministers had been held to discuss the Government’s response to the big freeze.

The article says that last winter over 25,000 people died in England “as a result of the cold temperatures.” I’d be curious to see what they include in that category.

Either way, it’s cold.

Comments

    1. it might be.

      It was predicted that weather patterns to be more erratic due to Global Warming. ie Temperate Climate is increasingly ~not~. That means winters will be at least as nasty as before, if not more so, and summers will get even hotter. All the extra global warming caused air-moisture will result in snowier winters too. And then it melts fast and floods alot more.

      wrt the article, it is important to distinguish cold-caused deaths and damages from cold-related deaths etc. They are often confusing and sometimes deliberately confusing. I know of no good information on this one.

  1. Ah, Laddie just put a couple of Al Gores on the fire and some long-Johns under the kilts, sip a dram of single malt whisky and ye’ll be warm as toast!

  2. If it’s a cold winter, that must mean that Global Warming(tm) is happening.

    And if it’s a warm winter, that also means that Global Warming(tm) is happening.

    If it’s an average winter, the evidence of Global Warming(tm) is being masked by something else.

    Heads I win, tails you lose!

    1. wrong on all counts. Global warming is a multi-year thing, not any one year can be definitively attributed to it. Which is why I said above, ‘it might be’.

      That said, the past ten years have been warmer on average around the globe than the previous ten years, which were warmer than the ten years prior to that, etc. That is definitively Global Warming.

      1. Could that have something to do with the recovery from the Little Ice Age?

        I guess not, data is being “adjusted” as we speak in order to remove the LIA from existence.

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