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by | 10th, June 2004

‘OF course, the highlight of the Wimbledon fortnight every year is the rain and the chance it gives us to hear Sir Cliff treating Centre Court to an impromptu concert.

‘We’d better make the most of it – I hear a cold snap’s just around the corner’

But the Guardian has bad news for those of us who tune in for that sole reason – the recent spell of good weather is set to last…for the next 15,000 years.

It is good news, however, for any of you who were planning on having a barbecue in the year 17004, although we advise you to bring it forward a couple of decades just to be on the safe side.

The paper quotes “European scientists” (in other words, a shifty untrustworthy bunch) who say that the next ice age is still a long way off.

“If people say to you: the greenhouse effect is a good thing because we would go into another ice age otherwise, our data says no, we weren’t about to go into another ice age,” says Eric Woolf, of the British Antarctic Survey.

“We have another 15,000 years before that was coming.”

Time enough to put some straw down round the begonias…’



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