Summer time, is it realy.

More than two weeks have passed with no imaging being done or even the remotest thought of attempting to image because the weather just won’t allow for it, clouds, rain ( the wettest June on record ) and wind but mostly cloud. When I was a kid, I would be outside all the time in the summer because it was hot and sunny, spending the evenings outside in the garden with my Tasco 60mm refractor looking at the stars, moon and planets, I would stay up all night tucked into a sleeping bag on a camp bed watching the perseid meteor shower moon or not – every year, and in the winter, the cold crisp frosts would not stop me going out with my telescope under clear star filled skies. Now the sky is just, well not to put too fine a point on it, it’s Crap and getting worse. Global warming is real, anyone can see it is – if they can be bothered. When extremes of weather are the norm, if you ask me it’s already too late to do anything about it.

UK cloud cover
UK cloud cover 16.06.2019

3 thoughts on “Summer time, is it realy.”

  1. I feel as pessimistic about climate change as you do, Will.

    Here in Oz we have just re-elected a reactionary right wing government which is opening up new coal mines for export dollars, instead of investing in exportable renewable technologies. In the meantime temperature records are being surpassed on a regular basis.

    I noticed the UK government has committed to 100% renewable by 2050. That’s a bit late, but well ahead of us.

    Globally, I see little chance of political leaders agreeing on a practical solution – and our generation is going to leave this planet with a very different climate (and environment) to the one we grew up in.


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  2. This might sound harsh, but over population,global consumerism and the logistics involved with it and air travel ( A jumbo jet (Boeing 747-400) flying from London to New York burns approximately 70,000 kilograms of fuel ) are the problem. in short we are scr*wed.


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