The Federal election date is Oct 14th which is the same date as the advance polls for the NS municipal election and polling stations have already been booked in Wolfville by the Town. We expect they will work that out somehow. All polling stations for the Municipal election on Oct 18th will be at the school. Should be a pretty interesting month. That is if we get anybody brave enough to run against the same old faces. We are Pro-choice.
Signs are already up around town both Federal and municipal. And didn’t we see Brison in town today? That’s a sure sign of a Federal election. He’ll be knocking on doors soon and we can hardly wait for him to knock on ours. Or perhaps we can buttonhole him at Just Us, or the Farm market, or in the public loo. We’d like to ask him about the new carbon tax. And when he starts telling us why it is so important to burden our economy in order to curb emissions by taxing carbon because of dire Global Warming predictions we will tell him about the UK weather office’s weather predictions.
After saying in 2007 that that UK summer would likely to be the warmest year on record globally, beating the current record set in 1998:
Turns out that global temperatures in 2007 dropped nearly 0.8 degrees according to satellite data, one of the sharpest drops on record. In order to hit The Met’s 2014 prediction, there will have to be a large increase over the next few years. So how is The Met doing in 2008 with the new models?
On April 3, 2008 the Met made their annual UK summer forecast – “The coming summer is expected to be a ‘typical British summer’, according to long-range forecasts issued today. Summer temperatures across the UK are more likely to be warmer than average and rainfall near or above average for the three months of summer.“
On August 29, 2008 The Met reported that the summer of 2008 was “one of the wettest on record across the UK.” Here is how the Independent described the UK summer – “It has been a miserable summer for bugs as well as people….The combined effect of low temperatures and rain has presented Britain’s invertebrates with a double whammy.“
Can you believe that the Irish Environmental Minister is even more pointed than we are about AGW [That’s anthropogenic (man-made to us lesser folk) Global Warming] He calls it “hysterical pseudo-religion“!
Sammy Wilson has angered green campaigners by describing their view on climate change as a “hysterical psuedo-religion”.
In an article in the News Letter, Mr Wilson said he believed it occurred naturally and was not man-made.
“Resources should be used to adapt to the consequences of climate change, rather than King Canute-style vainly trying to stop it,” said the minister.
Meanwhile the real culprit in climate change has gone quiet. Very quiet.