CO2 Conspiracy

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By Stuart Payne

In a move destined to arouse the suspicions of the conspiracy theorists amongst us the Met Office released some statistics on Christmas Eve, of all days, around global temperature increases.  It seems now that any news published on a day perceived to be convenient is ‘burying bad news’ and suspecting a rat, the bastion of […]

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Snow Way Through

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By Stuart Payne

Without wishing to appear obsessed with weather in general, the weekend’s ‘big freeze’ and the quality of the response of the authorities is a subject that is of high importance to road haulage. Thankfully it snows relatively infrequently in the majority of the UK; the only good things that can be done with it are […]

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The old man is snoring

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By Stuart Payne

It didn’t feel like it stopped raining in Birmingham in 2012, and, as discussed in this blog a few months back in ‘rainy days’ this causes significant problems in the movement of vehicles on our roads.  The graph below displays the pattern of the last year, showing the % increase in rainfall by home nation, […]

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Rainy days

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By Stuart Payne

Hosepipe bans lifted and reservoirs now full, the great British obsession with the weather has certainly reached fever pitch over the last few months. It was apparently the ‘wettest spring since records began’, and the summer appears to be heading in the same direction. Generally torrential downpours, in terms of extremes of weather are not […]

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Global What?

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By Stuart Payne

Somewhat confusingly, concern about, and belief in, global warming is falling in the UK. YouGov, in recent polling have found that from a starting point of nearly 80% in 2005 just over 60% of people hold an interest in the subject now.  In line with this only 27% feel that climate change is a serious, […]

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