Experts Predict A Scorcher
People around the world will experience the warmest year on record in 2007, it has been predicted.
Climate change experts say global temperatures are expected to be 0.54C above the long-term average of 14C.
There is a 60% probability that 2007 will be as warm or warmer than the current warmest year, they said.
That was 1998, when temperatures were 0.52C above the long-term average.
The forecast comes from the Met Office, which joins forces with the University of East Anglia each January to issue predictions for the global surface temperature for the coming year.
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In case you did not know – Celebrity Big Brother is once more gracing our screens in th UK and there is an angler in there- a fly fisherman no less. Yup, it is Dirk Benedict of the A-Team and Battlestar Galactica fame. He has even wrote a few fly fishing books
If your wife or other appropriate ball n chain is watching I suggest you convince her to vote for him to win.
He entered the house smoking a rather large cigar….not that I was….er…watching.
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I recieved this book as a christmas present…
Took me a couple of days to read it and I must say that it is simply a lovely read. It made me want to get up in the wee small hours to set up a long net to catch some Hares and then use my stoat to flush out some more rabbits.
Oh, ayeâ€¦Happy New Year!!.
So a nice quiet time was had on Hogmanay. I think it was at around 2pm on the first that I suddenly realised that I had not caught a fish all year. Alex has been making a killing with the Pike and is considering buying a nine weight whilst I have been looking at my local canal with gloom. On my run today along the canal and then the Kelvin I noticed that the rain we have had has once again put everything out of action. The Kelvin is a raging torrent meaning my others rivers will be a waste of time and the canal is looking very dirty.
Went out for a drive along to Loch Lomond, it was very pleasant watching the sky change colour as the sun set.
The Highland cows also wished us a Happy New Year.
Windknotter does a lovely write up on the Accidental Angler
Fishing hats off to the Accidental Angler
You can now buy the book from Amazon
Tom Chandler over at Trout Underground in his business disguise decided to pass me the “Blog Tag” poison chalice where I get to share five things that you probably don’t know about me.
Considering I had a “100 things about me” page up for a year I don’t think there is anything left but for new readers or people who read through RSS here it is:
1.I am a Social Worker who “specialises” in the care management of people who have had brain injuries whether it is road traffic accidents, infections or assaults. I have a knack of forming relationships with people who ordinarily don’t engage well with people in authority.
2.I have dyslexia, not the kind that makes you read funny but the kind that makes you structure things strange. Yup, that is why on long posts you don’t have a clue what I am on about.
3.I love sci fi novels – my favorite author is Ian M Banks and his “Culture” novels, they are truly mind-blowing.
4.I built my last two computers, I get very obsessive about things- When I need to learn about something I suck up every bit of knowledge possible, this is probably why I like fishing so much, no matter how much you know you can still fluff it and mess things up.
5.I have a very eclectic music collection and taste- everything from techno to classical. Although I don’t like chart music much to be honest unless it is 80s chart music.
So there we have it !
Hmmmm, I now pass this on to…………..Looks around shiftily
Tom Jervis- A View From the Bridge
Jason Schildt- Ahoyhoy
Gareth- Fly Fishing in South Wales
Mike Newton- Tamanawis
Dan Bachman- tattered Fly