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Darlo_Pete
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Signs of global warming

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:18 am

I was working yesterday in Frosterley a village up in Weardale yesterday & I was amazed to see a bluebottle fly flying around outside. I was always told that you needed some hard wintry weather to kill off all the bugs & fly's before the following spring. We've barely had any frosts & certainly no severe one's so far this winter & definitely no snow. It all adds up to global warming.

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Re: Signs of global warming

Post by EDJOHNS » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:04 am

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:18 am
I was working yesterday in Frosterley a village up in Weardale yesterday & I was amazed to see a bluebottle fly flying around outside. I was always told that you needed some hard wintry weather to kill off all the bugs & fly's before the following spring. We've barely had any frosts & certainly no severe one's so far this winter & definitely no snow. It all adds up to global warming.
I would strongly suggest you come up nearer the Scottish border where we have had solid frost regularly and snow a few times dating back to October.
The winds over the last 3-4 days have caused yet more damage to trees etc.

Summer it ain't been.

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Re: Signs of global warming

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:06 am

You would expect hard frosts in the Scottish borders, as you would throughout the north east of England as well, but it just isn't happening. You would normally never see fly's anywhere during the winter, so to see one flying round in early January, just goes to show how mild it has been.

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Re: Signs of global warming

Post by Old Git » Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:14 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:06 am
You would expect hard frosts in the Scottish borders, as you would throughout the north east of England as well, but it just isn't happening. You would normally never see fly's anywhere during the winter, so to see one flying round in early January, just goes to show how mild it has been.
Climatology and Meteorology are two different things. Short term weather patterns are not the same as climate change and evidence of one does not necessarily indicate the other.
I would not want to sound like a climate change denier but it is important not to draw too many conclusions from one mild spell. If you remember we were knee deep in snow in early March in 2018. Winter not necessarily done with yet.

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Re: Signs of global warming

Post by EDJOHNS » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:53 pm

Old Git wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Darlo_Pete wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:06 am
You would expect hard frosts in the Scottish borders, as you would throughout the north east of England as well, but it just isn't happening. You would normally never see fly's anywhere during the winter, so to see one flying round in early January, just goes to show how mild it has been.
Climatology and Meteorology are two different things. Short term weather patterns are not the same as climate change and evidence of one does not necessarily indicate the other.
I would not want to sound like a climate change denier but it is important not to draw too many conclusions from one mild spell. If you remember we were knee deep in snow in early March in 2018. Winter not necessarily done with yet.
Totally agree. Only a fool would say that things have not and are not changing.

Pete, not sure how you have had it in Darlo but up here we had NO summer last year just 2 periods of sun for about 4-5 days but at all times wet and rain in the area. As I leave home to take my dog for a walk we go uphill. There used to be a "beck" in the winter that dried up when we had no rain for a week or so. It has been in PERMANENT flow now for about 15 months and the damage to walls etc is easy enough to see.
Also at my back, I had the fire brigade this morning because a neighbors chimney collapsed.

Over the last few weeks I have had a number of flies in my lounge and about 2 weeks ago had a butterfly.
Not sure how that all fits with your climate warming, but either way, this sort of phenomenon happens every few million years.

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