Tuesday, December 13, 2011

13th of December 2011 - Measured Response

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13th of December 2011

Dear Sir/Madam,


Now that we are in the season where dissemination of accurate information about weather conditions can mean the difference between life and death, I can only hope that journalists will take the time to convert Metric units into Imperial ones when dealing with Met Office and other Government provided forecasts.

Like most people of my age group, when it comes to snow, I know what 6 inches looks like but the equivalent in centimeters is something which I cannot easily visualise. Likewise, with temperature, elevation and wind speed.

Whilst EU compliant officialdom may seek to kill off us old dinosaurs to hasten its goal of compulsory Metrication by effectively withholding such essential information, I would urge the media to be more considerate.

John Eoin Douglas

1 comment:

  1. Indeed. And you might remind them, in the words of another famous, if fictional, resident of Edinburgh, that "Six inches is perfectly adequate. More is vulgar."