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We got us an aurora

I hate to send you to the Guardian, but they’ve got the best picture of the aurora borealis over Stonehenge. If double exposures count.

I’ve never seen the aurora here, but it’s not that unusual. Look at the picture and you’ll see why. Our spot in the sunny south of England is directly across from Hudson Bay. The only reason London isn’t Saskatoon is a vigorous gulf stream.

That, by the way, is how the eco-loons are trying to explain why global warming means we’re so goddamned cold in England these days. They say currents of water? air? are pushing down on the gulf stream.

That’s right, global warming is making Britain colder. Is there nothing it can’t do?

I actually had someone tweet at me the other day, “oh, did you think climate change would make it warmer?” And I’m like, yes? So what was all that stuff about no more snow and 1.5°C and penguins bursting into flames?

Anyway, if I can be arsed to go outside, I’ll have a look for them. They’re only this far south for a few days.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: November 6, 2023, 8:00 pm

“…penguins bursting into flames?
Anyway, if I can be arsed to go outside, I’ll have a look for them. They’re only this far south for a few days.”

Penguins? Wandering around Sussex bursting into flames? Goodness me.
If you see any, take pictures.

Next it will be raining meteors and volcanic ash,
300 million voters will vote for Joe Biden!

As yet another aside, your geographic location is the reason why the “Pilgrams” were a little shocked by their first winter in the New World.
They were expecting it to be more like Lisbon, or Majorca (Mallorca, hrumpfh), only without German tourists barging in the queues.

Comment from Greg
Time: November 6, 2023, 11:36 pm

When a nephew of mine was doing graduate work in Scotland, he complained about the short daylight hours in November. I grabbed a globe to check, and he was at the same latitude as Ketchikan Alaska. And if you’re that fur north, what does that make of Scandahoovia? No wonder nothing in the Baltic Sea is considered a “warmwater” port!

Comment from RimrockR
Time: November 7, 2023, 12:39 am

Hey Stoaty didn’t you know that for some twitterers Day After Tomorrow movie is their go to source for GoreBull Warmining info. First you’ll freeze the here comes the Wolves chasing after the flaming penguins

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: November 7, 2023, 2:59 am

Penguins’ natural habitat is strictly Southern Hemisphere (with the sole exception being the Galápagos Penguin whose stomping grounds waters include a sliver just north of the equator.

The only way you’ll see penguins in Sussex is if somebody ordered them from Amazon.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: November 7, 2023, 9:31 pm

My bucket list is short, but it includes seeing the Aurora Borealis (plus attending the air races in Reno, and owning a Double-A baseball team).

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