Yeah pizmo even here in SA as you know, the weather has been really weird. Usually we're in the 40's by this time of year, xmas in 2 days and im still in trackies and jumpers rather than shorts, t's and thongs (shoes for the american's haha!)!!
The drought did last longer than usual, 10 years is pretty excessive but it IS a la nina year so thats fair enough that we're getting weird shifts in weather.
However, I don't understand the mindset of some people, that think global warming is just a made up scare tactic. Do you REALLY think we can pour billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide, methane and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and not have any impact? That's called wearing rose coloured glasses and it's that attitude that is going to end up turning Earth into a firey ball of uninhabitable dust one day. Why fight AGAINST the 'greenies' trying to reduce carbon emissions, when obviously, whether you 'believe in' global warming or not, reducing the amount of these noxious gases going into our atmosphere is going to be a good thing, either way? Yeah, no problems lets just rip down ancient rainforests that store tonnnes upon tonnes of carbon, and pump a few more gasses into the atmosphere... oh, but we're not going to affect anyone doing it?
Sorry, bit of a passionate subject, I could go on... and on... and on... half of my uni degree is about this!