Saturday 10 December 2016

Nature plays a November trick

Published 15/11/2011 | 10:27

Roses are blooming in Dublin's Botanic Gardens. Bees are still busy. Birds are chirping, almost as if this were spring and not late autumn. Yesterday the temperature in Dublin was 16.6 degrees.

  • Go To

Was it climate change, foreshadowed by the unusually mild weather and even more strikingly by the recent exceptionally heavy rain -- and by the snow and ice with which we struggled a year ago and also the year before?

Perhaps not. Ever since modern records began, Ireland's climate has been noted for its sudden and frequent variations. The shocks of recent years have been within, though sometimes narrowly within, the known standards.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Read More

Don't Miss

Editor's Choice