This is the new and revamped xmetman site. It won’t be a blogging site like the last one – the continual feuding that went on in the majority of comments that I received about AGW made a complete nonsense of a site that was dedicated to news about climate and weather. At this point I must confess quite a few of my posts where critical of organisations such as the Met Office, WMO, Meteogroup and BBC weather presenters. Those days have now gone, and I’ll try and limit any criticism I make of these fine institutions, it won’t be easy but I’ll endeavor to persevere in that regard.

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather

John Ruskin

Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality it is about changes in our very way of life

Paul Polman

But who wants to be foretold the weather? It is bad enough when it comes, without our having the misery of knowing about it beforehand

Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows

Bob Dylan – Subterranean Homesick Blues

Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies do I see

Irving Berlin – Blue skies

Mister blue, you did it right
But soon comes mister night creepin’ over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind I’ll remember you this
I’ll remember you this way

Jeff Lynne – Mr Blue sky
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