GIVEN the very cold weather that all we who live in the north have just suffered, some people, many of whom have denied the reality of climate change, now argue that global warming might be a good thing.

However, while global warming does mean that average annual temperatures in the UK will (and are) rising, this does not imply that all our seasons will become warmer.

Indeed, most climatologists predict that winters in the UK will become colder and more severe in future, whilst our summers become much hotter.

While warmer summers might be something to look forward to here in the north, for those who live down south, this probably means that air-conditioning will become an essential (and installation companies are a good tip for those fortunate enough to have money to invest).

We will have to wait and see whether the world is prepared to take the tough actions necessary to stop, and even reverse, climate change, although it may already be too late.

Boris Johnson has uttered fine words ahead of his opportunity to host this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP-26), but as ever I only trust his actions, not his rhetoric.

In the meantime, I suggest that we northerners get used to severe winters, as I fear there are many more to come!

Alan Jordan, Middridge.