Despite some news networks claiming that 2014 was the hottest on record we can confirm that in the USA and UK this was not so. At the present time the whole of the northern globe is extremely cold, including almost all of the USA. Only California is escaping extreme cold thanks to high pressure. Unfortunately this means January will produce no rain. This will be catastrophic if February is also dry. The loon in the Governor’s mansion in Sacramento is wasting money on a high-speed rail link when de-salinition plants should be his priority.