Officially, winter 07-08 was declared dead on March 20, at 12:48 AM (GMT). Yet, thanks to La Niña, the weather remains unseasonably chilly in my humble berg (and in many parts of the northern hemisphere).
So far 2008, for the globe, has been quite cold, only just above the 1961-90 average,said Phil Jones, University of East Anglia; quoted in this report.
Does this mean global warming is a big lie? No. Because despite the rude start, 2008 is expected to be one of warmest on record (if not the warmest, as the Old Farmers Almanac has predicted), and consistent with the forecast rise of the Earth's temperatures.