Snowfall in sub-zero Scotland

Where is that lunatic scientist who predicted that “snowfall was a thing of the past?” reader asks.

3 Oct 2016  – Britons should brace for another dip in temperatures in coming days after thermometers fell below zero and snow fell in the north at the weekend.

Temperatures dropped to minus 2.2C in Balmoral in Aberdeenshire last night .

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

“Where is this lunatic now, David Viner, who predicted in 2000 that snowfall was a thing of the past and that children just wouldn’t know what snow is?” asks Argiris.

9 thoughts on “Snowfall in sub-zero Scotland

  1. Al Gore published it, but then again he is a lunatic, Democrat Gullible Warmist, making a very fast buck out of the Carbon Credit Pozy Scheme he has cooked up with his Green Anarchist friends, and fellow lunatic (green socialist) billionaires.

  2. “Where is this lunatic now, David Viner, who predicted in 2000 that snowfall was a thing of the past and that children just wouldn’t know what snow is?”

    Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn !

  3. This is as good a mantra as any the Climate Church has produced only it was written 95 years ago in 1921 – long before the climate alarm of modern times.

    It has all the climate disasters covered –

    SAID HANRAHAN by John O’Brien

    “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    In accents most forlorn,
    Outside the church, ere Mass began,
    One frosty Sunday morn.

    The congregation stood about,
    Coat-collars to the ears,
    And talked of stock, and crops, and drought,
    As it had done for years.

    “It’s looking crook,” said Daniel Croke;
    “Bedad, it’s cruke, me lad,
    For never since the banks went broke
    Has seasons been so bad.”

    “It’s dry, all right,” said young O’Neil,
    With which astute remark
    He squatted down upon his heel
    And chewed a piece of bark.

    And so around the chorus ran
    “It’s keepin’ dry, no doubt.”
    “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    “Before the year is out.”

    “The crops are done; ye’ll have your work
    To save one bag of grain;
    From here way out to Back-o’-Bourke
    They’re singin’ out for rain.

    “They’re singin’ out for rain,” he said,
    “And all the tanks are dry.”
    The congregation scratched its head,
    And gazed around the sky.

    “There won’t be grass, in any case,
    Enough to feed an ass;
    There’s not a blade on Casey’s place
    As I came down to Mass.”

    “If rain don’t come this month,” said Dan,
    And cleared his throat to speak –
    “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    “If rain don’t come this week.”

    A heavy silence seemed to steal
    On all at this remark;
    And each man squatted on his heel,
    And chewed a piece of bark.

    “We want an inch of rain, we do,”
    O’Neil observed at last;
    But Croke “maintained” we wanted two
    To put the danger past.

    “If we don’t get three inches, man,
    Or four to break this drought,
    We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    “Before the year is out.”

    In God’s good time down came the rain;
    And all the afternoon
    On iron roof and window-pane
    It drummed a homely tune.

    And through the night it pattered still,
    And lightsome, gladsome elves
    On dripping spout and window-sill
    Kept talking to themselves.

    It pelted, pelted all day long,
    A-singing at its work,
    Till every heart took up the song
    Way out to Back-o’-Bourke.

    And every creek a banker ran,
    And dams filled overtop;
    “We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    “If this rain doesn’t stop.”

    And stop it did, in God’s good time;
    And spring came in to fold
    A mantle o’er the hills sublime
    Of green and pink and gold.

    And days went by on dancing feet,
    With harvest-hopes immense,
    And laughing eyes beheld the wheat
    Nid-nodding o’er the fence.

    And, oh, the smiles on every face,
    As happy lad and lass
    Through grass knee-deep on Casey’s place
    Went riding down to Mass.

    While round the church in clothes genteel
    Discoursed the men of mark,
    And each man squatted on his heel,
    And chewed his piece of bark.

    “There’ll be bush-fires for sure, me man,
    There will, without a doubt;
    We’ll all be rooned,” said Hanrahan,
    “Before the year is out.”

  4. The current Scandinavian High which is building in Situ from Norway to Finland is wrapping its self in a cold Artic plunge with snow above 900 M. This stream of cold wet air was forecast to plunge towards the Alps in company with a building Low over central Europe.
    That air stream is now moving westwards over the Germanic states towards Northern Britain. The British Isles may well see a series of harsh winter frosts which will see this growing season and our welcome “Indian Summer” end abruptly.
    These weather conditions remind me of the period 1960 – 1967 on the declining edge of Solar Cycle 19 and during the start of Solar Cycle 20, the UK experienced periodic periods of harsh early winter frosty weather lasting weeks at a time which ended with a wet green period during Christmas and followed with brief wet snow in January after the school holidays had finished. 1963 was the exception to this, I sledged from January to March and wrecked three sledges in the process.

  5. 😉 I posted a link to this on WUWT the other day too;-)
    oldie but apt isnt it?
    see science have a totally insane end of the world co2 over 400 item running yesterday
    the end of the world as we know it stuff
    its funny- but some fools will believe it, and some will die because of it

  6. He’s probably in the same place as the scientists who told us the arctic could be ice free by 2013 they’re so deluded.

  7. nothing very dramatic has actually happened and certainly not anything as wintry as October 1981,1982 and 1992. Snow below 200 metres in Scotland before Halloween is never a good sign. Check the Weather Action site by Piers Corbyn and purchase a forecast.

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