Spring in February / by Conor Cunningham

 Fornebu. Image taken with an iPhone 5.

Fornebu. Image taken with an iPhone 5.

It's approximately 10 degrees centrigade, 12:30pm and I'm standing at 59°57' N (Oslo, Norway to be specific) on February 3rd, 2014. It's a goode excuse to leave the office and go for a walk. I am yet to ski this winter due to a wee injury, but I'm still hopeful there will be some good snow after this weekend's sudden warming and torrential downpour. What were cracking skiing conditions are now nothing more than forest full of crushed ice and slurry.

This picture and weather report aren't proof of climate change, but it is possibily another piece of alarming evidence in a growing enormity of scientific reports and evidence that is pointing at the effects of man on our climate. Let's hope it is mother nature just having a few days off this winter and not an indication of what is to come.

For someone sprouting common sense on climate change, check out the Bad Astronomer. Phil spends most of his time talking about the wonders of space, but devouts considerable time to debunking erroneous claims dealing with climate change and the abundance of evidence that accompanies it.