Posted: 28/11/2016 at 16:10
Not sure I agree that a Gardening forum should avoid discussion/debate on this topic. It does affect gardeners as much as anyone else and each of us has a view based on our experience.
Recording of the climate as such is a relatively modern thing - for aeons past, we have to rely on various scientific evidence which is being uncovered on a regular basis. Some of the evidence has been proven to be a little biased ( can't recall the exact incident which came up a few years ago ) but that would seem to be one off. Interpretation of the evidence is not easy for the layman and I assume that is why the subject is so controversial.
A political ruse ? Could very well be. America's plan to burn more fossil fuels in the future is certainly politically inspired. As always, most countries seek to do what is best for their economy so nothing new there.
Just from my experience ( 27 years plus a bit ), seasons have altered quite drastically and weather "events" as they are termed these days seem more regular, harsher and due to instant news, we all hear about them.
Mind you, I could do with a bit of Global Warming here at the mo - clear sky and distinctly cool ( and smilies on the blink again too ).
It's an interesting topic if we play nicely I think.