Tuesday, 1 January 2008

New Year

There will be those who will think that the scorching temperatures are indicative of global warming!
I am not a denier, but they are not (on their own) evidence per se! It was wonderful to wander around at midnight last night and watch the fireworks in the wramth of the hot evening.
Here at Port Eliott, today, it was not 40 it was 25! 80 kms away from Adelaide (where it was 40) and 10-15 degrees cooler! Beautiful.
It would of course be ludicrous to suggest that Adelaide is in the grips of global warming and Port Elliott is not! We need to appreciate that global warming is a long-term and not a short term (year to year) trend. If average temperatures have gone up by 2, 3 or 10 degrees in 50 years time then there will indeed have been a trend, but this does not happen statistically from year to year.
As I think back through our post Christmas holidays over the last two decades they have (if anything) been cooler than the late 60s and 70s. So let's not be silly!
Meanwhile we have really appreciated the 4 minute timer for the shower which seems to have worked for all. Now water! That is a real and immediate problem!!
Happy New Year. Watch the water!

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