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News and Comment

Is the UK snowy winter due to declining solar activity?

22 January 2013

On 21st January 2013 Mayor of London Boris Johnson wrote a comment piece for The Daily Telegraph: ‘It’s snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age’. He said that recurring snowy winters in the UK signify the coming of a mini ice age and that global temperature depends not on concentrations of CO2 but on solar activity. Scientists respond in our For the record.


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