Okay, so met. experts predict a cooler year and we may get our feet wet again but the general trend is still warmer - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2008/04/10/eaclimate110.xml&CMP=ILC-mostviewedbox Africa is set to have 250 million people threatened with sustained drought and likely to want to relocate... The oil price is going through the roof, so jet fuel is becoming more expensive... That means supermarket fresh cut flowers and luscious vegetables from Kenya will be pretty pricey because the supermarkets have undercut our own growers and they've all gone out of business... And the 250million drought victims will probably have eaten the vegetables anyway... That is if Kenya hasn't gone to Hell in a hand-basket in an attempt to catch up with the rest of Africa... So, what happens when this all kicks in? Cue the Two Johns! 'Well, Minister; and what are you going to do about the food crisis?' 'Dig for Vict.. Oh, er, sorry, we can't do that anymore; the allotments have got executive homes on them and we've got high density housing on the wheat fields... Pity about the developments in Norfolk but now we've flooded that area they'll make wonderful artificial reefs!' 'Hmm, but what about the rest of Norfolk?' 'Well, it rather looks as though we'll have to knock it all down. Shouldn't get too much trouble from the residents; they've all defaulted on their mortgages... Some of the camps are really quite comfortable and it keeps all the trouble in one pla... it makes it easier to administer...' 'Yes, but that really doesn't answer the question about how you're going to return all the arable land, that you've built upon, back into food production! It could take up to sixty years before the ground could be re-established to its former productivity...' Well, that really is a question for the farmers; I'm merely the Minister for Agriculture- you don't honestly expect me to know anything about all that dirt and grimy toil, do you?' 'Ahh, but that's the problem, you see, Minister. The last known remaining farmer committed suicide two years ago.' 'Oh, b*gger! ..Er, tell me; do you know anything about horses, you see we haven't got any fuel for tractors - have to keep enough for the official jet - just in case things get sticky - know what I mean?' 'Yes, Minister!'