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Monday, January 21, 2013

Global Warming 1661

From Samuel Pepys' diary - London, January 21 1661:
It is strange what weather we have had all this winter; no cold at all, but the ways are dusty and the flyes fly up and down, and the rosebushes are full of leaves; such a time of the year as never was known in this world before here.
No word in the diary if Pepys was moved to buy carbon credits as a result.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This could never have happened in 1661, it was before the evil industrial revolution. Ask Al Gore.