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  1. We haven't done well on the snow front but this is still a pretty rare set up. I'm loving walking on frozen ground rather than mud and at least seeing a bit of snow falling and a light dusting. Some pretty impressive icicles about as well. Not seen them for a while. You never know maybe we'll get lucky at the weekend and see some proper snow.
  2. Snowy surprises will pop up in this set up I'm sure. Precipitation charts are rarely right at 24 hours. Get the cold in first as they say and we definitely have that for at least 4-5 days maybe more. If we do see some it may not go anywhere for a while. Fingers crossed. It's gonna feel bitter that's for sure. Good luck everyone hope we all get a bit of snow to go with the extreme cold.
  3. Yep snowing in Gilwern. Not settling but is above around 200m I'd say.
  4. Thought it must be, sleet in Gilwern which usually means snow in Brynmawr.
  5. Anyone seen the latest CFS run. I'd bank that all day.
  6. I haven't seen any science that says no ice by 2007, 2012 or 2015 so no goalposts haven't moved However, there is an increasing likelihood as the earth continues to warm and the arctic continues to warm much faster than everywhere else. 12 years means if we don't make massive reductions in emissions we risk reaching tipping points where we cannot limit the warming any longer as other positive feedback loops kick in. Arctic sea ice is actually declining faster than anticipated by the IPCC reports and models. If you are going to make grand claims they should be backed up and agree that
  7. @weirpig what is your solution then? It's east to criticise not so easy to find alternative solutions or should we all just give up. Those of us that live in Britain have to focus on the British goverment. If the UK stopped buying Chinese products we could influence their policies but you need to get your own house in order first.
  8. What's it say at the bottom of your profile. 'Aim high you can reach the sky...aim low you have no where else to go'. You never know, seems a long shot I'll admit.
  9. We've got to stop thinking and acting as individuals. We will never solve this if it was down to individuals to make changes alone. Of course we should do our bit but we need to make a system where there is no option other than to be responsible. E.g. All Electricity should be renewable and this should be delivered as quickly as we can, then it wouldn't be an option whether you used renewable energy or not. Companies that produce waste should be responsible for the cost of recycling it to help move to incentivise them to move to a waste free lifestyle. It also has to equitable, you
  10. The protests are global but to fair to the children I don't think China, Russia or the USA will care what British children are saying. There are children across the world taking part in this so hopefully they will help to influence other countries policies. However, they can influence our government and we are still a member of the G7 etc. so we do have a lot of influence. We are also doing nowhere near enough ourselves and have a long way to go so they have every right to hold our government to account for their future.
  11. Apologies if this is off topic, but what's the point in discussing the science of climate change if we are not going to discuss it's impacts and how we can hopefully avert them.
  12. I'm going, I don't have any piercings, I have a scientific background, a good career and a nice family home. I also have children. I have spent most of my working life aware of climate change and the science. I have spent my whole life trying to do my little bit, taken part in protests, write to my MP, sign petitions etc, even support people taking the government to court over this. I have now realise that all this has been to no avail and I see that carbon emissions are still rising and there is a realistic threat, even a likely threat that the world my children will inhabit will be far m
  13. I feel an immense sense of grief about the impacts of climate change and environmental destruction in general. I wonder if those that feel we cannot impact our environment are aware that we have dried out seas, are causing the 6th mass extinction, rainforest destruction, coral bleaching, plastic pollution not to mention climate change. It is clear we impact the Earth and it is clear we will be leaving it environmentally in a far worse state than we inherited it. We all know deep down in our unconscious the harm we are doing and I believe it is hurting us whether we recognise it or not. Grief
  14. I wonder what you all make of this. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/21/arctics-strongest-sea-ice-breaks-up-for-first-time-on-record
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