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20 June 2005

North Yorkshire Flash Floods

Ten days ago the Yorkshire Post reported the findings of a nine-year York University Environment Department study which concluded that the world is facing the biggest climate change for 18,000 years, and that these changes will have massive effects on vegetation in Africa, the largest since the last Ice Age.

Seemingly, the report didn't highlight the dramatic effects that this climate change might have on a slightly more local level as today's news reports begin to fill themselves with stories of huge flash-flooding in North Yorkshire.

The flash-floods affected parts of the county that have previously been flood-free and water levels are said to have risen at a rate of 15-20 feet in the space of two hours. At the same time, just 200 miles away in London, temperatures soared to a country-wide high of 33C (91.4F).

The Antagonist thinks it might be worth considering whether we are witnessing a bit of freakish weather, or in fact the results of testing of climate control technologies by these guys and their ilk, who also happen to be located not terribly far away in North Yorkshire.

Simply put, climate change, or climate control?

If the notion of Climate Control seems a little far-fetched, bear in mind that the only possible solution to the massive effects of global warming and climate change is to achieve a high-degree of climate control, on a global level, for this is the only way to reverse the extreme effects of global warming.

At least, that's what all the International bodies formed to monitor and manage the effects of climate change openly state. Furthermore, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changee (IPCC) - a union between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - have a whole bunch of papers online explaining how to do it.

With that new bit of knowledge in mind, does climate control on a small, local level - say, flash-floods in North Yorkshire during a countrywide heatwave, for example - seem like such wild and crazy idea?

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