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The problem with that is that next year, when we get extra cold weather in October (or whatever) people will start saying climate change was a sham.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 08:42:16 AM EST
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But the same idea of extreme, quirky weather from day to day can be extended to year-to-year.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 08:48:46 AM EST
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Sure, if we had journalists and media willing to explain that.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 08:49:43 AM EST
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And in Sweden we are getting there. The common view is tilting towards climate change being strange weather, not warmer weather, and journalists and media this autumn tilted en mass - this is a rather typical page during november in Aftonbladet, the largest evening paper. It is a chat with Erland Källén, professor in meteorologi at Stockholm university. The right column is filled with other related news - the papers protestlist against climate change (it is an evening paper after all), an op-ed on climate change, questions to scientists and their answers, and so on, ending with "Five simple tips for your home - save environment and money".

Within that discuorse a cold winter will naturally raise the question of if it is uncommonly cold. Could the Gulf Stream be slowing down already?

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 09:43:15 AM EST
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I should add that I got quite surprised when the papers started to compete with climate change this autumn. But it is the same as with changing political discourse, the whole field can shift at once when there is enough momentum. This can probably be observed in many other areas. Humans being pack-animals and all.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Jan 22nd, 2007 at 09:46:42 AM EST
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