Trump cancels US cemetery visit amid diplomatic embarrassment | US news | The Guardian

Comment from 61chrissterry

Trump a President who thinks and feels more for his hair than the fallen at a site of immense importance to the US military.

What does the Trump base think of that and their apparent saviour?

Hopefully not much, but then again if they fail to believe in Trump, then who can they, what an impossible choice.

They need to get their priorities right America or Trump, they can’t have both.

As Donald Trump met Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Saturday, he was beset by potential diplomatic embarrassment.

First, the French newspaper Le Monde reported that on a previous diplomatic occasion in Washington, the American president caused embarrassment by mixing up the Baltic states and the Balkans.

Then, amidst ceremonies in the French capital to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, a planned presidential visit to the American cemetery at Belleau, a site of immense importance to the US military, was cancelled because it was raining.

Amidst brewing international consternation, Trump was criticised in harsh terms by Winston Churchill’s grandson, Nicholas Soames, who tweeted: “They died with their face to the foe and that pathetic inadequate @realDonaldTrump couldn’t even defy the weather to pay his respects to The Fallen #hesnotfittorepresenthisgreatcountry.”

Nicolas Burns, an American diplomat who served both Republican and Democratic presidents, called that choice “astonishing”.


Source: Trump cancels US cemetery visit amid diplomatic embarrassment | US news | The Guardian

Big changes underway in the climate system?

Original post from Met Office


14 September 2015 – Regional temperature and rainfall worldwide will be affected by big changes that are underway in key global climate system

New research shows regional temperature and rainfall worldwide will be affected by big changes that are underway in key patterns in the global climate system.

The latest climate predictions and global observations suggest that shifts in key global climate patterns, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), an El Niño in the tropical Pacific and the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO) are underway. They are implicated in the weak Indian monsoon and relatively inactive Atlantic hurricane season this year and will affect regional temperature and rainfall worldwide in coming years. They also affect global temperature; with a warming influence from El Nino and positive PDO, and a cooling from a negative AMO.

Professor Adam Scaife said: “Although we can’t say for sure that the slowdown in global warming is over, global temperatures are now rising again.”

These changes suggest both 2015 and 2016 are likely to be very warm globally. Earth’s average surface temperature is running at or near record levels so far in 2015 at 0.38±0.14°C* above the 1981-2010 average (0.68±0.14 °C above the 1961-1990 average). The observations of exceptional global temperature this year agree well with the Met Office forecast issued in 2014.

Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre, Professor Stephen Belcher said: “We know natural patterns contribute to global temperature in any given year, but the very warm temperatures so far this year indicate the continued impact of increasing greenhouse gases. With the potential that next year could be similarly warm, it’s clear that our climate continues to change.”

These changes are consistent with a return of rapid warming in the near term. Professor Scaife continued: “We can’t be sure this is the end of the slowdown but decadal warming rates are likely to reach late 20th century levels within two years.”

Further long-term warming is expected over the coming decades, but the patterns described in this report will continue to vary the pace of that warming.

Last updated: 11 September 2015  ………….’

Some do like it hot, Not some Labour MP’s

Hot, should we go home or relax

So a bunch of Labour MP’s feel workers should be sent home if the temperature exceeds 30 degrees, but do they mean all workers. If they mean themselves, they do not count, as the temperature in the House, is mainly hot air being expressed by MP’s and secondly, they did say workers.

But, as to all workers, this would mean that all hospitals and care organisations would have to close, who would look after patients and care home residents, no Police, fire officers. Even at home, what could you do, there would be no electricity and gas or even water. You could not go to some other venue as these would also be closed.

These Mp’s need to live in the real world, there are many countries that experience these and even higher temperatures for more periods of the year, than do the UK and they manage.

Unfortunately in the UK, we are never satisfied, we grumble when its cold, when its wet, when its windy, in fact we just grumble.

Lets be thankful we are alive and live in relative peace.

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