Met Office Selling Winter Apparel

Global warming means t-shirt weather year round in England

24 March 2010

Mike Calnan, the National Trust’s head of gardens and parks, said thepredictions were based on computer models generated by the Met Office Hadley Centre.

‘We looked at gardens in southern France and southern Portugal and, bearing in mind what we can grow in this country in mild locations, we came up with a list of probably things we could grow in the future,’ he said

He added: ‘The Met Office are saying that despite the recent concerns about the science, they are very sure about the underlying science.

National Trust campaign highlights how gardens will look if global warming brings Mediterranean weather to Britain | Mail Online

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15 Responses to Met Office Selling Winter Apparel

  1. Andy DC says:

    If the UK had a nice, sunny climate, that would be a bad thing? If warm, sunny weather is so terrible, why do climate refugees (including retirees) normally leave cold northern cities for Arizona and Florida? How many people move to Buffalo when they retire?

  2. kbray in california says:

    England will be known for oranges, banana smoothies, and tequila… OLE !!

    I would not put any money on that bet.

    What bozos.

    Met Office Hadley Centre Group Photo:

    http://scm-l3.technorati.com/12/02/25/64839/clowns.jpg?t=20120225115730

    Just a bunch of clowns.

  3. rw says:

    But this is so noughties-decade! (Even if it was published in the first year of this one.) We all know now that Global Warming will bring cold winters to the British Isles.

    I’m fascinated by the utter disconnect between the article and the comments that follow, the substance, the tone, etc. (In fact, the comments have an earth-to-cloud-land feel about them – while cloud-land goes its way as if they weren’t even there.)

  4. They must have forgotten to check with Jennifer Francis (apparently she is a researcher at Rutgers – I am not familiar with US Universities, but assume it is the equivalent of tea girl).

    http://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/guardian-have-all-bases-covered/

  5. Can we make t-shirts that say “I froze my fannie off in global warming”, just in cast the massive blizzards of last winter cover England this winter????
    /sarc (sort of….)

  6. tckev says:

    They promised me a barbecue summer and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.

  7. Olaf Koenders says:

    Their predictions aren’t dissimilar to those of decades ago postulating canals and plant life on Mars. I remember even the famed Carl Sagan posited that the atmosphere below the clouds of Venus could be cooler and support life. Notably, it takes more evidence than simple guessing, but I wonder how they’re gonna fit all their failed predictions on a t-shirt? Run it in tiny print so it’s hard to read..?

  8. jimash1 says:

    I cannot wait for the Cardiff Bananas.

  9. Sparks says:

    I’ve had barbecues during winter, you can have a barbecue at any time of year, but never try to have a barbecue unprepared for rain if you hear the Met office, BBC or the Environment Agency talking about an Indian summer, drought or even a dry spell, gawd forbid they mention a heat wave! Rain rain rain and more rain and wind with some more rain and the possibility of some sleet an snow. By the way; an Indian Summer is the new code word for global warming it appears lol

    Usually the conversation around the barbecues in the UK and Ireland consists of people huddled together shivering talking about how freaking cold it is, and that’s during the summer evenings, there’s always one guy standing around the barbecue who says ‘why are we out here freezing our kangaroos off when we can be indoors where it’s warm’ and where the ladies are.

    In N Ireland they unsuccessfully tried to ban patio heaters (probably to stop global warming) which was funny because it reminded me of a joke.

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