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m00
12-28-2010, 02:52 AM
Monday, 20 March 2000

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.

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However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. 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.

The effects of snow-free winter in Britain are already becoming apparent. This year, for the first time ever, Hamleys, Britain's biggest toyshop, had no sledges on display in its Regent Street store. "It was a bit of a first," a spokesperson said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

:p

Pretty exciting this winter, eh?

m00
12-28-2010, 02:56 AM
I linked the above article from 10 years ago to contrast it with this one from a few days ago, which says Global Warming is causing these colder winters...http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/opinion/26cohen.html?ref=opinion (Bundle Up, It’s Global Warming)

SarasotaRepub
12-28-2010, 07:22 AM
It doesn't matter what weather, it's all Global Warming (ie USA) fault. :rolleyes:

Too hot, too cold, to wet, too dry. Doesn't matter. :D

Bailey
12-28-2010, 08:15 AM
It seems like the last two years all we get are mad blizzards never just a few inches

Gingersnap
12-28-2010, 10:40 AM
The Warmists have now switched to "more extreme weather" as evidence of their theory. Of course, anything that is not dead-on-average is "more extreme". :rolleyes:

djones520
12-28-2010, 10:41 AM
Nevermind that average is driven by "extremes". :rolleyes:

Novaheart
12-28-2010, 10:47 AM
Monday, 20 March 2000

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.

...

However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. 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.

The effects of snow-free winter in Britain are already becoming apparent. This year, for the first time ever, Hamleys, Britain's biggest toyshop, had no sledges on display in its Regent Street store. "It was a bit of a first," a spokesperson said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

:p

Pretty exciting this winter, eh?

Why would one give a hammer to a child to play in the snow? Our British cousins are a mite strange.

Novaheart
12-28-2010, 10:50 AM
It doesn't matter what weather, it's all Global Warming (ie USA) fault. :rolleyes:

Too hot, too cold, to wet, too dry. Doesn't matter. :D

We must give 800 billion dollars to Bolivia. So saith the drunk Amy Goodman.

FBIGuy
12-28-2010, 11:09 AM
"But this is just one aberration in the decades long litany of evidence that validates man made global warming."

Isn't this what the global warming dumb asses usually say? What do they say now?

Gingersnap
12-28-2010, 11:15 AM
"But this is just one aberration in the decades long litany of evidence that validates man made global warming."

Isn't this what the global warming dumb asses usually say? What do they say now?

"Baby, it's cold out there"? :p

hampshirebrit
12-28-2010, 11:22 AM
Monday, 20 March 2000

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.

...

However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. 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.

The effects of snow-free winter in Britain are already becoming apparent. This year, for the first time ever, Hamleys, Britain's biggest toyshop, had no sledges on display in its Regent Street store. "It was a bit of a first," a spokesperson said.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

:p

Pretty exciting this winter, eh?

Don't get me started. The UK Met Office (nowadays the UK Met Office for Weather and Climate Change) have got it wrong for three years in a row, winter and summer. They are a laughing-stock, a tax-payer funded one.

Most local authorities still plan traffic and highway maintenance activities (plows, grit spreaders) based on Met Office "forecasting" for the winter season. This year (as last year) they said, another mild winter.

I put "forecasting" in quotes, as they may just as well have thrown a dice, or used Tarot cards. This year (as last year) we got record snowfall in the UK.

This year, unlike last year, it completely fucked my family's Christmas up. Some of us were stranded in other parts of the country, because the local authorities placed reliance, yet again, on a completely disreputable source of information, tax payer funded.

Some of the UK pundits (actually quite a few) are on to this scam:

The green hijack of the Met Office is crippling Britain (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/8223165/The-green-hijack-of-the-Met-Office-is-crippling-Britain.html)

This has been the worst Christmas I can remember, ever, and I funded these dickheads through taxation.

NJCardFan
12-28-2010, 12:30 PM
How many more times are these people going to get it wrong before everyone finally says, "you know what? Maybe this is really bullshit?" Since 2005, they keep predicting a billion and one hurricanes to make landfall here and every year, not many do.

hampshirebrit
12-28-2010, 12:44 PM
How many more times are these people going to get it wrong before everyone finally says, "you know what? Maybe this is really bullshit?" Since 2005, they keep predicting a billion and one hurricanes to make landfall here and every year, not many do.

Everyone IS saying it now, everyone except anyone connected to the government. Even the media (pop the link above, it's well worth the read) is openly saying it.

The pols here and probably in the US too, have been duped into this bullshit, to the point that none of them dare contemplate running a serious electoral campaign without thinking that they must pay at least a passing lip-service to AGW.

As yet, none of them have yet acquired the backbone to disown it.