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Global Warming
BBC - Met Office - Dumbing Down - you could easily put all three in the same sentence.
LE - aka John
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(09-02-2016, 09:47 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote: BBC - Met Office - Dumbing Down - you could easily put all three in the same sentence.

Not sure how anything is being dumbed down here..?
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Whilst I have very little time for the BBC..... I do think the naming that the Met office has come up with serves a useful purpose.
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(17-02-2016, 01:24 PM)Warleybear Wrote: Whilst I have very little time for the BBC..... I do think the naming that the Met office has come up with serves a useful purpose.

Please enlighten me - why can't they just say the storm last week....... or we predict a storm at the weekend.... It's a bit like the nature programmes giving names to each of a pack of lions or a family of gorillas ............. dumbing down
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Last night, the Met Office issued a yellow snow alert for Bristol.  I thought that "don't eat the yellow snow" was the first warning that Eskimo parents gave their children.  But apparently, it meant that, by this morning, there was a slight possibility that, if we looked very closely, we might see the very tiniest dusting of snow on the Mendips in the distance.
Update - there isn't any.
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(17-02-2016, 10:04 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote:
(17-02-2016, 01:24 PM)Warleybear Wrote: Whilst I have very little time for the BBC..... I do think the naming that the Met office has come up with serves a useful purpose.

Please enlighten me - why can't they just say the storm last week....... or we predict a storm at the weekend.... It's a bit like the nature programmes giving names to each of a pack of lions or a family of gorillas ............. dumbing down

It's all about creating more awareness of severe weather, and it's been very successful. More people are talking about the weather now, and it makes it much easier to follow warnings on social media etc. The fact that this winter seems to a lot of people to have been more stormy than normal (it hasn't been particularly more stormy than normal) shows that the naming of storms is having the desired effect i.e. more people are aware of severe weather.
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(19-02-2016, 05:28 PM)Exiled Bear Wrote:
(17-02-2016, 10:04 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote:
(17-02-2016, 01:24 PM)Warleybear Wrote: Whilst I have very little time for the BBC..... I do think the naming that the Met office has come up with serves a useful purpose.

Please enlighten me - why can't they just say the storm last week....... or we predict a storm at the weekend.... It's a bit like the nature programmes giving names to each of a pack of lions or a family of gorillas ............. dumbing down

It's all about creating more awareness of severe weather, and it's been very successful. More people are talking about the weather now, and it makes it much easier to follow warnings on social media etc. The fact that this winter seems to a lot of people to have been more stormy than normal (it hasn't been particularly more stormy than normal) shows that the naming of storms is having the desired effect i.e. more people are aware of severe weather.

You think there were people before this who didn't talk about the weather?
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(19-02-2016, 05:28 PM)Exiled Bear Wrote:
(17-02-2016, 10:04 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote:
(17-02-2016, 01:24 PM)Warleybear Wrote: Whilst I have very little time for the BBC..... I do think the naming that the Met office has come up with serves a useful purpose.

Please enlighten me - why can't they just say the storm last week....... or we predict a storm at the weekend.... It's a bit like the nature programmes giving names to each of a pack of lions or a family of gorillas ............. dumbing down

It's all about creating more awareness of severe weather, and it's been very successful. More people are talking about the weather now, and it makes it much easier to follow warnings on social media etc. The fact that this winter seems to a lot of people to have been more stormy than normal (it hasn't been particularly more stormy than normal) shows that the naming of storms is having the desired effect i.e. more people are aware of severe weather.

Like I said - dumbing down.
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(19-02-2016, 05:49 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote:
(19-02-2016, 05:28 PM)Exiled Bear Wrote:
(17-02-2016, 10:04 PM)Leicester Exile Wrote:
(17-02-2016, 01:24 PM)Warleybear Wrote: Whilst I have very little time for the BBC..... I do think the naming that the Met office has come up with serves a useful purpose.

Please enlighten me - why can't they just say the storm last week....... or we predict a storm at the weekend.... It's a bit like the nature programmes giving names to each of a pack of lions or a family of gorillas ............. dumbing down

It's all about creating more awareness of severe weather, and it's been very successful. More people are talking about the weather now, and it makes it much easier to follow warnings on social media etc. The fact that this winter seems to a lot of people to have been more stormy than normal (it hasn't been particularly more stormy than normal) shows that the naming of storms is having the desired effect i.e. more people are aware of severe weather.

Like I said - dumbing down.

I'm slightly confused as to how making sure people are better informed about the impacts and likelihood of severe weather, thus saving lives and money, can be seen as a bad thing, but hey ho  Rolleyes
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If you have 25 minutes to spare, listen to this talk about climate change by Al Gore.  Ir starts off as depressing and ends up as optimistic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7E1v24Dllk
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Yes I saw his documentary "An Inconvenient truth" which was excellent so I'm happy that he feels optimistic that we will beat this problem.

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(27-02-2016, 10:58 PM)Paul Wrote: Yes I saw his documentary "An Inconvenient truth" which was excellent so I'm happy that he feels optimistic that we will beat this problem.
He's got lots of up-to-date information about the problem and how it can be beaten.
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Really?

Pity Hollywood didn't put a sock in it last night too!
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I blame it on the EU......
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For those who do not understand the message that a storm is on the way - Jake is coming.
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We are working our way through the alphabet.  Now Storm Mugabe - that really will be something!
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As, almost all of us understand, they use first names for storms!

:-)
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
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Ah, yes but it's fashionable these days to use surnames as first names.  A baby name site that I checked said that "The popularity of Mugabe is: 5.105

(where 0 = extremely rare, 6 = super popular)" and I believe everything I read on the internet.
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Slightly misquoting the title of the second Genesis song that Phil Collins had the lead vocal on "More fool you"

:-)
While Robert may be bad, Robert is not all Mugabe's.
There are GOOD Mugabe's
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...and then there's my old Facebook friends Mugabe Smith and Jones:
https://www.facebook.com/mugabe.allansmith
https://www.facebook.com/mugabe.jones.7
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