Global warming: summer drought looms in UK
“Water companies said only 73 percent of the expected rain had fallen on the southeast from October to January, the lowest rainfall for this period since 1992.The River Lee, north of London, currently has only 24 percent of its average amount of water, Thames Water said.
Government agencies said some rivers and groundwater levels were lower than in Britain’s drought of 1976, which came during a particularly hot summer.The environment ministry said climate change, a rising population and changing household usage patterns were to blame for the pressure on Britain’s water supplies.
1976 was the peak of the global cooling scare. The more stupid people change, the more they stay just as stupid.