Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Right now the UK is 'benefitting' from lots and lots of snow, there was a satellite photo published recently whch shoowed virtually all the country as a white out.
like your comment about Atlanta, we have ahd a rash of peopel claiming why oh why can't the local authorities grit their roads, comapring the UK to Scandinavia where they have snow regularly for months at a time.
as you sagely point out, very often these are the same people who campaign against local authority taxes. as I'm quite happy to point out, this is the first time for around 30 years there has been this amount of snow around in my area. weather forecasters point out the last time the country had this much snow was 1963, and 1948 before that.
it has meant the bike is off road and staying so
however in my books it would be foolish to claim the presence of snow indicates that global warming doesn't exist. global warming is more a generic term garnered by the media. in my books there has been significant enough change in the climate ti indicate that something is changing. whether that change is instigated by man or other factors I don't know.
theres enough evidence to suggest that UK average temperatures are rising, theres anecdotal evidence that flowers are blooming/growing earlier.
Apparently I've already been reported to the RSPCV (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Versys's), but not having a garage the bike's got to stay outside, and I remain to be convinced that covers are a good idea in the UK
Last edited by healdem; 01-09-2010 at 10:03 AM.