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Snowfalls now just a thing of the past

Do you feel snookered?
 

 

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19 Dec 10 - "Snow is starting to disappear from our lives," said this article in The Independent just ten years ago.

"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," wrote journalist Charles Onians

"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.

Hmmmm. Wasn't the University of East Anglia associated with Climategate?

"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.

Hmmmm. Wasn't the Hadley Centre associated with Climategate?

"The chances are certainly now stacked against the sort of heavy snowfall in cities that inspired Impressionist painters, such as Sisley, and the 19th century poet laureate Robert Bridges.

"Not any more, it seems."

See entire article:
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017 .html
Thanks to Benjamin Napier, Mike McEvoy and many, many others for this link



 

 




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