2013: Climate change warning: Killer freezes, winter storms for next THIRTY years — Flashback 2000: ‘Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past’


By: - Climate DepotDecember 7, 2013 3:47 PM with 3 comments

2013: Climate change warning: Killer winter storms for next THIRTY years: ‘KILLER freezes, floods and heatwaves will devastate Britain during the next 30 years, climate ­experts have warned.’

 

Flashback 2000: ‘Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past’: 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.’ 

 

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Rebuttal to Article via Paul Homewood:  

Of course, the IPCC could find no evidence that extreme weather was increasing, but why let facts get in the way of a good story. Facts like these:

  • The October storm he refers to was the sort that comes along every couple of years or so.
  • There is a wealth of evidence that the UK and the rest of northern Europe were much stormier during the Little Ice Age, (when, surprise surprise, it was COLDER than now).
  • There is absolutely no evidence that British heatwaves are becoming either more frequent, or more intense.
  • Tide gauges around the UK show that sea level has been slowly and gradually rising during the last century, as it has been for thousands of years since the ice age. In the last 10 years, there has been no increase at all.
  • UK winters are not becoming colder, or “more extreme”. According to Met Office data, UK winter temperatures, having recovered from the exceptionally cold winters of the 1960’s and 70’s, are back to the same level as they were a century ago. 

Perhaps Mr Heap might care to explain why the Medieval Warming Period was described thus:-

For five centuries, Europe basked in warm, settled weather, with only the occasional bitter winters, cool summers and memorable storms. Summer after summer passed with long, dreamy days, golden sunlight and bountiful harvests. Compared with what was to follow, these centuries were a climatic golden age.

 


  • Tony Lear

    The biggest mistake the Warmists can make is to claim that Global Warming causes cooling because they will immediately lose the majority of the public though the needful believers may cling.

  • spyeatte

    The claim of no more snow has got to be the crowning dunce hat for the far-left. It shows that they did not know what they were talking about when it came to climate, and that they were simply winging it – basing everything on a political agenda with zero science behind it. Their latest con-job is to declare that all weather, hot or cold, wet or dry, is proof of AGW – what losers.

  • Pasquale Argenio

    Cherry picking the quotes will do that. You could have picked “The Day After Tomorrow” and the literature that inspired it and the scientist who advised on it, Dr. Michael Molitor, who negotiated Kyoto.
    “The liberals” (who believe in the free market, by the way, which is why we want to price carbon) never said we knew everything, in fact just the opposite. No one is really sure what catastrophic events will result from severely changing the composition of our atmosphere and the energy balance of our planet.
    Merchants of doubt that you are, all you can seem to do is latch onto any doubts possible and expand them.