Digging in the Clay

The contrast of the current March weather to Spring last year could hardly be a greater swing (Daily Mail: What a difference a year makes: Mother’s Day daffodils delayed by the cold weather…) to the coldest March in 50 years in the UK. This year has certainly bucked the supposed climate change-induced trend towards warmer and earlier Springs.

In the final week of his tenure as the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir John Beddington perpetuated the extreme weather meme:

“The [current] variation we are seeing in temperature or rainfall is double the rate of the average.”

Well, he might like to consider a graph posted last week by The Telegraph showing March temperatures (HADCET) over the last 100 years. Does anything strike you about it?

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