Despite the Nobel Prize, the global warming debate continues. David Bellamy, who was always on TV until he was outed as a global warming heretic had an impassioned piece in the Times last week.
Scientists are supposed to understand these things, but the truth is that unless you actually work in the field you are no better than an enthusiastic amateur. However, meteorologists do get somethings right. On Thursday night the weather forecasters produced a map for Friday which showed rain spreading in from North-West Scotland and the rest of Britain covered in cloud. Then about 12 o'clock a small triangle of sunshine breaking out over the area between the Purbeck hills and the Solent. Taking them at their word, Diane and I transported ourselves to Bournemouth beach where at ten-past twelve the sun came out and we spent a happy hour strolling in the sunshine on a deserted beach.