Snowfalls now just a thing of the past

“Believe it or not, this is what was written in a British paper at the end of winter, 2000!” says reader Sonya Porter.

“Snow is starting to disappear from our lives,” said the article.

“Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain’s culture, as warmer winters – which scientists are attributing to global climate change – produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.

“According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

“Michael Jeacock, a Cambridgeshire local historian, added that a generation was growing up “without experiencing one of the greatest joys and privileges of living in this part of the world – open-air skating”.

“David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. Via the internet, they might wonder at polar scenes – or eventually “feel” virtual cold.

“Heavy snow will return occasionally, says Dr Viner, but when it does we will be unprepared. “We’re really going to get caught out. Snow will probably cause chaos in 20 years time,” he said.”

Hey guys. How’s that “virtual cold” working out for ya?

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Thanks to Sonja Porter for this link

12 thoughts on “Snowfalls now just a thing of the past”

  1. Thanks for posting this article. We should insure that all of the “scientists” who make these stupid predictions are publicized and remembered. Maybe it will discourage others from seeking their 15 minutes of fame if they know it will result in a lifetime of shame.

  2. Dr. Viner still holds to this view.

    All of these AGW fanatics still hold on to their global warming views. Oh wait a minute they don’t use the phrase global warming anymore. They now use the phrase climate change. Maybe its because there hasn’t been any global warming for the last 15 years. How wrong can people get? Perhaps its better that another ice age is coming. If the glaciers are coming towards us at an inch a year, then the government just might have enough time to respond.

    • Tom, Thanks for the link. How odd that Dr Viner still stands by his words when there is so much info about a declining magnetosphere, low solar activity, altered jet-stream meandering, volcanic activity and extensive noctiluscent clouds. Everything points towards CO2 density being only a marginal climate forcing.
      Re:glaciation. A friend visited Fox Glacier (W coast of NZ) last week and reports that it is extending 1m/day and we are told that all 48 named glaciers in NZ are gaining mass. This is a function of increased snowfall so could be a symptom of years of ocean warming. The AGW crowd like to use this as proof of their pet theory. I think it is a mistake to jump into either camp. One thing is definite tho’, geologically we are over due an ice-age and climate always oscillates between warming and cooling in the centuries prior to the onset of deep glaciation.

  3. I remember this story when it appeared in the press. It just goes to show that we shouldn’t believe everything that we read in newspapers from so-called ‘experts’ who may be following a certain political/financial agenda.

  4. Evidently scientists don’t read history or their past statements. Any farmer (who works closely with the land) will tell you the climate will ALWAYS change. No man can tell you when or how but it always will.
    The way things are going they will have factories make swim suits and saris. They will tell them making mukluks and parkas will not be good because we won’t need them. and then subsidize them.

  5. Just bcos Viner has Drr in front of his name does that make him some sort of climate clairvoyant and just bcos it appeared in a wretched newspaper does that make it truthful or relevant.Viner and the DM are selling something. If you know how to sift thru’ info the blogs are a better option.

  6. Just another piece of ridiculously absurd sensationalism written by a political hack in a vain and ludicrous attempt to gain the attention of the Global Leftist Elitists.

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