Here's a Guardian headline for you
Maybe Al Gore's Oscar award winning documentary "An inconvinient truth" isn't science fiction after all.
But on reading the Guardian's story an inconvinient truth emerges.
Temperature records for England and Wales date back to 1659.
The only warmer winter since then was 1868/69, in the middle of Queen Victoria's reign when temperatures averaged 6.8C (44.2F).
Temperatures averaged 6.5C (43.7F) this winter, from December to February, MeteoGroup UK - the weather division of the Press Association - said.
So despite all the hoopla about twentieth century warming, England, at least, has yet to match a winter as warm as that of 1868/69.
Which all suggests whatever the warming trend may have been, it is buried deep within the natural yearly variablity displayed by the climate.
And as we all know the weather is extremely fickle.