"Frozen Britain", "Running out of Grit", "Running out of Gas" "Schools and businesses closed", How are homeless people coping in frozen Britain?", "Snow is still causing misery for motorists on UK roads", "Fuel shortages", "Elderly at risk", People snowed in", these are just some of the headlines in the National Papers and Media Headlines.
We now need to prepare for Colder winters.
This petition is asking our British Goverment to stop getting caught out every time we get snow! And to now, think ahead, so that we can start to deal with the changes in climate.
What is causing The big Chill?
The current big chill is a result of high pressure over the polar region, which has pushed cold air out of the Arctic towards much of northern Europe, parts of Asia and the US. Winds from the north and north east, rather than the south and south west, have brought freezing temperatures to the UK. Provisional Met Office figures for December show temperatures for much of the UK were 1.5C and 2.5C below the mean temperatures for the last 30 years. Scotland saw temperatures dip still lower - from 2.5C to 3.5C. On Thursday, temperatures in Scotland plunged to -22.3C in places. Winds from the north also brought cold weather to parts of Asia, with Beijing receiving its heaviest snowfall for nearly 60 years. At the weekend, up to 30cm (12in) of snow fell in China's capital and its neighbouring port city of Tianjin. Dozens of people have also died in a cold snap in northern India.
However, while parts of the world suffer freezing temperatures, the seesaw patterns mean other areas are warmer than usual, including Alaska, northern Canada and the Mediterranean. Met Office figures for the end of 2009 show some places dropped 10C below the average, while others were 10C above.
Our World Weather is changing. It is time for the Government, Mr Gordon Brown, to start to change the way they look at the british winters and start to prepare our Country for these Extreme weather changes.