Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Good for some ....... but real bad for others

That's just about the simplest way to sum up the vagaries of our little planet's current weather.

If you are into skiing, then Europe currently has the best snow that its had for some 11 years. Indeed, it wasn't that long back that some were predicting the demise of the majority of the European ski resorts within the next 20 years or so, so December's heavy falls have been the cause of much rejoicing.

But, if you are an ice carver, all roads lead to Harbin, China, at this time of year, where the annual festival of ice is in full swing. The problem is, the ice is errrr ....... melting as fast as they can carve it and the locals have naturally put it down to global warming.

Just goes to show that nothing, climatically speaking, can ever be judged in a uniform manner.

1 comment:

stewgreen said...

The email I sent to your mate came back
- I hope his customers can contact him
mailbox is full