Have your say: What causes a cold spell?
LORD Elis-Thomas claims that the heavy late spring snows of 2013 were brought about by "climate change".
No they weren't!!
They were brought about by a high pressure system establishing itself over southern Scandinavia, which, since we are at a latitude of 52 degrees north, is always bound to bring bitter easterly winds from Siberia to meet the moist air that is continually crossing the Atlantic from the west .
Were the heavy snows and severe winters of 1982,1963, 1947 brought about by man-made or anthropogenic "climate change"? Was the Little Ice Age that enabled ice fairs to be held on the frozen Thames for decades, anthropogenic "climate change"...or was it down to solar activity and major Icelandic volcanic eruptions?
Yet Dafydd Elis-Thomas along with Carwyn Jones, is hypocritically prepared to cover our mountains and their surrounding foot-hills with hundreds of gigantic wind turbines that will destroy their superb vistas.
By the way, can either of them tell us where the 2,000MW of Pembroke gas-fired power station is actually going, being that Wales only uses 1,850 MW on average?