Britain's winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.
This is a pic of the snow on the A3, taken a couple of days ago.
....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.
This dude is in Epsom, somewhere in South England. He's trying to dig out his car from all the non-snow. Please take note that the insane statements about the snow came from Dr. David Viner, a legit scientist from the Infallible, the One True Church, the Peer Reviewed Climate Research Unit at The University Of East Anglia. I'm not anti-science. I'm not an anti-intellectual. But in this case, I think Dr. David Viner and the CRU Hockey Team were looking for a payday.
....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.
Here's a picture of a British kid in the "virtual cold". Jesus Christ Almighty, I can't believe these clowns are still taken seriously.
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.
No, Doc, heavy snow like this always causes chaos. It doesn't matter if you call it weather or climate. Heavy snow causes chaos.
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, who wrote in "London Snow" of it, "stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying".
Not any more, it seems.
I bet someone wishes he could take a Mulligan on that last sentence.
Oh, and here's The Telegraph (UK) from a couple of days ago. Almost every road in Britain is a snowed under mess....
Forecasters warned that parts of Britain could see record low temperatures this week of -26C (-15F). Heathrow will experience lows of about -9C (16F) tonight and further snowfall is expected in the South East during the evening rush hour.
Motorists continued to struggle. The M25 was closed in both directions for about six hours while drivers on the M40 in Oxfordshire suffered severe delays.
Commuters were warned to expect treacherous conditions with thick ice and freezing fog today. Train passengers also face delays and cancellations, particularly in the North. Eurostar services between London and Paris have also been affected.
Air travel experts warned that even when the weather improves it will take at least 48 hours before flights return to normal.
And let's close it out with a comment from Powerline, from which all these great links came....
It's fun to ridicule the warmists because they are so often wrong, but their errors are in fact significant: a scientific theory that implies predictions that turn out to be wrong, is false. A principal feature of climate hysteria is its proponents' unwillingness to be judged by the standards that govern real science.
Yeah, they screwed up when they offered a concrete prediction, and it really hurts the funding when prophecies don't come to pass.
They'll not make that mistake again.
But don't despair. Let not your heart be troubled.
If you look over in the sidebar, you'll see a countdown for the end of 2013, when Gore predicted that the polar ice caps will disappear.
The blog entry for January 1, 2014, is going to be a fun post to write.