Over more than two decades we were told...Snow was becoming a thing of the past and children soon weren’t going to know what it is. 'The warm winters that we are seeing are just a harbinger of what’s to come,' the media declared just a couple of years ago. The scientists were cock-sure. Today we are finding that precisely the exact opposite is happening. Winters in Europe have turned colder and more severe. Central Europe has seen its 5th consecutive colder than normal winter in a row – a record since measurements began in the 19th century. Climate scientists first reacted by claiming, 'One winter does not make a trend'. Then they said that the cold winters were a local phenomenon. Finally they were forced to recently claim, 'Cold winters now fit the picture of global warming!'