Thursday, 14 December 2006

2006 - Britain's warmest year...

According to scientists from the Met Office and the University of East Anglia, this year is likely to be the warmest on record since records began - back in 1659!

The graph on the left shows how temperatures have varied from the average since 1772. Click on the graph to link to the full story on the BBC website.

The Guardian also has a story about ski resorts in Europe being threatened because of a lack of snow - this will have serious consequences for the economies in these areas, as tourism here is worth billions of Euros. (Click on the picture for the full story.)

1 comment:

Mrs K said...

It was certainly different sleeping in London with the door wide open at night to try and get some air in ... ! I didn't even do that when I was in Malawi!

I like the map showing where your visitors come from ... congrats on having 127 views so far since you started it! And your layout is great ... I wish I could work out how to format my blog so it's nicer to look at! Hope your pupils are finding it as useful and as interesting as I am. (I've passed the details onto our HoD Geography too.)

Keep up the good work!