After many years of doom and gloom with regard to the threat of Global Warming, and the recent extreme weather conditions experienced by much of Great Britain, there was some good news this week, when it was announced that there may have been a stabilisation in the Earth's rising temperature.
The news came after weather experts discovered that, despite the widespread thaw of snow across the country, a snowman in a back garden in Dudley has resisted the melt, and was still standing tall four days after all the other snow had disappeared.
It's a significant development, say the experts, as it shows that, either the Earth's temperature isn't rising as high as had previously been thought, or that the snow melts at a higher temperature than it did in the past, which will mean the Arctic, not to mention the Antarctic, glaciers may survive longer.
It could also mean, of course, that snowmen are more determined these days.
The snowman's builder, Harry Geath, who is a bit of a roly-poly, fat bastard himself, said:
"Ar builded it on Choosday, an' it wuz still up a week layter! It's tanfastic, ayit?"
Dr Edward Bullring, of Birmingham University's Research Department, said:
"The snowman didn't melt as expected. It could be an important indicator that Global Warming isn't accelerating as fast as was previously thought, but I wouldn't know, because I'm from the West Midlands and, therefore, an idiot."