The April edition of Birmingham University’s newsletter BUZZ incudes comment from climate researcher Chris Kidd that,
“Despite these warmer temperatures and recent news of further ice-shelf melting, global temperatures do appear to be cooling after reaching a peak in 1998.
Since then the temperatures steadied and have fallen over the past couple of years: in fact, Antarctica saw its greatest recorded extent of ice in 2007, unlike the dwindling Arctic sea ice.
As for the summer, seasonal forecasting is best left to computer models to get wrong, but it would seem that we could be in for an ‘average’ summer: cool and showery.”
Let’s hope Jo Abbess, the activist who recently insisted the BBC change a story that mentioned some global cooling, doesn’t try and get this article changed!
Dr Chris Kidd is from the Climate and Atmospheric Research Group, in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, and he is not a climate skeptic.
At the time of writing the April Edition was not yet available online.
This Story was edited by Jennifer at 9.30am on April 10.