Happy fall or I should say a continuation of “ summer “.
So far this month of October the temperatures have been way above normal.
These hot temperatures have screwed the leaves from changing the way they are supposed to change.
Loads of English vineyards making good English wine, English sparkling wine has even beaten Champagne in awards. There are even vineyards in Yorkshire.The English wine industry will spring back into life!
The English wine industry will spring back into life!
You might actually have a point there.Yep but in those days we had proper hairy chested pollution, the type
were the birds could land on it, you could not see across the st now
a days with this weak n watery stuff I can see the IOM from the end of
our st 70 odd miles away, it's letting all the Sun through and cooking us.
I can't speak for where you are, but Scotland needs twice the amount of rainfall it has at the moment to get water reserves up to normal. Also, most of the trees are full of green leaves, in October.
It is October but it seems there is no let up of 85 F or about 29 C temperatures.
I remember as a child I would be freezing my butt off in this time of the year.
Halloween would be cold and really tough on trick or treaters in the past.
The Last Of The Summer Ice.
It started with polar bears.
In 2012, polar bear DNA revealed that the iconic species had faced extinction before, likely during a warm period 130,000 years ago, but had rebounded. For researchers, the discovery led to one burning question: Could polar bears make a comeback again?
Studies like this one have emboldened an ambitious plan to create a refuge where Arctic, ice-dependent species, from polar bears down to microbes, could hunker down and wait out climate change. For this, conservationists are pinning their hopes on a region in the Arctic dubbed the Last Ice Area — where ice that persists all summer long will survive the longest in a warming world.
Here, the Arctic will take its last stand. But how long the Last Ice Area will hold on to its summer sea ice remains unclear. A computer simulation released in September predicts that the Last Ice Area could retain its summer sea ice indefinitely if emissions from fossil fuels don’t warm the planet more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, which is the goal set by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement (SN: 12/12/15). But a recent report by the United Nations found that the climate is set to warm 2.7 degrees Celsius by 2100 under current pledges to reduce emissions, spelling the end of the Arctic’s summer sea ice (SN: 10/26/21). ...
By Jonathan Amos
Science reporter, BBC News
12 December 2007