Originally posted on Digging in the Clay:
Environment Agency chief says ‘weather is unpredictable’.
In an article published in the Sunday Telegraph (and also covered by the Daily Mail – link image right), Lord Smith, chairman of the Environment Agency, perpetuates the ‘extreme weather’ meme.
Referring to the recent flooding and last year’s drought:
“Last year taught us that weather patterns are getting more extreme,” says Lord Smith. “If you’d said to me a decade ago that we’d have a year in which the first three months would be facing a serious prospect of very severe drought, but we’d then have nine months of the wettest period since records began, I’d have just said, ‘No, that sort of extreme weather does not happen here in Britain.’ Increasingly, it does.
The weather is highly unpredictable and presents new challenges, he says, adding: “We are experiencing a new kind of rain.”
It may sound like an excuse…
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