Tamino has recently posted a summary of the drought situation in California. Frankly if I lived there and read that post (or read the news!) I would be selling up and moving out before it gets worse. Anyway, now that I have finally got round to doing it, this seemed like a good excuse to finally get round to updating the UK rainfall plot.
Click on the graph to enlarge.
Here in the UK we never do things on quite as grand a scale as in the US, but adding 2014's data to the UK rainfall graph shows a marked and continuing shift to increased frequency of wetter years over the last two decades. Is this due to anthropogenic global warming (AGW)? I have failed to find a firm link, but equally have failed to find an alternate explanation. So all I am left with is suspicion, and the obvious suspect is AGW.
Normal sea ice service will be resumed with a blog post on Sunday.