Tain in Scotland records one of the coldest summers just gone past – as one greenhouse tomato grower lamented to John Mackay in October, over his flavourless crop. With temperatures rarely up to 20 Celsius and so much rain, crops were low yield and tasteless. The cause – well we did hear the BBC commentator warn last year (with some scepticism in his voice) that the UK would get colder due to global warming resulting in shifting ocean currents – but I am sure even he didn’t expect it this fast.

But since it was also snowing in the Australian Summer last Christmas and frost killed the potatoes in tropical northern Queensland in July, perhaps it has nothing to do with any global warming scenarios at all? (Ref. climate, environment, weather)

Evidence News 31 Oct 2007