Monday, 25 August 2008
Butterflies Fall Prey to Global Chilling
And so, despite the odd mocking glimpse of sun, another cool, grey, wet, windy 'summer' grinds on. This is bad news not only for our mental and physical wellbeing, but for the very survival of many of the butterflies that struggle to live in these grey isles. As one cold dismal summer follows another, I have to ask the obvious question: Weren't we supposed to be warming up? Weren't hordes of exotic insects supposed to be wafting in on the balmy southern breezes? If that were happening, you can be sure the warmists would leap on it as proof positive that their case was beyond argument, it was one minute to midnight, etc. As it is, they seem to have very little to say about the weather in Britain, or indeed in much of the northern hemisphere (unless they can get a picture of hunks of ice falling off an ice sheet). Ah well - to quote Bryan's favourite Marriott Edgar, I think it'll brighten up yet.