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Extreme weather now normal

19. September 2012

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climate change and weather extremes are not about a distant future. Formerly one-off extreme weather episodes seem to be becoming the new normal. Weather extremes are not that extreme any more. Heatwaves, floods, droughts and wildfires are the new reality of an ever warming world. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/19/extreme-weather-new-normal-climate-change

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Planet under Pressure

15. March 2012

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Our Planet is Under Pressure and a major international conference in London from 26-29 March will use this name to focus on solutions to the global sustainability challenge. The Met Office will be attending along with many other impressive international  organisations and speakers. The aim is to explore how to work together to manage climate-related […]

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Australian and New Zealand plants

1. March 2012

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Gardeners who have visited down under and been inspired by the plants they saw might like to know that there are a remarkable number of plants from Australia and New Zealand which thrive in British gardens. For many years they were treated with some suspicion as ‘borderline’ or ‘tender’ plants not worth the risk. With […]

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What is a rain garden?

10. February 2012

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Rain gardens were initially developed in the States around 15-20 years ago and spread rapidly to Australia and New Zealand.http://www.arc.govt.nz/environment/water/stormwater/a-home-raingarden.cfm The concept was first promoted as a way for gardeners to contribute to reducing the growing problem of severe flash flooding in towns and cities. The idea is that the garden soaks up as much, if […]

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Weather, Climate control and Water companies

1. February 2012

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Just read some alternative definitions of these words that resonated and amused. Thought I would share them with you: Weather Forecasting  The science of telling, with 70% accuracy, what the weather has just been Climate Control   An essential decrease in consumerism to avoid climatic catastrophe Water Companies A business that sells back the rain that […]

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NASA reports 2011 9th warmest on record

22. January 2012

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 NASA has announced that the global average surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880, according to NASA scientists. The finding continues a trend in which nine of the 10 warmest years in the modern meteorological record have occurred since the year 2000.  http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/2011-temps.html Time to consider different trees/plants to plan for a warmer yet unpredictable […]

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Australian weird weather

21. January 2012

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Love this report on weird weather in Australia during January 2012

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Climate Change Gardening in Australia

1. January 2012

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Climate Change Gardening in Australia

Australia is divided into eight different gardening zones because of the huge variations in temperature and rainfall across this massive continent. Altitude variations or geographical features within each zone modify temperatures and rainfall patterns, breaking up the eight zones even further. To complicate the issue, climate change is resulting in evolving milder winter conditions in […]

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UK Xmas green not white

23. December 2011

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Looks as though the UK will not experience any snow this Xmas .Check this weather and snow forecast for your region. http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=other;type=xmas;sess Just enjoying some chill time in my Garden House planning new developments for Climate Change Gardening in 2012. Also reflecting on the bizarre weather the world has experienced during 2011. Watch this amazing Channel 4 documentary […]

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Sir David warning on climate change

1. December 2011

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Sir David Attenborough says that people have a ‘huge moral responsibility towards the rest of the planet’ . As a world renowned scientist and the greatest living documentary film maker, we must listen to the warnings by this great man and think about how we can respond to the urgent need for everyone of us to care more about the state of our […]

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