Friday, December 03, 2010

Now they decide

It is one of the coldest days of the year, so the local electricity morons decide that a fault that has existed for God knows how many years must urgently be fixed. So, having dug a hole, they disconnect us, leaving us without heating, computers and telephones - all with about half an hour's warning. Then the "workmen" piss off to have their sarnies and tea in their vans.

We are, now, back on ... at last. Mind you, it might have been a little bit earlier if the workmen had not had to recover their equipment and the contents of their toolboxes from the bottom of the trench. But there you go. Accidents do happen.

Talking of morons, I see that the oh-so-grand Roger Highfield has been drafted in to the Daily Scarygraph to do a spot of damage limitation – trying to convince us that, despite the freezing weather, "the World Meteorological Organisation announced that 2010 is almost certain to rank among the three warmest years since records began in 1850".

Also, it has long been accepted, writes the egregious Highfield, that one of the effects of climate change could be an increase in the frequency of harsher, Continental-style winters. Of course, one of the effects of a period of cooling could be an increase in the frequency of harsher, Continental-style winters. But that doesn't seem to have occurred to the Great Man.

One just wishes that the paper would hurry up and retreat behind its paywall, so we can forget all about it, just like the ... er ... the ... er ... whatever it was that suddenly disappeared. It is nice to see, however, that the Göbbels of climate change, Vicky Pope, is stuck in Gatwick, unable to get to Can'tcun to tell them how hot it is – because there is too much snow. Still, at least she is still alive - unlike some other poor souls.

One might hope that this stupid woman might actually learn something from the experience, but that is highly unlikely. She has too much money invested in being wrong to change tack right now. It will take cyanide and a pistol in a bunker before she manages to change what passes for a mind.