Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Bad News on the Butterfly Front
The latest bad news about butterflies is sad but hardly unexpected to anyone who's lived through the last couple of sodden British summers. What's refreshing is that, amazingly, this BBC News story contains no reference (unless I missed something) to 'climate change'. Even the most determined warmist must acknowledge that the plight of our butterflies (or most of them) is down to the dear old British weather and its reluctance to settle down into a predictable seasonal pattern. The good thing is that past experience shows that it only takes one seriously sunny summer to make a huge difference - for the good - to the overall butterfly population. So let us devoutly hope that this year we get one.